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Old 12-30-2012, 09:30 PM
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Hello everyone,*I recently joined this forum to look for Jeep information.*I am considering buying a GC. My wife and I test drove one a few days ago and were quite impressed. It would be the very first Jeep I owned. I drove Jeeps when I was in the Marine Corps before they were replaced by the HummVee. Yes, that was a while ago.

We don't make quick decisions on new cars and we tend to keep our cars a long time - I've had my current car since new. It is 11 years old, has 206,000 miles on it and it's time to sell it. I am interested in the CRD engine with 8-speed transmission coming to the US soon.*I'll be reading about that, and if I buy one then I look forward to being a long-term member of this community.

I look forward to reading the posts, learning from this group, and "meeting" you here in our discussions.

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Thanks everyone, I look forward to reading and learning and talking Jeep with you all.

I'm putting myself on the list at my local dealer for ordering the 3.0 CRD when it's able to be ordered. So far it sounds like the perfect car for me.
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:17 PM
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Hello again and I'm happy to say that I am now a Jeep owner - finally! I bought mine 11 days ago, a JGC CRD. Does that term still work for diesel JGC?

White Overland with tan interior, this baby is the nicest car I've ever owned and my wife and I are looking forward to many years and many road trips in it.

One important factor for us was, the weekend before on 3/14, we rented a 2014 JGC. It was the 3.6 V-6 gas engine, and we drove from San Francisco to San Diego for the weekend. It was a quick weekend, and we covered 1,200 miles in less than 48 hours, but we fell in love with the JGC. On the drive back, we decided it was time, finally after 15 months of looking and waiting and test driving, to pull the trigger.

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Hi
and welcome to join the Diesel world!
I have also an CRD but an old one from 2005 with the Mercedes 3.0 engine and Mercedes 5-speed automatic, wonderful car/engine to drive. If you miss the V8 sound you can do as i did, by an SoundRacer (if you like Toys for big Boys).
Hope you get my other answer on yuor reply in my thread.
In sweden we pay 14 Swedish crowns (about 6,5 dollar) for 1 Liter (3,8 gallon)...I think you have a better price in USA for diesel.

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Old 04-06-2014, 07:22 AM
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It looks like our cost for diesel is about half what you pay there in Sweden. If my math is correct, and using 1 gallon = 3.785 liters and $1 US = 6.557 SEK, here is what I come up with:

(US price, near San Francisco, CA) $4.09/gallon = 7.09 SEK per liter
(Swedish price, near Stockholm) 14 SEK/liter = US$ 8.08 per gallon

The $4.09/gallon is what I paid yesterday.

And, I have rarely owned a V-8 engine car, so I don't miss the sound. Almost all of my cars have been 4-cylinders.
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Hi
Good for you with the price of diesel, here we pay also extra, what we in Sweden call "road-traffic tax" for diesel. A firm fixed tax based on vehicle weight, CO emissions and the fuel you have. Diesel is therefore quite expensive to run in Sweden.
25 years ago we had it different, then the price of diesel half of petrol, and we did not pay for CO emissions ..... then it was cheap to run disel
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