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Old 02-26-2014, 04:29 PM   #1
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Jones-ing for a Rubicon X, but ........

Is it worth waiting for the diesel ??

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Old 02-26-2014, 04:39 PM   #2
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Is a diesel confirmed? I wouldn't wait.

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Old 02-26-2014, 04:41 PM   #3
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Buy the Rubi now and get your feet wet, and preferably your carpet too. Diesel would be nice but not that nice to wait if you want the Jeep now.

I say go drive one at the dealer and see if you can wait.
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Old 02-26-2014, 04:51 PM   #4
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is it worth waiting for the diesel ??
no.
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:12 PM   #5
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No, no, and no!!!!!!
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:18 PM   #6
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All this talk about a diesel is great, but what if it is only 200 hp? Are you really going to prefer that to a Pentastar?

The Pentastar drivetrain is great. Miles ahead of anything else ever in a Wrangler. Get your Jeep now and enjoy it.
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FWIW, I ran the numbers on the Grand Cherokee, and for the premium cost of the diesel engine you would have to drive over 100k miles to make up the difference in mpg cost savings... So don't get it thinking you are saving money. If you want the torque or pulling power, or maybe the piece of mind that comes with knowing you could burn bio-diesel sometime down the road, fine. But having an X now is worth so much more.
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Diesel would be nice but this is nice now....

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Old 02-26-2014, 05:37 PM   #9
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Of all the rumors floating out there about changes in the "new wrangler", diesel is the only good one.

Frankly I am worried the current JK's may be the last real Jeeps they make.

Diesel would be great, but no on a half assed Wrangler.
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FWIW, I ran the numbers on the Grand Cherokee, and for the premium cost of the diesel engine you would have to drive over 100k miles to make up the difference in mpg cost savings... So don't get it thinking you are saving money.
I did too. It claimed I would save around $20 a year in fuel costs, and a total of 7 minutes a year at the pumps refilling.

Then the website challenged to dream of what I could do with that extra $20 and 7 minutes.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:18 PM   #11
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Resale on a Wrangler is pretty good. Buy now and upgrade later.
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Is it worth waiting for the diesel ??
Well...

How would anyone know if it is worth waiting for if no one has one (outside of the euro version)? Plus, "worth" would be dependent upon the person buying.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:29 AM   #13
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Resale on a Wrangler is pretty good. Buy now and upgrade later.
Absolutely this.

Let the diesel come to market and see how it works out. In a couple years, if you HAVE to get one, you'll have a vehicle with great resale value and you'll have had a lot of great times in the rubi while you waited.
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ah the trendy diesel option pops up again... Perhaps you can talk to your friends about its advantages while sipping a latte in starbucks with a sweater vest on.
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When the diesel comes out I will be ready to buy one after two years of production. My justification is that the quirks needs to be worked out even if they use the same diesel as the GC. SO that is what 4-5 years? No way buy now be happy now and later!!
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Let's see, gas here in western PA $3.57/Gallon, diesel $4.55/Gallon. Nope, I wouldn't wait. No way I'd ever make up that kind of difference. Besides I'm waiting right now for my new Rubicon X to arrive.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:10 PM   #18
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Like others said dont do it thinking you will save money.

Considered trading my Ram in on one of the new 1/2 ton Diesels but after doing the math it would of taken 4 years to offset the costs.

I have only owned one vehicle in my life for 4 years so most likely would of never seen a savings.

Plus the added inconvenience of the station I get gas at doesnt sale diesel.
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Like others said dont do it thinking you will save money.

Considered trading my Ram in on one of the new 1/2 ton Diesels but after doing the math it would of taken 4 years to offset the costs.

I have only owned one vehicle in my life for 4 years so most likely would of never seen a savings.

Plus the added inconvenience of the station I get gas at doesnt sale diesel.

The only thing I think you aren't taking account of is the resale value. The resale value of a diesel engine(as long as it isn't a lemon) is going to be a lot higher than the gas engine mile for mile. When you figure in the resale value I don't think you would be out that much more money.

I love diesel engines in the trucks I have owned. I'm just not sure I would want one in a Jeep Wrangler.
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:43 PM   #20
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Is it worth waiting for the diesel ??

Absolutely. Wait for it. Its kinda' like holding out when you have to pee, really really bad...
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Absolutely. Wait for it. Its kinda' like holding out when you have to pee, really really bad...
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People have grown old and died waiting for Jeep to release a Wrangler diesel.
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:44 PM   #24
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+1 for don't wait! Resale is awesome if you want to upgrade in a few years and might as well enjoy your ride until a *maybe* diesel comes out!

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