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FredoinSF 11-26-2012 07:18 PM

WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?
 
It looks like the diesel GC is becoming a reality for the US. I was hoping it would come sooner than it has, but regardless, that is the version I am most interested in based on my driving and prior experience with diesels in Europe.

The rest of the world has had the diesel for over a year now and there seem to be very few complaints. So...

- Would you buy it again?
- Why or why not?
- How many km / miles are on your diesel WK2?

yoda42 11-26-2012 07:45 PM

2011 Laredo CRD 24,000km
Would I buy one again, In a heart beat?
Why, smooth, quite and with so much power and torque right where you need it you'll probably get speeding fines for the first 6 months, fuel economy high way below 9L/100km,( below14L/100km towing 1.5T camper trailer), city start stop 11.5L/100km plus 800-1000km per tank, to top it all off it's 0.5 sec faster 0-100km than the hemi, in Aus same price as the hemi, what's not to love

fwdjeep 11-26-2012 07:53 PM

Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?
 
Yep agree

Great motor

Great car

Not so good jeep Aust or he local dealers
Would most likely not buy another jeep because of the lack of customer service

But vehicle and engine very good

savvas 11-26-2012 08:52 PM

Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?
 
Yep absolutely.

Great engine, seriously economical for the size of the car, excellent performance, smooth, quiet.

Nearly 7000kms in 6 months, so not very high usage so far.

allypally 11-26-2012 10:54 PM

Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?
 
Yeppers.

The only negative I have found is that it sounds like a Diesel when cold for the first couple of Klms. Once warmed, it is as quiet as a petrol motor.

zzkazu 11-27-2012 01:07 AM

Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?
 
most defiantly mine has only done 13K but I couldn't be happier. Best car I have owned.

Clubby360 11-27-2012 01:49 AM

Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?
 
Love it!!!!!!!!!!!, done 9000 km's and still excited about driving it to this day, purchased in may 2012.

captainjunket 11-27-2012 04:18 AM

Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?
 
Most definatly a big YES.
Their is just somthing about this engine, so sure footed and deliberate when you give it a squirt! coupled with great fuel economy
done 8000Kms.

Mendo 11-27-2012 05:37 AM

Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?
 
Yes! There is nothing else like it. 18,000 Kms.

slatz 11-27-2012 05:55 AM

Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?
 
YEP!
The economy is better than all the petroleum powered small SUVs and it has plenty of guts. Out of town in the 45+mph zones on the cruise control it has never had to downchange to keep the speed up. And it doesn;t have the diesel smell that semis have.
6200km in 3 months. City, freeway and windy country roads :-)

BobT 11-27-2012 06:50 AM

Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?
 
You bet I would buy one again. The thing will climb up a gum tree (550Nm). There are lot of problems with the WK2 but from what I can recall, there is not the slightest issue with the VM Motori 3L CRD itself. The biggest problem will be making enough of them. Now that I think of it, there is one issue with the engine and that is getting the right oil. It uses pretty sophisticated and pricy stuff. We Jeep Garage bloggers have deduced that the most widely available compliant oil is Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30 and just a handful of other exotics. We suspect that the Mopar oil for this engine is actually the same Mobil 1. Don't trust the dealers on this, they haven't got a clue. They know diesels use different fuel and that is about their sum knowledge of diesels.

FredoinSF 11-27-2012 09:46 AM

Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?
 
Awesome feedback so far! Can't wait for it in the US. Looking forward to seeing the 2014 in the flesh and going out on a test drive.


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