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Old 08-27-2014, 10:05 AM   #1
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Arrow Someone got ripped....

Bought my 2014 JKU in March. Original sticker was $29,800. I used my Jeep cash and got $500 off. So final price was $29,300.

Drove it for 4 months and 8700 miles and traded it in a few weeks go and went back to a 2dr. They gave me $27,600 for it and I made them let me keep my Rubicon wheels/tires.

My salesman texted me last night to tell me that my plates were in, and that my JKU had sold. I asked how much, and he said around $31K!!!

So someone paid $2K more than original MSRP, and it had 8700 miles on it!

And the only thing I added to it was a pair of $199 Smittybilt steps.

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Shoulda sold it yourself...

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You lost almost 2k trading it in 4 months. He's not the only one who got ripped. Just sayin.
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You only got 500 off msrp? And that was because the golden ticket... new to this negotiating thing huh?
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Maybe he meant original "invoice" was $29,800. Otherwise that was one stripped down JKU. I can't remember seeing a JKU for less than $30K, ever. And, paying $500 below invoice is a reasonable price.

Also consider that the person that paid $31K for his used JKU probably couldn't find a new one for that price, or close to it, or they would have just bought a new one.
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Wow that post turned on him quick.
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Maybe he meant original "invoice" was $29,800. Otherwise that was one stripped down JKU. I can't remember seeing a JKU for less than $30K, ever. And, paying $500 below invoice is a reasonable price.

Also consider that the person that paid $31K for his used JKU probably couldn't find a new one for that price, or close to it, or they would have just bought a new one.
I got my brande new JKU Willys for less than the guy paid for the used one...
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Wow that post turned on him quick.
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:06 PM   #9
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I can't remember seeing a JKU for less than $30K, ever.
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You lost almost 2k trading it in 4 months. He's not the only one who got ripped. Just sayin.
2k in 4 months is fair. You lose 10% once you took it out of the dealer lot.
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maybe that $31K that it supposedly sold for was OTD, including taxes?
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Maybe he meant original "invoice" was $29,800. Otherwise that was one stripped down JKU. I can't remember seeing a JKU for less than $30K, ever. And, paying $500 below invoice is a reasonable price.
If you meant JKU Sahara or Rubicon, probably, but plenty of us got JKU Sport with hard top and options well under $30K.

Might be the salesman meant $31K out the door including tax and fees, that will make more sense.
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:24 PM   #13
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2k in 4 months is fair. You lose 10% once you took it out of the dealer lot.
Depreciation Infographic: How Fast Does My New Car Lose Value?
Not true on jeeps. I sold my red 2012 with 44000 miles for 6k less than I paid new. Used ones go for a lot usually around here.
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Wow that post turned on him quick.
Doesn't everything on this forum.

The important thing is that I was happy with both my deals....
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2k in 4 months is fair. You lose 10% once you took it out of the dealer lot.
Depreciation Infographic: How Fast Does My New Car Lose Value?
When I bought the JKU in March, it had 16" steel wheels on it. The only reason I bought it was because the dealership gave me a set of Rubicon wheels and tires. When I traded it in, I kept the wheels/tires and had them swap them with the wheels on the new one.

