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LoveJiuJitsu 05-10-2013 10:06 AM

Dealership ignorance = hilarity.....
 
So I am wanting to get a 2013/2014 JKU. I let them know that I had a great 1979 CJ5 I want to trade in, so they say something along the lines of "Wow! We can't wait to see that pull up! Bring it in!"....so I did.

As soon as I pulled into the lot and stepped out of the CJ, there were the two internet sales reps gawking. I immediately knew this was going to be a mess though, as soon as one of them opened his mouth. The questions went something like:

"Wait? There's no power steering? No airbags? No power brakes? No air conditioning???! Why is the VIN not a proper 17 digit VIN???!"

Needless to say, they thought that all of these were terrible and offered me a whopping $3000 for her. Now I know that they are a dealership and their goal is to make money, but I just had to laugh at the whole situation and drive back home.

Was quite a funny experience. :dance:

http://i5.minus.com/iM4VP3bbx6r7X.JPG

Tweak 05-10-2013 10:16 AM

why would you even consider getting rid of that thing

Scout0718 05-10-2013 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Tweak (Post 3741019)
why would you even consider getting rid of that thing

x 1000

LoveJiuJitsu 05-10-2013 11:11 AM

One reason, and one reason only....Ok, I lied. Two reasons. My 11 year old son, and 8 year old daughter.

I was on the way to my sons lacrosse practice the other day with both of them in the CJ. Someone decided that it was in their best interest to not even bother looking before pulling out in front of me. All I could think of was "my god....my kids are in this traveling metal box" as I was jamming on the brakes as hard as I could....in other words, it scared the hell out of me.

Soooo, I'm wanting to get a new JKU. I can barely fit my sons lacrosse equipment in the CJ or my Celica, so selling them both to get a JKU. Can't let the wife have all the fun, now! :)

I love the CJ to death, but after that experience, I honestly no longer feel safe having them in it, no matter how fun she is to drive :(

Barmanvarn 05-10-2013 11:18 AM

Ok. Get a new jeep.


But for the love of all that is holy, keep your old one. :)

RevCo666 05-10-2013 11:29 AM

To OP: Why not try going for a private sale for your 1979 CJ5? That way you may make up some of the costs of getting a newer jeep instead of being low balled by the stealership?? Just a thought.

LoveJiuJitsu 05-10-2013 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by RevCo666 (Post 3741240)
To OP: Why not try going for a private sale for your 1979 CJ5? That way you may make up some of the costs of getting a newer jeep instead of being low balled by the stealership?? Just a thought.

I'm doing just that :) I have it listed on Craigslist and here on the forums in the "Jeeps For Sale" sub-forum. I've paid to have it listed on Jeepbrokers.com, but for some reason, after I paid for the Gold ad, it didn't give me the option to post my ad. Awaiting a response from their support team.

As for keeping her, It would almost be pointless for me, as I wouldn't drive her anywhere with the kids. I almost always have one of them with me. Can't use it for a DD either, as work takes a minimum of 45 minute one way commute on a densely populated highway here in Atlanta. No waaaaay lol. Not to mention, will help tremendously with getting more money down on the JKU. The less the payment, the better.

RevCo666 05-10-2013 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by LoveJiuJitsu (Post 3741260)
I'm doing just that :) I have it listed on Craigslist and here on the forums in the "Jeeps For Sale" sub-forum. I've paid to have it listed on Jeepbrokers.com, but for some reason, after I paid for the Gold ad, it didn't give me the option to post my ad. Awaiting a response from their support team.

As for keeping her, It would almost be pointless for me, as I wouldn't drive her anywhere with the kids. I almost always have one of them with me. Can't use it for a DD either, as work takes a minimum of 45 minute one way commute on a densely populated highway here in Atlanta. No waaaaay lol. Not to mention, will help tremendously with getting more money down on the JKU. The less the payment, the better.

I see, wasn't sure if you were set on using it as leverage towards a newer jeep at the dealership. Thats what I did when I bought my TJ last summer. Liquidated my mazda pickup and yamaha sled as private sales and went to get my jeep (which also was a private sale). So far I'm very happy that I did the sales on my own. Ended up with some extra cash after everything was said and done.

GoldenSahara00 05-10-2013 11:41 AM

CJ, Celica... good taste in vehicles.

goodluck on your sale, and :rofl: at the dealer noobs.

Wranglin4Life 05-10-2013 12:38 PM

Man that is a beautiful Jeep. Dont sell it, just get a new one and keep that one as the weekend ride to car shows and what not.

LoveJiuJitsu 05-10-2013 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 (Post 3741287)
CJ, Celica... good taste in vehicles.

goodluck on your sale, and :rofl: at the dealer noobs.

Haha, thanks. The Celica is awesome.
http://i.minus.com/iblQH8u9XpUpIF.JPG

Thanks for all of the compliments, everyone :) Greatly appreciated.

GoldenSahara00 05-10-2013 01:28 PM

Brother had a 93 and a 03 I think. Now a 87 MR2 that he is getting into :thumb:https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n..._3603158_n.jpg https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.n...39967366_n.jpg

Celicas are nice cars, and good balance of mileage/performance IMO.

LoveJiuJitsu 05-10-2013 01:47 PM

Nice Kaminari kit on it :) I went with Wings West. The MR2 is awesome!

Need to sell these two so I can get my Billet Oscar Mike!

GoldenSahara00 05-10-2013 01:51 PM

Haha yeah, he fixes em up, dumps money in them, then sells them and starts over. Idk why. I got him into a YJ though, so he has a bug now. He just bought a second parts Jeep!.

That sounds like a tempting reason to sell :thumb:

LoveJiuJitsu 05-10-2013 04:49 PM

Buying mods in the meantime! Little, but necessary mods imho.

When I do finally sell the two vehicles, you can bet your @$$ I won't go back to that dealership lol.

I'm still dying at the whole "no power anything???" thing.

GoldenSahara00 05-10-2013 04:52 PM

Seriously, some people are just morons. I mean get some real jeep guys to work at the dealership. That's how you get business.

LoveJiuJitsu 05-10-2013 05:05 PM

Well, his signature in his email does say "Dodge Dart Expert" :dance:

I should have known from "Hello".

God, did I just go there? I've now jumped the shark.

GoldenSahara00 05-10-2013 05:09 PM

Yep... done for now. Dodge Dart expert huh?


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