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Old 07-02-2013, 07:05 AM
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Diesel is an individual choice.
I bought a diesel because of the following reasons.
1. Great fuel economy. Over 1,000kms to a tank when touring. Avg 7 ltrs per 100kms
2. Less parts to break. No spark plugs.
3. Get fuel anywhere, and at a steady price. At the moment petrol is dearer than diesel. Diesel prices don't fluctuate.
4. The diesel outperforms the V6 petrol.
5. The diesel out pulls the V8. More Torque.
6. The diesel has better resale.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:43 PM
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Diesel is an individual choice.
I bought a diesel because of the following reasons.
1. Great fuel economy. Over 1,000kms to a tank when touring. Avg 7 ltrs per 100kms
2. Less parts to break. No spark plugs.
3. Get fuel anywhere, and at a steady price. At the moment petrol is dearer than diesel. Diesel prices don't fluctuate.
4. The diesel outperforms the V6 petrol.
5. The diesel out pulls the V8. More Torque.
6. The diesel has better resale.
As allypally says it really is a personal choice,

From a V6 petrol owners point of view
1. Good fuel economy. over 800km to a tank when touring.
2. Get fuel anywhere, except maybe remote outback stations?
3. The petrol tows everything I need Boat or the Camper trailer.
4. The Laredo "petrol" was awarded the cheapest all terain SUV to run, that includes purchase price, reg, servicing, depreceation etc etc...

I am sure you will enjoy which ever version you end up with.

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Old 07-02-2013, 09:53 PM
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As allypally says it really is a personal choice,

From a V6 petrol owners point of view
1. Good fuel economy. over 800km to a tank when touring.
2. Get fuel anywhere, except maybe remote outback stations?
3. The petrol tows everything I need Boat or the Camper trailer.
4. The Laredo "petrol" was awarded the cheapest all terain SUV to run, that includes purchase price, reg, servicing, depreceation etc etc...

I am sure you will enjoy which ever version you end up with.

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Don't forget to mention one of the sweetest sounding V6's around (...oops I already did!!) I had the use of a petrol V6 a year or so ago and this thing loved to be revved! Sounded really sweet, comparable to a 350ML
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Ummm, I have an Alfa V6. Sorry, but the GC is not the sweetest V6 in town.
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Hi, new here but have been reading this forum with interest. I am about to order an Overland but have a query. Why are people buying the diesel? Is it for fuel economy or something else?

I was committed to the diesel, but based on the sales guys comments and other stuff I have read I began to question my decision. The problem is that the diesel costs $5000 more than the petrol.

When I worked it out, using 20,000km/yr, Jeep's published fuel economy, the average price of diesel/petrol over the last 5 years and the different servicing costs - the diesel only costs $1936 less to run over 5 years. The only thing I don't know is the resale value - will the diesel be worth $3000 more in 5 years?

So, is there another reason to buy diesel?

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1 published fuel economy in a petrol is never achievable , in a diesel you will actually do better.

2. Diesel performs better than the 3.6l petrol

3. You'll get somewhere between 3 and 4k more for the diesel when selling , as long as they don't gain a reputation in the meantime for being a pile of shit.

Clear as mud now?
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:22 AM
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Ummm, I have an Alfa V6. Sorry, but the GC is not the sweetest V6 in town.
....like I said "one of the sweetest...." after the Alpha of course!!
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1 published fuel economy in a petrol is never achievable , in a diesel you will actually do better.

2. Diesel performs better than the 3.6l petrol

3. You'll get somewhere between 3 and 4k more for the diesel when selling , as long as they don't gain a reputation in the meantime for being a pile of shit.

Clear as mud now?
I am sold on the diesel, I do think it is a better drive and I do think that it will have a better resale value. It is interesting though that the perception of diesel being better value is not necessarily true. If it is worth $3k more at resale then it will be close to break even.

Thanks for your comments.

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I would have thought that if you were in the Overland market you wouldn't be too concerned about minor differences in running costs. The clincher would be if you drove a CRD. All other issues would pale into insignificance.
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NO EFFECT ON GC WK2

Chrysler Group LLC says it will recall about 490,000 cars and utility vehicles worldwide because of a problem with active head restraints intended to prevent neck injuries in rear-end collisions.
The carmaker said Wednesday that microcontrollers in the head restraint could be faulty and prevent the system from operating properly.
It comes following a news in June that Chrysler would bow to pressure from the US safety regulator and recall 2.7 million Jeep Libertys and Jeep Grand Cherokees over a fire risk that caused dozens of deaths.
The company also announced in May they would recall 469,000 Jeep four-wheel drives worldwide because they can shift into neutral without warning on startup.
However Chrysler says it is unaware of accidents or injuries related to the current problem.
Vehicles affected are the 2011-2013 Chrysler Sebring, 200 and Dodge Avenger midsize cars; 2011-2013 Jeep Liberty SUVs and 2011-2012 Dodge Nitro SUVs.
Chrysler is notifying customers and will replace the component or upgrade software at no cost.
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Excellent spot! I didn't think of that. I put mine on the bumper but it doesn't stick all that well because of the textured surface.
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