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Old 12-16-2011, 10:11 AM   #1
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Gecko anyone?

Did anybody order 2012 Wrangler in Gecko yet? Or does it just amount to placing deposit down and dealer will place order when it becomes available? Waiting for this color to come out has been nuts. I can't wait it it will show up...

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I think Patrick from Fields Jeep posted that you could order about mid next month I want to say the 17th but don't quote me on that. Welcome to the forum

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I want one, but "different" colors don't seem to be too highly recommended by sales people. Anybody think it would look TOO much green on a JKU?
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I want one, but "different" colors don't seem to be too highly recommended by sales people. Anybody think it would look TOO much green on a JKU?
I have a different philosophy: life is too short and who cares what salespeople say? If I am buying a brand new $35k truck it better be what I want. Besides Jeep is an active vehicle and would look really beautiful in Gecko on the beach. I know that some may say that trade-in will be affected, well I advise them to buy a silver truck and enjoy seeing mine in unique color. Anyhow, I wish Chrysler makes this color available, because other trucks drive much much better than this rig. I would only buy Chrysler for combination of removable top, manual and a nice bright color.
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WRANGLER Gecko Green (PFM) paint will be available for ordering in January (February production). posted 2011-12-21
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:41 AM   #6
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I want one, but "different" colors don't seem to be too highly recommended by sales people. Anybody think it would look TOO much green on a JKU?
That's because most sales folks (a) want to sell you what's on their lot, and (b) in the event they order one for you and you don't accept it--if, for example, it came without features you ordered--they want to be able to readily sell it to someone else. You should therefore take their advice on matters of personal preference with a grain of salt.

I'm generally not a big fan of the "skittles colors," but that's just me. If you like one, then get it. But in doing the deal, remember that salespersons have competing interests that may mean there are other things on their mind besides getting you the perfect Wrangler.

Pat clearly does a far better job than the average bear at keeping these issues separate.
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That's because most sales folks (a) want to sell you what's on their lot, and (b) in the event they order one for you and you don't accept it--if, for example, it came without features you ordered--they want to be able to readily sell it to someone else. You should therefore take their advice on matters of personal preference with a grain of salt.

I'm generally not a big fan of the "skittles colors," but that's just me. If you like one, then get it. But in doing the deal, remember that salespersons have competing interests that may mean there are other things on their mind besides getting you the perfect Wrangler.

Pat clearly does a far better job than the average bear at keeping these issues separate.
X2, dealer want to move what they are paying floor plan interest on and what they can make money on now.

I'll order anything for a customer, but if it's not something I feel my dealership can sell then I do require a deposit. Dealers know what sells for their area and what to stock. So far though most of the clients from this forum are ordering Wranglers that I could sell if they back out.
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Is there any additional charge to order a custom Jeep from a dealer? Are you able to haggle about the price as much with a custom order?
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WRANGLER Gecko Green (PFM) paint will be orderable in early February. 2011-12-21
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Is there any additional charge to order a custom Jeep from a dealer? Are you able to haggle about the price as much with a custom order?
In my experience you can get the same or in a lot of cases even better price by ordering. Get either tread lightly or if your employer offers affiliate pricing use that. I would also suggest giving Pat at Fields Jeep a call if Chicago is reasonably close he is awesome to work with and offers 2% under invoice if you have one of the two programs mentioned above.
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I may have said this on another thread but I'm typically not big on the skittles colors either, but if I had the patience to wait until February (I didn't, and ended up getting original choice of white), I think I'd go with the gecko, it's pretty unique I think....a wrangler is one of 3 cars that can pull off that color...

The others being a Porsche GT3RS and a Lamborghini Gallardo, IMO.
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I may have said this on another thread but I'm typically not big on the skittles colors either, but if I had the patience to wait until February (I didn't, and ended up getting original choice of white), I think I'd go with the gecko, it's pretty unique I think....a wrangler is one of 3 cars that can pull off that color...

