OK; latest update. I can get the used 2015 Trailhawk (24k miles) for $26500 + tax and fees.
Or, I can get a brand new 2016 Trailhawk currently priced at $33600. (MSRP is ≈42k) As far as features go, it doesn't have the ventilated seats that the used one does (it does have the cold weather package, so heated seats and all) but it comes with the SafetyTec Group: rear parking sensors and blind spot sensors (which are probably more useful). It has everything else that I was looking for. (Nav, sunroof, tow, passive entry, etc...) This one even has black wheels!
I can afford the payments if I can get them down to below 32k out the door. I'll drop some for a down payment and be good.
I'm also looking at another one, with a few more features, but it's priced at 38,935 and I doubt I can get them down to 32k... Maybe?
BTW, I have a different dealer that is willing to buy the current Latitude for $19,500. Based on KBB and similar ones in the area, I think that's a pretty good price.
Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
My humble opinion is after the MSRP difference you are at about +$5,000 on the new one (2016). That is also considering you are saving 24,000 miles (on the 2015) not on the 2016.
That is a big deal. In most cases that's an extra 2 years of use.
Ventilated seats are a minor issue in this case in my opinion.
Now this is the bargain time for the 2016's Cherokees. I have seen ads like last weekend in Chicago for 30% off (from prior 20% off) Cherokee at a Jeep Dealer.
Big discounts are very common in that area.
So the deals are out there and getting that extra off the Trail Hawk should be doable. It all depends if you are in a competitive area and the dealer will work to sell you.
Also the 2016 will have the updated transmission hardware that corrected a potential durability issue in the 2014 and some of the 2015s. You can generally tell that in a 2015 if you do not have 2 on the downshift from what I understand. In that case it does not have the updated transmission..
I vote you get the 2016 as I think it fits your needs better and will give you a much lower mileage vehicle, like no miles, that you can start with from scratch.
I am sure the dealer will cut another $1500 off to get the deal done, but be willing to compromise a bit. It is a great vehicle you will enjoy for a long time, especially being new.
Let us know the outcome and good luck.