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Old 09-30-2008, 09:08 AM   #1
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How much should I pay for a new JK or Unlimited

My TJ was in my dad's name and the loan was also in his name. With out going into the financial details it looks like one possibility of what could happen is the TJ going back to the bank and me just getting the life insurance money because of my dad passing away(i posted what happend in off-topic section). So I might need to buy a vehical. If I don't need a loan to purchase the vehical how much is a good price to negotiate a dealer to on a new JK or Unlimited? Some options I'd look for if I do purchase one is: Hardtop (must), Rubicon pkg, Manual, Power Convenience Group, Trailer Tow Group

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Old 09-30-2008, 09:15 AM   #2
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Get the Consumer Reports info. It will have the dealer's cost broken down by package. Use that as a guide.

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Old 09-30-2008, 10:58 AM   #3
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Sorry to hear about your dad. Been there, done that.

Talk to the bank. They may make you a deal to assume the payments.

It ain't no fun unless you get some of it on you.
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:18 AM   #4
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Sorry to hear about your dad. Been there, done that.

Talk to the bank. They may make you a deal to assume the payments.
Yup, known vehicle, it's been in the family and it was your dads I assume. DON'T BLOW HIS LIFE INSURANCE MONEY ON A NEW CAR, DON'T DON'T DON'T. You will be very hard pressed to come up with that amount of cash in one lump sum unless you hit the lottery. See if he had life insurance on that jeep loan, the two times I bought new I did, I did not want my wife getting stuck with car payments if I kicked the bucket. Friend of my sons got an inheritance when he turned 21, $450,000.00, he blew through it in 3 years and is now working as a tire changer and in dept up to his eyeballs. If he had just left it in the bank he would have been drawing $20,000 a year for the rest of his life.

DO NOT PISS IT AWAY..... especially on a car, this might be a good time to look at a house or property, that might be worthwhile.
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:41 AM   #5
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I just ordered an '09 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, fully loaded, for $200 under invoice, PLUS I get the benefit of any customer/dealer incentives/rebates from the factory that are in place when it arrives. You should be able to do at least that well.
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