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Unread 12-01-2010, 08:18 PM   #16
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Join Tread Lightly at Tread Lightly - Home for $25 and you can get a new Wrangler for 1% under invoice.

If I sign up where can I purchase the jeep...

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Unread 12-01-2010, 08:18 PM   #17
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Is the new engine in the 2012s gonna be a huge difference?
Yes. It's in the Grand Cherokee now. I'd say go the dealership and drive them both.
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Unread 12-01-2010, 08:22 PM   #18
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Unread 12-01-2010, 08:28 PM   #19
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Did you say you were looking at a 10 or 11? Either way, if the sticker is $30k, I wouldn't pay more that $27k. Mopar puts the invoice very close to the sticker so you should be able to beat 1% under by a mile. And yes, I think the new engine will be a big deal, but I wouldn't buy the first year model.
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Unread 12-01-2010, 08:51 PM   #20
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I clicked that but where can I physically purchase the vehicle
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Unread 12-01-2010, 08:54 PM   #21
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Take your Control Number, along with the letter you received in your membership package to any U.S. Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge dealership. You MUST have your Tread Lightly! membership letter in order to receive the discount. If you have lost your letter, please email treadlightly@treadlightly.org. to request a replacement.
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Unread 12-01-2010, 08:58 PM   #22
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Talking a deal is going to get you much more money off than 1%. You have to talk with them and see what you can pay (REASONABLY) and then you can start doing this tread lightly! stuff

The tread lightly! makes morons think they are getting a great deal off the MSRP but really haggling does a much better job.
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Unread 12-01-2010, 09:04 PM   #23
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Talking a deal is going to get you much more money off than 1%. You have to talk with them and see what you can pay (REASONABLY) and then you can start doing this tread lightly! stuff

The tread lightly! makes morons think they are getting a great deal off the MSRP but really haggling does a much better job.
Even 1% Below factory invoice?
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Unread 12-01-2010, 09:08 PM   #24
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I suppose it depends on what you want or need.

I've seen both a stock liberty and a modded one on the trail (they left before I broke my axle), but they are a damn capable off road rig. I was impressed.

As for buying advice, don't have any. I tend to not use all of my brain cells when I see something with a fresh smelling interior and shiny paint (not so shiny anymore).
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Unread 12-01-2010, 09:11 PM   #25
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I suppose it depends on what you want or need.

I've seen both a stock liberty and a modded one on the trail (they left before I broke my axle), but they are a damn capable off road rig. I was impressed.
I agree, except, I've seen rigs, including Liberty's go many places where they shouldn't. They'll go, but it's more difficult and involves less finesse. Just because it will go, doesn't mean it will be enjoyable or in one piece when it's over.
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Unread 12-01-2010, 09:23 PM   #26
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I agree, except, I've seen rigs, including Liberty's go many places where they shouldn't. They'll go, but it's more difficult and involves less finesse. Just because it will go, doesn't mean it will be enjoyable or in one piece when it's over.
Problem is that the liberty can only do that, after $2-5000 out of pocket.

The thing is, i got my liberty so cheap that the trade in value makes it so worth while for my to just get rid of it for a wrangler.

Why invest 2-3000 in making the liberty off road capable, when i can buy a vehicle i will be happier with and is already off road capable, without voiding the warrant.


Anyway, kelly blue book puts invoice at $28,656 and edmunds says 27,906 excluding destination charge so they are about the same.

With those numbers, what should i be looking to pay?

1% below invoice without having to go back and fourth with the guy seems pretty solid no? Considerimg im hovering over 30,000 right now.

If i can get to $27,000 then my monthly payment is significantly closer to what i pay for my liberty, with the exception of another 12 months which i will probably not even end up utilizing.
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Unread 12-01-2010, 09:35 PM   #27
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I agree, except, I've seen rigs, including Liberty's go many places where they shouldn't. They'll go, but it's more difficult and involves less finesse. Just because it will go, doesn't mean it will be enjoyable or in one piece when it's over.
Man, that had me laughing. I used to live in the Colo. Rockies and would occasionally go off-roading on some moderate trails. I'd be patting myself on the back after a half dozen obstacles until I'd meet some guy with his Subaru or worse yet Toyota Corolla on the same friggin trail. He may be leaving an oil slick but he's still going.
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Unread 12-01-2010, 09:41 PM   #28
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If i can get to $27,000 then my monthly payment is significantly closer to what i pay for my liberty
A few years ago when nothing was selling, I was looking at a Jeep similar to what you are looking at but without both tops (it was a hardtop). They said $26,000 or so if memory serves. So you should be near the ballpark. $30,000 sounds really high to me.
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Unread 12-01-2010, 09:45 PM   #29
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A few years ago when nothing was selling, I was looking at a Jeep similar to what you are looking at but without both tops (it was a hardtop). They said $26,000 or so if memory serves. So you should be near the ballpark. $30,000 sounds really high to me.
again, that 30,000 is what they would LOVE to get from me. But they won't.

Can anyone validate this tread lightly deal? Anyone actually done it? Not gonna blow $25 for nothing...
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OP, I suggest you go offroading first if youve never been.
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