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Old October 18th, 2008, 21:03   #1
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Default 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee CDI

I just bought one of my salesmen a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee CDI. I was really impressed with this Jeep. While in Pisa, Italy in 2006 I saw one of these in the parking lot of our hotel and commented to some friends that it sure would be nice if they brought them to the US.
Another of my salesmen has a 2007 Grand Cherokee with the V8. I took him as an objective reference on how the two compared. His response after test driving the MB V6 was "If he doesn't want this Jeep, he can have mine and I'll take it.". We get about 17MPG with the gas Jeep. Hoping to do better than the 22MPG the window sticker says with the new diesel Jeep. With driving of 60-65K per year, the diesel should be a good choice.
Just excited and wanted to share.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 11:52   #2
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check out the info on the WK CRD at http://www.jeepforum.com

As a former Jeep owner, I had my sights set on the WK CRD. However, it's out of my current price range and I really don't need a 4X4 these days.
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Old October 30th, 2008, 12:00   #3
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Got mine for a cople of weeks (3) now, and it is simply amazing!! It is pulling the pop-up trailer like a champ ( +/- 3500lbs) and we are avering much better mpg than the Grand Caravan we had before that! The only problem is that wifey and I are fighting for it on week-end (like we were for my Jetta in Caravan days)... Things could be worst.
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Old November 1st, 2008, 13:41   #4
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On Motoring 2008 on TSN this morning, they said that (at least in Canada) 70% of Grand Cherokee sales are now diesel. I'm not surprised.
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Old November 1st, 2008, 13:50   #5
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Has this vehicle been dropped in the US market? I've seen a few used at dealerships in the area.
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 14:35   #6
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Has this vehicle been dropped in the US market? I've seen a few used at dealerships in the area.
I'm assuming no,as I just went to the Jeep site to build my own and the diesel engine is $3,560 extra for the 09 model.I still don't think they are 50 state legal though brand new.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 07:10   #7
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A salesman at the dealership told me they have to drop the Mercedes engine and go to a different engine due to the split. Take that with a grain of salt.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 10:51   #8
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At least for the moment, that's nonsense. If Chrysler stops being able to pay their bills, then they'll have to drop the Mercedes engine ... and everything else along with it.

You can still buy a Dodge Sprinter, and guess what's underneath that.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 04:36   #9
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What kind of mileage are you getting so far? I'm contemplating a Diesel SUV for my next vehicle.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 13:41   #10
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What kind of mileage are you getting so far? I'm contemplating a Diesel SUV for my next vehicle.
EPA ratings for the big Mercedes GL are 18 city, 24 highway

The M-class with diesel might be slightly better (it's the only Mercedes that showed a sales increase the last quarter)

On recent Albuquerque-Tulsa-Albuquerque trip I got 27 outbound, 23 inbound (westerly winds).
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