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For those of you that have bought out of state, how easy (or otherwise) is it to have your JL serviced and otherwise looked after by your local dealer service department?

I'm about to order my Rubicon JLU and currently in the process of getting three local dealers to give me their lowest prices. I'm getting there and having Tread Lightly is certainly helping.None of them will be able to beat my buying out of state (Vegas) and the only thing that's making me weary of doing so is not having done so before I don't know how that might complicate after purchase warranty issues or normal dealer service.

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For those of you that have bought out of state, how easy (or otherwise) is it to have your JL serviced and otherwise looked after by your local dealer service department?

I'm about to order my Rubicon JLU and currently in the process of getting three local dealers to give me their lowest prices. I'm getting there and having Tread Lightly is certainly helping.None of them will be able to beat my buying out of state (Vegas) and the only thing that's making me weary of doing so is not having done so before I don't know how that might complicate after purchase warranty issues or normal dealer service.

Any insight appreciated.

Shouldn't have any affect at all. Dealers make money off the service department, so they should welcome the work.
 

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Not service related, but one thing that I researched recently was the applicability of your state's Lemon Laws on an out-of-state purchase. I can't speak for all 50 states, but if you live in California and buy out-of-state then you are not covered by CA's Lemon Law, unless you're in the military. The good news is that you're still covered by Federal Lemon laws. I haven't looked at whether or not you're covered by the Lemon Law in the state where you purchased.

https://oag.ca.gov/consumers/general/cars
 

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How about if you buy in Idaho from an excellent dealer for an excellent price ? And on your return , the Jeep breaks down somewhere in the badlands . The tow truck takes you to the only GM or Ford shop within 300 miles , and they charge you an arm and a leg to screw up your Jeep , and you need to transport it all the way home . After you return your state Lemon Law does not apply because you bought out of state , and your local dealer and FCA won't help because the badlands shop work voided your FCA warranty . Then the badlands shop gets a lien on your other property . Then you lose your job because you traded in your reliable original car to save a few bucks in Idaho . These insights come to mind .
 

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Parts & repairs are a big money maker for dealers so I don't think they will refuse to work on my Jeep. My local dealers were selling at sticker price. I saved $5600 by buying in Las Vegas instead of Santa Fe or Albuquerque. I get a few days in Las Vegas and a Route 66 road trip to boot.
 

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Bought mine in Boise, just had the local dealer do the recall. The service guy said once I'm in their system, they just assume that I bought it from them, LOL
 

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How about if you buy in Idaho from an excellent dealer for an excellent price ? And on your return , the Jeep breaks down somewhere in the badlands . The tow truck takes you to the only GM or Ford shop within 300 miles , and they charge you an arm and a leg to screw up your Jeep , and you need to transport it all the way home . After you return your state Lemon Law does not apply because you bought out of state , and your local dealer and FCA won't help because the badlands shop work voided your FCA warranty . Then the badlands shop gets a lien on your other property . Then you lose your job because you traded in your reliable original car to save a few bucks in Idaho . These insights come to mind .
And you could get hit by lightning on the drive back... Not exactly something that I stay awake at night worrying about though... But at my age, I'm more concerned with just having a blood pressure *above ZERO*... :(
 
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There are some dealers that are scumbags even if you bought the vehicle from them. Just go with the assumption that all dealers are scumbags and you'll seldom be disappointed.

The dealer that we bought my wife's BMW from put up a 30.06 and 30.07 sign and I refuse to do business with them anymore. They don't believe in my being allowed to provide for my own personal protection, then I don't believe in them being allowed to profit from my warranty repairs. I switched to a different dealer that has no problem with concealed OR open carry.

The dealer that I went through on my Jeep also does not have a problem with concealed or open carry and that, combined with 5% discount, was all the justification that I needed to go with them. Sure, they're probably still scumbags, but that's to be expected anyway... It's part of the job description, isn't it?
 

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And you could get hit by lightning on the drive back... Not exactly something that I stay awake at night worrying about though... But at my age, I'm more concerned with just having a blood pressure *above ZERO*... :(
I forgot about the lightning , and the flash floods out of nowhere . Just to save a nickel .
 

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Just go with the assumption that all dealers are scumbags and you'll seldom be disappointed.
The dealer that I went through on my Jeep also does not have a problem with concealed or open carry and that, combined with 5% discount, was all the justification that I needed to go with them.
Too funny . How to select a dealer in Texas , lol .
 

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There are some dealers that are scumbags even if you bought the vehicle from them. Just go with the assumption that all dealers are scumbags and you'll seldom be disappointed.

The dealer that we bought my wife's BMW from put up a 30.06 and 30.07 sign and I refuse to do business with them anymore. They don't believe in my being allowed to provide for my own personal protection, then I don't believe in them being allowed to profit from my warranty repairs. I switched to a different dealer that has no problem with concealed OR open carry.

The dealer that I went through on my Jeep also does not have a problem with concealed or open carry and that, combined with 5% discount, was all the justification that I needed to go with them. Sure, they're probably still scumbags, but that's to be expected anyway... It's part of the job description, isn't it?
A jeep dealership, in Texas, that doesn't allow CC or OC. Now there is something that is beyond wrong. Good on you for not putting up with that.

Ordered a new JLU this last weekend and went in to my local guy with my weapon concealed. No signs posted, but few places pull that crap around here. Although my deal was already hammered out via email, the time spent to do the order went quickly with no attempt to up sell. I was wearing a lightweight shirt and I'm sure I was "printing" a little so maybe that helped speed things up a bit.
 

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I was wearing a lightweight shirt and I'm sure I was "printing" a little so maybe that helped speed things up a bit.
Perfect way to avoid the up-sale . Also could add a "Clint Eastwood quote" if dealer suggests an up-sale : "Feeling lucky?" ( Just joking , dealers .)
 

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Perfect way to avoid the up-sale . Also could add a "Clint Eastwood quote" if dealer suggests an up-sale : "Feeling lucky?" ( Just joking , dealers .)
The fact is, most people are so involved in their own little worlds that they don't notice whether you are carrying or not -- concealed or open.

It is nice to have the option to not have to have a covering garment to be concealed on those 100F, 100% humidity days that we have around here.
 

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It is nice to have the option to not have to have a covering garment to be concealed on those 100F, 100% humidity days that we have around here.
In the tropical rainforests of Vietnam , Army and Marine guys humped 50 pounds of gear while wearing lighter-weight jungle fatigue shirts , and they were always wet from the frequent rains AND the ample perspiration , both at the same time . At least in Texas you can reach for a cold one . lol .
 
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