Originally Posted by mihawk
I am hearing that the Diesel engine will not be shipping in vehicles until June/July. Is that accurate? Also, do you guys think that the diesel engine is worth the $4k price tag over the new V6?
From a payback perspective, the CRD is a non starter. At that price premium, I calculated a 36 year payback at 15k miles/year versus the gas v6.
Compared to the HEMI, the break even point is a more realistic 3-4 years, still out there, but at least within the lifespan of the vehicle (or the driver for that matter)
If I didn't already have one diesel in the fleet and had not driven a VW Toureg TDI (very similar wight/torque/hp), I would probably not consider the CRD.
The low end grunt and effortless real word acceleration is addicting however.
If you not in a hurry, wait till you can drive one. I'd guess you would see them hitting lots probably mid May based on a late march production start.