I envy the good relationship part. I bought my first Jeep in 1977 too, and I'm on my 7th wrangler and my third cherokee, but my local dealer still wants to bend me over the desk and drive it home every time I visit -- so our last two purchases have been from neighboring dealers with big inventory.The info I gave you guys is so you have a ball park figure. I have a close relation ship with my dealer. Some of you wont get the curtesy I get at my dealer. You might see mark ups or no negotiations. I overpaid so I can have a bill of sale. They will cut me a check for the difference how ever its just going back to them for Mopar parts. I get a new jeep every 7 years. I bought my first in 1997 it was a used 93 Cherokee Sport. Then a new TJ in 2000, a 2dr JK Sahara in 2007, then a 2014 JK Unlimited Sahara and now the 2021 4xe. This will be my last one. It will be paid off before I retire. I plan on keeping it until I die because we all know the Jeep will out live us all.
Please keep us posted on the extent of your rebate when the dust finally settles. Also, if your state has sales tax, you must have paid that on the full $70K. When you get the difference back from the dealer and apply it to parts you shouldn't have to pay the tax a second time (on the parts). Perhaps they can just give you the rebate in parts.