So I dont look at it as a $2K loss, because I took $2K worth of wheels and tires with me to the new Jeep.
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trade value is so dependent on area demand. They can't keep Wranglers on the lots around me. Which is good since it helps retain value.
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I noticed that the internet discounted price for that "leftover" is still full sticker price.
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Shocked on what folks will pay for used Jeep Wranglers. Being Wranglers are off road vehicles and built for abuse. I figured its smarter to buy in brand new one then pay all that money for a used one. Plus I am religious when it comes to taking care of my vehicles. Just wish the wife would be the same. I hope used Wranglers are just as hot when it go to sell mine or trade it in for a new Wrangler.
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Shocked on what folks will pay for used Jeep Wranglers. Being Wranglers are off road vehicles and built for abuse. I figured its smarter to buy in brand new one then pay all that money for a used one. Plus I am religious when it comes to taking care of my vehicles. Just wish the wife would be the same. I hope used Wranglers are just as hot when it go to sell mine or trade it in for a new Wrangler.
Right! It seems wranglers go against all logic..the amount of issues people have with them (brand new!!) and then the abuse some take off-roading but then to be one of the highest resale vehicles on the market!? I guess that is what happens when you find your niche and have no competition...typical monopoly market. Charge what you want, build cheaply and have trouble keeping inventory. Because...Jeep!
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Ok, I wasn't looking at such a basic model I guess. Last time I looked at a two door Rubicon it was $43K.
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You lost almost 2k trading it in 4 months. He's not the only one who got ripped. Just sayin.
His Jeep was 4 months old and had 8700 miles on it, and he got $1700 less than what he paid for it new. Um, that's an excellent deal. If he got ripped off, damn, everyone else should hope to get ripped off too when they trade in their used vehicle. Oh, and he did say he kept the Rubicon wheels and tires. Nah, he definitely got an excellent deal.
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His Jeep was 4 months old and had 8700 miles on it, and he got $1700 less than what he paid for it new. Um, that's an excellent deal. If he got ripped off, damn, everyone else should hope to get ripped off too when they trade in their used vehicle. Oh, and he did say he kept the Rubicon wheels and tires. Nah, he definitely got an excellent deal.
Yeah, I would've expected the dealer to take more than this off had he drove it off the lot and brought it back the next day as a trade, let alone putting 8700 miles on it and keeping the Rubi tires/wheels!
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Heck if he's paying sticker I'd give him good trade in value too.....
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Heck if he's paying sticker I'd give him good trade in value too.....
But that's how the dealer should've maximized the profit--sold at sticker and then came up with the normal "well, Galves only shows XXX for your trade, so that's what we can give you" not buying at sticker and then giving him close to sticker on the trade.
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The dealership has sold this guy 2 jeeps in the past four months at full sticker. Maybe the dealer felt guilty and gave him a little extra on his trade?
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Damn! Either way, that's crazy! Only Jeep I *ever* paid more then 6-8 Grand for was my 98' Sahara. 2 yrs off lease, beautiful condition. Paid 17k for it in 00'. Otherwise: all my Jeeps (8 of them over the years)get beat to crap so no way I'm going to pay 30K for one! Y'alls is crazy!
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The dealership has sold this guy 2 jeeps in the past four months at full sticker. Maybe the dealer felt guilty and gave him a little extra on his trade?
Two different dealerships. Bought from one, traded at another. I tried to trade it in where I bought it but they only offered me $24,100.

And we live on the coast. People buy wranglers off the trucks here. If you can find a dealer with more than two colors and six wranglers on their lot you're lucky.
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Doesn't surprise me. Local dealership is charging new money for used models. Same dealership is asking $32k on a 2009 JKUR with 12k miles. For 3 grand more and a treadlightly membership, you can get a 2015 with 0 miles AND the upgraded powertrain AND the upgraded interior AND the full warranty!

Guarantee someone will buy it though...I really have no clue how this dealership group stays in business. Pushiest salesmen ever, drastically overpriced vehicles (not just Jeeps), terrible trade offers...yet, someone keeps giving them money!
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When I bought the JKU in March, it had 16" steel wheels on it. The only reason I bought it was because the dealership gave me a set of Rubicon wheels and tires. When I traded it in, I kept the wheels/tires and had them swap them with the wheels on the new one.

So I dont look at it as a $2K loss, because I took $2K worth of wheels and tires with me to the new Jeep.
I missed the deal about your wheels in the original post. My main thought was that you took a $1700 hit in 4 months. And only using it for 8700 miles it cost you about $5 per mile.

The main thing is you are happy with the new Jeep. Nothing is worse than making a monthly payment on a vehicle you hate.
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Right! It seems wranglers go against all logic..the amount of issues people have with them (brand new!!) and then the abuse some take off-roading but then to be one of the highest resale vehicles on the market!?
Instead, I think it's the jeepers who go against all logic, they probably think different

I've seen people getting very good deal on new JK (a few threads on how much people have paid, I got mine 8% below invoice before tax) but also seen many people got ripped off which might be they didn't do research enough, bought by impulse or because of geographic difference.

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