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Old 08-24-2015, 05:30 PM
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Decisions, decisions...2015 or 2016

Advice appreciated. Looking to get a new JKU. 2 issues, should I try to get a deal on a 15 or order a 16 as i would assume the 15 could be had cheaper.

Also, thoughts on a somewhat loaded altitude vs sport and use savings for small lift, wheels and tires.

Didn't realize there were so many options available such as hard top interior liner, air bags, alpine, etc.

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Old 08-24-2015, 05:33 PM   #2
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These ain't Corollas. Don't buy a 2015 expecting an tangible discount.

Big reasons to buy a 15 would be for discontinued Anvil color or the longer powertrain warranty if you rack up a ton of miles.

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Get the "Jeep" you really Want. The deal specifics are short lived, the decision isn't.
IF you find a '15 you Love - get it otherwise order exactly what you want.
An order can be a better deal many times.
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Old 08-24-2015, 07:11 PM
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I hear you, it will.be a street queen with a bit of beach trips for fishing. Just deciding on base vs bells and whistles. I'll keep it and mod accordingly as wallet permits.
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Haggling on a 2015 now and the dealer was reluctant to go to even 1% under invoice. Might just wait another month until the 16's start arriving on lots. They will probably want to deal a little more once that happens.
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Like was said above, get the jeep you want if you are buying new. I happened to find a really good deal on a used one with almost no miles, also didn't hurt it was a Rubicon and had almost everything I wanted. Lots of threads on here about the Pros and Cons of each one so I wont go into detail.

My personal experience, if you can wait I had better luck finding some lower prices in the winter, when no one else was looking for a soft top.
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Have the dealer about 4500 off msrp on a sahara. They put that out without much haggling, makes me think I can get more. Just over 40k sticker.
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Have the dealer about 4500 off msrp on a sahara. They put that out without much haggling, makes me think I can get more. Just over 40k sticker.
I am a bit shocked that they came down that much. Is that based on incentives that you have to qualify for? Like, new college grad, family or friend etc? I bought my 2015 Sahara unlimited just over 30 days ago and they cant keep the 2015's on the lot. I literally watched them sell 3 while i was test driving mine and haggling over the price for a few hours. If a 2015 is what you like, i would go with that. I found one on the lot with all of the options that I wanted, so i went with that one, but I knew i wanted a 2015 over the 2016.
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I meant just over 44 msrp, got them down 39.5. No incentives.
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You just gotta shop around! I got my '15 sahara from the factory (with some extra things like a hard top, slush mats, side airbags, etc) for about $31k because I was able to get a quote somewhere, then moved to another place and said, "Can you beat it?" Eventually, I got my jeep the way I wanted it for a good amount under Invoice. And that was back in March! As for '15 vs '16, don't expect a huge price drop when the '16 roles out. I ended up with a '15 because the '14s price wasn't much cheaper at all. I would wait a couple months to see what the '16 are like, then get the one you like better with the options you want!
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Chances are your dealer won't be willing to negotiate too heavily on a 2015. They sell, and that's the bottom line. If it's the end of the month and they need a few more sales you might see a drop on price but I wouldn't expect much a difference from 2015 to 2016.
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Neibourgh just got an altitude and I think it looks nice. Aev hood, same rock rails and gas cover door as my 10A, Sahara wheels in gloss black.. And a few other things... If you can deal that way down, I say go ahead with one...
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you'd probably get a better deal on the 15 once the 16s start rolling out. if your not too keen on any of the current colors, then wait for the 2016s. in all reality there aren't too many discounts giving on jeep wranglers.
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I bought a 2015 because of the warranty going out to 100K, versus the changes for 2016 where the warranty will only be 5 years/60K miles. That's a big difference for anyone that plans to keep their JK a longer time.
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my guess is you can get the same deal on a 15 vs 16. January/February jeep will probably do their typical 0% for 3 years on the wranglers to clear out leftovers but it will be slim pickings.

I was able to work between 9-10% off msrp on my 16

Shorter drivetrain warranty didn't both me, I will not put 20k miles a year

There were no 15's with the options I wanted or didn't want. Thus I ordered a 16 so I get it exactly how I want. My wife has a 08 jku X and I ordered a 16' jku rubicon hard rock. I wanted leather, heated seats, upgraded drivetrain and a few other items either not available on the other models or by the time they were added the price was just about equal to the hard rock.

