Why Base is best

Austin26

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It varies from area to area, but for the most part it is true, as far as Jeeps go. I've gone thru local, state and online classified ads along with Autotrader ads.

I looked up what it's value 'should' be in KBB, then got a general idea of what stuff they added to it. I then added up the total 'new cost' for those Aftermarket parts and compared it to what the asking price is and what it books for.

Most of the time, the price they were asking included full 'new cost' of the stuff they added and there were instances where the price reflected DOUBLE the new cost of the added stuff.

It's probably a Jeep thing, but people weren't flinching with the asking prices. I've even seen v-8 conversion Jeeps that have a conversion that's 5+ years old and the price they're asking reflects the total cost of the conversion added on top of it's KBB value.

As far as the Bronco goes, I think it's going to take a little while before it catches on, but it 'could' possibly end up holding it's value better than most vehicles. Especially if the Aftermarket goes wild and people start seeing some of these Broncos, that have been modified, driving around.
That's nuts. I get that Jeeps are popular but generally dealers and most second hand buyers are (rightfully) insure of the quality of parts, installation, and use over time. I guess if a small but dedicated community sees the value in it it kind of creates a steady appeal for the higher price. I'm rambling. It's just interesting. Jeep people are kinda weird not that that's always a bad thing. Just the dedicated wrangler folks who would come and look at ours seemed a bit off.

The only thing I noticed when we'd buy and sell Wranglers were that slight lifts or aftermarket 33-35" wheels and tires didn't seem to affect their value or appeal. Which is understandable if it is still in good shape.





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Why don't people consider base with sasquatch and modular bumper comes with bash plates. And get brush gaurd and rock rails for like 37500. You will have a badass off-road machine.
I had been Base Sasquatch and Roof Rack/Rails only for $36K, I just added Bumper, Bash plates and Rails and as you say, $37.5 K and is everything I could want...we'll see which way I go at order time.

There has been some hate on the factory Modular Bumper and Rock Rails but, being Ford Factory equipment, they are nicely integrated into the whole package. And you get the BD look for less $$$.
 

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I've been wondering how Ford would handle this. They baked the price of the Auto into the Sasquatch. Now that they are offering the Mansquatch how will they handle the price reduction? I'd be surprised if they offer the full $1500 credit that would be due.
Best guess reduction of $790 for auto and $5K for Squash package
 

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I had been Base Sasquatch and Roof Rack/Rails only for $36K, I just added Bumper, Bash plates and Rails and as you say, $37.5 K and is everything I could want...we'll see which way I go at order time.

There has been some hate on the factory Modular Bumper and Rock Rails but, being Ford Factory equipment, they are nicely integrated into the whole package. And you get the BD look for less $$$.
Have you re-priced this out in the last day or so? I redid mine yesterday, Base Sasquatch and noticed the 2.7 is no longer included with the $5700 upgrade to Sasquatch like it was originally. I wonder how many more surprises there will be before order time.
 

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Have you re-priced this out in the last day or so? I redid mine yesterday, Base Sasquatch and noticed the 2.7 is no longer included with the $5700 upgrade to Sasquatch like it was originally. I wonder how many more surprises there will be before order time.
That never was included. The auto was included when you upgraded to 2.7, I believe. In any case, the price hasn't changed. I've priced my build out weekly - including this morning - and there's been no change on the 2-door Base.
 

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Have you re-priced this out in the last day or so? I redid mine yesterday, Base Sasquatch and noticed the 2.7 is no longer included with the $5700 upgrade to Sasquatch like it was originally. I wonder how many more surprises there will be before order time.
As far as my builds: Selecting Sas with Base has always had the 2.3, but has a "free" auto. If you add 2.7 with Sas it adds the full $1895 (instead of the $300 for 2.7 in non Sas builds) meaning you pay (again?) for the auto. Maybe a glitch in the B&P, maybe a way to sell 2.3's?
 

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That never was included. The auto was included when you upgraded to 2.7, I believe. In any case, the price hasn't changed. I've priced my build out weekly - including this morning - and there's been no change on the 2-door Base.
huh,up until this week whenever I selected Sasquatch package it automatically added 2.7, 10a and the advanced 4wd. Interesting
 

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huh,up until this week whenever I selected Sasquatch package it automatically added 2.7, 10a and the advanced 4wd. Interesting
That's possible, but if it is, I guess I didn't notice. Regardless, the overall build price is the same, so maybe they just did some reconfiguring on the back end to show how the costs are calculated, but the total price hasn't changed.

Don't scare me like that :eek:
 

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huh,up until this week whenever I selected Sasquatch package it automatically added 2.7, 10a and the advanced 4wd. Interesting
It never added the 2.7 for me, just the 10spd auto
Edit to add: it also added the advanced 4x4
 

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Yea, any community will have dedicated hobbyists who will pay (seemingly) outrageous prices for used stuff.

Go on the Jeep JL forums, Member Marketplace, and take a look at a few of the jeeps the members are putting up for sale. I swear some of these guys buy a jeep, drive it for no more than 3 months to half a year while putting some rock rails, a lift, and recovery gear on it, then turn around and try to sell it for more than they paid... and it must work because most of them sell! One of the top posts right now is a 2020 EcoDiesel with a lift and some seat covers that he's trying to sell for the same price he bought it.

I don't know. I think FCA made too many jeeps this generation, though. This bubble can't last.
 

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