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Hello all,

We own a 2001 XJ and love it. We want to step up to the Commander.

Has anyone heard anything about the floor of prices some of these dealers might let them go for?

Any help would be great.

Steve
 

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Best way to find out is to call the dealer of search on line. We do not live near you so the deals near us most likely will not do you any good.
 

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I sell Jeeps at a dealer in Bentonville, AR.

I know you can get a leftover 08 Commander sport or overland for 0% interest and 72 months. There is also $1000 customer cash and if you currently have a Dodge, Chrysler or Jeep product that has been registared at least 30 days you can claim another $1000 in loyalty money.

Good luck.

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Hey all,

Thanks for the help. I was rushed for time when I posted last. I have some time now.

I'm NOT a fan of what is being done to Chrysler and the 787 dealerships. I'm a free market kinda guy. Let the market do what the market does. Anyway, in a free market low demand and high supply equals low prices.

We love our Cherokee and would like a Commander. Fortunately, we have some money we can spend in this economy. However, it doesn't matter much to us if it is new or 2 years old with 30,000 miles on it. We know what we can get in the used market. We're curious if anyone knows if these closing dealerships can or want to compete with that used market price... just to get them off the ballance sheet?

I figured the pros on this board would know 'some' insight. I'm curious what you think.

P.S. I travel a lot and I can get to where the deal is located in the USA.

Thanks in advance,
Steve
 

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The dealers that are closing are having all incentives cut off by Chrysler. It is more profitable for those dealers to not sell the cars under heavy discount, because if they do not under the current dealer contract, once it expires those dealerships pay in full the price to Chrysler and then must sell those cars as "used" with 0 miles on them. Dealers are getting the shaft.
 

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Curleycommander,

Let me see if I get this straight. It is in the dealers interest to keep the prices high until June 9th because of the Chrysler rebates and such? That would give them more profit margin (if any) because of the backing of Chrysler?

What happens to cost/price after the 9th? Do the cars swap over to the used lot at a used price? And/or is this when you think the deep discount might appear?

Thanks for the insight. And yes, the dealers are getting screwed.
 

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I believe the dealers that have till the 9th will be selling for net/net and rebates would still apply.
But that means that they will transfer to other dealers at that price as well, but no rebate $ till a retail sale takes place.
If I was one of the dealers staying open I would be buying up other dealers inventory as net/net is true dealer cost.
Otherwise, retail buyers would be able to purchass units at my cost= lost sales to the remaining dealers.
For those who don't know the lingo....The first net is invoice price, on average, 3% is the difference between MSRP and invoice.
The second net refers to holdback.
This is also typically 3% of the invoice price and is rebated to the dealer after the sale.
Rarely will a dealer go into holdback as that money is whats left to operate the store.
Now, if you are a dealer faced with inventory on the lot and you MUST get out from under it in the next 12 days or it becomes your problem and yours alone, you would be inclined to sell at net/net to get it outa there.

I wish I was in the market NOW as there are some incredible deals out there at the dealers that are closing.

Remember though, they likely will have no interest in trade ins.
Good luck,
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Thanks Robby,

Good info. We are all cash with no trade. We should be a dream customer. I'm just trying to figure out the floor price. It's better to work smarter than harder.

Also, I'm trying to figure out of auction would yeild good post June 9th deals.

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Steve, I'm not sure what Cmdrs are going for currently - but the '08 I bought last fall stickered for $34 large, not including 6% tax, tags, etc., and I got it out the door for $20,700.

When the list was released by Chrysler I fully expected my Jeep dealer to be on it - but they were not. Oddly enough, the dealer that leased me my grocery getter mini-van is.

Many of the dealers have websites and will offer an on-line quote. Maybe you could target a few areas and ping 'em?

HTH
 
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