I traveled to Lake Keowee Dodge from Greenville, SC. First thing I noticed was that it was hassle free. I made an appointment and drove down. I walked all around for a good 15 minutes and looked around without being approached by a sales person. I liked that because sometimes I don't want to talk to sales, I just want to look for a minute or two. I then walked in, found my sales person Eddie Rogers, and we walked around and looked at brand new Jeep Grand Cherokees.
I have been a 10 year owner of a Jeep Grand Cherokee. I was prepared to buy another one due to their styling, performance, and bang for the buck. However, after realizing that the EXACT package I was looking for was not really available, I knew I was going to be giving up some options to get other options...and I was going to have to decide what was most important to me. Worst of all, the realization dawned on me that I was going to be paying A LOT of money for something that wasn't EXACTLY what I wanted.
It was then, Eddie and his Sales Manager informed me about the rebates on the RAM 1500 series trucks when you lease. I had never previously leased, and always believed it wasn't in my best interest. Let me tell you..... IT WAS IN MY BEST INTEREST....and Eddie Rogers and management helped me to see that I could be driving an absolutely stunning, sporty, FULLY LOADED, RAM 1500 Night Package worth 31% more than the Grand Cherokee....for around the same payment. They were right. If I had picked the Grand Cherokee, I would have paid the same but had MUCH LESS. Best part is, on the leasing option....the truck has GUARANTEED RESIDUAL VALUE. You don't get that when you buy folks! Sure you may reach a day when you don't have a payment....but on the other hand, I'll have the option to buy for less than what I would if I tried to buy it used in 2020, or trade it for a new one. EDDIE and his management team were paramount in helping me understand all of this. They explained it in detail. They had patience when I asked for even greater detail. The kicker is that you have to be a WELL QUALIFIED BUYER....meaning good credit.
I leased the Ram today. I was happy with delivery. The transaction went smoother than when I bought my Jeep at a different dealership. Overall, I am very happy. I highly recommend Eddie Rogers and Lake Keowee Dodge Jeep Ram.