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Old 08-27-2014, 06:34 PM   #11
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Ah Barry... I'd just about made up my mind on an F150 when I retire the Trailblazer and you go and post this
Just a thought. Once you get used to the high price of the Grand Cherokee Diesel it's a relatively small price jump to a Mercedes Diesel SUV. The Mercedes should hold it's value over time just like the Escape!
I paid 2% under invoice for our loaded limited, premium package, tow package etc
It was around US$44k. An F150 & the jeep are 2 different animals really.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:49 PM   #12
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Ah Barry... I'd just about made up my mind on an F150 when I retire the Trailblazer and you go and post this
Just a thought. Once you get used to the high price of the Grand Cherokee Diesel it's a relatively small price jump to a Mercedes Diesel SUV. The Mercedes should hold it's value over time just like the Escape!
Well, I own a Mercedes and I can tell you, they don't hold their value any better than anything else, as far as I can tell. It's pretty easy to find used, low mileage Mercedes for peanuts, compared to their new price. And, they are very expensive to maintain! I have spent way, way, way more maintaining my $80K MBZ, then I ever have on my trusty 1999 Trooper with 160,000+ miles on it. If my future Escape doesn't hold value way better than an MBZ, I will be sorely disappointed.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:49 PM   #13
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Thanks for the payload information. That is the same as my Tacoma.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:34 PM   #14
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Small price jump? It's about $23K more. Can't count the 250. The 350 has similar towing capacity.
I was roughly comparing Canadian prices of the GL350 Blue Tec at $78500 to the Grand Cherokee Summit at $70135. In 2015 models Chrysler offers the Diesel on the Summit and Overland models only. This is according to their Canadian web site. Hopefully they will add the diesel option in the lower priced models in the future or perhaps as a special order.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:08 PM   #15
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I was roughly comparing Canadian prices of the GL350 Blue Tec at $78500 to the Grand Cherokee Summit at $70135. In 2015 models Chrysler offers the Diesel on the Summit and Overland models only. This is according to their Canadian web site. Hopefully they will add the diesel option in the lower priced models in the future or perhaps as a special order.
Yeah, I think the site is giving you bad info. Either that or the Canadian lineup is different. Its available on the Limited, and runs about 45k USD msrp.
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I just looked at the 2014 limited diesel which has sun roof and all the extras but in two wheel drive, it was listed at 44 but for sale at 41 plus taxes. In Aug of 2010, I paid 37 out the door for a loaded loredo with the hemi. It now has 72000 miles and I am thinking about the replacement in a year or two or if someone runs a red light.
The dealer talked about 17000 for trade-in, I'll get more use out of it instead.
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I just looked at the 2014 limited diesel which has sun roof and all the extras but in two wheel drive, it was listed at 44 but for sale at 41 plus taxes. In Aug of 2010, I paid 37 out the door for a loaded loredo with the hemi. It now has 72000 miles and I am thinking about the replacement in a year or two or if someone runs a red light.
The dealer talked about 17000 for trade-in, I'll get more use out of it instead.
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Yeah they really stick it to you on the trade. I usually sell privately rather than trade in. Many years ago I sold cars -- for about a year. Worst year of my life. Surrounded by dishonest and unethical people.
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Model lineups in Canada are often different from those in the U.S., and typically have fewer choices. Prices are also higher here, even for exactly the same model variant.
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Model lineups in Canada are often different from those in the U.S., and typically have fewer choices. Prices are also higher here, even for exactly the same model variant.
Yeah, I've noticed that in a lot of places. I was in Bogota Colombia earlier this month and the customer POC I was working with mentioned how expensive cars were there. He wanted a new Passat but his cost would be almost exactly DOUBLE what it is in the US.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:48 AM   #20
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We recently purchased a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the pentastar V-6 engine to tow a 17B we will be picking up at the end of Sept.
I was wondering if you use or see the need for towing mirrors? If so, what type do you have?
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