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Re: Lots of 2014 Ecodiesels left over

I have a 2014 Summit with over 15,000 miles on it. The only problem so far was the front axle boot problem that leaked grease. Both replaced and no other problems. Several thousand mile pulling my 3500 lb travel trailer. I love it for towing since I can run 70 mph and still get 17 mpg. With my previous 4Runner I would get around 9 mpg. The diesel has great torgue and it is a pleasure to drive. I definitely would do it again...

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Re: Lots of 2014 Ecodiesels left over

I picked up my 2014 GC Overland Ecodiesel in August in the Chicago area. I saved over $3k and also got a great trade-in price for my 2005 Hemi Limited. Considering I needed the towing capacity, the savings off-set the difference in price between the Hemi and the Diesel. This does not include the fuel savings compared to my 2005 Hemi Limited. I have 2,600 trouble free miles on the Overland and easily average over 30 mpg on the highway and am seeing around 25 mpg around town. Amazing!
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Re: Lots of 2014 Ecodiesels left over

I just picked up a 2014 Limited 4x4 with the diesel for $36,995 before tax title and license. The MSRP was listed at $43,990.
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Re: Lots of 2014 Ecodiesels left over

I reeeeeeally want the SRT, but no way my wife is paying that much for any vehicle. There are a few leftover 2014 diesels around this area that are marked over $9k off MSRP, insane discount. Wonder if I can convince her it's worth it...
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I reeeeeeally want the SRT, but no way my wife is paying that much for any vehicle. There are a few leftover 2014 diesels around this area that are marked over $9k off MSRP, insane discount. Wonder if I can convince her it's worth it...
For props for the diesel - my MPG from a trip from NJ to OH (and back) with cruise set from 75-80 MPH (the casual 10 over the limit average) was 28.1 there (drove through the night to beat a snowstorm so a lot less traffic) and then 27.2 back during the day. Did not have to stop for fuel at all until we reached the destination (where it just was below 1/4 tank). Love the long the flexibility that I have in regards to less fuel stops needed.
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Re: Lots of 2014 Ecodiesels left over

Yeah I really need that mileage since I commute 70 miles a day. That's why I wanted the diesel ever since I heard it was coming out. Im buying premium for my WJ and getting just under 17mpg, so the savings would almoat be worth it.

That being said, I haven't had a sports car in almost 2 years, so the lack of enjoyment on the road is killing me. At least the SRT would give me the fun and utility, at the cost of mileage of course.
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Re: Lots of 2014 Ecodiesels left over

I'm in the same boat. I commute 50 miles each way daily and usually drive to Florida from New Jersey twice a year. I got rid of my 05 GC hemi which was averaging 14 mpg. Though I have to say the 5.7 never gave me a single problem It had 150k when I sold her




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Re: Lots of 2014 Ecodiesels left over

I think there's a couple different types of potential diesel owners. The first is the " I WANT a diesel because I like the torque and fuel mileage." Even if the mileage was a little less than what they get now this group would still buy. The second group is all about the economics. How many miles do they have to run before they hit the pay back on the initial cost and increase in cost per gallon. Unfortunately for those strictly looking at cost they'll never hit the pay back point. Not with the current 90 cent per gallon spread in many areas.
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What about those wanting a diesel vs gas for towing?

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Re: Lots of 2014 Ecodiesels left over

Oh I forgot to mention that I don't have to pay for Diesel. Our company has a fuel tank for our company vehicles so I can fill up on the companies dime.
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Oh I forgot to mention that I don't have to pay for Diesel. Our company has a fuel tank for our company vehicles so I can fill up on the companies dime.
I'll be right over to fill up as well

Towing - I've got a 14' enclosed v nose that I ran from KS to NJ when moving (first time towing with it any long distance). It was maxed out in load (7,500 lbs - probably more) with a car and stuff piled in, on it and around it. Was in a hurry so pushed pretty hard keeping cruise at a nice and calm ~70 mph (more like 75) and my average for the trip was an impressive 14.6 mpg (knowing my 2 previous gas v8 pickups towing like this I'd be in the single digits). I then learned to put it in sport mode so it holds gears longer and won't downshift and stay in 7th as it would keep its momentum in the Poconos (when in eco mode it would lose steam in eight and several times would have to downshift 2 gears to gain momentum) or when going up a steep hill I'd go manual mode if there were some steep hills to ascend / descend. Now with the new method owing the car and my gear I was getting 18.1 mpg. I'm towing about 2k lbs less but same sail area of the trailer and a jump of almost 4 mpg.
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Re: Lots of 2014 Ecodiesels left over

Dumb question (since I'm still awaiting my 2015 to come off the line) - when towing, the common wisdom here is to manually shift to keep it in the "happy rev range". However, for those of us who want to be a bit lazier for the long hauls, we know to at least turn off the Eco mode to keep it out of the "lugging engine range". But do you NEED to put it in Sport mode? Why not just turn off Eco via the button and head out? Basically, my question is: are there potentially three tranny modes - Eco, Regular, and Sport?
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