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Old 05-24-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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Buying My First Jeep and I need some Help

I am a brand new member and I am looking for some input. I have decided to purchase a Rubicon Unlimited 10 year anniversary. I test drove it. It was loud, the ride was stiff and unrefined. I fell in love instantly . I am able to get the employee discount through my wife, and they are offering $16,500 on my loaded Buick Enclave. I decided to sell it myself on Craigslist to see if I could bring in a little more for the down payment. So far, there are no takers. Anyway, I noticed during the test drive it had 400 miles on it already. This was a dealer transfer and the guy who was going to purchase it decided to get a Grand Cherokee instead. The dealer called this morning and I said that I noticed the vehicle had 400 miles on it. She told me that this may have been due to an overnight test drive. Am I overstepping my bounds by wanting more off? Is 400 miles considered excessive for a new car? I guess the my sense of urgency has kicked in because they are not making anymore 10 year models and there is high interest in them (this is what the dealer said).

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Old 05-24-2013, 01:52 PM   #2
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I really don't think you are going to get much more off because of the 400 miles but it never hurts to ask. Good luck!

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Old 05-24-2013, 02:34 PM   #3
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You would think some dealerships limit test drives of special editions but 400 miles wouldnt stop me if i wanted it. If it was a dealer transfer im sure they drove it from dealership to dealership.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:55 PM   #4
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I would only purchase that particular wrangler if they made a 'better than average' deal due to the mileage. Last time I seen a car with that many miles (new) was when a dealership traded another dealership from a different city. And dealership driver drove the car back to make a deal.

But if they don't take anything more off I would just order a 10A and customize it yourself and under 10 miles.
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:30 PM   #5
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Ask for some free service like oil change etc... 400 miles is a transfer and a couple of test drives, no biggie.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:27 PM   #6
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you want it, go get it, 'Nuff said....
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:38 PM   #7
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Eff it

He tossed around some numbers, and it's close to the payment I was looking at. I'm getting it.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:41 PM   #8
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He tossed around some numbers, and it's close to the payment I was looking at. I'm getting it.

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I bought mine with 400km on the clock, it was a dealer transfer. It's still a new vehicle; if you like it, get it. In a few weeks those miles will be long since forgotten and you'll be loving your new Jeep.
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But if they don't take anything more off I would just order a 10A and customize it yourself and under 10 miles.
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:27 PM   #11
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It certainly won't hurt to ask for a couple of freebies....
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:37 PM   #12
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For a dealer transfer those miles aren't out of the ordinary assuming they didn't off-road them over the Rockies to get to your dealer! You can ask for a free oil change or something but I think it's kind of petty at this point. The employee discount is a pretty good deal and the Anniversary Rubis are a hot commodity. Buy it and don't look back...and just trade in the Enclave. It's really hard for most people to get loans for private purchases and cash payers for over $15k are even rarer.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:28 PM   #13
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Legally, If it's below 500 miles its considered acceptable. More than that they have to start paying for miles above 5000 it's no longer a new car and must be sold as a used car which is why the dealer vehicles that the mangers drive change so often. If they will give you the employee discount buy it or tell me where and ill come buy it with your discount
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:32 PM   #14
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also remember you dont pay sales tax on the traded dollars... so tac on your local tax to the 16,500 they are offering and that is what you would need to sell it privately just to brake even...

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