It’s $35k for a base Hemi and it climbs from there depending on what motor. I believe the Hellcat motors are in the $60k range installed! And I can’t believe how many of these are being swapped, the shop at America’s Most Wanted seems to always be full:Thats a Hellcat, so the markup is sort of justified...
Well if install is 60k then maybe that really isn't a markup?
Probably mostly mall crawlers too?
Hmmm. Could they hellcat swap a regular basic 2 door Jeep? Imagine the fuckery that could be had with that.
Jeep thinks it can challenge Ranger and Colorado in terms of volume.One dealer who asked not to be identified said the Gladiator has been pulling customers from the Wrangler, which is fairly close to the pickup’s pricing. The dealer considers both vehicles to be overpriced.
“We were selling [Gladiators] until the last couple of months. We were actually selling the high-end stuff, but again, that’s because of the newness of it, and everybody coming out to buy the one with all the equipment,” the dealer said. “But let’s call a spade a spade; $30,000 to $45,000 is the range that we should be in.”
The Gladiator is a strange beast. Our own Jeep obsessive David Tracy absolutely loves it, but whenever I see it I get a nagging feeling about really just wanting an old Comanche. The Gladiator seems like too much in just about every department, though then again that describes almost every truck these days. Mainly it just seems sad that Jeep’s ostensible objective is to beat the Nissan Frontier.“At first when we talked about the launch and everything else, they weren’t coming in this place saying we’re going to attack Ranger,” [Jeffrey Burnett, general manager of Millsboro Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Delaware] said. “They came to this place saying we’re going to have a vehicle unlike anybody else. Now I think they’re going into, ‘You know what? We can attack Ranger; we can attack [the Nissan] Frontier.’ “
Burnett said his store is selling 15 to 25 Gladiators a month, which isn’t far off from its numbers for the Wrangler and light-duty Ram. Nationally, Gladiator sales peaked at more than 6,000 in October before falling back slightly in November and December, according to estimates from the Automotive News Data Center, while sales of the Wrangler and Ranger increased as the fourth quarter went on.
I think part of the problem though (while I would rather have a ZR2 also), is that once you start dragging the Colorado through the garden of options, including ZR2, it starts getting REALLY expensive.Why not a ZR2 Colorado? Will be WAY better on road.
I mean, Jeep has been giving great deals on the Gladiator too, but have you seen their prices?I think part of the problem though (while I would rather have a ZR2 also), is that once you start dragging the Colorado through the garden of options, including ZR2, it starts getting REALLY expensive.
While I was talking to the sales guy at DeKalb Chevy/Cadillac last Friday, a new Colorado ZR2 with the diesel was pulled in to service, the sales man said that truck was $50k.
What makes a Ranger or Colorado better than a Tacoma though?Ranger?
Don't get me wrong, I WANT to like the Gladiator...but for what they are charging, even at the blow-out prices, seems way to expensive. Plus, as a trip vehicle, I can't think of much worse.
That's an interesting take. I'm kind of in the same boat. I've NEVER thought that Jeeps were worth the tax, but the Gladiator just has me ready to open my wallet nice and wide.I dont think it's fair to compare them just based on price because the gladiator doesnt start with a 2wd regular cab... once you actually compare apples to apples the price difference isnt that much of a factor. Then add the offroad capabilities of the jeep, and the removable top/doors.
My buddy just bought a fairly well optioned north edition gladiator, sticker was just over 50k, he paid about 9k less out the door. I am not disappointed in it in the slightest, actually its better than I expected.
As far as the owner of it... he absolutely hates jeeps and the fact that everything is $50k now... but he loves the gladiator 100% its actually really weird lol
None of that is better in my opinion. Some people like that, but I don't buy vehicles to have the next best thing. I'm much more impressed with tried and true. When you say "new tech", I hear "new problems". I don't have time for that. My daily just needs to work comfortably and reliably so that I can work on fun stuff.Modern engine, transmissions, and tech