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post #1 of 23 Old 10-12-2006, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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To buy or not to buy....

Well I have been shopping for a new vehicle for about 3 months now. I noticed the Compass when they first came out and went to the dealershipt to drive one. But they had already sold the two Compasses they had in stock (In Saskatoon - I wonder who got one of them???).

I noticed another dealer had some in stock as well. So I'm going to go for a test drive this weekend. A couple of questions:

What is the major difference between the Limited and the Sport? It seems like you can get any extras on the Limited added to the Sport if you want.

Are the dealers doing any "dealing" on the price? Other dealerships I looked at (Mazda, Toyota) were not budging on the price of the 2007's. I'm assuing that with the Compass being new it'll be the same at the Jeep dealership?
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post #2 of 23 Old 10-12-2006, 07:07 PM
 
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Got mine at $100 bucks over invoice
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Hi dino_toon, welcome to the site.

I'm one of the guys that bought a Compass. Maybe I bought the one you saw? It's steel blue, I got it from Dodge City. It's kind of funny because I had just finished dealing with the salesman and the Jeep was back from getting "prepped". I walked out of the guy's office and overheard a couple say they wanted to take the Compass for a test drive. I chuckled inside and thought "you're an hour too late". :lol:

I got the Sport version, but it has a lot of options. The only thing I miss is the Boston Acoustics stereo.

I paid full retail price and didn't get a real good value on my trade-in. But the wife wanted the Compass so I took the loss and now we're happy with the Compass. Yes, since it's new they were not willing to move on the price.

Let me know if you have any other questions.
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post #4 of 23 Old 10-13-2006, 01:29 PM
 
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Got mine at $100 bucks over invoice
Which model, and how much did you pay if you don't mind me asking...
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Got mine at $100 bucks over invoice
Which model, and how much did you pay if you don't mind me asking...

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post #6 of 23 Old 04-04-2007, 11:43 PM
 
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How did you get $100 over invoice?????????????????? I would be SO satisfied with that, I'd go buy it now!! I test drove it again yesterday at a different dealer with my dad, and he likes it somewhat, of coures in his eyes it doesn't compare to his Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd, but I'll be saving way more in gas

With everything I wanted, it came to about $26,650 invoice, or $28,500 I think final price. But the stuff they add on is crazy like advertising expenses, interest, etc... sounds crazy to me!!

Anyways, any idea what i could realistically get it for and they told me the wait time is only 6-8 weeks, but I'm hearing a lot longer on this forum, any thoughts?

Any help is appreciated, thanks!!
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post #7 of 23 Old 04-05-2007, 02:52 PM
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you probably won't get 100 over invoice in Canada, we got about 500 over invoice and so far as I've heard on this side of the 49th parallel, that is a good deal..

Let's not forget the compass is selling comparatively well in canada compared to the US..

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Not much wiggle room for me, either. Went to a different dealer last year looking at the Liberty, and had them talked down to invoice, but I really wanted the Compass, and I am so glad I waited. Paid full price for it w/ no trade-in, but got good financing, with a really good interest rate.





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post #9 of 23 Old 04-05-2007, 11:36 PM
 
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$500 over invoice is good too. I was expecting to pay almost the sale price! Plus Jeep just came out with a $500 rebate for recent graduates. So that's good for me, hopefully they don't take it away again so soon like they did last time! I will tell them about my being a recent graduate after we strike a deal

The Compass is selling really well in Canada now, yet I still see none on the road. Guess it will take some time for people to receive them, any idea what the wait time is now for the ltd 4x4?
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We got our Compass because DCX bought our CRD Liberty back from us, as it was in the shop 25 time with some problems that no one seemed to be able to fix. Our cost was not the same as buying it, because we paid what DCX sells to the dealer. However a Compass Sport nicely appointed with a sticker price of $24,000. US can be boughtbfor about $21,900. if you find what you want and the dealer is hungry. The 4x4 Compass's are pretty long off should your order one , lomger than 23 weeks. The 4x2 Compass is being loaded into dealer inventory where we live. The 4x4 Compass are selling at a pretty good rate.
We debated on a Patriot but it is a entry level vehicle for Jeep. and it seemed pretty boxy to us. You sit higher in the Compass, and more things come standard as well. We could have cared less if it came with the Sirrus radio, but we like it a lot now.
We like the way the Compass is so smooth, abd quiet compared to our diesel Liberty.


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post #11 of 23 Old 04-10-2007, 05:03 AM
 
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Went to the dealer again today!! I think tomorrow I am going to buy it... I'm so confused as to colour... at first I wanted Jeep Green, thought it would look really nice with the contrast of the silver bumpers (Ltd), but now people are swaying me towards white. Any thoughts?

