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Old 09-01-2011, 07:06 PM
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Thoughts on chat

As most here thought, no change on pricing. Explanation was about costs of parts/suppliers charging more, and the low run production numbers.

I asked several questions that weren't answered, but overall, I have to give em credit for doing this.

It did make me want the car more, after the chat.
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Re: Thoughts on chat

I thought there were going to be some of the question that everybody here keeps asking. But not nothing. I will keep hoping that I see it before I see SNOW.
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:22 PM
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Re: Thoughts on chat

I think it was highly diluted with a bunch of non-Jeep stuff most people on this forum probably don't care about.
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Re: Thoughts on chat

Tried posting questions, but they never went through. They whole thing was frustrating because of that
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Tried posting questions, but they never went through. They whole thing was frustrating because of that
Can you say censorship? Thanks but that was pointless for the enthusiasts
We already knew most of what they said.


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Re: Thoughts on chat

I feel like they covered most of the questions, except they didn't want to answer anything about future plans... I asked about the 8" touch screen that the Jeep didn't get but they didn't even touch on that subject. I was kind of iffy about the format of it just being plain text back and forth but it actually turned out ok.

Overall it was helpful but I still find it a bit sad that we look at getting answers from an auto manufacturer as a special treat. The whole auto industry sucks if you ask me... we have to deal with uneducated car sales men that try to hassle us with premium prices and manufacturers that like to keep secrets and be super corporate and official. The whole industry could use some kind of new disruptive firm with a customer-focused culture and incredible customer service similar to what you get at zappos.com or new-age tech companies where you can simply pick up the phone and get a straight answer and all pricing is fair, equal and public to everyone.... but that's a discussion for another day.

I feel like mostly everything was answered... what other questions are there?
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:55 PM
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I feel like mostly everything was answered... what other questions are there?
They didn't address ANY of the 9 questions that were submitted to them by JG. The closest they came was about Canadian production quantities - of which they stated there would not be a limit.

They failed to comment on price protection for those who ordered early.

They totally skirted the issue on the price increase, pretty much blaming the increase on the new Brembo front brakes (the other "reasons" all applied to other SRT models that didn't get a huge increase). The first reply regarding pricing was "we are still 30 grand under are nearest real competitor."

Nothing about affiliate pricing.

Nothing about expanded color choices.

Nothing about production delays.

Very disappointing overall. The chat program was extremely slow. And you have to wonder what MORON programmer from "CoverItLive" was not smart enough to make the box to enter questions larger - it fit about one line of text and then had a scroll bar!! I can't believe how stupid software programmers, they all seem to lack common sense.
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Re: Thoughts on chat

Thanks to Scott and Milous for all the info on this site along with all the members who provide very pertinent info,I'm sorry to say that Chrysler is full of s'''t,all PR and our products are this and that and cost a lot of money,Blah! Blah!The new GC is a hit and they're cashing in now!The new srt8 is will sell in low numbers and the demand is there,basically they don't really care what enthusiasts from the WK1 series or moders or anybody that's familliar with past Jeep products have to say.That being said I'm still waiting on my idiotic dealer to let me know what's up with my order.
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I was surprised he bit a little at the notion of allowing computer entry for no warantee, but suppose it makes sense for Chryco.

None of my questions went through either, but were partly addressed in the price replies and above aftermarket efforts. I wasn't sure if users needed to register first or not, but the system did seem to take my submissions.

I appreciated the track technique discussion and his sense of humor as well. The "always in the mood" feature may be worth a premium.
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Re: Thoughts on chat

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They didn't address ANY of the 9 questions that were submitted to them by JG. The closest they came was about Canadian production quantities - of which they stated there would not be a limit.

They failed to comment on price protection for those who ordered early.

They totally skirted the issue on the price increase, pretty much blaming the increase on the new Brembo front brakes (the other "reasons" all applied to other SRT models that didn't get a huge increase). The first reply regarding pricing was "we are still 30 grand under are nearest real competitor."

Nothing about affiliate pricing.

Nothing about expanded color choices.

Nothing about production delays.

Very disappointing overall.
Yes, they were intentionally not answering some important questions, which was irritating.

While some have already done so on this forum, I have finally to come to terms that regardless of the reason, the price is what it is, and I just have to decide whether or not to get lubed up and pay the "greed" premium. I can get a fully loaded 2012 Hemi Overland for almost 15K less than my on-order SRT. For 15K, I could take my family on the vacation of a lifetime with change to spare.
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Re: Thoughts on chat

unable to join in but just read the entire chat. call me a sucker or an optimist but i believe them on pricing. IMO, and i'm not in production, but you don't pay for parts you pay for engineering and design. for example, when you deal in large quantities engineering a new hood is spread out over a huge number of vehicles, small numbers= less vehicles to spread them over therefore a higher price. Send your 2012 GC Overland w/V8 to Hennessey and ask him to put a body kit, big breaks, lighter rims and bigger tires, new interior and 80 hp and see what you pay. thanks Scott for putting it together. i'm a little closer to placing my order.
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I have a bit of insight to add...but I am dead tired at the moment. 3 hours sleep today, baseball game and this chat. Then I get a call from ole Ralph himself.........
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