so here's the story. i went to 2 dealers here in my area looking a used 4 door jk's for my wife. dealer 1 seamed to not have any sales people around after waiting 45 mins we walked out. went to dealer 2 wanted to test drive an 08 sahara the salesman needs to pull my credit before hand well i guess my credit was not good enough for them (its over 700). they didnt seem to take me seriolsly even though i have over 10 grand to put down. the salesman heemed an hawed and dragged his feet until we left without a test drive even the finance guy was a prick . i could have complained to the manager but we were so pissed we left. maybe if chrysler could get its dealers to treat customers with some respect they might be able to sell cars. i'm buying her new car online it's easier. anyway just needed to vent
Same thing happened to me. Tried local first. Found a good deal on a 2007 sahara with mygig, 6 speed, both tops, 19,000 miles, CB, 35" BF goodrich, 17" custom, light bar, $21500. *exactly what I wanted*
This was at a Ford Dealership in Columbus, OH. After driving 100 miles to see it, they insulted me on my trade and offered 2000 (99 dodge dakota RT going for 6500 to 9000 on ebay at the time - I ended up getting 7000 private party). I was impressed with the test drive, though. I shot him 20K and he wouldnt budge a dollar on the price. I asked if the boost on the Jeep to tuck 35s was budget or short arm.... he didnt know. Did the lift void the warranty? He didnt know.
I asked him what kind of financing I'd be looking at at that price. The monthly payments for 60 months were 11% (he didnt expect me to bring my finance calc from college). I told him to @&*$ himself and walked out.
Did the online thing. Found a $23800 07 auto with no my gig, stock rims/tires but 9800 miles. This also had a certified extended warranty (3/39 8/80) and it was at a Dodge dealer. Shot him 21000 ended at $22400 (with 6.15% from my bank, it is cheaper after 5 years anyway). very happy with purchase. I get to do my own thing with customizing as well.
Never get too attached to a vehicle. If your salesman is a ****, they prolly will be when something breaks. Get the deal you want. Buyers market.