I'm getting about $500 over invoice, which is pretty good!! Plus I get an additional $500 back for being a recent graduate I'm loving this jeep... I'm getting the limited 4x4 cvt, sunroof, boston acoustics, driver convenience, security group, I think thats it!! They said it would be about 8-10 weeks for delivery, I can wait!
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You might check the NADA book, as certian colors can add to the trade in price and others deduct from the trade in price. We chose the color just because we liked it. That's what really counts, unless you lease and trade often.


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Not only does color possibly affect trade-in value, but it also has an impact on how much you have to pay for insurance. Silver is said to be the safest car color. That is not why I went with it, but it is cheaper to insure than, say, red, but red might have a better re-sale value.





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Color says a lot about a person, if it is not just the only color that was left to buy. We bought a 2004 Dodge Neon in the candy red color, we did not like the color, but is was late in the year and the only car equiped as we wanted. Perhaps, some insurance companies do charge by color, but not American Family Ins.
Where did you get the information about Insurance cost is effected by the color of a vehicle? I would like to see where some colors come into play.



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Not only does color possibly affect trade-in value, but it also has an impact on how much you have to pay for insurance. Silver is said to be the safest car color. That is not why I went with it, but it is cheaper to insure than, say, red, but red might have a better re-sale value.
The vehicle color and driver's age have nothing to do with insurance rates here. Your driving history is the only thing that affects your coverage/deductible ..... public insurance

I just got a rebate cheque for 2006... for two vehicles I got a rebate of $325 for the 2006 insurance. I paid around $1700 last year before the rebate for two vehicles. Not bad!
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No, that is not bad, another nice reason to live in Canada. We just have so many un-insured drivers, and premiums are sky high. For me, I get the multi-car discount, that is all. My Cherokee isn't as expensive due to its age, but down here, age, gender, car make/model, and, yes, even color have a lot to do with what one pays in insurance, in addition to driving history. Sad but true.

So, how does public insurance work, exactly?

In answer to your question, farout, for example, a red vehicle is statistically more likely to be pulled over as opposed to silver or khaki, if, for nothing else, than it is an attention grabbing color, it stands out. Typically, let's say, in a speed zone where the speed is 35 mph and a cop has a speed checkpoint, a silver car (just for the sake of example) goes by at 50, then a red one passes at 50, the red car is twice as likely to get the ticket. There has been research conducted on this. They even put out a study on the safest car colors, which I read on Edmunds or something like that. When I find it again, I will let you know.
Don't get me wrong, I am not picking on red. One of my trucks is red, and so is my Cherokee. I was going to buy my next car in red, but for me, personally, my thought was it is time to tone down and pick something responsible, and I really didn't like the Compass in red, at least not for me.





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Wow I didn't hear about colour affecting the rate, but age definitely does. from 16-20 is most expensive... 21-24 gets a little better, and 25 gets really good... I'm still waiting for that!

SOOOO I bought the Jeep yesterday!!! I got an amazing deal so I'm happy. I basically got invoice price because of my graduate instant rebate! So I chose the green, my gut instinct, limited 4x4 They said it would take about 8-10 weeks to build...

I got quoted $2600 a year from belairdirect with a clean record, I gotta shop around, but that's a pretty good rate for my age...
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I LOVED the Compass in red, but I just had a red car so I needed a change, plus I thought it's a Jeep, it should be green

It's true.. i got pulled over many times with my red car.... I think green is pretty neutral so I should be ok..
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There you go, SAFE and responsible. I have even talked to some law enforcement officers that I know since I posted last on that and they told me it is true. All I know is every red vehicle I ever owned, I found myself in an accident, no fault of course, but I figured Silver would be a bit of a different course, and yeah, they had a Jeep green Compass at the dealership, and I was hard pressed not to go for that one, seeing as how, behind red, that was my next favorite, my partner talked me into Silver. To me, the exterior color was not really the main concern, I have just had grey interior for so long, that I was ready for a change there, but really, I am happy with mine.





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Green is the only colour for a jeep. :lol:
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Green is the only colour for a jeep. :lol:
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Not only does color possibly affect trade-in value, but it also has an impact on how much you have to pay for insurance. Silver is said to be the safest car color. That is not why I went with it, but it is cheaper to insure than, say, red, but red might have a better re-sale value.
I asked my insurance broker about certain colours costing more to insure and he said that was a myth. When you get a quote they don't even ask you the colour of the vehicle.

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Wow I didn't hear about colour affecting the rate, but age definitely does. from 16-20 is most expensive... 21-24 gets a little better, and 25 gets really good... I'm still waiting for that!

SOOOO I bought the Jeep yesterday!!! I got an amazing deal so I'm happy. I basically got invoice price because of my graduate instant rebate! So I chose the green, my gut instinct, limited 4x4 They said it would take about 8-10 weeks to build...

I got quoted $2600 a year from belairdirect with a clean record, I gotta shop around, but that's a pretty good rate for my age...
http://www.insurancehotline.com/

https://www.insurancehotline.com/script ... 2&LOB=AUTO

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