Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pleasant Valley, CT USA
Progress Report on dead deisel
While Chrysler has not given any improved delivery date for a harness and it sounds like it will be late January before I get my diesel back, they have made arrangements to put me in a rental 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited until I get mine back. The color is the same as mine, it has 23k miles on it and while it doesn't have all of the technology of my diesel, it has the nav package and is providing me with a pretty good opportunity to compare the gasoline version to the diesel. The rental is a V-6 and in the first few hundred miles, the mileage is running about 6 mpg less than the diesel. All of my previous Grand Cherokees have been V-8s and the V-6 runs about 6 mpg better than those did (nice have the larger tank). The sound of the V-6 (gasoline) is a little wimpy compared to the Hemi and the diesel sounds like a modern diesel. The V-6 lacks the torque of the other choices and would be my 3rd choice except for the mileage, lower first cost and less expensive fuel...
I like the diesel and look forward to getting it back.