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Unread 08-05-2013, 11:12 AM   #1
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Lowest price on new compass (2013)?

I'm looking to buy a new Compass for my teenager and have seen it as low as ~$13k. I swear earlier in the year, before I was ready to buy, an advertisement leaflet that listed one or two for ~9800. I'd love to hear who has the lowest priced Compass here (2012 or 2013) and how'd you get it for that price? I suspect I'll have to wait until Sept or Dec this year to see any pricing lower than $13k but if you guys have connections let me know!

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Unread 08-05-2013, 02:36 PM   #2
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I need to come to your area to buy my next car..never seen any anywhere near that price in my area of PA
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Unread 08-05-2013, 09:04 PM   #3
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Me neither
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Unread 08-05-2013, 10:18 PM   #4
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I've seen patriots as low as 17ish... but that's usually with a lot of rebates most don't qualify for. good luck...
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Unread 08-06-2013, 03:20 AM   #5
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Just looked quick lowest I seen patriots are around 15k for complete base model but that would be with every discount / rebate possible which most won't qualify.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 03:21 AM   #6
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As far as the compass in my area I don't see really any below 17k and there also listed with every rebate possible included in price.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 08:53 AM   #7
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Check Dave Smith Motors in Kellogg Idaho.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 10:47 AM   #8
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Jeep Patriot 2014 less than $10k after rebates Even if you don't use the military , lease , and new grad rebates it's only $12k. However, when I bought my Durango I was able to get them to price it at about the same price as what they had advertised after rebates even though I wasn't applicable for most of them, they were able to take the equivalent amount off elsewhere through creative structuring. It was a fully loaded Durango Crew MSRP sticker $39k I talked them down to $30k. So from experience, it can be done.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 11:04 AM   #9
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Jeep Patriot 2014 less than $10k after rebates Even if you don't use the military , lease , and new grad rebates it's only $12k. However, when I bought my Durango I was able to get them to price it at about the same price as what they had advertised after rebates even though I wasn't applicable for most of them, they were able to take the equivalent amount off elsewhere through creative structuring. It was a fully loaded Durango Crew MSRP sticker $39k I talked them down to $30k. So from experience, it can be done.
trust me when i say you're dreaming. you will never buy a brand new MK anywhere near that. dealers like that are using creative advertising to get you in the door. these cars have less than $1,000 in markup in them and very little "joe average" rebates. they're also removing frieght to make their price look even lower. believe me, you'll walk out of there for several thousand dollars more. also, that car does not come with air conditioning. this is what they call an "ad car," a car with absolutely zero options that they can advertise for a stupid, undoable low price that gets people in the door. then, when you see what you're buying and how much the price went up, they'll try and switch you to a different car. they actually don't want to sell the car you linked because then they lose their ad car.

your best bet to get a low price is to join tread lightly and get the FFP (friends & family program) discount, although on such an inexpensive car, even that won't save you much.

i'm not trying to discourage you, but from your own wording of your durango as an example ("creative structuring") it sounds like you are inexperienced in buying a new car. no worries, that's why we're here, to help if you got it for an advertised price without using rebates, they were most likely adding fees and throwing in freight to make up the cost. i can sell you a $40k durango for $10,000 and make you believe it, but there's going to be a lot of "fees" in there to make up for it that the dealer can justify.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 11:38 AM   #10
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So you mean I got a bad deal on the Durango? $30k for a fully loaded $39k sticker msrp is no good?
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Unread 08-06-2013, 11:53 AM   #11
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Truf on ad car. Went to a pontiac dealer years ago for a Grand Am because the Ad said....

12 to choose from
$7995

What the ad really meant was


12 to choose, from $7995

The comma was omitted from the ad to make it read like there were 12 $7995 Grand Ams. There was really only one. The rest were $12-$13k. Heck when I got there the salesman didnt know of any $7995 Grand Ams. They had to go pick one out of the bunch.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 11:59 AM   #12
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I get what you're saying. I'm just saying that from my experience I saw an ad for a Durango this past Feb that had a particular price ~$31k advertised, I went down there, they gave me the low down that was pricing after rebates that I wasn't applicable for. After 2 days back and forth I left the lot with a BETTER vehicle and at a little more than $30k. Plus title and tax of course. So again, in my experience, it can be done. FWIW, the desk manager offered me a job after I made the deal
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Unread 08-06-2013, 09:53 PM   #13
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$13,490

We bought a 2013 Compass Sport for $13,490 plus taxes and fees last month in Tacoma, WA. No options, but with standard PW/PL, A/C, carpeted floor mats, keyless entry, manual transmission, cruise, alloy wheels, heated mirrors, fog lamps, 2.0 liter engine. The price included some rebates/factory incentives, but was a great deal in my book. It was purchased for my son. Good fuel mileage, nice standard features, good warranty. The local dealer advertises a few loss leaders each week, usually a Compass for $12,990 (with a military rebate), a Patriot for $9,990, and some other models. We went for the Compass because of the higher level of standard equipment (and in my opinion, better styling) over the Patriot. Happy so far. If you are interested, Google Tacoma Dodge Chrysler Jeep. I have no relationship with them, just a satisfied customer.

