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What to look for in a 2015 WK2 SRT

Was planning on just buying a new Loaded Overland with the 5.7. But have always wanted the SRT. I already have a Roush Mustang for a toy, but just can't resist the power and excitement of a performance vehicle. So I stumbled across this lightly used 2015 SRT with just over 7k miles on it. They are asking just under $54K, is that price reasonable? Looks pretty clean and well taken care of. It has the pano roof, black chrome wheels and not sure what else for options. How do you tell if it has the Harmon Kardon system? Did they all come with Adaptive Cruise, Blind Spot Warning Sensors, Backup Camera and assist? What are some of the other got to have options? Is there any gotya's that I need to watch out for? I know there was a recall on the shifter, was the fix for that sufficient and an improvement? So what did they actually change? Here are some pics. Just trying to figure out if I really want to pick up a used one. I have had great luck over the years when I find something with very low miles. And hey, someone else only had 7k miles of fun for a $15k-$20k bath plus any ADM that might have been paid. How much damage can you do in 7,000 miles?
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Old 03-01-2017, 12:49 AM
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Re: What to look for in a 2015 WK2 SRT

yeah that's a fair price especially for asking...certainly worth trying for lower...Billet Silver is not easy to find..if this is the original dealer have them pull the service history, they should give you a free carfax on it which besides making sure nothing nefarious is on it will also usually show the dealers who touched it and you can call them to get service history with original owner name redacted if they squirm....replace the VIN in this link with yours and you can get/print the actual original window sticker....

http://www.chrysler.com/hostd/window...RJFDJ6FC634091

visually you can tell HK or not on a 15 since they started branding them in 15 so it will have HK emblems on door grills, silver rings etc...plain flat black is standard stereo...window sticker of course will show it too...

15's really don't have any major issues to speak of, I don't know where you or this SRT are but also go here for the equipment list and confirm it is NOT a Canadian born unit, says at the end which market it was produced for....if Canadian, zippo warranties....if US you have plenty of time to get any issues sorted on FCA....although you will likely time out on 36 months vs mileage so have dealer confirm warranty start date (vehicle in-service date) so you know how long you have for all the free bumper to bumper stuff...

https://jeep.custhelp.com/app/jeep/e...WGxOMmc2T2w%3D

I would be real picky on the alignment and condition of tires as these things have decent negative camber no matter what and if it's too negative the tires r wacked on the insides and the ride is hideously loud and the tires will only get half their already short life...there are a few recalls and TSB's you may want to check into but I wouldn't really cloud my buy with it...make sure it's as solid as it should be, buy it and then fiddle with settlement issues, if any.

if you want to peruse any recall or TSB concerns they can be found here but don't fret over the lengthy list across several years as there really is nothing of real concern on MY15 IMHO....

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Re: What to look for in a 2015 WK2 SRT

Hey thanks for the quick reply and the great info!

I have seen the Car Fax. Individual owner, Local car, purchased and serviced locally. So not fleet car, or rental. Big plus there.

Thanks for the link to the window sticker. That helps me see what I am really looking at. Appears to be very well equipped, and possibly a special order with those All Season tires. Most I have seen are the summer tires.

I will check into the other items!

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Re: What to look for in a 2015 WK2 SRT

Look to the leather dash closely. Look at the fenders to ensure they line up. Look at the fender flares to ensure they are not coming off. Check the paint on the lower edge/corner of the doors. And finally ensure it has a smooth 6 to 5 downshifts. These are just some of the issues I have had with mine.
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Re: What to look for in a 2015 WK2 SRT

I don't think the shifter recall had anything to do with something being broken with the actual shifter. It was just a safety feature they added. From what I know, they just changed the functionality of it as to prevent someone from accidentally/unknowingly missing park (shifting short to R or N), opening the door, taking their foot off the brake to exit the vehicle, and the vehicle starting to roll (injuring them or someone else around). Personally, I didn't like the update. There would be times after the "fix" where I would try to reverse with my door open (for whatever reason) and the vehicle stopped itself, put itself in park, and gave a nice little reminder that "vehicle not in park". Assuming that is all correct, nothing to worry about with the shifter.

