Used 392s on Autotrader. Wow.

I go to the website to look at vehicles for sale and we were helping my daughter look for another car.
Every week, I noticed there are more used 392 Jeeps for sale and most of them are over 90k. There are quite a few XRs with very low miles.
Gas prices are probably the reason.
 
Likely
Just yesterday has a guy asking me about mine and his main (and repeated) inquiry was about how much it costs to drive with fuel prices.
I believe most people hear “V-8” and balk at the thought of filling it up.
When I told him it actually got better MOG than my JKUR, Dodge Ram and Land River, suddenly he wanted to know where I got mine and if they’re charging over MSRP.

I know gas prices are a sore point for many. But I just don’t get it.
Aside from political reasons of course… It’s not a big deal. I’m sure it is for some.
 
After the 392 comes in, Im thinking about trading my PW in for a TRX. FJB, there's no way Im letting these libtards win! :cool:
 
Likely
Just yesterday has a guy asking me about mine and his main (and repeated) inquiry was about how much it costs to drive with fuel prices.
I believe most people hear “V-8” and balk at the thought of filling it up.
When I told him it actually got better MOG than my JKUR, Dodge Ram and Land River, suddenly he wanted to know where I got mine and if they’re charging over MSRP.

I know gas prices are a sore point for many. But I just don’t get it.
Aside from political reasons of course… It’s not a big deal. I’m sure it is for some.
I don't really care about the gas mileage. My Dodge Ram gets about the same MPG.
My Ram also has Flow Master Outlaw muffler. It came with it when I bought it. I grin from ear to ear
every time I drive it. Yea, it's loud. I'll be glad to add the 392 to the LOUD family. 😬
 
I could care less about MPG. We have a 2020 Expedition that averages 18mpg, a 2015 F250 Powerstroke that gets 13mpg (heavy foot), an RV that averages 10mpg, and an Isuzu NPR work truck that average 8MPG. The 392 will fit right in.
 
Trust me, anyone who can afford a 392 is NOT worried about fuel economy… even with the $5/gallon gas. If they are… then they shouldn’t be considering one of these in the first place because they can’t really afford it.

I don’t care if you want to hear that or not, but it’s a fact. If you can’t drop $100 to fill your tank, you sure as heck shouldn’t be buying an $80k+ vehicle if any kind.. especially a Jeep!
 
They ordered 392s and joy rided… or joy rode them, they get over it, then they think they can make a profit. I asked a question about why there was so many low mileage 392s for sale on another forum last year. That was the consensus. People Buy it, enjoy for 4-6 months, put a 1000-2000 miles then sell it for a profit.
 
They ordered 392s and joy rided… or joy rode them, they get over it, then they think they can make a profit. I asked a question about why there was so many low mileage 392s for sale on another forum last year. That was the consensus. People Buy it, enjoy for 4-6 months, put a 1000-2000 miles then sell it for a profit.
Yup. And if people on this forum are honest, I bet at least 50% of us intend to do the same thing. We’re all just hoping that the market holds strong… and those of us with XRs have a slightly better chance of demand staying high, at least until the ‘23s hit the market this fall.
 
They ordered 392s and joy rided… or joy rode them, they get over it, then they think they can make a profit. I asked a question about why there was so many low mileage 392s for sale on another forum last year. That was the consensus. People Buy it, enjoy for 4-6 months, put a 1000-2000 miles then sell it for a profit.
Interesting... Some of those 392s for sale are going to be sitting awhile. I saw one 392 without the XR package selling for $117,000 used. Some of the prices are ridiculous, but it's their Jeep to sell.
 
Yup. And if people on this forum are honest, I bet at least 50% of us intend to do the same thing. We’re all just hoping that the market holds strong… and those of us with XRs have a slightly better chance of demand staying high, at least until the ‘23s hit the market this fall.
I plan on keeping mine until I can't get it in anymore. Hopefully I live that long!
 
Yup. And if people on this forum are honest, I bet at least 50% of us intend to do the same thing. We’re all just hoping that the market holds strong… and those of us with XRs have a slightly better chance of demand staying high, at least until the ‘23s hit the market this fall.
Keeping mine.
I regret getting rid of my JKUR. not doing it again. I’d rather be the old crusty f*** other guys are jealous of the collection I have. 🤣
im there with guns. Now working on the cars.
 
I could care less about MPG. We have a 2020 Expedition that averages 18mpg, a 2015 F250 Powerstroke that gets 13mpg (heavy foot), an RV that averages 10mpg, and an Isuzu NPR work truck that average 8MPG. The 392 will fit right in.
I just noticed you ordered the same color 392. I got my order in late April and forgot to add the upper 1941 decal.
Oh well. I'll buy the decal and put it on myself.
I couldn't get the XR package. I was a week too late.
 
