Local Dealer Lot equals 0 Wranglers but 24 Gladiators

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The weekend before last, I went out for a late night coffee
Don’t want to derail the thread, but I’ve got to check that place out. I’m the next town over.

It’s slim pickings around here on most dealer lots.
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Don’t want to derail the thread, but I’ve got to check that place out. I’m the next town over.

It’s slim pickings around here on most dealer lots.
Hahaha! Took me a second to realize you're talking the next town over from that brewery. That was from a few months ago, and I'm not remembering what southshore town that was. The dealer that I spotted a bunch of JL's at, is Port Jeff Jeep up on 347 just west of 112. I've got an appointment up in Smithtown tomorrow at noon, so I'll try to take a spin past to see what it looks like, and report back.
 

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My local Avis has been giving me Gladiators whenever I reserve even a compact car.
How did a Gladiator become a "compact car"?
 

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How did a Gladiator become a "compact car"?
They give me the Gladiator as "an upgrade" because they usually have 3 or so sitting there, and rarely have any compact cars around. The point is that Jeep is sending quite a few of the Gladiators they are building to the fleets.
 

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Same around here. One dealer in Austin had 41 Gladiators last week.

The price point is tough. It needs to be inline with other Wranglers which makes it higher than competing small 4x4 pickups and in the same price range as mid level full size 4x4s.

The Mojaves are cool but the price is just too high for what you get. Almost every dealer around here has at least one on the lot.
 

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Same around here. One dealer in Austin had 41 Gladiators last week.

The price point is tough. It needs to be inline with other Wranglers which makes it higher than competing small 4x4 pickups and in the same price range as mid level full size 4x4s.

The Mojaves are cool but the price is just too high for what you get. Almost every dealer around here has at least one on the lot.
I bought a Mojave earlier this year, replaced a 2dr JLR, I too thought they were pricey compared to wranglers. Interestingly enough when I was researching I built a 4dr Rubicon and Mojave each with the same options as the one I eventually bought. The Wrangler was more expensive by a few hundred dollars.

Combine that with dealers more willing to discount Gladiators, I couldn’t buy a 4dr Rubicon with the same options for any where near the same price.
 

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I have driven through 4 dealerships in the past week. 0 wranglers, all had multiple gladiators. I don't think they are going over too well.
 

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15 Gladiators,2 2dr,2 4dr Wranglers
 

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I’m in Gainesville, FL and the local dealership does not appear to have any Wrangler’s or Gladiator’s in their new inventory.
 

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Hahaha! Took me a second to realize you're talking the next town over from that brewery. That was from a few months ago, and I'm not remembering what southshore town that was. The dealer that I spotted a bunch of JL's at, is Port Jeff Jeep up on 347 just west of 112. I've got an appointment up in Smithtown tomorrow at noon, so I'll try to take a spin past to see what it looks like, and report back.
The brewery is in Freeport. I'm in Merrick.

There's quite a few Jeep dealers here in Nassau County. I live within range of the majority of them and all have very little stock on their lots.
 

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Gladiators are doing fine. Jeep never expected them to sell like Wranglers. They are a niche truck.

Mojaves are great but at their price point you have a lot of options in other trucks. So they will last a little longer on the lots.
 

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Low stock is not unique to Jeep. Most new car dealers have very low inventory except for the less popular models. The availability of Gladiators speaks volumes about the model’s popularity….
 

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The Gladiator is actually doing really well for Jeep. If anything, there's more profit baked into the selling price of the Gladiator than the Wrangler so why not prioritize a higher margin vehicle? As others have said, demand for the Wrangler has been incredible lately so a lot of it is demand driven. Plus, Jeep is in the middle of launching two very important vehicles right now in the Grand Cherokee L and Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer. I understand that these models aren't made in the same factory as the JL but they are microchip/tech-heavy models. My local dealer has many GCLs on the lot at the moment.
 

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Dealer close to my house shows:

32 Wranglers
8 Gladiators
48 Grand Cherokees
 

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Dealer close to my house shows:

32 Wranglers
8 Gladiators
48 Grand Cherokees
Around here, the dealers are quick to add a vehicle (even one in transit still) and slow to remove. They just want to get you in the door to sell you something else. I must have called half a dozen dealers that had listed 4xe's and not one was actually still there.
 
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