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Old 07-16-2014, 02:03 PM
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Re: Where are all the EcoDiesels hiding?

I seem to be the only one in the Coralville/Iowa City Iowa area driving one. I frequent the Des Moines and Davenport areas and have yet to see one in those areas. I see a bunch of Laredo and Limited gassers around Iowa. I was at a BP getting diesel a few weeks ago and a GC Limited pulled in for gas when all of a sudden the guy driving it came over by me and was telling me that I was putting diesel in my Jeep. I told him yes I was because a diesel engine requires diesel fuel. He had no idea Jeep GC's had a diesel option. When I told him what I was getting for mpg's he said he was sorry he bought the Hemi.
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And today I finally saw one on the road. Forest green Overland driving north on Route 13 in Ithaca.
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Re: Where are all the EcoDiesels hiding?

After 4000 miles up and down I95 in s. Florida I finally saw an ecodeisel white overland yesterday. I see a lot of G C's everyday but no diesels,
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And I saw another one today. This time a Limited on Triphammer road in Ithaca/Lansing. They're everywhere!
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Re: Where are all the EcoDiesels hiding?

I am in Syracuse. I know my dealer sold a black one around the same time I got mine. Haven't seen any other Ecodiesels, however GCs with the LED lights are becoming more popular in this area.
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Re: Where are all the EcoDiesels hiding?

Jeep owners, even those who spent good money on the eco diesel, don't want to be seen as tree huggers. In a recent, imaginary, poll I determined that 62.7 % of diesel owners have removed the Eco Diesel badge. Of that number 36.3% have purchased and applied HEMI badges.

So, to answer the question in the title, they are hiding in plain sight.






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Where are all the EcoDiesels hiding?

Mine just got it's first oil change two days ago at Romano Jeep in Fayetteville, NY.

From what I could tell it was the first diesel oil change that was performed there because the mechanic walked up to me and said "that's so much different than a gas motor, it takes forever to drain."

Needless to say I haven't seen another one yet.

192 bucks for an oil change and tire rotation FYI


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Re: Where are all the EcoDiesels hiding?

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I am in Syracuse. I know my dealer sold a black one around the same time I got mine. Haven't seen any other Ecodiesels, however GCs with the LED lights are becoming more popular in this area.

You've got another cherry red one like mine correct?

I've only seen three with LEDs. One white, one black, and one red. All gassers


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Re: Where are all the EcoDiesels hiding?

Aak274 a I see you drove yours back from Koons about a month earlier than I did. We should have timed it better, we could have car pooled on the way down!

You'd think local dealers would have TRIED to get close on price, but I had the same problem you did. Most wouldn't even give me a price when they heard about the deal at Koons.
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Aak274 a I see you drove yours back from Koons about a month earlier than I did. We should have timed it better, we could have car pooled on the way down!

You'd think local dealers would have TRIED to get close on price, but I had the same problem you did. Most wouldn't even give me a price when they heard about the deal at Koons.
But your local dealer will get the more lucrative service business.

We have a Honda dealer around 4 miles from me who will not sell a Honda for less than sticker. Forty miles north is another dealer that will sell for invoice without even haggling. They have both been around for awhile, but have very different business models.

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And today I finally saw one on the road. Forest green Overland driving north on Route 13 in Ithaca.

Not to hijack but I went to school up on South Hill at IC. Lived in an apartment across 13 from Wegmans and my senior year up on Hanshaw Rd south of the airport and ornithology lab. Really neat town but toooo cold for this Pacific Northwesterner!
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Aak274 a I see you drove yours back from Koons about a month earlier than I did. We should have timed it better, we could have car pooled on the way down!

You'd think local dealers would have TRIED to get close on price, but I had the same problem you did. Most wouldn't even give me a price when they heard about the deal at Koons.

I have never had a worse experience at a car dealer than Par-K in Fulton NY. It was the first CRD I looked and drove (overland, adv tech... A twin to mine except black) I asked the dealer to give me their best price while saying I would buy the truck right then if they came close to the Koons deal. I also wanted to trade my 2010 Laredo X WK with the HEMI with no liens on it.

Honestly I've never been in a more rundown car dealer than Par-K and it showed. The "manager" who was wearing a zip up hoodie and stained khakis came over to work the deal with me. Mind you. I'm 25, and he wasn't much older than I. As the deal went on I pulled out that I though he should be around 5-7% under invoice, and I didn't mind to pay a bit more (like 5% under invoice) if I could do business locally.

The "manager" said. 'Ill give you my best deal' after 15 mins of him away from the desk (which I later found out he was looking up the inventory/prices at Koons) he came back with a price of 7500 for my trade and 1000 off msrp for the CRD.

I stood up, and said no way, and I proceeded to leave. He all of a sudden started to call Koons' deal a scam and I would get down there and it would be bait and switch. So as I left he yelled across the showroom "enjoy your trip to VA for a scam"

After I went down and picked the GC up from Koons. I emailed a picture of me with jeep and a copy of the sales order for the truck to the manager at Par-K with the subject line "I got the last laugh" Koons even gave me 500 more for my trade sight unseen compared to the upstate dealer.

One of my neighbors in CNY heard about the deal I got on the GC and went down to Koons a week later and bought a wrangler unlimited with the exact specs he wanted for 6 grand under MSRP. When all the dealers up in CNY wouldn't budge off of sticker on the JK.



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