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Old 04-08-2011, 06:00 AM   #1
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Diesel in 3 years?


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Old 04-08-2011, 08:26 AM   #2
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i love diesel engines, esp the 5.9 cummins. just not sure with the price of fuel and all the pollution crap that we want them anymore. proper gearing and new engine tech, think ecoboost, may make them obsolete in anything but big rigs and industrial construction equipment.

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I personally think just that fact that the diesel JKs over seas are seeing an almost 10 mpg increase over the gas JKs here would more than make up for any additional polution. just think (rounded slightly):

JK gas: 20mpg
JK diesel: 30 mpg
for 60 miles gas uses 3 gallons, diesel uses 2.
for 6000 miles, gas uses 300 gallons, diesel uses 200... thats 100 gallons at a near $4 per gallon, call it $3.50 after the price difference, or even $3... thats an extra $300 to go 6000 miles.

Assuming most of us drive 12000 or more mile a year, thats a savings of $600 or more a year. If the diesel costs an extra $3000, it would pay for itself after 5 years, by saving 1000 gallons of gas...

Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie that diesel wrangler...
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here in Oz at the moment, there is almost no difference in the price of Gas and Diesel - both about A$1.55 per litre.
At that price is makes diesel even more competitive.

By the time you guys get diesel Jeeps, my warranty on my Diesel Jeep will be just about to expire!!
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here in Oz at the moment, there is almost no difference in the price of Gas and Diesel - both about A$1.55 per litre.
At that price is makes diesel even more competitive.

By the time you guys get diesel Jeeps, my warranty on my Diesel Jeep will be just about to expire!!
Yep, my diesel Jeep is 3 years old in June.
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I contemplated the diesel too, but the calculations I did based on the fuel saving meant it would be 6 to 9 years to break even on the extra cost, so cost saving is not a reason to look at them at the moment. They do have more power and get further to a tank, so thats definately a bonus.
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It would be interesting to see what the MPG ratings would be for a new "clean diesel" Cummins in the Jeeps.

VW's "old" diesel engines were capable of 50+ mpg (highway) in the Jettas and Golfs. The new clean diesels barely push 40 mpg. You can get a 2.5L or 2.0T engine that is capable of 34-36 mpg on the highway. That makes the premium on the diesel engine and fuel a much harder cost to overcome.

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