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06-05-2012 07:42 AM
N39-W120 Call it practice for the next time and have a little patience.
06-05-2012 07:04 AM
AMangum Learned the same lesson years ago on a new VW Jetta. The good thing about this lesson is that unless you have no self control you will likely never make the same mistake again. Be thankful you learned from it.
06-05-2012 06:09 AM
gixxerphil
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Originally Posted by dodge View Post
Think we both suffered at the hands of Carl Gregory
Stealership doesnt begin to describe those scumbags....
from down the road
06-05-2012 06:04 AM
panthermark
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Originally Posted by Con Artist View Post
I felt like I shorted myself on the deal. Sticker price was $36,635 and I paid $35,000. A few weeks later Chrysler raised the base price of the Rubicon by about $250, so I don't feel so bad, but I didn't get a great deal. According to KBB.com, the deal I got was a fair deal, but I feel like I could have done better, given another opportunity to negotiate a deal.

Live and learn...
Don't mean to laugh....but that is funny (or ironic) considering your user name.
06-05-2012 05:58 AM
sprtplt11
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Originally Posted by MacCTD View Post
In many states you have a certain number of days you can return the car if you change your mind, I would look into that.
No State has any cooling off period for cars. Not any more. There are cooling off periods for certain contracts in some States, but none apply to cars.
06-05-2012 12:46 AM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by snikt View Post
I feel like I could have gotten a better deal on my '12, but who doesn't? I wouldn't say I got a bad deal.

I hate haggling though, I almost refuse to do it on any products, anywhere
I felt like I shorted myself on the deal. Sticker price was $36,635 and I paid $35,000. A few weeks later Chrysler raised the base price of the Rubicon by about $250, so I don't feel so bad, but I didn't get a great deal. According to KBB.com, the deal I got was a fair deal, but I feel like I could have done better, given another opportunity to negotiate a deal.

Live and learn...
06-04-2012 11:36 PM
firehawk
ok deal

hi, i think u did ok just wait a year or two and trade in on a new
jeep, the good news the jeeps hold the value very well so u shoulld be
ok, if u are vey unhappy take it back, they may work out something
with u, just tell them your wife iis not pleased, and if you are not married
tell them u r, i am sure u can work something out, they know that they
can sell to another person, good luck give it a shot...i purrchased
a car the same way a few years , and didi not want it, they chaged me
the dealer fee $499, and took it back i was out a few $$$ but in life u
win a few and loose a few...good luck, next time leave ur check book home and credit cards home. keep us posted
06-04-2012 11:32 PM
daedalus Adrian I feel your pain. It wasn't on my Jeep purchase but I recently got screwed by a contractor who did some work on my property. I was kicking myself for days afterwards because I should have known better. I even lost sleep over it.

No sense in beating yourself up over it now. Just enjoy your Jeep. A few bucks - or a few hundred bucks - here or there won't matter in the grand scheme.
06-04-2012 11:02 PM
4X4RDSTR Every deal ever made that was considered good, the buyer still got screwed. The dealer would not sell you a vehicle unless they make money. The more the better. I probably could have bought a new 2012 base model for a few grand more, but I wanted the color and the ways it looked and was set up, with dual tops, and it was attractive to me. Mileage was higher than I would have liked, but getting it for $16,000 for a 2009 was OK for me. I still had some remorse, but you move on. I paid way more in financing than I should have, so after just 30 days of ownership, I refinanced with a credit union, put some down and shortened my loan, reduced my interest rate by 4.25 points, and my payment is reduced by $150 mo, so now the deal feels good. My point is that paying less each month for a shorter period sweetens the deal, so look into refinancing through a local credit union which are the cheapest loans. Now I love my Jeep.
06-04-2012 08:51 PM
JandS Perhaps you could have made a better deal, but that is in the past. Enjoy it.