The others being a Porsche GT3RS and a Lamborghini Gallardo, IMO.
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3 what?
Won't someone think of the kittens!
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3 what?
Damn, I swore I wouldn't ever do that! I blame mixing forums and jack daniels...
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:38 PM   #15
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This forum became my waiting room. Let's see if anyone has news about Gecko.
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I want one, but "different" colors don't seem to be too highly recommended by sales people. Anybody think it would look TOO much green on a JKU?
If BFG had not been an option, I might have actually waited for Gecko for my JKU. I don't like the other bright colors but I'm a fan of green in general so I think it could have worked for me. That being said, I think it would be too much on a JKU if you have color matched fenders and/or hard top. If you go with the "standard" black fenders and top I think it would look great on a JK or JKU.
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Can someone post a link to a Jeep in that color. I forgot what it looks like and I can't find the link that had them.
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Can someone post a link to a Jeep in that color. I forgot what it looks like and I can't find the link that had them.
Looks like that little green dude on those insurance commercials
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Around here we have Windstream for phone service, their trucks are painted that color.
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I hope to order a Gecko Rubicon Unlimited in early February. I think Jeep had a Mojave Gecko edition in 2010 I think but it was Sahara Tan not green. The Gecko lizard was on the hood and embroidered on the seats.
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I want one, but "different" colors don't seem to be too highly recommended by sales people. Anybody think it would look TOO much green on a JKU?
I am waiting for the Gecko too. Getting the Sahara JK with black top. I also thought all Gecko might be too much. My dealer told me I can already order it, but I am hoping to see one in person or at least a picture before ordering.
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I could care less what anyone else thinks of my color choice. It is my Jeep and I am paying for it! Mine will be a Gecko Unlimited Sport S with soft top and half doors. It is going to look awesome.
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Can someone post a link to a Jeep in that color. I forgot what it looks like and I can't find the link that had them.
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IIWorlds ,,, your post looks great from your phone.
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I agree most salespeople will try to sell you what is best for them, not what is best for you.
A month ago when in Kentucky (currently in San Antonio), a dealer who I dislike got in a Crush. It was sold in two days – think the fastest they have ever sold a vehicle.
So someone likes the bright colors. Would imagine resale would be good also.
This is the same dealer that told me they could only give a max of $100 to $200 off the MSRP (not Invoice) and that it took a $5,000 deposit to order a Wrangler.
Historically I dislike yellow, orange and green vehicles. However, Crush and Gecko have grown on me. Outside my San Antonio office there is a Mazda dealership. They have a nice green that I imagine will be like Gecko.
Hope to have a Crush on order by the end of the month.
Later probably a Gecko (do much traveling for work and pleasure).
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IIWorlds ,,, your post looks great from your phone.
Thanks for confirming, Chewtoy.
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I agree most salespeople will try to sell you what is best for them, not what is best for you.
A month ago when in Kentucky (currently in San Antonio), a dealer who I dislike got in a Crush. It was sold in two days – think the fastest they have ever sold a vehicle.
So someone likes the bright colors. Would imagine resale would be good also.
This is the same dealer that told me they could only give a max of $100 to $200 off the MSRP (not Invoice) and that it took a $5,000 deposit to order a Wrangler.
Historically I dislike yellow, orange and green vehicles. However, Crush and Gecko have grown on me. Outside my San Antonio office there is a Mazda dealership. They have a nice green that I imagine will be like Gecko.
Hope to have a Crush on order by the end of the month.
Later probably a Gecko (do much traveling for work and pleasure).
Gecko and Crush are my first two choices too.
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From UK page, Gecko

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I have a color accurate monitor for photo proofing work. If the color really does look like below maybe I will not get it after all. It reminds me of something, but I can think of what it is.

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I have a different philosophy: life is too short and who cares what salespeople say? If I am buying a brand new $35k truck it better be what I want. Besides Jeep is an active vehicle and would look really beautiful in Gecko on the beach. I know that some may say that trade-in will be affected, well I advise them to buy a silver truck and enjoy seeing mine in unique color. Anyhow, I wish Chrysler makes this color available, because other trucks drive much much better than this rig. I would only buy Chrysler for combination of removable top, manual and a nice bright color.
Agree. There will ALWAYS be people (like me) that want a cool color like Crush, Dozer or Gecko. Not everyone wants a silver/black/white Jeep. As a matter of fact, Gecko/Crush will probably be much rarer colors to get, and can actually fetch a few more bucks, since they will be harder to come by.

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