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Re: Diesel Grand Cherokee Coming to US!

Longer life on new diesels is a myth. With the added emmissions constraints on modern engines, they are actually wearing out quicker. True diesel engines are designed to run hot and dirty (i.e why some old Jimmy 6/71's from the 50's are still going strong), something new "clean" engines cannot do.
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Also, the last diesel was made by Mercedes. Chrysler has since split with them so who makes the new diesel? Chrysler?
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Re: Diesel Grand Cherokee Coming to US!

Question: Is the fuel tank in the diesel WK2 going to be the same size?

I assume so. This being the case...... 1 tank of fuel = over 750 miles range! (highway)

Jackpot.

Oh yeah.... plus power and torque

plus long life engines.

plus

plus

wait, what am I forgetting?

initial cost?

we shall see....

I'd buy one.
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I don't think i am alone though. The JGC diesel won't sell for crap in the US IMO.
Couple years ago I would have agreed with you, but not anymore. You're seeing diesels make a big comeback in the US. I bet the diesel sells fine, especially if, as I predict, the diesel REPLACES the Hemi.

A lot of it will depend on the pricing.

I think it would make sense for you though, especially because you have the V8. Its borderline for me because I have the V6, but theres no question it will cost less to run than the V8, and looks to have similar performance...if it doesn't cost more...even if diesel is $.50 more a gallon for you than regular, it would still save you money. That $.50 a gallon is another $12 a tank filled up from empty, if that extra $12 a tank will take you 300 miles farther, thats an undeniable savings.
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Also, the last diesel was made by Mercedes. Chrysler has since split with them so who makes the new diesel? Chrysler?
VM Motori. I dont believe chrysler makes any diesels as their heavy truck engines are from Cummins.
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Re: Diesel Grand Cherokee Coming to US!

Ah, are they known for making good engines? Cummins should put on in the jeep! Lol

AND about fuel prices, most of us with performance parts use premium which lowers the difference in the fuel anyway! Premium is usually $.30 more than regular(on a good day)

The extra cost is well worth the durability, range, and power. And it's a diesel.


Do the jeeps having a problem starting in the cold like diesel trucks? (silly question, I'm sure)
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Re: Diesel Grand Cherokee Coming to US!

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Ah, are they known for making good engines? Cummins should put on in the jeep! Lol

AND about fuel prices, most of us with performance parts use premium which lowers the difference in the fuel anyway! Premium is usually $.30 more than regular(on a good day)

The extra cost is well worth the durability, range, and power. And it's a diesel.


Do the jeeps having a problem starting in the cold like diesel trucks? (silly question, I'm sure)
All diesels have cold weather issues, but thats what glow plugs are for, as well as engine block heaters.
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Re: Diesel Grand Cherokee Coming to US!

The CRD is the same price as the Hemi, which is $5000 more than the v6.
The range would be around 700mi on a tank, as you should get 25-32mpg with the CRD.
It ticks all the boxes as it is lighter than a Hemi, as fast and more fuel/environmentally efficient.
I think once people get over the misconceptions over this fuel, they will embrace it. Just wait until gas guzzler tax come in and all petrol powered vehicles get taxed.
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I think once people get over the misconceptions over this fuel, they will embrace it. Just wait until gas guzzler tax come in and all petrol powered vehicles get taxed.

There are no misconceptions mate. Diesel is diesel and will always be diesel. It just doesn't compare to gasoline cars and never will. As for power. You'll have a great torque, I'll give you that. But the ponys usually kick in at a very limited RPM range, and just as they came.....they left.

If you are a farmer or just wanna save a few bucks(remember that diesel engines also have a much higher maintenance cost). Then get the diesel.
If you enjoy driving and like cars in general. Get a gasoline engine.
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Re: Diesel Grand Cherokee Coming to US!

No need to speculate as to whether Americans will embrace diesels. BMW, Mercedes, and Audi sales of diesel models speak for themselves. Based on their popularity these car makers are introducing even more diesel options each year.
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No need to speculate as to whether Americans will embrace diesels. BMW, Mercedes, and Audi sales of diesel models speak for themselves. Based on their popularity these car makers are introducing even more diesel options each year.
VW has had lots of success as well with its TDI models. In the HD pickup market diesels are very popular, and with good reason. Also Chevy is set to unveil a diesel engine for its smaller cars soon.
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There are no misconceptions mate. Diesel is diesel and will always be diesel. It just doesn't compare to gasoline cars and never will. As for power. You'll have a great torque, I'll give you that. But the ponys usually kick in at a very limited RPM range, and just as they came.....they left.

If you are a farmer or just wanna save a few bucks(remember that diesel engines also have a much higher maintenance cost). Then get the diesel.
If you enjoy driving and like cars in general. Get a gasoline engine.
That might be true in a sports sedan or coupe, but were talking about a 5,000 plus pound suv. Its a lot of things but fun to drive isnt one of them. This is the type of vehicle a small diesel is perfectly suited for.
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