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Old January 31st, 2008, 08:11 PM
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2008 Jeep Cherokee Diesel

I am in the market for a new daily driver. I am able to get a great deal on Chrysler cars. I test drove the Limited Cherokee Diesel today and was impressed for the most part. Just wanted to see if anyone here had any thoughts or opinions.

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Old January 31st, 2008, 08:36 PM
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I am able to get a great deal on Chrysler cars. Just wanted to see if anyone here had any thoughts or opinions...
Hmm; a Chrysler daily driver....a 2008 Challenger SRT8? www.dodge.com/en/2008/challenger/
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Oh yeah, the Jeep is OK, too...
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I'd do it. The warranty rocks.
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Other than the increased MPG, what other some advantages with a diesel? Here in Michigan regular gas is 3.16 per gallon and diesel is 3.59. Overall there is a slight cost advantage for the diesel because of the increased MPG. I just wondered if there are any other significant advantages.

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I think it really boils down to personal preference. My thoughts are that overall it's going to be better on the environment, save money on fuel in the long run, and one day you can make it a pretty nice off road rig.

Otherwise just get a honda accord and be done with it

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Other than the increased MPG, what other some advantages with a diesel? Here in Michigan regular gas is 3.16 per gallon and diesel is 3.59. Overall there is a slight cost advantage for the diesel because of the increased MPG. I just wondered if there are any other significant advantages.

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Whats the numbers on the engine? Can you tow with it?
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Other than the increased MPG, what other some advantages with a diesel? Here in Michigan regular gas is 3.16 per gallon and diesel is 3.59. Overall there is a slight cost advantage for the diesel because of the increased MPG. I just wondered if there are any other significant advantages.

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It used to be simplicity of the engine was a huge advantage. Namely lack of ECU's. But I'm not sure what the diesel is in the jeep and what the design is.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 11:25 AM
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The Grand Cherokee with the 3.0L bluetec... same as the Mercedes E320 engine, which is surprisingly quick in that car- also that car was "green" vehicle of the year.

FYI the Chrysler lifetime warranty does not extend to the diesels.
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Ooh, didn't know that!
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The Grand Cherokee with the 3.0L bluetec... same as the Mercedes E320 engine, which is surprisingly quick in that car- also that car was "green" vehicle of the year.

FYI the Chrysler lifetime warranty does not extend to the diesels.
bc diesels sell themselves when pricing doesn't get in the way, so why offer free money...

it's a shame the head of GM has his head to far up his own butt to realize that http://fastlane.gmblogs.com/archives...ng_back_w.html
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Whats the numbers on the engine? Can you tow with it?
From Motor Trend:

"The new 3.0-liter CRD engine, built by Mercedes-Benz, produces 215 hp (160 kW) @ 3800 rpm and 376 lb.-ft. torque (510 N*m) @ 1600-2800 rpm and gets an estimated fuel economy of 19 miles city and 23 miles highway."

The numbers aren't too bad I'd say.

BTW, diesel usually is a lower price than gasoline in the summer and higher in the winter. At least around here that's been the case over the last few years.
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"The new 3.0-liter CRD engine, built by Mercedes-Benz, produces 215 hp (160 kW) @ 3800 rpm and 376 lb.-ft. torque (510 N*m) @ 1600-2800 rpm and gets an estimated fuel economy of 19 miles city and 23 miles highway."

The numbers aren't too bad I'd say.

BTW, diesel usually is a lower price than gasoline in the summer and higher in the winter. At least around here that's been the case over the last few years.
Huh,

If its a light vehicle, you could get away with towing a d-90 with that torque rating. Just get a load level hitch and you could do it. I say that makes it worth it. I do have to admit though, Chrysler brings the suck in my opinion. Better than some though.
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I tend to agree with you Buck, but when Mercedes was in control they got much much better. It's amazing what they can do with the previous years Mercedes models in Chrysler skin. The Crossfire is just the old SLK, the new Stratus is just the old C class, and now that they're sharing the bluetec engine I can only hope it finds the engine bay of the JK. I would buy that.


However I have noticed the Mercedes vehicles lost a significant amount of their quality control during that term, which I hope they remedy now that they've split.
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We love our Grand Cherokee CRD. We're already getting over 20 mpg city, and should be getting around 30 mpg when we hit the open rd. It's an '07 and my wife's daily driver. I'll just say that there are some pretty good deals on '07's out there! Unfortunately, '07's don't have MYGIG.

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Did you get the CRD in anything other than limited trim? It seems the only trim level that they're shipping with a CRD... Unfortunately it bumps the price almost $10k from a base with diesel (about $32k), to a typically optioned Limited with diesel (about $43k+ on the lots every time I see them).
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ROFL. That's so wrong, but I agree with you 100% Chris :D
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Old February 4th, 2008, 04:52 PM
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Chris,

Cat? Do you mean our dog? That's Oliver. He's a Cairn Terrier (same breed as Toto).

Emerson,

They only made the diesel in the limited in '07. For '08, you can get it in a Laredo model.

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Oops. I assumed Chris knew it was a dog and was making fun of it. I sometimes think if you are going to get a dog that small and fluffy, just get a cat. :D

No offense intended.
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