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Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?

Anybody that owns the wk2 oil burner also test drive an X5 35d? I am curious to get some feedback on how the power on the Jeep compared to the Twin turbo Diesel from BMW? They are pretty close on horsepower and torque.
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Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?

I'm with all the other posters...and from Austraila all the comments are valid including the brickbats for Chrysler Jeep and their dealer network.

Our WK2 diesel is out of commission at the moment due to a fault showing high pressure on the engine fuel rail. It shut down at 100kph on the highway!!
Got carted to the nearest dealer who found a fault code relating to high pressure in the fuel rail (which the software considers catastrophic hence the engine shutdown). The fault was cleared and the engine and vehicle runs perfect again. As I consider the issue a safety one I won't take the vehicle back until the fuel rail sensor is replaced - but it comes embedded in the fuel rail......only problem is there are no spare fuel rails in Australia!
Expected delivery into Australia presently is 10 December (ridiculous) and then hopefully we get the vehicle back sometime later.
Jeep have however provided a rental vehicle in the interim and will reimburse other costs.

If there had been stock available it would have been a relatively minor issue (well sort of), and I believe just luck of the draw. I've not seen any reports of CRD engine issues.

Ours has done 12500 miles, and nearly 9000 miles of that towing a 4700 lb caravan (we call it). Awesome tow vehicle, and extremely frugal on fuel as well.

With a solid dealer network this vehicle and engine is brilliant - test drive one for yourself if possible. I'm not sure about another one yet until I can be reassured Jeep Australia can get their dealer network up to scratch.
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Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?

Don't hold back. Awesome machine and you will likely enjoy better aftersales!
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Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?

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Anybody that owns the wk2 oil burner also test drive an X5 35d? I am curious to get some feedback on how the power on the Jeep compared to the Twin turbo Diesel from BMW? They are pretty close on horsepower and torque.
I've driven a 30d and a 40d, but we dont get a 35d in Oz.

The 30d is very similar in performance. Which is surprising as it is a twin turbo so you would expect it to be noticeably better. The 40d though is a rocket ship in comparison to both.

You can buy 2 CRD Laredo's for the price of 1 X5 30d in Australia. You can probably get 2 CRD Overland's for the price of a X5 40d too.
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Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?

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Don't hold back. Awesome machine and you will likely enjoy better aftersales!
This one piece of feedback should say it all. Glenn's had ongoing problems with undue noise and yet still calls it awesome!

That's how good this thing is.
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The biggest problem will be making enough of them.
The engine blocks are of compacted graphite iron manufactured in Brazil . The engine is assembled in Italy in the same province that is also home of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Ducati, then to Detroit. Let's hope they can keep that long supply chaining going.
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Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?

I think that the 3.0 litre diesel coupled to the 5 speed transmission is very, very good.

I think that the 3.0 litre diesel coupled to the upcoming 8 speed transmission will be sensational.

Yes, I would definately buy another, with either 5 or 8 speed.
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Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?

USAs loss is our gain. Great vehicle & engine combination.
Just had the 30K service done.
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Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?

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I've driven a 30d and a 40d, but we dont get a 35d in Oz.

The 30d is very similar in performance. Which is surprising as it is a twin turbo so you would expect it to be noticeably better. The 40d though is a rocket ship in comparison to both.

You can buy 2 CRD Laredo's for the price of 1 X5 30d in Australia. You can probably get 2 CRD Overland's for the price of a X5 40d too.
Mate, you can't compare a Laredo to an X5! It's apples and oranges! On the one hand you have a Jeep, on the other a Yummy Mummy School Bus.
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Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?

I;ve done 2000 ks in just over 3 weeks. Awesome is the only word to use, I had the loan of a 300C SRT8 when the jeep went in for it's check up. That engine would be the only thing that competes with the diesel.
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Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?

12,000km on my 3.0 limited and I absolutely love it. Around 8 litres/100km on the highway, 10.5 around town and 15.5 towing 2500 kg. Would buy another in a heartbeat, in fact I'm working on SWMBO at the moment to take my limited so I can get the 2014 Overland diesel with the 8 speed box. Wish me luck!
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Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?

Is the new Chrysler 300 available with the diesel engine in the US? If so, you can at least get some idea of the refinement and performance by taking a test drive of it.

It is the same VM Motori A630 engine that the GC gets, with the same 5 speed for now.
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