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Old 08-30-2017, 12:34 PM
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My next planned vehicle purchase. Loved my WK2 JGC
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Absolutely insane and can still be considered practical except for the price. Unfortunately this is priced above my pay grade. Just did a quick Navy Fed Credit Union loan calculation on this.....financing $90g at 2.69% for 72 months, $0 down would be $1,355/mo. Oh well, I can always dream.
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:10 PM
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Absolutely insane and can still be considered practical except for the price. Unfortunately this is priced above my pay grade. Just did a quick Navy Fed Credit Union loan calculation on this.....financing $90g at 2.69% for 72 months, $0 down would be $1,355/mo. Oh well, I can always dream.
I only buy used. Some waxer will pay MSRP+ to be first on the block and trade it in 6 months later for something else. I'll get it for 15K+ less than MSRP. Been buying vehicles this way for 20+ years.

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Agreed, price on these is insane. That's been the biggest issue with the wk2 srt8 it's whole.loge, it's a super nice vehicle, and they're priced like that too.

Part of me misses the wk1 srt8 and it's relative cheapness. It was a little more honest, and was a car a middle class guy could afford. The new stuff, not so much.

But alas, that's how the entire auto industry is going. And then they wonder why sales are tanking.
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I had two WK2's and pretty sure both stickered at $70k. Adding over 225hp and supporting upgrades will put this machine over the $90k mark and the kick in the nuts is that they didn't do any exterior upgrades that really set this truck apart. This thing needs to be the **** of the walk and Jeep failed miserably.
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I had two WK2's and pretty sure both stickered at $70k. Adding over 225hp and supporting upgrades will put this machine over the $90k mark and the kick in the nuts is that they didn't do any exterior upgrades that really set this truck apart. This thing needs to be the **** of the walk and Jeep failed miserably.
For those like yourself that care more about "exclusivity" than performance I would agree.

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Old 08-31-2017, 11:15 PM
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For those like yourself that care more about "exclusivity" than performance I would agree.
Poor assumption on your part
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While I would be hesitant to pull the trigger based on this being a Mopar (I have 3 good friends who are 15-20 year techs and another who works at the assembly plant) and the reliability ranking poorly. I think the current Jeep GC is a great looking vehicle and this thing is on top of the heap in terms of HP. Jeep has come a long way in regards to fit/finish over the previous generation as well. The price is steep but when you look at the competition (BMW/Benz/Rover) who also have big HP SUV's, it's really not out of line. I would actually consider this vehicle as a replacement to my DD Audi S4 as I'm going to need more room in the next 12-18 months (planning for child #2), I was strongly considering purchasing a new S6 earlier this year with a price tag only slightly lower.
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Originally Posted by Wulverine View Post
For those like yourself that care more about "exclusivity" than performance I would agree.
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Poor assumption on your part

I see both sides of this..... When you drop absolute premium $$$ for a vehicle in a certain segment it should stand out a bit. Me personally, I'm more about outright numbers/performance over name plate. This vehicle is right in line with shelling out top $$$ for a Mustang GT350 or a Camaro ZL1, even a loaded up Z07 package Z06 vette. To the untrained eye, non enthusiast the car doesn't stand out. The masses can't differentiate it from the base model!! The same goes for the Germans....... a non enthusiast isn't going to know the difference from my S4 versus a base A4. If you want total exclusivity then you need to go for a car that is exotic and doesn't have a base/economy model sibling.
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Old 09-02-2017, 02:27 AM
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Priced on out on Jeeps website..... $97,970 with the leather interior, black wheels, and moonroof. I think I'll wait a year or 2 and get a gently used one.
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Priced on out on Jeeps website..... $97,970 with the leather interior, black wheels, and moonroof. I think I'll wait a year or 2 and get a gently used one.
They will hold value pretty good. But $70k is probably where you will be. I would almost rather put a blower on a WK2 SRT
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Thought I'd resurrect this post to say that I picked one of these up last week. I'd been looking at pricing ever since last summer and they haven't been selling well. I couldn't resist as my wife wanted a JGC anyway to replace her car this Spring so we compromised and got something we both want. So yeah, this will be my wife's daily driver. lol.

Still a glut of 2018's sitting on dealer lots so I was able to get a partially optioned one for $15k under MSRP @ $78k. The only options it doesn't have is premium leather seats which are waaaay over priced @ $5,000 option and the rear entertainment system (who the **** still needs screens on the back of their seats?) The standard options on these are already excessive.

It's a stupid impractical waste of money but I still love it.
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and Jeep failed miserably.
I don't know if I'd go that far as there are clear distinctions that it's a trackhawk as I spotted my first last summer from a mile away. If you look back at the WK2 JGC the only difference was lack of chrome, front fascia and distinct wheels/calipers/rotors which is exactly what the new model did.
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Congrats!! $78g for a 707 HP beast of a grocery getter really isn't horrible when you compare it to other vehicles in its class. Post some pictures and your thoughts on how it drives if you have a chance.
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Originally Posted by Wulverine View Post
I only buy used. Some waxer will pay MSRP+ to be first on the block and trade it in 6 months later for something else. I'll get it for 15K+ less than MSRP. Been buying vehicles this way for 20+ years.

I agree that's the only way to go! Love the Trackhawk, love what Ma Mopar is doing!
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Originally Posted by Wulverine View Post
I only buy used. Some waxer will pay MSRP+ to be first on the block and trade it in 6 months later for something else. I'll get it for 15K+ less than MSRP. Been buying vehicles this way for 20+ years.
Im sorry but after being stuck a few times in my 50+ years of car/trk purchasing I would never ever buy used in an upscale buy like this ...
I equate it to wearing used underwear ...sure you can wash some of the stains away but what nasty *** has been there before .. I f you cant afford new just say so instead of being a troll ...

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Is there such a thing as a gently used 700hp car? something like that Id have to own from day 1

5300 lbs is a whole lot, sure its a blast though.
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I see both sides of this..... When you drop absolute premium $$$ for a vehicle in a certain segment it should stand out a bit. Me personally, I'm more about outright numbers/performance over name plate. This vehicle is right in line with shelling out top $$$ for a Mustang GT350 or a Camaro ZL1, even a loaded up Z07 package Z06 vette. To the untrained eye, non enthusiast the car doesn't stand out. The masses can't differentiate it from the base model!! The same goes for the Germans....... a non enthusiast isn't going to know the difference from my S4 versus a base A4. If you want total exclusivity then you need to go for a car that is exotic and doesn't have a base/economy model sibling.

Well said Mike.
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$78K!! That's cheap. Up here in the Great White North they're selling for $130K all day long. Here in Calgary at the dealership where my wife works they have a White one in the show room. I'll say this, if money wasn't an issue I'd have one of those bad boys in my driveway. Who else makes a 707hp SUV this side of the Atlantic?? But then again I've always been a Mopar freak.........
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$78K!! That's cheap. Up here in the Great White North they're selling for $130K all day long. Here in Calgary at the dealership where my wife works they have a White one in the show room. I'll say this, if money wasn't an issue I'd have one of those bad boys in my driveway. Who else makes a 707hp SUV this side of the Atlantic?? But then again I've always been a Mopar freak.........
I'm not sure why they're so expensive up there. Exchange rate? VAT? Do a quick cars.com search and you'll see many examples below $85k. I'm sure that alone would be worth coming to the US and paying any export fees.
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