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Old 12-27-2013, 08:27 AM
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Still on the fence between a Jeep GC or a Ford Edge, as my DD, as they both have their pros and cons. But if I was going to get the Edge, here are two options available to me;

Buy new 2013 Limited, I can get Ford X-plan pricing, which is 1% under factory invoice, then dealer incentives (300 to 500), and then factory incentives, which at this time are 2750 cash, and 0% for 50 months. They also offer 4250 cash discount instead of the 0% financing. That would put the cost of the car somewhere around 33-34K; not sure, as I did not look up dealer cost.

The other choice is a 2013 Edge Limited, equipped the same, but one-owned non-smoked, right around 5000 miles, for 28k. No incentives; if I want financing, it would be at whatever car loans and high credit scores are getting these days.

What would you do?
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Ever drive the Edge? Did you like the steering ??
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Originally Posted by LongIslandFisherman View Post
Ever drive the Edge? Did you like the steering ??
I did drive one; a friend's 2012. There was some little quirk about the steering, now that you mention it, that I didn't like, but thought it might have been just me not being use to it.

Aren't all the new vehicles drive by wire, with a different feel than the older ones?

BTW, speaking of steering, I have had my '01 Jeep Cherokee Classic since '02, and I absolutley love the steering in that vehicle. Maybe I should just keep it.
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Get the new JGC SRT.
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LOOKING at 2014 Jeep GC overland great reviews i hav had 8 of them over
the years, down sizing from tahoe ltz Drive the new 8 speed v6 and then decide.
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These vehicles aren't likely competitors. The Edge is a crossover; Grand Cherokee is still a true SUV. Lots of other choices to consider.
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I have a 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited V-6 8 speed with 10,700 miles and absolutely love it. I've only ever sat in an Edge but I don't think it will drive/feel like the Jeep. Go test drive one, they usually sell themselves! Dave
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Originally Posted by CaptWill View Post
The other choice is a 2013 Edge Limited, equipped the same,


That Edge Limited is one of a kind very sharp looking vehicle. GC's are everywhere round here.
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I think they're a fair comparison to each other. Admiral rented an edge for a few days and liked it - I also thought there was something not quite right about the driving experience but it was damn comfortable. As I recall she had the entertainment system crash on her once and that was enough to rule it out - I didn't like the nonexistant buttons/touchscreen setup for the AC etc. I was trying to push her towards a grand cherokee but ended up with a pilot. (I have no doubts the edge was twice as comfortable but the pilot probably twice as reliable)

JFYI on financing, go join penfed.org (anyone can qualify) - they can be a little dense but their rates are spectacular, they'll even do used at 0.99% - crazy.
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These vehicles aren't likely competitors. The Edge is a crossover; Grand Cherokee is still a true SUV. Lots of other choices to consider.
I want to answer this, even though it's off-topic from my original Q. Whatever vehicle I buy, besides having to like it, and there are other SUV's that I like, I also want to buy one that can be flat-towed behind a motorhome, without mods, like transmission lube pumps, driveshaft disconnects, etc.

The JGC Limited, has QuadraTrak II, which has a neutral position, for flat towing at highway speeds. Standard Laredo does not have it, and cannot be towed. The Edge, in either FWD or AWD, can be flat-towed at highway speed, without damage to the trans, by simply putting it in neutral.

Toyota makes trucks and SUV's I like, but no Toyota product can be flat-towed. Same goes for Mazda. I don't want a GM product. Honda Pilot cannot be towed, although the CRV can, but I don't like it. So there isn't a lot out there that meets my needs, that also appeals to me.
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keep in mind with interet rates as low as they are the 0% is only better if its a lot of money. The dealer will be able to show you the difference in interest paid vs incentives. Also no reason ever to do 0% if you like to trade a lot. Take the cash down incentive to lower your principal.

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