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Old 06-11-2019, 07:49 AM
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No one buying the JT?

I' have to say I'm amazed that there are hardly any thread in this forum showing off peoples new JT. Are they just not on the lots yet, people orders are not in yet or are people just not buying them? There were so many people so gung ho about them I just thought by now there would be 100 threads about here is my new JT.

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I'll be honest, I haven't seen one on the road, the Jeep Dealerships, or in a local club yet. I think they are overpriced and overhyped at this point....They will come, but it will be if Jeep/Fiat and the Dealers lower the prices down, or when the "used" market eventually starts.



I'm still 50/50 on them.
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Here in the Detroit MI. region the dealer have lots of Gladiators in inventory ! Mostly the loaded up ones ! I plan on waiting a while till the base model comes in and I can choose from more than four colors.Maybe then the dealer greed will stop and the discounts will be able to be used.
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Test drove a fully loaded Rubicon last weekend. Exceeded my expectations. Waiting on the diesel to make a final decision.
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I’ve seen a few driving around town, but even more on the lots...I think this explains some of it (granted this is a loaded Rubicon w/dealer lift, etc. but damn....that’s a lot of $ for a f’in Chrysler product)...

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I bought a Red Overland on June 7th, and really love it. The ride really surprised me when I test drove it. It's a lot smoother suspension than my previous Wrangler Rubicon. My Gladiator has the larger Rubicon wheel package and has a LOT of clearance. No buyers remorse here
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I just had a conversation with a saleslady in Texas about the gladiator and letting her I will not pay above MSRP and she wants me to come in and test drive one and I'm like "no thanks" It's just a JL I've already driven a JL. It's ridiculous how they are price gouging the hell out of them here in Texas I know it's your guys money but your just making it worse for everyone else by accepting these outrageous prices a regular sport JT going for 45,000?? really RIDICULOUS!
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I just had a conversation with a saleslady in Texas about the gladiator and letting her I will not pay above MSRP and she wants me to come in and test drive one and I'm like "no thanks" It's just a JL I've already driven a JL. It's ridiculous how they are price gouging the hell out of them here in Texas I know it's your guys money but your just making it worse for everyone else by accepting these outrageous prices a regular sport JT going for 45,000?? really RIDICULOUS!
No, it's not just a JL. It's a completely different platform, and it is substantially different from the JL series.
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I paid exactly MSRP for mine.
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My dealer in White Lake, MI, has only sold the Gladiators that were customer-ordered. Both average Joe's and local aftermarket companies like AEV and ACE. The ones they've ordered for their lot have not sold at all.

So basically anyone who has already had their heart set on it and had their pen pressed to the check to scribble whatever number Jeep told them has special ordered and bought one. Everyone else has not, and the sales manager acknowledged the issue is the price, and the fact that you can't get employee pricing on it yet.

The radio commercials for various Jeep dealers around here also advertise the "employee pricing for everyone!" sales and at the end say "excluding SRT and Gladiator". That's not helping at all in a local market that uses EP for almost every sale.
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No, it's not just a JL. It's a completely different platform, and it is substantially different from the JL series.
Are you f'ing serious?
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Interesting, sounds like it's the same as here in MN. I did go look at them at the dealer over 2 weeks ago and see none on the road, that's not that they are not on the road, I just have not seen one. Anyone who would pay over MSRP is just is crazy because for 61 grand I already think they are crazy. I did not even ask if they were wiling to deal because I figured I already knew the answer to the question.

I just thought with all the hype on this forum we would have seen 100 threads , but I guess once people saw the price they said no way and are keeping what they have until the prices come down.
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I saw one in my neighborhood a couple weeks ago and it is the only one I've seen in Michigan.
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Hitting dealers everywhere in PA/MD now have only seen one on the road
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Just was in getting my jeep serviced and checked out the JT. They had three in stock, one Rubi, $59K sticker. Styling needs to grow on me. Sales guy said they are all going out at MSRP. Said I would check back with him in 6 months, lol...

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In the northern Dallas area Ive seen 3 on the road plus one at my local dealership . Im really interested in the Rubicon Gladiator but will never pay msrp or over for a jeep. I paid roughly 5% under invoice when I ordered my jk. I will happily wait for the "hype" to die down. Plus I already looked in my area, 5 for sale, none of them manuals. I already know I will have to order from the factory again to get a manual transmission
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...the sales manager acknowledged the issue is the price...
Well if we are honest, other than by brand image, there isn't that much that this one can do that the competition can't and for less.
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My local dealer had a loaded sport on the lot. It looked nice but the price was too high for my blood. I would have to test drive one but nowadays most normal pick trucks ride like a dream. If I am going to spend 50,000 plus one a "truck" its going to be one that rides better then my JKU. I am curious to see how the Gladiator ride compares to most new trucks. I imagine it is more comparable to my JKU then a new Ram or Silverado....
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I saw one in my neighborhood a couple weeks ago and it is the only one I've seen in Michigan.
I've seen a ton of them around Oakland County.
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I know its apples to oranges.... sort of.... but I just bought my wife a 4Runner for her daily and was talking to the sales guy about trading in my f150 for a Tundra. He said he could get me out the door under $50K for a loaded TRD Pro Tundra. There is just no way I could justify a $50K+ Gladiator sport over a Tundra that rides better and tow's better and still can offroad pretty damn good. Keep in mind truck to truck I am not taking it rock crawling, just getting to the trailhead or down a dirtroad.
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How long does it take to take the doors and roof off the Tundra's and Silverado's when you want to enjoy a nice ride in the sunshine? Do you use a sawzall or just a cutting torch?
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I paid 2K below MSRP for mine. The lower prices will start showing up. They started shipping the car last month and most dealers only received 2-3 in the first wave(at least in MA). Now the volume is rolling in and the price is slipping back to typical below MSRP prices. I bought from a volume dealer too so no BS
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As the article reads...

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You Won't Believe How Much People Are Spending on Jeep Gladiators
And NOT spending...

From a sales volume perspective, Ford Ranger sales are abysmal compared to Toyota. As for the Jeep Gladiator... of course they’ve only been shipping for a month, but selling 2,548 units nationwide is the reason you don’t see them on the road. Makes perfect sense since there’s 272 million vehicles on the roads in the U.S.

That somewhat conflicts with the Jeep reported 4190 Launch Edition units they “sold out” in the first day... never believe a snake oil marketeer.

In short, Jeep captured less than 5% of the total mid-size truck sales volume in their first month since the “Launch” — after you layer in Nissan, GM and Honda sales numbers.

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Mind you, Jeep isn't selling nearly as many: last month it sold 2,548 Gladiators compared to 7,750 Rangers. Both figures pale in comparison to the aging (but class-leading) Toyota Tacoma, which saw nearly 23,000 sold last month alone
https://apple.news/AA5MghzJSSXm8R125KK3z5w

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They look ugly as sin unless they are fully lifted and have a ton of mods.....


Not nearly as nice off the lot as a Tacoma or raptor
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Test drove a Sport S yesterday and loved it. Sadly, we will need to custom order since nearly all on the lots appear to be automatic, if we decide to pull the trigger.


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Seems FCA has really over priced the JL and the Gladiator. It is having a negative impact on sales. With the JK, if a dealer had 10 on the lot in my area, that was a lot. Now they all have 50-100 JLs, many being 2018s. Also see the Gladiators starting to add up.
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I have an 18 Rubicon JL, I plan on trading it in a few years on one, I want the diesel but also love my JL so I will give it a few years to settle down and let the newness of it wear off before I pull the trigger.

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