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WranglerLiberty Sales Up in February - Wrangler Sales Fall
Posted by mike on 2008/2/2 5:26:52 (1675) reads

Portions from a Chrysler, LLC press release

Jeep(R) sales were off 6% in January compared with 2007, with Compass, Commander, and even the Wrangler sales off 30%. The Wrangler drop-off is especially surprising considering its record sales over the past few months.

Based on strong consumer demand, sales of the redesigned Jeep(R) Liberty mid-size sport-utility vehicle increased 17 percent to 8,331 units in January 2008. Sales in January 2007 were 7,141 units.

Full sales figures after the jump.

             Chrysler LLC U.S. Sales Summary Thru January 2008

Month Sales Vol % Sales CYTD Vol %
Model Curr Yr Pr Yr Change Curr Yr Pr Yr Change

Compass 2,685 3,965 -32% 2,685 3,965 -32%
Patriot 4,489 175 2465% 4,489 175 2465%
Wrangler 6,137 8,954 -31% 6,137 8,954 -31%
Liberty 8,331 7,141 17% 8,331 7,141 17%
Grand Cherokee 7,828 9,635 -19% 7,828 9,635 -19%
Commander 3,666 5,491 -33% 3,666 5,491 -33%
JEEP BRAND 33,136 35,361 -6% 33,136 35,361 -6%

Selling Days 25 25 25 25

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skywater55
Posted: 2008/2/13 14:20  Updated: 2008/2/13 14:20
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 Re: Liberty Sales Up in February - Wrangler Sales Fall
Ive gotta say the Liberty is a hot seller...i went to a dealer two weeks ago to test drive one and they had 7 on the lot....I took my wife back this past weekend to test drive one to maybe buy one for the family...and they were ALL gone...only the Commander and Wrangler a few patriots and one compass on the lot...and its a big dealer...said now people were ordering them...darn i missed out on a very nice white/tan interior/full slide back roof for $20K...

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skywater55
Posted: 2008/2/13 14:15  Updated: 2008/2/13 14:15
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Its understandable...Ive been pricing the Wrangler and Liberty for the wife. You can get a very nicely equipped Liberty for 19-20K of course not 4x4...and the equivalent wrangler is a little more...the new Liberty is very very nice...sold feel to it rides great, price is right..jeep got it right with this one...

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TKL
Posted: 2008/2/7 9:58  Updated: 2008/2/7 9:58
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 Re: Liberty Sales Up in February - Wrangler Sales Fall
I'm curious to know how much JK owners are paying a month for the 4 door because I think that the word is getting out that the dealers have been gouging people for 4-500/mo. for a lease where I live on those things. I would assume that people are not interested in getting ripped. I'm sorry but 4-500 is crazy high for a low gas mileage vehicle like this. It should be around 350.

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Renegade
Posted: 2008/2/4 14:54  Updated: 2008/2/4 14:54
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 Re: Liberty Sales Up in February - Wrangler Sales Fall
The "OMG, gotta get that!!" response might be off...

...or people could be tired of waiting for the to hit the lots and are purchasing other vehicles. Now would be a great time to introduce a pickup version. Are you LISTENING, Chrysler?!?!

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LynxSS
Posted: 2008/2/7 0:48  Updated: 2008/2/7 0:48
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 Re: Liberty Sales Up in February - Wrangler Sales Fall
I agree, I'd been waiting for them to come out with a new truck for years. My Comanche finally gave up the ghost over Xmas and I was forced to go with another brand.

I was the last hold out among my Jeep friends, everyone else got new trucks a few years ago. Jeeps lost 5 definite truck sales just from my circle of friends. Come on Chrysler! You're driving away life long loyal Jeep owners!

I'm still holding onto the manche tho. After 21 years together I'm attached to her. It'll be a quite a while before I can build it back up again, thanks to a unexpected new car payment.

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Chop110
Posted: 2008/2/4 10:18  Updated: 2008/2/4 10:18
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 Re: Liberty Sales Up in February - Wrangler Sales Fall
30% drop in Wrangler sales?!?

Now would be a good time to introduce a better engine.

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Jeepin
Posted: 2008/2/4 11:15  Updated: 2008/2/4 11:15
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 Re: Liberty Sales Up in February - Wrangler Sales Fall
And increase production of Rubicon models, which at least around here, seem to be the most popular. Our local dealership has a bunch of JKs on the lot now, but last time we looked at them (before the '08s were out), most of them were low-end models with few options.

Also, the initial "OMG I GOTTA GET THAT" response may be wearing off.
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