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Hey There - I posted this under the WK2 Diesel Export section and got referred to x-post here for a little more exposure... Any info would be appreciated

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Hey all - first post here, found this forum after doing a bunch of research and following link after link, read through some really good information on here!

Anyway, I am very close to pulling the trigger on a GC Diesel Limited here in Australia. I had borrowed a 2011 Petrol GC from work and absolutely loved it to the point I didn't want to give it back so thought I would get my own, but wanting to cut down a little on fuel from my guzzling Commodore I thought I would go Diesel.

Turns out they are super hard to find at reasonable prices second hand - but I have found a 2011 Limited in super good condition, it has done 80,000km, always serviced at Jeep dealership with nothing really standing out. I had a drive and wow it was incredible especially compared to the petrol variant.

But, I just wanted to know if there is anything I should look out for, I was a little concerned with the fact it had done 80,000km at first but considering it is a Diesel I guess this is ok. The previous owner had no complaints and traded it in for a 2014 GC Limited.

I can rack up some serious KM's myself averaging maybe 150km a day for work, 95% of this driving is on freeways though so constantly on cruise at 100km which I have heard is really good with these diesel jeeps.

But yeah, if there is anything I should be looking out for I would love to hear your thoughts

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Old 09-21-2014, 07:57 AM
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That is a lot of kms for a 3 year old car, so you should get a good price.
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Yeah it is a fair few... in saying that my current car that is only 2.5years old isn't that far behind it!!
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Get the dealer to confirm all recalls and service bulletins have been completed. Get a list and the brains trust here can confirm if all done.

Does the car have air suspension? Quadradrive? Off road adventure pack? Front recovery hooks?


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Get the dealer to confirm all recalls and service bulletins have been completed. Get a list and the brains trust here can confirm if all done.

Does the car have air suspension? Quadradrive? Off road adventure pack? Front recovery hooks?


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Thanks mate - It does not have Quadradrive, air suspension, adventure pack or front recovery hooks. I have spoken to the previous owner who confirmed it was never driven off-road, he never even towed with it. I don't plan on driving off-road either but will be towing my boat.

I will chase up what recalls have been done on the vehicle, I spoke to the service department when I originally looked at it and they confirmed that everything was up to date though.
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Like others here, I tow and I'm sure you will be very happy in that regard with the GC.

Call me a sceptic, but if all the updates / recalls are done the dealer should have no problems giving you a printout.


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That is a lot of kms for a 3 year old car, so you should get a good price.
After my 3 year lease mine will be well over 100k so 80k is good I think.
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Like others here, I tow and I'm sure you will be very happy in that regard with the GC.

Call me a sceptic, but if all the updates / recalls are done the dealer should have no problems giving you a printout.


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I don't think there would be any issue getting the printout, I just never thought to ask for one - I will give their service department a call and ask for it tomorrow, they were more than happy to help last time I called them.
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After my 3 year lease mine will be well over 100k so 80k is good I think.
I know what you mean, I smash out the KM's - do quite a few regional trips in Victoria and stuff which eat away at the KM hence why I wasn't too concerned about 80,000km...
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