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I wished they did the lifetime option for diesels. I'm about to replace my '97 Honda (yep, about time for a new car...lol) with a new JGC. I really, really like the diesel, but 8 yr/120k miles is the longest MaxCare option. Not sure I'll keep the JGC as long as I had the Accord, but I plan to drive it as long as possible. Which might end up being 7-8 years, if something big breaks after the MaxCare expires.
or just get the hemi gas price is not much of a thought anymore lol

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Old 01-19-2016, 09:21 PM
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The whole deal with all of this Max Care yes or no is really quite simple. If you rent / lease, or else trade in every few years it's obviously not needed or required. If you purchase outright with the intent to keep the vehicle a long number of years, and drive it well into 6 digit mileage, it is an invaluable option that is worth every cent.
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or just get the hemi gas price is not much of a thought anymore lol
For sure. Especially since you get better performance and don't have the reliability issues associated with the turbo, nor do you have the added maintenance of the diesel. Where I live diesel gas is more expensive as well, so unless gas prices go up multiples the diesel won't really save you money.
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Quick question for you all - I understand that the lifetime warranty is available on the V6 and V8, can you clarify on the other requirements. Is it within the bumper to bumper warranty that you can add it? I'm looking to purchase a used GC, can I add it to the vehicle if still in the bumper to bumper warranty period or does it need to be a certified pre-owned?
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Quick question for you all - I understand that the lifetime warranty is available on the V6 and V8, can you clarify on the other requirements. Is it within the bumper to bumper warranty that you can add it? I'm looking to purchase a used GC, can I add it to the vehicle if still in the bumper to bumper warranty period or does it need to be a certified pre-owned?
Yep, I added it to a used GC within the factory warranty that wasn't a certified pre-owned or even bought from a Jeep dealership. You don't even have to show up to a Jeep dealer, you just buy it online. This thread has a link and you can get it priced out.

Like others have said, the things to keep in mind is 1) it'll be a bit more than if it was bought with a new (or almost new) car, 2) the diesel exclusion and 3) not sure of how it works outside the 3/36 factory warranty (but sounds like you're not worried about that either).

Also, you buy it online and you can confirm that you have it via Jeep's Owner Connect site. A very cool system.
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Yep, I added it to a used GC within the factory warranty that wasn't a certified pre-owned or even bought from a Jeep dealership. You don't even have to show up to a Jeep dealer, you just buy it online. This thread has a link and you can get it priced out.

Like others have said, the things to keep in mind is 1) it'll be a bit more than if it was bought with a new (or almost new) car, 2) the diesel exclusion and 3) not sure of how it works outside the 3/36 factory warranty (but sounds like you're not worried about that either).

Also, you buy it online and you can confirm that you have it via Jeep's Owner Connect site. A very cool system.
Awesome thank you so much! As much as I had wanted the diesel (I have a TDI right now) I really don't like keeping them out of warranty. I drive 20-25k miles a year and like to keep my cars. The lifetime seems like a no-brainer. Now I just need to decide between a v6 and v8
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Awesome thank you so much! As much as I had wanted the diesel (I have a TDI right now) I really don't like keeping them out of warranty. I drive 20-25k miles a year and like to keep my cars. The lifetime seems like a no-brainer. Now I just need to decide between a v6 and v8
Yep, that was my conclusion as well and I also drive about 25k miles/year. FWIW, I went with a V8 and love it. Just crossed over the 70k mile mark on my 2013 recently. The performance is fantastic and it is a reliable engine (you can browse plenty of problems with the V6). The only potential complaint is obviously more gas usage but gas is going to be cheap for the foreseeable future.
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Yep, that was my conclusion as well and I also drive about 25k miles/year. FWIW, I went with a V8 and love it. Just crossed over the 70k mile mark on my 2013 recently. The performance is fantastic and it is a reliable engine (you can browse plenty of problems with the V6). The only potential complaint is obviously more gas usage but gas is going to be cheap for the foreseeable future.
very cool thank you. I have a 60 mile round trip commute every day into Boston in stop and go traffic. Do you spend a lot of time in traffic?
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very cool thank you. I have a 60 mile round trip commute every day into Boston in stop and go traffic. Do you spend a lot of time in traffic?
Yes. Mine is about a 50 mile trip (each way, so 100 round trip) from NYC area out into central NJ. A ton of stop and go.
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Yes. Mine is about a 50 mile trip (each way, so 100 round trip) from NYC area out into central NJ. A ton of stop and go.
Sorry for all the questions (and I know a little bit off topic) but what kind of MPG do you see on your commute? I used to have a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 QC with the hemi. I loved that engine.
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can someone explain what I get for having a jeep pre-certified? I was offered max care at point of sale but I passed on it cause I was assuming pre-certified extended the warranty to some extent.
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Sorry for all the questions (and I know a little bit off topic) but what kind of MPG do you see on your commute? I used to have a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 QC with the hemi. I loved that engine.
Well, a few things:

1. I have a 2013, so the 2014+ are more efficient due to a new transmission.

2. The MPG ranges dramatically based on how much time I'm spending in traffic and how much time I spend in urban areas.

3. I am NOT a conservative driver in any way, shape or form. My "go to" is throwing it into "Sport" mode as soon as I get in and slamming on the pedal. I pretty much hit 80-100mph every single day on the drive at some point, while at another point I'll drop all of that energy to 0 as I wait in traffic. On one hand, for a driver like me the hemi is a must but on the other that produces abysmal mileage. Frankly, if the SRT had air suspension to allow me to raise ground clearance (and preferably some other overland/summit goodies) I'd be buying that.

4. Given 1-3, I generally find that I end up with combined mileage anywhere between 13-18. On a long road trip between fills I find that it tends to go more like 20 mpg, particularly when I just lock in a speed on the open road and leave it.
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