Ordering a vehicle directly

  1. eternus

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    As I'm of the opinion that these will not be sitting on a lot for long, I'm considering the "order my own, asap" route if it lives up to the hype. I've never ordered a vehicle, every time I've purchased new I was taking something from the lot. Do you lose much negotiation room when you're just going in and telling them what you want and then waiting for it to be delivered? Or, can deals still be had?
     
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    You can likely negotiate a lower price on one you order, as it should not count toward the dealer’s allotment. Additionally, it shows that you are willing to wait for what you want and not desperately looking for one available now. JLs have been ordered for 5%-6% under invoice.
     
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    #3 Oct 12, 2018
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    Agree with Renegade. Be prepared to wait, but get what you want.

    Edit: and for the price you want...
     
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    Thanks guys, that makes sense. I was concerned that they would view the order as a "this guy is desperate" or "this guy isn't worried about getting a deal" and basically take as much money as I was prepared to give them.
     
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    "This vehicle is specially built for eternus [name on order]" Is printed on the OEM sticker.
     
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    I ordered my 2018 Willys on June 9th as a 2017. About three weeks later I got my VIN for a 2018 Willys! I drove it off the lot on October 21st. They will send you an e-mail so you can follow the build. It’s was fun!
     
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    I'd be lying if I said that didn't sound pretty awesome.
     
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    Special order is definitely the way to go. Many dealerships will give much better deals on orders, as they don't count towards their allotment and they get to keep the full holdback without applying anything to interest. Make sure you search around for the best dealers (Dennis Dillon in Idaho is the closest to you I know of) that give 10-13% off of MSRP. They'll eventually show up here, but they're all over the JLForum.
     
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    Part of the reason I want to factory order mine. From what I spoke about with my dealer they will give a nice discount on factory ordering one around 5-6% off invoice. Definitely not crazy like Dennis Dillon, but I am also in Florida and have a trade-in. Would be a fun road trip though lol.
     
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    5-6% off invoice is still pretty good, remember that MSRP is usually quite a bit more than invoice. I'm curious what Dennis Dillon's numbers look like off invoice... I'm in CO so that road trip isn't completely absurd. That being said, I would really like to keep as much of my money in my local community as possible. So... we'll see how that works out.
     
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    I ordered my JKU for Orange Coast Jeep in Costa Mesa, CA when I lived in Vegas, I got it for 6% below invoice but I also had the Tread Lightly discount. It took them 6 weeks to build and was the easiest purchase I ever did. I never even set foot in the dealership.

    Now that Im in Idaho I'll probably just order one from Dennis Dillon.
     
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    Thanks for confirming the simplicity. Now I'm trying the "6% below invoice" as it relates to the MSRP. I'd love to go through my local dealer vs having to drive all the way up to Dillon's lot... and if ordering means it's not affected by their inventory then it seems ANYONE could get the 6% below invoice... not just Dillon.

    Does anyone have a recent MSRP vs Invoice quote for a recent Rubicon purchase?
     
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    I just put in my order for the 100 year-anniversary Wrangler. I figured if I get the ball rolling now they'll have 23 years to get their shit together and I'll be able to save $5000/year until then so I can pay cash for it.
     
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    $5000 a year X 23 years seems about right if current price trend continues.
     
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    Consider this though, being it's a brand new model that everyone wants the dealers could hike the price like they did on the Demons and the Miatas when they first came out.
     
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