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nodle

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What your take on the Jeep brand of vehicles? We are looking at new vehicles and I am looking at a Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Elite. I want a Trailhawk model for the off-road capability around here. Do you know someone that owns a Jeep?

 

jmanz

I bought you the sims
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Too small for a growing family (of 4) vehicle IMO. Unless you don't plan on traveling and just stick to the immediate area. Just my two cents. I would opt for something a little more practical for lugging the family around. And before you say you don't want to pay $50K for a vehicle, keep in mind, you don't need the top trim level in every vehicle.
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
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We really liked the vehicle, but the salesman doesn't seem to want to deal. Don't they normally call you and want to make a deal? I have had to call him 3 times now. I asked him to check on something small for me and he said he would call me back and that was 2 days ago. I am on the border of making a deal, but not with service like that. I am now looking at other dealers. I don't get customer service these days, or the lack of.
 

jmanz

I bought you the sims
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We really liked the vehicle, but the salesman doesn't seem to want to deal. Don't they normally call you and want to make a deal? I have had to call him 3 times now. I asked him to check on something small for me and he said he would call me back and that was 2 days ago. I am on the border of making a deal, but not with service like that. I am now looking at other dealers. I don't get customer service these days, or the lack of.
Yes normally they do call. I like putting a couple dealers against themselves to compete for business.
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
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Well something happened yesterday, he called my wife's phone like 3 times and left messages. I feel like someone came down on him or something.
 

ndboarder

Bill Gates' Gimp
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Since when do you need more than a 4-5 seater for a family of 4? Why doesn't everyone just go back to driving sedan's and pickups can go back to being a 2-3 seater meant solely for work purposes? Maybe you should just get a VW Atlas instead...

 

nodle

Cheesemonger
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Maybe you should just get a VW Atlas instead...
They are rated good, but we have no VW dealers around here, and while the quality is suppose to be good (German Engineering), when a parts breaks your going to pay out the ass for a part.
 

ndboarder

Bill Gates' Gimp
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They are rated good, but we have no VW dealers around here, and while the quality is suppose to be good (German Engineering), when a parts breaks your going to pay out the ass for a part.
Parts for anything are spendy. You think a Jeep is different? I've never heard of a cheap fix for a Jeep. The 2019 Atlas had a whopping 6-year / 72k bumper to bumper warranty. Their 2020 model will fall to a 4 year, more in line with GMC/Chevy/Ford. I've had a few co-workers / friends do some shopping around of the mid-size SUV ranges. One co-worker just leased a Trailhawk, but he is single, short and just wanted something to get around on winter roads. Another had purchased a trailhawk and returned it within a week.
 

jmanz

I bought you the sims
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I'm not saying to buy a Suburban. But after looking at the dimensions of the Trailhawk Elite, (cargo smaller than a Ford Escape), I would forgo some of the limited options that a person doesn't need and use that money to bump up the size to something else.

You don't need skid plates for those manicured Montana trails.
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
We took the Jeep for a test dry last weekend. We both really liked the way it felt etc. Then we test drove the Forester. It was nice as well. Probably swaying towards the Forester. I would prefer the Jeep but the reliability from reading on the internet scares me away.
 
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