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Buy a different car (other than Grand Cherokee) 4 8.00%
Buy a gas powered Grand Cherokee 12 24.00%
Consider alternatives (X5, MDX, etc) 7 14.00%
Continue to wait for EcoDiesel 27 54.00%
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:53 PM
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Probably driving a BMW, Merc, and VW diesel at this point...
Most of the people I talked to in February gave up in May and bought VW or otherwise a few bought Gas a few still wait. Jeep definitely lost some pent up sales but the demand won't be huge until people can drive them unless you really understand what it is about (drove a European one)
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Ordered a Porsche Cayenne. More money even if careful with the options. But I keep my cars for a long time. I have been happy with the Boxster, and the service at the local Porsche dealer is much much better than the Jeep dealers.

But what really sold me is that the Cayenne drove better than the GCs I test drove.
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Ordered a Porsche Cayenne. More money even if careful with the options. But I keep my cars for a long time. I have been happy with the Boxster, and the service at the local Porsche dealer is much much better than the Jeep dealers.

But what really sold me is that the Cayenne drove better than the GCs I test drove.
Just curious though...? If the Jeep EcoDiesel had have been orderable a month ago, would you maybe have ordered that rather than poking around.

I just seem to see a lot of people who got interested in a Diesel SUV because of the CDJ advertising that bought another similar Diesel SUV. So does that paint a picture of you fairly well? I just want to spell it out in plain English to the marketing folks that they generated a bunch of interest that ultimately turned into sales of competition product. I know some people bought gas which I myself may still do but I think a lot of people truly interested in the diesel gave up because of false or completely lacking communications.

If that is not a completely true statement please say so.
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Re: Those waiting for diesel - what will you do?

Fairly accurate. As my sign shows, I own two Jeeps already. I also own a Porsche Boxster. I have been planning to replace the GC because of age. Originally, I was thinking of the Hemi, but then all the information and magazine test drives pointed that the diesel is a great engine choice. So, I waited and waited and waited.

Since there are no diesel GCs to test drive, I decided to test drive the Cayenne when my Boxster's brake light went out. The ride felt much secure than the couple of GC I previously test drove.

I was going to keep the Boxster and sell the WJ. Instead, I am selling the Boxster (which I seldom drive) to cover for the difference in my budget. The Cayenne is sporty enough for my needs. I'll keep the WJ for the occassional errands since it is low mileage and not worth that much in the used car market.

So, yes, Jeep marketing made me look at diesel engines. Failure to deliver the product within the time frame that they suggested made me look at other vehicies. Remember that with the Overland and Summit models, Jeep is aiming at buyers who are spending 50K plus for a SUV. They are at the bottom of the price range of competing diesel engine SUVs such as the ML M class, BMW X class, Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne. The VW Tuareg may be the closest in price. Buyers in this class range are used to a certain quality level from both the vehicles and dealerships. I have not been impressed with the service of Jeep dealerships (car is not washed even after spending thousand $, the Porsche dealer will wash the car no matter what of service I had), and reading about the rear hatch alignment issues made me think twice about the quality of the newer GC.

Anyway, yes, although I did not expressly went to shop for other SUVs, the unintended consequence was that I test drove a different vehicle and liked it a lot.
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Re: Those waiting for diesel - what will you do?

I dont know what all you guys are complaining about. I ordered my Vehicle in January 2013, and its due to be delivered in August........ 8 Frekin months!!!
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Re: Those waiting for diesel - what will you do?

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When I ordered my first Harley Davidson it was over a 2 year waiting list.

8 months is a long time however you must understand that at least you know that you will be getting yours. They don't even exist here yet except in the factory where they are built. That's the frustrating thing about all of it. We've been hearing about it since 2010 and nothing has arrived as of yet.

That's what we're complaining about.
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I dont know what all you guys are complaining about. I ordered my Vehicle in January 2013, and its due to be delivered in August........ 8 Frekin months!!!
yes will in theory we were supposed to be able to order back in February but there is no actual way to order a Diesel right now. For us they don't even actually exist at this point.
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Re: Those waiting for diesel - what will you do?

I don't NEED a new vehicle at the moment, so I am sticking it out. Hope to be able to order it by August. If August comes and goes with no ordering, I will be weighing a hemi vs the competition. Would probably end up with a hemi considering the price premium of the competition.

I am a sucker for torque, it makes the teenager in me giddy. Plus the general rugged/toughness associated with a diesel makes it that much more desirable.
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Re: Those waiting for diesel - what will you do?

October fits with my time frame for when I might get a replacement vehicle, so diesel JGC Overland is still in my plans. Although I have been thinking of the V6 instead due to the cost of getting into the diesel JGC here in Manitoba.
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Pulled the trigger and bought an Overland. I'll pick it up tomorrow.
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Re: Those waiting for diesel - what will you do?

I am impatiently waiting. Will live with my 2005 Liberty diesel until the JGC is finally here.

I did have some hesitation when looking at what it will cost.
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