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Re: Who regrets buy the diesel?

It's fun to drive but mine has been a pile honestly. In the shop this time for 2 weeks and counting. That's 4x in 11k miles.

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Re: Who regrets buy the diesel?

No regrets (my 2nd Jeep diesel - had a WK CRD before it). I've got 29k on it now and just went through the P20EE problem (took only 48 hours for them to fix it). Towing a 6k 14x7 enclosed v nose trailer I get an astounding 19-21 mpg doing the speed limit in hilly / mountainous country. Highway mileage mostly so average 26-28 mpg with some stop and go near NYC. Best vacation mileage was 32.4 mpg on a 455 mile trip with speeds up to 80 mph. Saved also $10k over an Euro diesel SUV with my Jeep. I didn't even consider a gas engine so my "payback" is in spades already from much lower purchase price.
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This is my first post. Live in southern California I have a 14 2wd with 14000 miles. New cat at 11000.
I travel 220 miles up and back every weekend.
I run 80+ and get 30.8 mpg. What a machine!
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Re: Who regrets buy the diesel?

We love our JGC Overland - and have over 10k trouble free miles on it now.

We recently went over to Denver and Colorado Springs and returned with about 29 MPG overall. That's climbing up over Vail Pass on I-70.

Here's a pic when I went to refuel in Denver - and the rest stop at Vail:
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Re: Who regrets buy the diesel?

I've had some teething problems, P20EE in another thread and also P20E9. Yes it's been to the dealer a few times in a year and a half. But we love this rig. Mainly for its comfort, luxury, offroad capability, towing, fuel economy, and range (830 miles max on a tank). And it's a Jeep - my first.

No regrets, I would buy another and I plan to have this for at least 300K miles. It has 25K now.
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Re: Who regrets buy the diesel?

I noticed that my mileage increased by 1-2 mpg once I hit 25-26k miles. Usual was 28-29 now same route 30-31 mpg amazing.
Now have 33k miles and CAT replaced at 26k miles...


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Re: Who regrets buy the diesel?

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I noticed that my mileage increased by 1-2 mpg once I hit 25-26k miles. Usual was 28-29 now same route 30-31 mpg amazing.
Now have 33k miles and CAT replaced at 26k miles...


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I unfortunately have seen a mileage decrease after all the flashes and new cat... When new on the OE cat I routinely got 30+ MPG on road trips of 100 miles or more. Since receiving all the flashes for the tranny and engine, I cannot get it to break 30 MPG any longer on the same routes. Its usually in the 28-29 range on the road @ 70MPH. Any one else see this type of issue? I'm at 26k miles now...
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Re: Who regrets buy the diesel?

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I noticed that my mileage increased by 1-2 mpg once I hit 25-26k miles. Usual was 28-29 now same route 30-31 mpg amazing.
Now have 33k miles and CAT replaced at 26k miles...


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Are you sure the new Cat didn't cause the increase in mileage? If it was plugged I mean. I have 14,000 and am getting 28.12mpg mixed city and hwy. I hope mine only gets better.
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Re: Who regrets buy the diesel?

Based on first 1000 miles, love my diesel jeep. No problems, 30 MPG city and highway.
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Re: Who regrets buy the diesel?

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Guys, does anyone here regret buying the diesel vs. the V6 or V8 engine choices? If so, why?
Well after 2 years and 24000 miles of ownership I sold my 2014 JGC EcoDiesel. Although I only experienced a few problems (Catalytic Converter Code and replacement) I just never could get used to the extreme turbo lag. At times I found it downright scary and dangerous in heavy traffic. I had previously owned a 2005 Excursion Powerstroke Diesel that I modified with an SCT tuner and EGR delete that performed beautifully for 8 years and 100,000 miles. In order to get similar performance from the EcoDiesel I would have had to remove and block off all of the emissions systems and go with the GDE offroad tune at a cost of probably $3000 or more. This of course would have voided my warranty and I foresee many expensive service issues (remove engine to replace turbo etc.) down road. So I am now the happy owner of a new Dodge Durango R/T with the mighty, durable and sweet sounding Hemi. Although the gas mileage is certainly less the difference is somewhat mitigated by traditional cost delta between gas and diesel. The overall driving experience makes it worth it to me.
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Re: Who regrets buy the diesel?

^ you can do the egr delete plates and tune for less than $1000. for the $2000 more that you talked about you could've bought an intercooler and full exhaust (cb engineering)... then your at almost 300 hp and 450 tq w/ more than 35 mpg highway...
not sure who told you it would be that much. just a heads up on the hemi. buy a catch can, you wont believe what you'll find at the end of each oil change on the hemi. within 50k you will need to replace the exhaust manifold bolts and the front end will be smoked. the Durango is a beautiful ride for sure, good luck and enjoy!
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^ you can do the egr delete plates and tune for less than $1000. for the $2000 more that you talked about you could've bought an intercooler and full exhaust (cb engineering)... then your at almost 300 hp and 450 tq w/ more than 35 mpg highway...
not sure who told you it would be that much. just a heads up on the hemi. buy a catch can, you wont believe what you'll find at the end of each oil change on the hemi. within 50k you will need to replace the exhaust manifold bolts and the front end will be smoked. the Durango is a beautiful ride for sure, good luck and enjoy!
Thanks for the advice on the catch can as that confirms what I had already planed on doing. Please explain what you mean about the front end being smoked?
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