Looks like it has the summer, P Zero tires (upgraded option), not the Scorpion Verde All Season (standard). Those wheels are nice. Only complaint I've ever read about is that they can be difficult to clean because of the design. I've seen them and think they look great.

I like the silver more than the black I had. I traded in my '15 to the dealer with just under 25,000 miles on it. It was optioned the same with the exception of aftermarket wheels and tires, and some other cosmetic differences. They listed it for $53,xxx.

I would see how much I could get off their asking price and be happy with that. My guess is the dealer has $1,000, maybe $1,500 in profit they could do away with before they'd be close to talking a loss. Not sure what part of the country you're in, but in California, that's my opinion. =]
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Re: What to look for in a 2015 WK2 SRT

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Looks like it has the summer, P Zero tires (upgraded option), not the Scorpion Verde All Season (standard). Those wheels are nice. Only complaint I've ever read about is that they can be difficult to clean because of the design. I've seen them and think they look great.

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Yup guess I missed that. But that is ok, I can get a set of winter tires & rims to keep the stock ones nice. Reached out to my sales guy at the dealership. Actually bought my Mustang through them. Have to see what they will do for me. Or should I say to me... Thanks for the help. I will update when I know more.
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Re: What to look for in a 2015 WK2 SRT

Make sure it's not a Canadian Import. 54k for 7k miles is a good deal if not.
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Re: What to look for in a 2015 WK2 SRT

Well today was the day. Researched the heck out of this. Got may personal cash situation all lined out and was ready to hit the dealership. I had decided that I was going to try and get the price down as much as possible, but was prepared to pay the asking price. Knew what I was going to put down and what payment I wanted. I was ready.

Since I had not seen the vehicle in person I was expecting a pristine excellent condition, new looking vehicle. I mean what could you do to a car in 7,000 miles? I thought it would still have that new car smell. I know my 3.5 year Mustang still does with 13k miles on it.

So I got the skinny on this bad boy. I found out that this was not a trade-in at all. Rather the dealer had purchased the vehicle from the original owner's son after the original owner had pasted away. The son had been a steady customer of the dealership and wanted to dump the SRT rather than having to wait for the SRT to sell. I am guessing he really took a bath on this, but probably did not even care.

I went in with very high expectations of the Jeeps condition. I could see myself driving this thing home today. It was going to be mine. Boy was I disappointed.

Not sure who had this thing, but I was shocked to see that everyone of the Black Vapor Chrome wheels was fully curb rashed, and not just a little bit. We are talking nasty swirls, and all out curb rash grinds. Can't see any of this in the dealer photos. Every single wheel was messed up. Also looked like maybe a car wash had done some rubbing and scraping. It was not pretty. I could see $$$ in getting that fixed.

Boy this one was a mess. The suede looked dirty, and was catching lint and other items from previous drivers/passengers. It was supposedly detailed about 3 weeks ago. Also it must have been very dirty when the detailers got a hold if this baby. It still had crap (candy or food or something sticky) stuck in the fake suede. I told the sale guy that the engine bay was much cleaner than the interior. He just laughed, saying he did not think much of the dealership's dealing team.

So I need to hear from you guys that have a SRT with the Preferred Suede inserts. Do you like them? They feel like a microfiber cloth, and not leather suede at all. I did not like that stuff at all. Not a fan of this ones interior. My 2012 Overland has a much nicer setup.

My wife's 2012 Overland with 31k miles has the Black/Sienna Brown interior. It still has that new car leather smell when you get inside. This one did not smell bad, but sure did not seem like a 7k miles car.

So they would have to discount this thing to about $40k before I would even consider it. I will find me a new Overland or Summit (if they are putting v8's in them) later this year.

I did not drive it, and have decided to not do that. I just am to picky I guess. I could not handle the look of those seats. It would drive me crazy trying to get it to look right.

So if you can live with this I bet you can get a great price on this one. I think the mechanics of this beast are perfectly fine, but not my cup of tea. I was shocked to find that you can screw up a perfectly good vehicle in a very short time.

If interested PM me and I will give dealer info.
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