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Old 03-28-2013, 01:17 PM
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I'm going to order the CRD

After much thinking I'm going to order the CRD when the order banks open up in April in USA.

I drive a lot of miles (25K year), 70-80% of it highway miles and that seems to be the best case for a diesel. I'm rationalizing the extra up-front cost (4,500) as somewhat offset by higher residual value in the end over same SUV with gas engine. I tend to keep my cars a long time so the end may be a while. I read that diesels can go for a ton of miles if they are maintained. I will be pretty diligent on maintenance, getting all recommended services.

For me the extra cost of Lux II package isn't a factor because I would be getting it anyway, plus they even give you a $1000 break on Lux II price with CRD because it's mandatory.

I don't technically need the extra power but I'm sure it will be fun to drive. I don't tow anything heavy right now, just a utility trailer, but we've talked about trying out a vacation rental travel trailer someday so the extra power would come in handy.

I get Chrysler Affiliate discount through work so will be using that.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:05 PM
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After much thinking I'm going to order the CRD when the order banks open up in April in USA.

I drive a lot of miles (25K year), 70-80% of it highway miles and that seems to be the best case for a diesel. I'm rationalizing the extra up-front cost (4,500) as somewhat offset by higher residual value in the end over same SUV with gas engine. I tend to keep my cars a long time so the end may be a while. I read that diesels can go for a ton of miles if they are maintained. I will be pretty diligent on maintenance, getting all recommended services.

For me the extra cost of Lux II package isn't a factor because I would be getting it anyway, plus they even give you a $1000 break on Lux II price with CRD because it's mandatory.

I don't technically need the extra power but I'm sure it will be fun to drive. I don't tow anything heavy right now, just a utility trailer, but we've talked about trying out a vacation rental travel trailer someday so the extra power would come in handy.

I get Chrysler Affiliate discount through work so will be using that.
Hi from australia, i have a 2012 crd, my first diesel vehicle, absolutely love!!!!!!!!! It, v6 was nothing compared to it when test drove both, so much torque, so enjoyable to drive, and never tow anything so didn't order tow bar, just keep watching your speedo especially on the highway, your going to be amazed at what this engine is capable of and thank yourself over and over again for picking the crd
Ps, also achieving around 1000 km's a tank with performance that rivals the hemi.
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Re: I'm going to order the CRD

Same as above mate, you will wonder what took you so long to get one once you get it on the road, the new generation diesels are one of the best kept secrets out there, better torque, better economy, better towing performance, longer life and go like the clappers, enjoy.
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Overland CRD MY2012. Amazing car,
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Thanks everyone good to hear.
Milous just posted in the ordering thread that production start in USA is now May 14th but ordering may open on April 4th.
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Re: I'm going to order the CRD

They had a model of the CRD on display at the NY auto show.

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Re: I'm going to order the CRD

I wonder what happens to those show engines after they are done using them? Could be good spare parts! (The uncut ones of course.)
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Re: I'm going to order the CRD

Hi guys
Good to hear the positive replies on the diesel, I ordered mine in January and hopefully it will arrive early, projected date is August but dealers says could be June or July fingers crossed.

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Re: I'm going to order the CRD

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After much thinking I'm going to order the CRD when the order banks open up in April in USA.

I drive a lot of miles (25K year), 70-80% of it highway miles and that seems to be the best case for a diesel. I'm rationalizing the extra up-front cost (4,500) as somewhat offset by higher residual value in the end over same SUV with gas engine. I tend to keep my cars a long time so the end may be a while. I read that diesels can go for a ton of miles if they are maintained. I will be pretty diligent on maintenance, getting all recommended services.

For me the extra cost of Lux II package isn't a factor because I would be getting it anyway, plus they even give you a $1000 break on Lux II price with CRD because it's mandatory.

I don't technically need the extra power but I'm sure it will be fun to drive. I don't tow anything heavy right now, just a utility trailer, but we've talked about trying out a vacation rental travel trailer someday so the extra power would come in handy.

I get Chrysler Affiliate discount through work so will be using that.


I'm pretty much in the same boat.
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Re: I'm going to order the CRD

The boat looks like its going to take another couple of months to come in for us yanks.
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Re: I'm going to order the CRD

Yeah looks like late August early Sept delivery assuming they actually do start production in late June.
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