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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-07-2017, 05:20 PM
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as the title states i am looking at a trailhawk! heres my question..

there is a nice deal about 40 miles south of me for a 2014 trailhawk..its granite..and does have a few added options.

is there a way to use the vin id to see what all options it does have?--- ok researched and found all the options from research maniacs!

does the 2014 come with xenon lights? if not will adding hid or xenon affect the lens of the projector?

can you the uconnect system in the 2014 be upgraded through software to allow adroid auto or carplay?>

i went to my local jeep dealer today and test drove a 2017 granite with package 27e and sunroof..nice ride!

is the 2014 model that much inferior to the 2017? are there many changes? anything i should possibly look out for on a 2014 vs a 2017?

looking at around 32k + fees for the 2017 / the 2014 is 24k + fees...

any help from you all would be much appreciated!

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You can use each TH's VIN to look up its specific build sheet here: https://jeep.custhelp.com/app/jeep/eqlisting_detail/

Once you search it, you'll get a PDF with that specific Jeeps Build Sheet.

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bypass the build sheet, how about the original window sticker? just copy and paste your vin at the end of this URL. much easier to interpret than any build sheet.

http://www.chrysler.com/hostd/window...kerPdf.do?vin=
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In my opinion it is way too much for the 2014. Just check some threads on here what some who were going to trade in a 2014 were offered. The 2017 has new vehicle warranty for 36,000 miles which makes it worth much more. And the 2017 was the first year that most of the models come with the xenon lights and the one model that doesn't has an option to purchase it. Check out a lot of dealers for a 2017 as there are many dealers who are selling them with a big discount which makes anybody on here with a prior year not getting a great offer on a trade. Go to the jeep home page and search dealers in your area to find out what offers are out there. Also, the 2017 has an improved transmission since this is the 4th year for that ZF 9 speed and most of us don't have the same problems we had on the 2014. (Although, there are many on here that has had no problem with their 2014 ZF 9 speed.) My personal opinion is that I would rather have a 2017 even with less options so I wouldn't be concerned about a previous owner reason for selling the 2014. I do recommend to get the v6 with tow package if you want to ever tow or even if you don't want to tow. Also, the 2017 will be now much less than a 2018 since that will be the first year updating the KL (my guess) . Okay, just my opinion and not telling you how to spend your nickel. Here is a sample of a price for a 2017 TH -V-6 with trailer tow and not any other options. I didn't put the dealer's name or location as I am not advertising for anybody, but I do know that this dealer's price if pretty reliable and not a bunch of discounts that the average buyer would not qualify for when going to see this dealer. I looked at the window sticker to get the options I mentioned.

Dealer Price $34,830
$5,989
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SALE PRICE $28,841

Here are the discounts on this vehicle: Comments: Price includes: Dealer's $189.00 Closing Fee. $500 - Chrysler Capital 2017 Bonus Cash **CH5 (exclu. GL). Exp. 05/01/2017, $500 - Southeast Regional Non-APR Retail Bonus SECH1Z. Exp. 05/01/2017, $500 - 2017 Retail Bonus Cash SECHA1. Exp. 05/01/2017, $3,500 - 2017 SE Retail Consumer Cash 66CH1. Exp. 05/01/2017



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I just traded my 2014 for a 2017, Trust me! DON'T BY THE 2014!

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as the title states i am looking at a trailhawk! heres my question..

there is a nice deal about 40 miles south of me for a 2014 trailhawk..its granite..and does have a few added options.

is there a way to use the vin id to see what all options it does have?--- ok researched and found all the options from research maniacs!

does the 2014 come with xenon lights? if not will adding hid or xenon affect the lens of the projector?

can you the uconnect system in the 2014 be upgraded through software to allow adroid auto or carplay?>

i went to my local jeep dealer today and test drove a 2017 granite with package 27e and sunroof..nice ride!

is the 2014 model that much inferior to the 2017? are there many changes? anything i should possibly look out for on a 2014 vs a 2017?

looking at around 32k + fees for the 2017 / the 2014 is 24k + fees...

any help from you all would be much appreciated!

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Basically its what your pocket book will stand.

If the options are the same the '14 Hawk is over priced compared to the new Hawk. 8k is not that much if everything is the same. The New one would win for me.
* The '14 is not inferior to the newer ones other than age and mileage.
* The transmission was the main issue with some but far from all of the Cherokees '14 to mid'15 model years.
The transmission was updated mid 2015 with a hardware change.
Now if you look at it and take the '14 out for a test drive look carefully at several things.
* The owners service record of and warranty repairs and general service etc. There should be recalls listed and maybe even warranty repairs. If there is a series on one or two areas reject the purchase.
* Transmission should shift flawlessly. Should not even feel it most of the time. If it is not like this reject it as problems are down the road.
* Under medium to heavy acceleration is there any wobble on the front axle? If so there is a possible warranty repair for it.
* The power train warranty is transferable? If not reject it.

Now all prices are negotiable, especially on the ,14. But I would think that the ' 14 is not equipped (optioned out) as well as the '17.
Remember there has been price increases on the Cherokees including the options. So that still makes me believe that '14 is optioned out.
But the only advice I have is your pocket book and get what you want, especially options. 3+ years down the road you will not even be thinking of paying a bit too much.

My 2014 was purchased in 12/13 and has been flawless to date. Probably paid a bit more than I should have but I got exactly what I wanted including options.
It is as much fun to drive today as it was brand new!
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I'm still looking at the THL. The dealer wanted 34k after discounts. The MSRP was 41k and it has everything except sunroof and nav. However I'm kinda worried about the tank. I mean it's about almost 16 gallon tank but kinda want to ask the TH owners how many miles can it go on one tank with the 3.2L V6 TH?
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Make sure you compare pricing on what the total amount is you will pay over the loan term.
With VERY attractive finance rates from FCA on new (0%), you may find your final cash outlay for used is almost as much as a new one 6 years down the road. Typical rates on used are around the 4% to 5% mark (up here anyways).....adds up pretty quick over 5 or 6 years.

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Make sure you compare pricing on what the total amount is you will pay over the loan term.
With VERY attractive finance rates from FCA on new (0%), you may find your final cash outlay for used is almost as much as a new one 6 years down the road. Typical rates on used are around the 4% to 5% mark (up here anyways).....adds up pretty quick over 5 or 6 years.
0% financing is almost never the better way to go with purchasing a new car, because you (typically) have to forfeit so much rebate that it's not worth it.

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0% financing is almost never the better way to go with purchasing a new car, because you (typically) have to forfeit so much rebate that it's not worth it.
There were no rebates when I bought, but 6 year 0% has actually had mine paying down faster than depreciation.
I can sell mine today for more than I owe and I didn't put anything down either. I have had few car loans in my past where I could say anything even close......I would say your logic is flawed.

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There were no rebates when I bought, but 6 year 0% has actually had mine paying down faster than depreciation.
I can sell mine today for more than I owe and I didn't put anything down either. I have had few car loans in my past where I could say anything even close......I would say your logic is flawed.
I would say I sell more cars in a week than you'll buy in a lifetime, so I know a bit about what I'm taking about obviously if there were no rebates when you purchased your car, then there were none to give up, thus your situation was an exception to the rule. But GENERALLY speaking, in order to take special financing rates you have to forego the rebate programs, and the rebates you would give up are normally more than the interest you would pay, thus taking the special financing would be a poor choice. This is the case most, but not all, of the time.

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