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post #21 of 51 (permalink) Old 10-17-2016, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Went and looked at the TH today. The only damage I noted was a scratch in the rear passenger side bumper on the plastic fascia. The seller pointed it out to me immediately and I was told that his wife had done it while she was coming to pick him up at the airport. Not too bad, just barely visible. Interior was in good condition; well kept. Everything inside seemed to work OK. Overall a good looking vehicle! Only problem with it was that the stock tow hooks have been removed and replaced by the BlueOx towing system. Seller says that he does not have the original factory hooks

Drove it: ODO at about 23k, no issues that I could tell; actually felt as if it drove a bit better and smoother than mine! Probably the difference between AD1 and a TH.

Dealer (at the time) was willing to come down to $26,500. Plus dealer fee of $460 and tax ($1620), tag, title, etc... (I have no clue how much all that will cost).
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Unless you are going to flat tow it I would demand more off for not having the Tow Hooks or have them replaced before purchase. But, that's my opinion.

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My final advice is very short coming from an old man. If there is "doubt" that you can think of for not making the purchase, it usually means you don'r really want that vehicle for whatever reasons and you will sleep better not purchasing it. By the way, I am still learning that advice myself.

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My final advice is very short coming from an old man. If there is "doubt" that you can think of for not making the purchase, it usually means you don'r really want that vehicle for whatever reasons and you will sleep better not purchasing it. By the way, I am still learning that advice myself.
I agree, but only up to a point. I had doubts about my Cherokee before buying it do to the transmission issues that I had heard about. I purchased the vehicle despite my doubt, & I couldn't be happier! For me it comes down to that feeling of whether or not I love driving the vehicle. If I get in the vehicle and I have a blast driving it then it is the right one for me. If it looks really good that's just an extra bonus!

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The missing tow hooks are definitely disappointing, however you could probably find somebody on the forum that either has or wants to flat to their vehicle and you could trade them the setup you have for their hooks and have them pay shipping to make up for the cost difference.

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My final advice is very short coming from an old man. If there is "doubt" that you can think of for not making the purchase, it usually means you don'r really want that vehicle for whatever reasons and you will sleep better not purchasing it. By the way, I am still learning that advice myself.
The only doubt I have is that I am letting go of a vehicle that I really enjoy simply for reasons of vanity. I do not NEED a TH, or any of the features the prospect vehicle has; but I wanted all of that at the beginning.

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The only doubt I have is that I am letting go of a vehicle that I really enjoy simply for reasons of vanity. I do not NEED a TH, or any of the features the prospect vehicle has; but I wanted all of that at the beginning.

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ptram's advice applies to me and so does your last sentence. I had doubts when I got my current car, but dismissed them as being due to the high price (I'm usually very frugal). Now I kick myself wishing I hadn't bought it as I wait for my ordered Cherokee to be built. I'd been so much better off waiting longer on a purchase and then learning the 2016s got imoroved transmissions. I'd been in a Trailhawk late 2015 probably. (bought current car in July 2015)

Soon I'll have what I really wanted all along. Ahhhhh.

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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?

Thoughts???

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.

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Here are the window stickers...

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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?

Thoughts???

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.

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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.
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