I was told by two dealerships that if you ever plan on taking the doors off do not get the side airbags
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The dealer had a JKUR Hard Rock on the lot that had every option that I wanted, but in a color I didn't want. They couldn't come up with one in the right color via dealer swap, so I started looking at just ordering one.

The price difference between 2015 and 2016 with the same options was $238.00
I would imagine that they won't have any trouble at all moving the 2015's, especially since the powertrain warranty is better, but for me it made sense just to order a 2016.

Interestingly enough, I started my search looking for a used jeep, and discovered that 2014 JKUR Hardrocks with 20,000 miles are selling for right around $39,000, which is a savings of only about $4,000 over brand spankin' new, depending on how much you haggle.
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Get the "Jeep" you really Want. The deal specifics are short lived, the decision isn't.
IF you find a '15 you Love - get it otherwise order exactly what you want.
An order can be a better deal many times.
That's the best advice I've ever read!

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I can get a pretty loaded HR with under 10k mint for 40k. It's a 2015 and although way more of a jeep than I need it may be worth it for me. What do you think.
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I would go to jeep.com and build a new one with the same options to see the price difference. The pricing for the 2016 is almost identical to the 2015's and that way you aren't comparing apples and oranges.

Once you get an idea of the price difference, you can decide if a used jeep now is a better deal than a new jeep in a couple of months.

FYI- $40,000 is only a savings of about $3,000 from what I'm paying for a loaded 2016 JKURHR. Only you can say whether that savings makes sense for you...
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I always purchase newer. It will have a higher resale in the future.
If you can purchase at a deep enough discount on a older model, or plan on keeping it forever, then it is a toss up. Either, or!
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It is helpful cause I wouldn't buy a new HR because it is way more than the street ride I need. I think ordering a new Sahara or Sport model may be the way to go for me.

I saw this barely used HR and thought for the money it might be worth it.
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I saw this barely used HR and thought for the money it might be worth it.
What are the details on it?
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HR has 5k, dual tops, leather, 47k msrp. Flawless cond.
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I was told by two dealerships that if you ever plan on taking the doors off do not get the side airbags
Why? You cant' take them off? They won't deploy?
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I always purchase newer. It will have a higher resale in the future.
If you can purchase at a deep enough discount on a older model, or plan on keeping it forever, then it is a toss up. Either, or!
I considered this as well. Couldn't find a 2015 with all options I wanted so ordering made since. I also checked NADA and compared trade value for last 3 years, each with same options and same mileage. Only difference being a year model newer made 1200-1400 difference in value. If you can't save that on a 2015 over 2016 then newer makes since IMO.
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Why? You cant' take them off? They won't deploy?
I'm also wondering why.
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Buy what you want, and based on whats important to you, but keep in mind that dealers are motivated to sell whats been "on their payroll" the longest, and thats gonna be a 2015, since those have been ordered, built and invoiced already so the dealer is paying flooring on them now.

The closer you get to the 2016's the fewer 2015's there will be to pick from (if any) as the dealers want them G-o-n-e. Gone so they can NOT have to deal on the latest and greatest model year...the 2016's. Thats the car biz.

We bought a 2015 very well equipped JK Sport on August 1, for an advertised $6190. off of msrp. We ran, did not walk to that dealer and snapped it up. No haggling, we knew it was a great deal. The discount we received is far greater than the delta in resale value between a 2015 vs a 2016 will EVER be.

I check every couple of days and throughout the So-Cal market where I live and there hasn't been an identically equipped 2015 JK for the same price since.

There are certain times of the month, the model year, and the calender year when its more advantageous to buy than others. Now is one of those times...as new MY models trickle in.

So, decide if youre about hitting as close to your "perfect Jeep" target as possible at the best price possible, or getting exactly what you want and cost be damned, but that decision will be made for you the longer you wait.
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Thx for input, you guys make a lot of good points.ill make my move any day.
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Why? You cant' take them off? They won't deploy?
????? I've never heard that before. Can anyone elaborate why?

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