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SightSeeker 02-01-2013 02:41 PM

Talk me into trading up to the V8 :)
 
Stopped in the dealer today for an oil change and went into the showroom. Basically I can trade my X for a limited for $50 to $80 less a month. I'm just not sure I will like the V8 enough more to extend my loan. Any regrets from the upgraders?

Edit - huh i just saw the 2014 has some major changes. Wonder if I should wait.

Truck11 02-01-2013 02:56 PM

Re: Talk me into trading up to the V8 :)
 
50-80 LESS? How you are coming out of an X and into a Limited V-8 for less?
I love the power of the V-8 - the towing capacity, the power on the highway to pass with out crossing my fingers I don't get creamed by the semi when I pull out into traffic.....
On the flip side...... Gas mileage sucks though
MDS has a unique vibration
16 spark plugs to change every 30k miles.

SMG1 02-01-2013 02:57 PM

Re: Talk me into trading up to the V8 :)
 
Prepare for a minimum of 6 pages worth of V6 vs. V8 bickering. As someone who has made the switch, I can say I have no regrets whatsoever; especially now that Diablosport has finally released a tune for the Hemi.

I would, however, recommend that you wait to test drive the '14 to see how you like it with the new transmission. The '13s aren't going to be sold out overnight since Jeep seems to have produced 2,567,083 of them (I'm one of three WK2s in my neighborhood alone), so there will always be time to go back. Deals on the '14s also shouldn't take long to come by since Jeep probably intends to produce another 2,567,083 of them. Here's a pic of my '12 V8 Limited on the left and the '11 V6 Limited I traded in on the right. I definintely had the salesemen talking that day.

http://fototime.com/442E8E04348742E/standard.jpg

SightSeeker 02-01-2013 03:03 PM

Re: Talk me into trading up to the V8 :)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Truck11 (Post 752535)
50-80 LESS? How you are coming out of an X and into a Limited V-8 for less?
I love the power of the V-8 - the towing capacity, the power on the highway to pass with out crossing my fingers I don't get creamed by the semi when I pull out into traffic.....
On the flip side...... Gas mileage sucks though
MDS has a unique vibration
16 spark plugs to change every 30k miles.

I put some down and got a good deal. Sticker from 39k to 35k price.

DirtyDuc83 02-01-2013 04:00 PM

Re: Talk me into trading up to the V8 :)
 
Do it, you'll be happy.

Jamesla30 02-01-2013 04:06 PM

Re: Talk me into trading up to the V8 :)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SightSeeker (Post 752539)
I put some down and got a good deal. Sticker from 39k to 35k price.

You should be able to get down to around 32k or less with good negotiating and there is a $2000 factory incentive for 2013 V8's.

bill_de 02-01-2013 04:08 PM

Re: Talk me into trading up to the V8 :)
 
I ordered a V8 for two reasons. I wanted quadra-drive and I wanted a V8.

That is all.


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Justal13 02-01-2013 04:11 PM

Re: Talk me into trading up to the V8 :)
 
That must be a 4 x 2, right? A 2013 Limited 4 x 4 base price is $39,595. Add only the V8, and it stickers for over $41,000 (even if you have an early build before the price increases).

SightSeeker 02-01-2013 11:41 PM

Re: Talk me into trading up to the V8 :)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Justal13 (Post 752567)
That must be a 4 x 2, right? A 2013 Limited 4 x 4 base price is $39,595. Add only the V8, and it stickers for over $41,000 (even if you have an early build before the price increases).

Like I said this is with my trade in I only owe 20k on. The sticker on the limited is 43k.

Specx 02-02-2013 01:06 AM

Re: Talk me into trading up to the V8 :)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bill_de (Post 752565)
I ordered a V8 for two reasons. I wanted quadra-drive and I wanted a V8.

That is all.


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Same reason for me.

AAAA 02-02-2013 12:16 PM

Re: Talk me into trading up to the V8 :)
 
The 6 runs on regular and gets good mpg for what it is. I don't tow anything. I do load the back with 750lbs of garden stuff occassionally and it drives as if it is empty.

chad holdridge 02-03-2013 09:10 PM

Re: Talk me into trading up to the V8 :)
 
Why not? The only disadvantage is gas mileage... but do we really drive these for the gas mileage? If you better gas mileage, get a Prius. Otherwise... the V8 is Great!


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