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Old 03-17-2012, 06:26 PM   #1
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Rubicon order Restriction???

I went in to a dealer today to order a 2012 Rubicon. Right from the word go they were pushing bringing one in from another dealership. I told them only if it was "exactly" what I am looking for. I have been waiting a long time for this, so I am not going to settle for something with a bunch of extra options that not only do I not need, I specifically do not want. After waiting around for about two hours, they finally get to the point of putting in the order, and tell me they can't because there is a restriction on the Rubicons right now. Then they got back on the line of bringing in one that is close from another dealership. I am just questioning if this sound legit? Or was it just a line of crap because they weren't really interested in ordering what I want? If that is the case, I have no problem taking my business elsewhere, even if it means going out of my way to get to a different dealership. This was just the closest dealer to me. Anyways, I wanted your opinions. It seems to me that they would take the order, even if it means me having to wait a little longer.

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Don't know if they speak the truth, but I'd try another dealership. They may just be looking for a quick sale.

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Sounds pretty suspicious to me. I would say go to a different dealership. Pat at Fields is out of Chicago, wouldn't be too bad of a road trip to get it when it comes in.
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I was actually hoping pat would chime in on this topic...I really wanted his 2-cents...

Just noticed, there isn't a cent icon on the keyboards anymore...my kids probably wouldn't even know what it is...
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I was actually hoping pat would chime in on this topic...I really wanted his 2-cents...

Just noticed, there isn't a cent icon on the keyboards anymore...my kids probably wouldn't even know what it is...
I'd say they are blowing smoke... by the way my phone has a "˘" icon on the keyboard dunno
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We wanted a Rubicon with auto, 4.10 and hardtop as our only options and the only way to get one was to order it. Which we did and of course as we put the order in the auto was on restriction but the order was put in. It took ten weeks to the day to get our Rubicon but we did. If the dealer says he can't put the order in he "aint tell'n you the truth". I'd go somewhere else and if all else fails call 1 877 426-5337 and ask them if there is a restriction on ordering Rubicons.
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Yeah, I wondered if it was the lack of options...I only wanted 4 things, the supplemental side air bags, the black hard top only (no dual tops), the slush mats, and the tow package. I am not interested in touch screens or connectivity packages or power windows, etc. I made it hard for them to run up the price on me. Like I said, I was up-front when I walked in the door that I wanted to order and I knew exactly what options I wanted. From there it took two hours for them to even entertain the notion of entering an order. Really bummed me out, I had been waiting for this for three years, finally get to the point I can move on it, and then to deal with that.
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Trust me my dealer wasn't the best but they still took my order. I'd go or even call another dealer and tell them what you want.
I went through USAA car buying program which I think anybody can use but you won't get the $1k discount unless you are a member but I got $500 below invoice from the dealer.
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Yeah, I wondered if it was the lack of options...I only wanted 4 things, the supplemental side air bags, the black hard top only (no dual tops), the slush mats, and the tow package. I am not interested in touch screens or connectivity packages or power windows, etc. I made it hard for them to run up the price on me. Like I said, I was up-front when I walked in the door that I wanted to order and I knew exactly what options I wanted. From there it took two hours for them to even entertain the notion of entering an order. Really bummed me out, I had been waiting for this for three years, finally get to the point I can move on it, and then to deal with that.
I hate to tell you, power windows is stock on a Rubicon.
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The only thing I can think of is that this dealership was not allocated any Rubicons specifically for March for some strange reason or went over their allotment. The whole thing sounds "off" to me though. Pat would know much better as others have said.

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Power windows are not stock on a Rubicon. I know I don't have them, They do come with the conveince group. but that isn't standard but an option.
we could have order half doors but wanted the hardtop so wehad to go with the full doors with roll down windows.
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I ordered a turn key AEV Rubi for a guy about 2 weeks ago and it got tagged today with a vin and scheduled for delivery so can't see that they would be restricted now. Sometimes it's the color or an option that might be restricted not just rubicon in general.
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Yeah that's what happen to us the Auto was restricted so it took a month extra but it was built and the dealer ordered in the day we went in.
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Sounds like I definitely need to make a few calls to area dealers on Monday...
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Power windows are not stock on a Rubicon. I know I don't have them, They do come with the conveince group. but that isn't standard but an option.
we could have order half doors but wanted the hardtop so wehad to go with the full doors with roll down windows.
Your options for ordering might have been different in nov, but when I ordered mine in February the power convenience group is indeed standard on the rubicon. It includes power windows,locks, heated mirrors, keyless entry, and an alarm. Isnt even something you can check off in the order system.
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Any dealer worth anything would have taken your order and deposit depending on your options. Once the restriction was removed the order would be started and since it would be running down the line as a sold unit it would be bumped up in priority over other Jeeps that were just ordered for the lot. Hope it works out and you get it soon.
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Aren't the power windows automatically stock on the unlimited rubicons but not on the 2 doors? I believe that is the distinction.
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Aren't the power windows automatically stock on the unlimited rubicons but not on the 2 doors? I believe that is the distinction.
Yeah I think that is the difference. Ive heard that before too and makes sense to me.
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What exactly does restriction mean? One of the dealers I called told me this also. IIRC, I read that it has more to do w/dealer stock?
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Ah that is the difference I have a JK I assume DSmith you have a JKU.
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By restriction, what was implied by the dealer anyhow, was the "system" wouldn't allow them to even enter the order for a Rubicon. I am ordering a 2-door, so non-power windows are an option with them.
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I would call another dealer and see what they say. There may be a restriction on something but you should still be able to order what you want just be ready to wait. But there is nothing like getting exactly what you want.
On a side note you can get slush mats a lot cheaper than the ones from the dealer.
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When a vehicle is on restriction the computer system will NOT allow the dealer to place an order for production. It should say what is on restriction though. I recall about a year ago every color was on restriction other than white on all chrysler Jeep Dodge vehicles. Can't remember how long it lasted buy it sucked.
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it has nothing to do with dealer stock. It more has to do supplier companies and Jeep not being able to install some part of the Jeep because they are out of that part or item. A restricted order is going to be the same at any dealer in any state. I work at a dealer and it sucks but don't worry to much about it, it won't last long. I will try to remember to check the system at the dealership on Monday and see what is going on.
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I appreciate you looking into it. I also plan on calling another area dealership tomorrow. All things considered, I think I would rather deal with him anyways. The local dealership is under new ownership, so I thought I would give them a try. Definitely didn't get a good vibe...
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Now that it is Monday, does anyone have any new information to contribute?
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Bought my black 2dr JKR march 3. Dealer just confirmed I should be getting it mid April. But I'm in Canada. No restrictions. Don't know if living up here makes any difference. We can't track with vots, so I have to take my dealers word.
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So, I did have a chance to call a different dealer yesterday, and he said that he can take the order. He said that the factory will only accept orders on pre-sold units. I think the other guys were just doing whatever was necessary to make the sale "that day". Now they have lost the sale altogether...I am going to the second dealer this Friday. Can't make the trip until then.

And the waiting game continues.
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The dealer I bought mine from last night said they only make Rubicons during certain months, and Saharas during certain months, etc..

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