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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-09-2009, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Pull the trigger on a Commander?

Hey guys, wanna hear what you think....

One of the dealerships out be me was included in that list who had their license to sell revoked by Chrysler and a deadline of 6/9/2009 to move any inventory. (Since Chrysler is protected in BK court, they don't have to take an inventory back!)

Anyhow, they have a 2008 Jeep Commander Limited 4x4 v8 4.7L w/ Nav system - Leather Interior that has the orginal sticke fact sheet on it of $42,995.00 (only has 87 miles on it)
They have come all the way down to $29,995 as of last night in an offer to me. Thing is, taxes + license takes it to an "out the door" cost of about $32K. Those same cars are going at the auctions for about $23k-$25K (and I am not sure, but believe you don't pat taxes at the auction houses...especially if you are an out of state buyer)

I know if the dealership can;t sel by 9pm tonight, they have to unload to another dealership....but not sure at what price that would be....so not sure how low they truley will go.

I have a rep at a closed Chrsyler GM only auction today, and there are 3 Commanders on the blocks....one was a 07' fully loaded 4x4 HEMI Nav, ect.. with 17K miles that just went for $21.1K...so I know there are deals to be had.

The question is, do I take my chances and hold out for another auction where I know I can get them $4K cheaper (but then chance having to WAIT until the exact ext/int color combo that I want comes along w/ under 15K miles) or do I pull the trigger at $29,995.00? (which remember, is $32K after taxes+lic). As you all know, I really like the look and feel of the Commander, but the resale value has just plumitted.....

What do you all think?
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Mine listed for $47,600 and I purchased it for under $30,000 two years ago. There are deals out there. If you like this deal then buy the Commander, but they ARE NOT making an offer that you CANNOT get anyplace else.





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^ I agree with 9er.

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I agree also. I can be a penny pincher at times so I would probably keep looking around. And you could always try to find one for 22k and spend the 10k you saved on modifications.

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I don't know what state your from but in Michigan, you would have to pay the sales tax when you registered the vehicle unless you bought it out-of-state AND paid their sales tax. Dealers at auctions don't pay sales tax but you do.

We pay 6% so at $30,000 that's 1800 for sales tax and the rest is for registration and plates. So those figures make sense. A $25,000 vehicle at auction is still going to cost you about $1500 for sales tax and $200 registration/plates.

It's up to you. The price seems good on the brand new one but the deals are good on the used ones too.

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Thanks fellas!! 49er, man I wish I knew where you got yours and where that deal can still be had...in fact, you seem to have the EXACT model I am looking for! (I want the Mineral Grey exterior).

I live in AZ, so my state sales tax was 8.25%
ALso, we just bought my wife's car from a place in WI and drove it back to AZ. We were able to register it and get plates w.out having to show proof sales tax was paid in state of origin (which it wasn't and was a private sale).

Either way, I don't mind paying tax and license if I am getting it for the $25k range...
I just thought $29,995 + tax and license no longer made it a STEAL. (It also was the 4.7L V8 and NOT the Hemi...I want the HEMI)

I hold out for the black or mineral grey - HEMI v8 - 4x4 - 2008 - leather/nav - backup cam - under 20K miles and try my luck at the auctions and just be patient....Like cqb said, if I can grab that exact model that was a repo or something from the auctions for lets say $23K-$25k...then I can throw $3500 for a new set of black rimms or something and a few other modifications like a mesh chrome grille!

If you fellas know of any solid deals like that out there, let me know...I don't mind flying out of state or paying to have it transported to AZ if it's the car I want and a steal

email me at: [email protected] if ya do!

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His email says leftcoast, so he must have some ocean front property in Arizona.

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I live just outside of Phoenix...
The dealership offering that deal was in Mesa, AZ. Found out from the sales guy they had to let it go this morning and sold it to some couple for $30,466.00 (little did they know they could have gotten another $500 off!)

Again though, if there is a great deal out there, I don;t mind traveling to purchase it and bring it back (especially if it's in So.Cal or Las Vegas, which I travel to all the time anyhow for business)
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Nah man, leftcoastcondos is simpmy a business I own to rent out high rise condos I purchased in Vegas and San Diego
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