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Unread 08-07-2013, 01:14 AM   #14
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We bought a 2013 Compass Sport for $13,490 plus taxes and fees last month in Tacoma, WA. The local dealer advertises a few loss leaders each week, usually a Compass for $12,990 (with a military rebate), a Patriot for $9,990, and some other models.
That's excellent pricing, exactly the numbers that I had been looking at. Thanks for chiming in. It's good to hear from someone with first hand experience.
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Unread 08-07-2013, 07:21 AM   #15
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So you mean I got a bad deal on the Durango? $30k for a fully loaded $39k sticker msrp is no good?
no, i mean you most likely didn't actually get that price (i'm not sure, i don't know all the specifics). certain dealers do a great job of making you think you got that price, when in reality they're giving you a price plus freight (which is already included in the MSRP), and plus other bogus fees. in the end, you're really paying thousands over this price
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We bought a 2013 Compass Sport for $13,490 plus taxes and fees last month in Tacoma, WA. No options, but with standard PW/PL, A/C, carpeted floor mats, keyless entry, manual transmission, cruise, alloy wheels, heated mirrors, fog lamps, 2.0 liter engine. The price included some rebates/factory incentives, but was a great deal in my book. It was purchased for my son. Good fuel mileage, nice standard features, good warranty. The local dealer advertises a few loss leaders each week, usually a Compass for $12,990 (with a military rebate), a Patriot for $9,990, and some other models. We went for the Compass because of the higher level of standard equipment (and in my opinion, better styling) over the Patriot. Happy so far. If you are interested, Google Tacoma Dodge Chrysler Jeep. I have no relationship with them, just a satisfied customer.
take this post for example. there's no possible way that this guy paid $13k for a compass. it just isn't possible. let me show you why.

the least expensive 2013 jeep compass left in the country has an MSRP of $20,490. it is a 2013 sport with zero options. it has an invoice price of $20,228, a whopping $262 in markup. when the dealer sells it, they will get $585 in holdback from the manufacturer, so in reality, the dealer's "net cost" on the car is $19,643. currently in your area, based on a los angeles zip code of 90001, there is a $3,000 rebate which everyone qualifies for. you already said you don't qualify for the lease rebate, college grad, or military, so if you walked in the door and that dealer wanted to break straight even, they would sell it to you for $16,643. keep this number in your head, it's very important.

"how am i seeing prices for $14,000 and under" you ask? it's simple.

destination on this car (which i already said was included in the MSRP) is $995. they remove this cost from their advertised internet pricing to make it look lower, only to add it in later at the end as a bogus "fee". $16,643 just went to $15,648. they'll throw in the military rebate of $500. now we're down to $15,148. they're using the lease loyalty rebate as well, of $1,000. price drops to $14,148. add the college grad rebate as well and you're down to $13,648. add a few bucks in profit so the dealer doesn't just break even and there's your advertised price of $13,995.

"but wait, what about that number of $16,643 you told me to remember? wasn't that their dead cost?" yup. so ask yourself, would anyone in charge of running a business and earning a profit in order to keep that business afloat advertise right off the bat a $2,648 loss, or more, on their inventory? not anyone who wants to have a job the next day, that's for sure.

so you see, there is no way on earth that any dealer is actually selling these anywhere near the prices you're seeing, or the prices you're looking for. there are dealers that do a phenomenal job of making people think they got those prices, like the second person i quoted in my post. he didn't pay $13k for his brand new compass, i'll bet my job on it. but he thinks he did, which in the eyes of the dealer is all that matters. they'll simply add fees and destination until the price on their screen goes back into the black. it happens every day. if you walk out of a dealership and believe that you paid anywhere near the price you're looking for, you got had, plain and simple. Vbpiper, look at the buyer's order for your MK. if you see "destination", "freight", or "delivery" on there for $995, which i will guarantee you will, you were a victim of this creative maneuver. if $13k is your budget, you need to be looking at pre-owned models. hell, my 2011 is still worth more than that in its lowest trade value, what does that tell you? if people are still, years later, trading these cars for THOUSANDS more than what you're "seeing" them go for new, how is that possible? it isn't, those people are victims of advertising, plain and simple.
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