Few people end up on their death beds saying "I wish I'd have driven more boring vehicles."
06-04-2012 07:41 PM
rightsideLori well, at least you didn't get a "ticking pentastar"!
06-04-2012 07:38 PM
dodge
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Originally Posted by rics1997
Don't even get me started on the crooks I got my Jeep from. Sorry SOB's
Think we both suffered at the hands of Carl Gregory
Stealership doesnt begin to describe those scumbags....
06-04-2012 07:02 PM
rics1997 Don't even get me started on the crooks I got my Jeep from. Sorry SOB's
06-04-2012 06:29 PM
Rmiller31 I ended up paying about 25k for my 2010 with 18k miles. It already had a 4 inch lift with nice wheels and 35's tho so I feel like I made out pretty good. Mine is also a unlimited and it had 3.73 gears. I enjoyed 3 years with no car payment on my tj before. I stopped into the dealership and just to look at it and drove it home that night. I kinda wish I had not rushed it but it is what it is and I'm going to enjoy it.
06-04-2012 06:13 PM
50 Something
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Originally Posted by AdrianVall View Post
Hey all,

I'm pretty upset with myself for the deal I worked with at the dealer.

I bought a 2010 Wrangler Sport with 24k miles. With the extended warranty, tax, and all that jazz, I ended up financing $25,000. I could have bought a brand new base model wrangler for that much.

I really hate myself for this. I negotiated some, but it was really late at night, and I didn't end up signing contracts and everything till about 11 PM. I was so exhausted and wanted to get out there. Now I feel horrible for getting such a crap deal. Don't get me wrong, I really LOVE my Jeep, but I think I could have gotten one with 0 miles on it for the same price.

According to NADA, it retails at just over $23,000 but KBB has it retailing at $20,500.

Did anyone ever get taken advantage of, or gotten a bad deal? I didn't really do my research, which I highly regret. I guess lesson learned, for sure!



Adrian
I didn't get torn out too bad. Internet price of $24,115, but they got me on the dealer package a little. $1,499, which was not too bad for the GPS Tracking, 3.73 rear end option, Tow package and Spare tire cover?

Ahh, all in all not to bad and after pricing used Jeeps I went new all the way.

Keep a stiff upper lip, because I'm 50 years old and been bent over back in the day. You will get them next time my friend.

50 Something
06-04-2012 06:07 PM
Ballandchain Don't forget that purchasing and financing a new vehicle vs used vehicle will be cheaper also. So even If you paid a grand more for the new Jeep, It might still be the same payment over the same period of time. Plus you have full warranty, new car, better engine (debatable), ect.......
06-04-2012 05:50 PM
RaiderRUBICON
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Originally Posted by AdrianVall
Hey all,

I'm pretty upset with myself for the deal I worked with at the dealer.

I bought a 2010 Wrangler Sport with 24k miles. With the extended warranty, tax, and all that jazz, I ended up financing $25,000. I could have bought a brand new base model wrangler for that much.

I really hate myself for this. I negotiated some, but it was really late at night, and I didn't end up signing contracts and everything till about 11 PM. I was so exhausted and wanted to get out there. Now I feel horrible for getting such a crap deal. Don't get me wrong, I really LOVE my Jeep, but I think I could have gotten one with 0 miles on it for the same price.

According to NADA, it retails at just over $23,000 but KBB has it retailing at $20,500.

Did anyone ever get taken advantage of, or gotten a bad deal? I didn't really do my research, which I highly regret. I guess lesson learned, for sure!



Adrian
I have been screwed worse than that , that's the bad deal?? I would not lose sleep over it, this is one of many car deals you will be doing in your lifetime. You will laugh at that deal someday.

Enjoy this Jeep , then trade it in when you are ready.

AJ
06-04-2012 05:37 PM
Jakesdad At this point, unless you can back out of the deal, don't worry about it. If you think you paid more than you needed to, you probably did, but we're not talking about huge money here. Start learning right now how to negotiate for your next vehicle and show no mercy on the next salesmen you encounter. The key to getting the lowest possible price is to get several dealerships cutting each other's throats in a bidding war to get your business. If you are buying used and you really want one particular vehicle don't let anyone know that. As far as they are concerned there are several vehicles on several lots that you absolutely love. Test drive one vehicle and drive it by the other guy's lots and honk and wave.. Make it a several day process and don't be afraid to walk away if you don't think you have gotten the best deal you can. I could go on and on. It's an art that is learned over time and after some hard lessons.
06-04-2012 05:28 PM
HAFICON
Well I traded an almost paid off 2008 Tacoma loaded with 51000 miles truck never game me a lick of problems got my 2012 Wrangler and have been back to the dealer for fixes 4 times in about the 4 months I have owned it. I was afraid of this. But the top and doors did not come off the Tacoma quite as easy as the Jeep and for the money I spent on the Wrangler nothing else on the road can compare. Man all I can say is LOVE YOUR JEEP.. It didn’t do anything wrong and well you did sign the paper so. IDK maybe call back see about trading it in for a New one see what they will swing.


