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View Poll Results: What will you do now that the diesel is delayed again?
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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Re: Those waiting for diesel - what will you do?

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So where are all the people who are looking for the diesel? With the number and length of the threads on the subject I expected to see a lot more responses.

Maybe Jeep is finding that those who want diesel may be passionate about it, there aren't as many as they thought.


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No we just got tired of waiting and being lied to. I'm one of the few that check back every now and then. I guess just to see if I was justified in jumping ship.
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Re: Those waiting for diesel - what will you do?

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Went to check out the Infiniti JX or whatever they're calling it next year (QX60). Add another to the list ... VERY nice inside and out. Coming out with a hybrid in the next few months that obtains 26mpg combined supposedly. Compared to the Acura MDX it felt more SUV like and drove more like it as well. The CVT doesn't do it any favors in terms of get up and go. Too many choices ... I liked it better when we were just dead set on the EcoDiesel.
You can check out a Toyota Highlander Hybrid as well. A bit bigger then the MDX, but 28/28 MPG and a fair bit less pricey (I think around the $50k marker if I recall from my test spin).

I'm not a fan of the looks on the Highlander myself though.

I'm still eyeballing the Ford Explorer Sport, though, as of recently, the 2014 Durango has caught my eye.

The downsides of each:

Explorer:
  • Crap for getting out of the back doors
  • LOW ground clearance
  • Slightly invasive tire slap at speed
  • Felt like I was wrestling a drunken fat man into parking spots
  • Looks, they are just... meh.
Durango:
  • HAVE to get the V8 to get "low range" (major issue for me)
  • No tow hooks
The upsides:

Explorer:
  • Price, bang for buck, it's hard to beat.
  • The engine is tear your face off impressive (especially at altitude with those twin turbos).
  • Really liked the EVIC Ford has (two smaller screens as opposed to one bigger one).
  • Great seating in the back, especially with the passenger side 2nd row seat being able to roll forward.
  • Decent fuel econ for something with that much power(16/22 with 365HP and 350ftlb of torque)
Durango:
  • Nice back seat for grownups
  • Great ride (almost as quiet as the JC and fairly smooth)
I may hold out for the EcoDiesel, if only while I wait for the Grand Wagoneer (which I suspect will be the perfect combo of offroad goodness, 7 passenger seating, fuel econ/towing capability, and luxury I'm looking for).

I suspect the resale/value retention on the EcoDiesel will smoke both the Ford and the Dodge.

We'll see... we have until August (HOPEFULLY) to decide if we are ordering a Durango or a EcoDiesel.
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Re: Those waiting for diesel - what will you do?

The only way I will be buying a diesel this year (provided they are released) is if they come out with the Trailhawk II. I'm almost hoping they won't so I don't feel like I will have to buy it. I'll wait a year or so to make sure that this diesel isn't a debacle.

They may have lost me as a return customer if someone else comes out with a diesel before that.
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