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

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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.

Heck no!! Currently there are no diesels in any Chrysler passenger cars in the US. Only the RAM pickups but I think that's the monster Cummins Diesel still. I am not keeping up with pickup truck too well.

I was at the LA Auto Show today and the product "experts" were totally non commital about the diesel WK2 being offered at all in the US. That was totally frustratting. Meanwhile Audi was happy to show off their Q5 TDI that's coming to the US with a 3.0L V6 diesel. Coincidence??
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You have to look to sell them around 70k miles to another diesel enthusiast. Like every small diesel engine produced 2000 upwards. Maybe even sooner you will be bugged by the DPF Filter functions and their regenerations processes.

For short distance daily drivers the worstes choice you can get. (15miles)

Iam not a diesel owner or hater. Just reading my forum and all the guys experiences. Its not about the 3.0 engine. Its about the diesel reality of today.

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

21000 km with our limited diesel, and YES I would buy another one, but with a 8 speed gearboxes... the Mercedes 5 speed in slow and I hope the 8 speed will be more responsive...
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Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?

Have done 4000 ks averaging 8.4 kpl and getting about 1140 klms out of each tank. Whats not to like about this car answer NOTHING, in six weeks heading off around OZ with a 2.5t van in tow looking forward to taking the Jeep on this journey. Love the power(lucky for cruise control) the smoothness and feel would not own anything else. For the people who put it down and say they would not own one "YOUR LOSS"!!!!!
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Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?

Just ticked over 20,000km on mine and I would buy one. I just wished there was a SRT8 model with the upspecced performance Diesel from the Mazza.
The CRD is the motor of choice in the WK2. It is as fast as a Hemi, better economy than the Pentastar and you can tune it if you wish.
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Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?

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You have to look to sell them around 70k miles to another diesel enthusiast. Like every small diesel engine produced 2000 upwards. Maybe even sooner you will be bugged by the DPF Filter functions and their regenerations processes.

For short distance daily drivers the worstes choice you can get. (15miles)

Iam not a diesel owner or hater. Just reading my forum and all the guys experiences. Its not about the 3.0 engine. Its about the diesel reality of today.

No flames. Just to keep you posted.
I see your from europe and I have a question, not debating, but just a general question.

We currently own a VW 2.0 TDI and use it primarily as a daily driver, all city, probably only sees 15 miles/day weekdays roundtrip.

That being said, the DPF has only gone into the cleaning cycle maybe 3-4 times in the course of a year. The car only sees a longer highway run maybe once or twice a month at best.

Now, seeing that Europe is much more compact that the US, as are the cities, and city traffic is similar or worse (I have driven in Brussels, what a nightmare), one would think that cars in europe in general are subjected to shorter trips. However, I've seen VW diesels on uk ebay with 160k plus miles on them, so what is the basis for the sell at 70k statement?
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Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?

Either he do not know what he is talking about or other stories are fake. OK, I do not have WKII but WK with 3.0 CRD Merc engine and DPF with 100K on the clock (firs owner). Up to now no problems. I would also like to know what is the story behind DPF.
What is a problem with regeneration process. Some power is lost for short period of time and that it. On a highway you do not even feel it. So where is the problem????
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Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?

Have had the Diesel Grand Cherokee for 15 months now 34,000 Klm's ... great car plenty of power ... two friends have now got the Jeep after going for a spin in mine .... still 4 to 6 months waiting after ordering one ... order one now June 2013 delivery ... let down by sub-standard service from Jeep Australia ... You people will be in for a pleasant surprise. Has just won SUV of the year here in Australia
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Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?

Great info in this thread, thank you all and please keep it coming! I just joined this forum. This is my very first post here.

My wife and I just test drove a JGC OS with the 4.7L V-8. We love the car and want to buy it. If we did, it would be our first Jeep.

But we do not like the fuel economy and so I am very interested in the diesel, especially owners who have had theirs for many miles (kms). Again, thank you for the info, please keep it coming, and I hope Jeep brings the diesel to the US very soon.
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Would definately buy again 5000 klms on the clock, great power especially when towing and fantastic fuel economy and so quiet when driving. One down side is the slow turn around for parts in Australia, did a transmission control module which shut the transmission down into limp home mode and it took nearly a week for the dealer to get the part.
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most definately get again. Now 12 months old and 55K on the clock and hasnt missed a beat. only issue as noted earlier is the very high price and scarcity of suitably specc'ed oil for the 10K service changes here in Oz. and dont get me started on the price of diff oil either. otherwise a great car on and especially off road.
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20,000 in 7 months. Would definitely buy again, but its not hoing back to the dealer for servicing. Thry did not complete everything for the first service. Did not even fill out the service book. If they can't be boyhrred doing the little things how csn they be trusted to do anything else correctly.


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