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Old 05-18-2009, 09:01 PM
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Default Would you buy a new Heep?--seriously

So, the Chrysler dealers are being culled; Chrysler can't buy back their "excess" inventory due to looming bankruptcy; they have until 9 June to liquidate their inventory; they are making great deals (really great deals). So, would you buy a Heep?

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Old 05-18-2009, 09:03 PM
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I would if given the right circumstance. The 4 door Unlimiteds with the F&R lockers is a pretty sweet setup from the factory.

That being said, I think my son would call me a hypocrite and disown me if I did it.....
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New vehicles lose value the second they roll off the lot. Even at cut rates, you're still going to lose money. Buy a nice FJ40 and it might actually hold it's value.
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:19 PM
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morgan and I were at a show some time back when the unlimited rubicon came out, with the sectioned roof and hose out interior... coils, lockers, and utility. yeah, I would, and probably over a fjc due to the doors and live axle.

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morgan and I were at a show some time back when the unlimited rubicon came out, with the sectioned roof and hose out interior... coils, lockers, and utility. yeah, I would, and probably over a fjc due to the doors and live axle.

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So, the Chrysler dealers are being culled; Chrysler can't buy back their "excess" inventory due to looming bankruptcy; they have until 9 June to liquidate their inventory; they are making great deals (really great deals). So, would you buy a Heep?
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As far as I can tell, no CO Chrysler Group dealers got the axe, so you'd have to hope for inventory shifting or go out of state.

I owned an '06 TJ SE for a year and a half. Despite being rusty in many cases, you're just much better off buying a 40 if you want a SWB 4x4. The Jeeps made in te past 10 years or more are just not very stout in my opinion. I have had good experiences in the Cherokees, but when the unibody starts to go, it goes fast. Door hinges are particularly bad.

I had high hopes for the Commander, as I like square edges on my LWB wagons, but it too dissapointed on the test drive. For what I spent on the TJ I coulda had very nice used 911. Doh!
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As far as I can tell, no CO Chrysler Group dealers got the axe, so you'd have to hope for inventory shifting or go out of state.
Check the list, there is quite a few. Medved being one, Burt in Parker and some more. Especially small town dealers, but there are some big names in there as well.
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Check the list, there is quite a few. Medved being one, Burt in Parker and some more. Especially small town dealers, but there are some big names in there as well.
Hmmm, the map I saw showed CO free and clear for Chrysler but big hits for GM. You can never trust the news...
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:28 AM
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For the right deal I wouldn't hesitate to buy any American vehicle, whether it was Jeep or any other brand.

Everyone has their own opinion but I'm betting there is little if any difference in quality between an FJC and a similarly equipped Jeep.

My first Jeep was a 1973 CJ5, next was a 1995 Cherokee. Bother were excellent vehicles that gave long service with nothing but normal maintenance.
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I would buy a 4 door Rubicon in a second. They drive nice, lots of aftermarket support, and they are new. Nothing like that new car smell.
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