And the day after buying the Jeep I had buyers remorse so so bad. But then I dropped the top done a few cheap mods and got over it.

Life is Good.
06-04-2012 05:13 PM
Ridgeway That is why I went with new. The difference in price was so negligible.

I didn't get a bad deal on my Jeep, but on my last used car the dealer really took advantage of me. I picked up a used M3, while my wrecked Z4 was being repaired. Salesperson lied to me about the condition of the car (my fault for not checking it out, but I trusted him having bought many cars from him in the past). Ended up losing quite a bit on the car when I sold it ~3 months later.
06-04-2012 04:45 PM
kjeeper10 Enjoy it

I bought my 07 in July. Paying more in finance charges than most.... Ok all lol
Mine is a Rubicon so still a 10K gap between mine and brand new.

I look at it this way. I've come a long way in 4 years and it's a miracle I even got the loan.
Maybe not the best financial situation for me but I am going to plug away like Pluke said and pay this thing off. I send $100 extra every month towards the princable. I did put down $6500 including trade so it values over what I owe

That really doesn't seem that bad of a deal . Congrats and enjoy the jeep
06-04-2012 04:44 PM
Jeeperz Creeperz
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Originally Posted by cheap4tw View Post
I regret spending the 40k on my Wrangler once every 2 weeks when I make the payment. The other 13 days are awesome =p
x2 except $32,000

I swore I would never purchase a $30k plus vehicle. Used were so high I started down the path of new and bam!

I enjoy the heck out of it despite the price.
06-04-2012 04:25 PM
jcf Usually the finance company's won't finance anything over book value, at any rate you still have a Jeep & whats important is that you like it & want it so don't worry about it to much. You can always re-finance later when you pay a bit off it & that will bring your payments down too
06-04-2012 04:17 PM
gkellys Be there on other purchases when I was younger. With gained wisdom it will balance out over the years. Win some lose some. Bummer feeling right now I know. Finally at 56 years old, I think I have learned how to not get screwed on big purchases. Major lessons, lots of homework and self control. Buyers fever is costly! If you can't back out, don't let it spoil your enjoyment! Paid to much for a used Harley years ago. It is still my favorite bike and I never think about what I paid for it. You got a great Jeep in arguably the best year. Enjoy it!
06-04-2012 04:09 PM
dodge I payed more than I should have for mine. Like yourself it was late and they kept me waiting and waiting. I didnt do the research before I bought ike I have on other vehicles and I was so taken with the jeep I just had to have it. I was mad about it for a while but you live and learn besides if you love the jeep you just have to let it go and dont make the mistake again. The dealer Carl Gregory has a pretty bad rep but I went with them anyway which I should not have done.
06-04-2012 03:59 PM
pluke the 2 That's pretty bad. I've heard and seen worse. Keep your work ethic up and pay that sucker off.
06-04-2012 03:33 PM
GuruYaekob I got 5% below invoice + $675 off for graduating college within the last 2 years, I still want a better deal! :P
06-04-2012 03:28 PM
FuzzyJK
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Originally Posted by JP4 View Post
I'm confused, how did you get taken advantage of?
I think he feels he could of gotten a better deal and regrets not looking around or negotiating further i dont think hes saying the dealer screwed him persay
06-04-2012 03:26 PM
cheap4tw I regret spending the 40k on my Wrangler once every 2 weeks when I make the payment. The other 13 days are awesome =p
06-04-2012 03:26 PM
snikt
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Originally Posted by badmilk View Post
Florida doesn't having a cooling off period. What was the sticker on the Jeep
So just like the weather, you can't cool off
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