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post #531 of 538 (permalink) Old 07-19-2016, 04:03 PM
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Thanks. If I had a ton of 2016s nearby to choose from I'd probably find one that's a good compromise in features and price. But there are none.

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I am by no means an expert, but I will share what I do know. I would not be afraid of buying at a distant dealership, as dealerships are required (an reimbursed) to keep you happy during warranty. I also would not be afraid of a 2016 at a lower price unless you 1) Plan to trade it in within five years -or- 2) There is something offered in a 2017 that you desperately want and is not offered in a 2016.

The order versus inventory is a complicated matter. A 2016 in inventory needs to go because it is going to get harder to unload. All vehicles in a dealers inventory are financed on a line of credit, and the dealership is paying monthly interest on each, so you might think that would encourage them to deal more on inventory vehicles. A special order, however, is a quick cash turnaround, and depending on the dealership (and their financial health) could make that appealing for a discount.

The only sure thing in discounting is that every dealership (that I am aware of) operates on sales bonuses. Some are monthly, all are quarterly, and even the owner is annual. The last day of those periods are desperate times for sales people, sales managers and general managers to hit their bonuses. They will stretch the most then. I got an outrageous deal on a Chevy Tahoe many years ago on December 31. You just have to be willing to walk away. Don't worry, they will still sell you a car the next day if you don't make a deal.

In my Jeep Cherokee I wanted the beige/black interior, and there weren't any with the cherry red exterior to be found. I also wanted the factory installed towing package, not an add-on kit. That is why I ordered mine. The bottom line: you are spending over $30,000; get the vehicle you want, with the features you want, and don't stress over a couple thousand dollars. It isn't really important in the long haul. Good Luck!

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I appreciate the thorough reply, Raylee.

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After much deliberation over color, I ordered a 2017 Trailhawk today. Bright White and Black interior with Black wheels.

3.2L
L Plus Group
Tow Group
SafetyTec
Technology Group

42,185 MSRP
40,544 invoice

Paying Friends and Family pricing, 1% below invoice. They wouldn't budge beyond that, but they agreed to a trade value that's beat three others by an amount that would equal a good chunk of holdback taken off the price.

Current rebate of 2,250 is protected by it being a sold order. As long as my trade in doesn't drop much, I will drive off in my Cherokee with a check for at least a grand.

Light Brownstone with black or brown interior was really beating white the last few weeks, but my favorite color won out in the end.

Phooey on all those 2016s that had NAV and the sunroof I have no use for.

Now the wait begins.

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After much deliberation over color, I ordered a 2017 Trailhawk today. Bright White and Black interior with Black wheels.

3.2L
L Plus Group
Tow Group
SafetyTec
Technology Group

42,185 MSRP
40,544 invoice

Paying Friends and Family pricing, 1% below invoice. They wouldn't budge beyond that, but they agreed to a trade value that's beat three others by an amount that would equal a good chunk of holdback taken off the price.

Current rebate of 2,250 is protected by it being a sold order. As long as my trade in doesn't drop much, I will drive off in my Cherokee with a check for at least a grand.

Light Brownstone with black or brown interior was really beating white the last few weeks, but my favorite color won out in the end.

Phooey on all those 2016s that had NAV and the sunroof I have no use for.

Now the wait begins.
Congrats on the new order and, NAV and sunroof are cool !!! But, really congrats!!

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Congrats on the new order and, NAV and sunroof are cool !!! But, really congrats!!
Thank you! Both of those went up in price for 2017! NAV was tempting I'd admit.

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post #537 of 538 (permalink) Old 04-30-2017, 10:37 PM
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Didn't do a custom order, but the dealer located a vehicle for me, and I signed the purchase order yesterday. Not sure where it's coming from, but they think it'll arrive later this week.

Waiting on a couple more details to finalize, but should pick it up this week or next.

Vehicle of my dreams? Hmm ... always stay skeptical, but enjoy what you've got while you've got it.
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Do individual factory orders receive any special/better attention during the build process than general dealer orders?

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