Good for you guys who say you’re keeping it. But that just makes the market for those of us who will sell that much better! 😂 I plan to have one for a good, long time, but it may not be the one I currently own, if I can make a few grand off of this one and buy the other one I have ordered and $10K off MSRP, and then order a ‘23 and sell my second ‘22 when the ‘23 comes in, I certainly will. When dealers are still paying retail at auctions for used cars, I strongly suspect these “unicorns” will still bring a premium. My dealer told me before I walked out of the showroom to please let them know when I’m ready to sell it. And this was after we spent two hours talking about how much more than sticker these things are bringing. They know I won’t sell it back to them at the price I paid for it and they are still begging to be first in line because “a bird in the hand…”. If they want another XR for their lot, they’re going to be waiting until Fall!” Unless they buy mine!
 
Good for you guys who say you’re keeping it. But that just makes the market for those of us who will sell that much better! 😂 I plan to have one for a good, long time, but it may not be the one I currently own, if I can make a few grand off of this one and buy the other one I have ordered and $10K off MSRP, and then order a ‘23 and sell my second ‘22 when the ‘23 comes in, I certainly will. When dealers are still paying retail at auctions for used cars, I strongly suspect these “unicorns” will still bring a premium. My dealer told me before I walked out of the showroom to please let them know when I’m ready to sell it. And this was after we spent two hours talking about how much more than sticker these things are bringing. They know I won’t sell it back to them at the price I paid for it and they are still begging to be first in line because “a bird in the hand…”. If they want another XR for their lot, they’re going to be waiting until Fall!” Unless they buy mine!
Heck they gave some dealers allocations for one xr.They get to use it for 90 days for a loaner .Then it can go on there lot. For sale .Several dealers local got them already.Cause I was offered to buy it after the 90.But no half doors or I would have
 
I just noticed you ordered the same color 392. I got my order in late April and forgot to add the upper 1941 decal.
Oh well. I'll buy the decal and put it on myself.
I couldn't get the XR package. I was a week too late.
I just squeaked in on the XR package.
 
Trust me, anyone who can afford a 392 is NOT worried about fuel economy… even with the $5/gallon gas. If they are… then they shouldn’t be considering one of these in the first place because they can’t really afford it.

I don’t care if you want to hear that or not, but it’s a fact. If you can’t drop $100 to fill your tank, you sure as heck shouldn’t be buying an $80k+ vehicle if any kind.. especially a Jeep!
So true.
 
Hi Friends - I’ll counter that most of honestly *do* care about MPG. Indicator: which screen is default for you? For me, it’s the fuel consumption arc with current MPG ;).

Another member claimed that he was able to get 18.9 MPG, and I cannot yet replicate that (lots of coasting with 4 cyl, no hard acceleration, mixed highway/city driving, performance exhaust off, 330 ft elevation, 60% humidity, average 75 def F, etc….)

But back to OP…
 
Hi Friends - I’ll counter that most of honestly *do* care about MPG. Indicator: which screen is default for you? For me, it’s the fuel consumption arc with current MPG ;).

Another member claimed that he was able to get 18.9 MPG, and I cannot yet replicate that (lots of coasting with 4 cyl, no hard acceleration, mixed highway/city driving, performance exhaust off, 330 ft elevation, 60% humidity, average 75 def F, etc….)

But back to OP…
So your anecdotal point supports your claim that “most” of us care about MPG despite the fact that we ALL bought the most inefficient Wrangler available? And to be fair, most of those screens provide useless or redundant information and none of them are as pretty and colorful as the fuel economy screen. Plus, I think most people probably just keep that screen up simply to remind them that fuel economy was NOT why they bought a 392! 😂😂😂

Oh, and you’re not going to replicate that 18.9mpg, because it’s a bold faced lie.

This debate can easily be settled with a poll. How many people here bought your 392 for the fuel economy? 😂
 
I tell the “green” crowd I drive V-8’s to help get the world away from fossil fuel much quicker. 🤣
I was able to get 16.8 (my best attempt) on highway at cruise control, 75 mph. I only did this to compare against my JKUR. The 392 is slightly better than that rig.
 
So your anecdotal point supports your claim that “most” of us care about MPG despite the fact that we ALL bought the most inefficient Wrangler available? And to be fair, most of those screens provide useless or redundant information and none of them are as pretty and colorful as the fuel economy screen. Plus, I think most people probably just keep that screen up simply to remind them that fuel economy was NOT why they bought a 392! 😂😂😂

Oh, and you’re not going to replicate that 18.9mpg, because it’s a bold faced lie.

This debate can easily be settled with a poll. How many people here bought your 392 for the fuel economy? 😂
Oh, my friend - please don’t conflate my hypothesis that people care about MPG with buying the 392 based upon MPG! Absolutely not the case: I’m sure we all got the 392 purely based on the what it is - a glorious V8 shoved into a Wrangler! MPG was not even remotely on mind :)

Who knows their Costco attendants by name now?!
 
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