Drive or transport new JGC Overland Diesel ??? - Page 2 - Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum

Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 -

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #13  
Old 06-17-2015, 10:02 AM
Diesel Dan's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2015 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Mi.
Posts: 136
Thanks: 5
Thanked 27 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 15061
Diesel Dan has a reputation beyond reputeDiesel Dan has a reputation beyond reputeDiesel Dan has a reputation beyond reputeDiesel Dan has a reputation beyond reputeDiesel Dan has a reputation beyond reputeDiesel Dan has a reputation beyond reputeDiesel Dan has a reputation beyond reputeDiesel Dan has a reputation beyond reputeDiesel Dan has a reputation beyond reputeDiesel Dan has a reputation beyond reputeDiesel Dan has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Drive or transport new JGC Overland Diesel ???

Quote:
Originally Posted by billt View Post
800 Miles at roughly 25 MPG = 32 gallons. $3.85 @ gallon for Diesel X 32 gallons = $123.20 for fuel.
Actually, I think 25mpg is a bit low on the freeway. Of the 2 times I filled up on my recent trip I was getting around 32-33mpg on average. With a 24.5 gallon tank that gives you a range of 780 miles. The highest price I paid in Mi. was $3, and the lowest I seen was $2.49.

__________________
'15 GC Limited, Diesel, Adventure 2, Luxury 2, CD, Block Heater, Blue/Black.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #14  
Old 06-17-2015, 10:43 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: California
Posts: 12
Thanks: 21
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
Rep Power: 647
Roman is on a distinguished road
Re: Drive or transport new JGC Overland Diesel ???

I really appreciate all of the advice and thoughtful responses

Part of the fun of getting my Jeep is being part of this GREAT FORUM

Roman

(will post pictures soon)
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-17-2015, 11:09 AM
GCJGC's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2015 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Northern Alabama
Posts: 26
Thanks: 13
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 657
GCJGC is on a distinguished road
Re: Drive or transport new JGC Overland Diesel ???

I picked up my Jeep in Colorado in April. One of the reasons I went in person was in case there was some problem with the one I wanted...they had 100 more GCs in various configurations that I could pick a different one from.

It felt great to have my Jeep in my hands and not wait for the delivery.
__________________
2015 JGC Overland 4x4, V8, Advanced Tech, Granite Crystal with Light Brown
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-17-2015, 11:32 AM
SnoFire's Avatar
The Negotiator
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 5,063
Thanks: 70
Thanked 169 Times in 132 Posts
Rep Power: 391080
SnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Drive or transport new JGC Overland Diesel ???

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diesel Dan View Post
Actually, I think 25mpg is a bit low on the freeway. Of the 2 times I filled up on my recent trip I was getting around 32-33mpg on average. With a 24.5 gallon tank that gives you a range of 780 miles. The highest price I paid in Mi. was $3, and the lowest I seen was $2.49.
The OP didn't say if he was buying a Diesel or not (unless I missed it). If he got the V6, then 25mpg is about right.
__________________
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Silver I6 - Sold
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Black 4.0 I6- Sold
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Max Steel V6 - SOLD

2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Iridium Tungsten - Current
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-17-2015, 11:40 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 335
Thanks: 10
Thanked 20 Times in 20 Posts
Rep Power: 2150
BirchyBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBirchyBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBirchyBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBirchyBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBirchyBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBirchyBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBirchyBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBirchyBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBirchyBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBirchyBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBirchyBoy has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Drive or transport new JGC Overland Diesel ???

I'm not sure if anyone else has said this, but an advantage to driving back is you get the chance to check the vehicle over prior to buying it.
__________________
2013 GC TrailHawk V8
It's the TV for a 24' Ultralight travel trailer
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-17-2015, 07:47 PM
Jim_in_PA's Avatar
Super Moderator

My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: SE PA (central Bucks County)
Posts: 4,468
Thanks: 809
Thanked 622 Times in 498 Posts
Rep Power: 96274
Jim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Drive or transport new JGC Overland Diesel ???

Quote:
Originally Posted by SnoFire View Post
The OP didn't say if he was buying a Diesel or not (unless I missed it). If he got the V6, then 25mpg is about right.
Ah, but notice the thread title.

----

OP, personally, I'd drive it if time allowed. I actually did take a 1000 mile round trip business trip the day after I took delivery of my Summit in 2012. It was a really nice way to get to know the vehicle, enjoy the "new car smell" and experience some new features that I didn't have on previous rides.
__________________
2012 GC Overland Summit - Winter Chill with New Saddle interior. 5.7L HEMI V8 - Pirelli Scorpion Verde Plus "shoes" - LED fogs and DRLs



Day-job...Telecom Technical Sales
Avocations...Woodworking, Equestrian, Food, Photography
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 06-18-2015, 04:01 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Posts: 649
Thanks: 10
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 382706
Aiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Drive or transport new JGC Overland Diesel ???

Drive it! We did a road trip 2 yrs ago from Denver - Vegas - LA - SFO and back... 3600 miles in all and the Jeep did great!

