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Old 03-25-2013, 11:40 AM   #1
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Which has more negotiation room? New or used?

I am looking at 2012-2013 Unlimited Rubicons. There are alot of both new and used. Which vehicle will have more negation room? A new vehicle or a used vehicle with let's say 15,000 miles. It seem like some of the used Rubicon's are priced like new ones. So which is going to he me the best deal? New or used?

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Old 03-25-2013, 11:55 AM   #2
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I am looking at 2012-2013 Unlimited Rubicons. There are alot of both new and used. Which vehicle will have more negation room? A new vehicle or a used vehicle with let's say 15,000 miles. It seem like some of the used Rubicon's are priced like new ones. So which is going to he me the best deal? New or used?
My 13jku stickered at $32,500. I was out the door for $29,300. But I brought my own financing through my credit union. So they didn't have to do any leg work other than finding mine or ordering ( they found mine 300miles away exactly the way i wanted it except the hitch witch they paid for. ) I was not going to give on what I wanted. Its basically a sport outside and a Sahara inside.


its all about the dealer, I went to 3. And there was a $1,500 difference for my trade in at the 3 , I ended up back at the place I originally bought my trade in at.

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I'd say it is easier to negotiate (and not get screwed) on a new one because you know what the invoice price and dealer cost are.

On a used one, you don't know what the dealer paid for it, so the range can vary.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:46 PM   #4
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Also, be aware that if you're financing, the interest rates will be lower on the new one.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:35 PM   #5
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used prices tend to be close to new, with incentives and dealer cash it is best to buy new, especially with the wrangler holding their value really good
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:58 PM   #6
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I agree with antenna x! When I was looking for used they were too close to new prices. Plus you know what you're buying into.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:40 AM   #7
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If the margin is small and doesn't make a big difference for you over the duration of the finance, new is the way to go.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:26 PM   #8
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:27 PM   #9
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The reason you see so many late model used Jeeps is people buy them and they dont really know what they are getting in to. They leak, they ride rough, they are loud, get poor gas mileage, etc, everything you know going into it; however they think they can live with it and just want a cool vehicle.
Once they have it for 4 months, they get sick of all of those quibbles and get rid of it before the first oil change, and 90% of them have never been off road. If you can find one that is real low miles from last model year, get that one. Just go in and tell them you arent going to buy one thats a year old with 10,000 miles on it for the price of a new one because youll just go buy a new one. Much more room to negotiate. You may be surprised at what you can find
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:49 PM   #10
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You'll have more room to negotiate on a new one.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:16 PM   #11
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not sure where you guys are buying vehicles but you definetly can get the best deal buying used from a private party. Original owner takes the hit on depreciation. Lots of nice garage queens out there. On a newer vehicle you still get factory warranty and if you need to finance that is no big deal as most credit unions give just as good of rates on a newer used vehicle as they do no new. If you find someone who has just taken thier newer wrangler to get a trade in amount they will be happy you bought thier wrangler from them because even tho wranglers retain good value they don't retain near what the new price was on a year or two old vehicle. Also the beauty of buying a nice used one is often times there are some upgrades already. Just make sure it has not been abused but that is not difficult.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:26 PM   #12
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I bought a wrangler back in Dec. Had the same issue as you are going thru. For me wound up buying the 13 model per interest rate. Just made better since to go for the better interest rate. Also newer model has wider seats which makes really comfy. It did take 2 days walking out about 5 times to get the deal I wanted. But that's the car buying game. Good Luck with what ever you decide on.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:23 PM   #13
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not sure where you guys are buying vehicles but you definetly can get the best deal buying used from a private party. Original owner takes the hit on depreciation.
A big difference is the time cost. If you already found one that meets your requirement, good for you. Otherwise, it can take a long time to find one and many trips to check out each candidate offered by private parties for conditions and etc. And many private sellers think their vehicle more than they actually worth. In contrast, in getting a new one, there are many choices and you can do a inventory to find and price the one your want and you know they are in new condition, the dealer is always there if there is any issue you need to work with them.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:32 PM   #14
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You always have more room on new compared to used. Also be aware of your apr with your loan. You typically can get them to throw in extras when buying new for free.

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