Take a scenic drive from Denver and drive through Buena Vista, Gunnison, Montrose, Ouray, Silverton, and Durango. The scenery will be amazing especially with all the recent snow in the mountains. If driving at night, watch out for wildlife on the roads.
__________________
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2008 Porsche Cayenne S
2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cab
2002 Aprilia SL1000R
2000 Porsche Boxster & 1998 ZJ (both sold)
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Aiyer For This Useful Post:
  #20  
Old 06-19-2015, 12:39 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 30
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 748
Mredkilledmyz is on a distinguished road
Re: Drive or transport new JGC Overland Diesel ???

I too vote for driving it. Even though I bought mine used, about 2 weeks after I bought it I drove to Montreal from DC and back over a 3 day weekend. This was in February so the temperatures ranged from 30 degrees here to -10 degrees there. The Jeep did marvelously and was such an easy and comfortable drive I made the whole trip myself (even though I had others with me who offered to take the wheel).

Also, I averaged about 22mpg with the Hemi... not bad at all!
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 06-19-2015, 01:07 PM
NetworkTV's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2015 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 833
Thanks: 3
Thanked 191 Times in 144 Posts
Rep Power: 6971
NetworkTV has a reputation beyond reputeNetworkTV has a reputation beyond reputeNetworkTV has a reputation beyond reputeNetworkTV has a reputation beyond reputeNetworkTV has a reputation beyond reputeNetworkTV has a reputation beyond reputeNetworkTV has a reputation beyond reputeNetworkTV has a reputation beyond reputeNetworkTV has a reputation beyond reputeNetworkTV has a reputation beyond reputeNetworkTV has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Drive or transport new JGC Overland Diesel ???

If paying for transportation means someone else is going to drive it (as opposed to shipping on a truck), any fears about driving it yourself during the break-in period would be moot. In fact, it's more likely the guy transporting it is going to hot foot it so he can make the trip faster, so you would likely be more careful.

If you're willing to make the trip, then you should. Nothing gets you used to a new car like spending a lot of time in it.
__________________
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat

Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 06-20-2015, 03:15 AM
Shannon's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2016 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Lakeville, MN
Posts: 1,588
Thanks: 234
Thanked 223 Times in 143 Posts
Rep Power: 11547
Shannon has a reputation beyond reputeShannon has a reputation beyond reputeShannon has a reputation beyond reputeShannon has a reputation beyond reputeShannon has a reputation beyond reputeShannon has a reputation beyond reputeShannon has a reputation beyond reputeShannon has a reputation beyond reputeShannon has a reputation beyond reputeShannon has a reputation beyond reputeShannon has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Drive or transport new JGC Overland Diesel ???

Drive it. I flew from Minnesota to Texas, drove from Texas, over to New Orleans for a night, up to St Loius for night, then back to Minnesota. Great road trip, and well worth the saving with the 5.5% below invoice group buy.
__________________
SFU: : 2016 Overland 4X4 EcoDiesel, Billet Silver/Black. ORAII, Adv Tech, Engine Heater - REPLACED: 2014 Overland 4X4 EcoDiesel, Billet Silver/Black. ORAII, Adv Tech, Engine Heater, with 2000 coats of paint



Current Rides:
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Ecodiesel
2015 Cherokee Latitude (wife's ride)
2008 20' Four Winns bow rider speed boat
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 06-20-2015, 10:55 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2014 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Arvada, CO
Posts: 108
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 1278
Qmulus is on a distinguished road
Re: Drive or transport new JGC Overland Diesel ???

Drive it if you have the time. You could do it in one LONG day, but I wouldn't recommend it. I just did a 1100 mile day in my Porsche Boxster S from Milwaukee, WI back to Denver (2500 mile total trip) and it was about my limit, maybe an hour or two past what I should have done...

A two direct trip from Denver to LA would be beautiful. The direct drive is pretty scenic on I70. You could drop down through the canyonlands in Utah and spend a night in Moab for some incredible desert views, not to mention some of the best off-roading anywhere. Just take a hour or two trip on an easy road and see what your new Jeep can do.

A three or four day leisurely trip down through southwest Colorado, northwest New Mexico and Arizona would be a trip you remember the rest of your life. Maybe spend a night in Durango or Ouray, CO. The weather and foliage this time of year is incredible.

The Grand Cherokee would be an excellent road trip vehicle, especially when you take it off the beaten path. Sure, you could just spend $800 and have a truck bring your new Grand Cherokee home (booooring), OR you could drive it spending the money you save to make it a trip of a lifetime. I know what I would do. All it takes is a few days time - I bet you have some unused vacation time.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Qmulus For This Useful Post:
Reply

Tags
overland

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bike transport inside jeep joe19812 Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 27 10-30-2016 08:51 PM
Is the JGC Diesel instrument panel cluster configurable like the RAM diesel? f1anatic 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 5 12-29-2013 02:26 PM
Kayak transport? jrein Tech Tips/DIY/How To 1 09-03-2013 08:13 AM
Transport containers carlosmp Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 14 01-20-2011 04:19 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by FCA US LLC. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar and SRT are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC.