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post #31 of 97 Old 09-20-2013, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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Just checked out the diesel. I liked it here are thr issuies i noticed

AC does not blow cold
Paint scratches on hood
Broken trailer light lit
Rear hatch lifters bad
Front grill disattached
Missing cargo blind
Tires need to be replaced
Tic in engine (I think it is coming from the driver side, it is an additional to the normal motor running sound)
Extra wiring under hood on right side
Forlow binds up at full lock

What should I offer or stay away from it ?

Gonna look at the hemi tommro.

Thanks for all the help

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post #32 of 97 Old 09-20-2013, 04:56 PM
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Sounds like alot of issues for the money.

When I was shopping around I never found 1 diesel, then again I wasn't really looking for one as it wouldn't have been in my budget anyways.

Needless to say my 05 has 90,000 miles and no major issues

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post #33 of 97 Old 09-20-2013, 05:05 PM
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If I was looking for a CRD I would look for ones like the 2wd Grand Cherokee Limited 19k miles $24k in FL. I would be very cautious of any CRD that has mods, even a gasser. Nothing worse then trying to figure out what someone else has done in order to fix the original problem.
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post #34 of 97 Old 09-20-2013, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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I will not get a rwd car in Massachusetts. And if I was gonna pay that price tag I would just get a new rubicon.
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post #35 of 97 Old 09-20-2013, 06:12 PM
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I will not get a rwd car in Massachusetts. And if I was gonna pay that price tag I would just get a new rubicon.
The point was that there are places to find quality reliable vehicles through out the US. Some requires a small fee for transfer and others don't. You can find a car from the south with minimal to no rust that qualify for a extended warranty. I find it hard to believe you will find a vehicle through carmax with the problems you found with the local vehicle. They have a lot of 05 Hemi's in your price range that you mentioned in your first post.
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post #36 of 97 Old 09-20-2013, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Well I want to get my hands on the jeep, and yes there are a lot of hemi jeeps but I am talking about the crd right now. And the crd are kinda rare around here.
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post #37 of 97 Old 09-20-2013, 06:34 PM
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Run from that one. If the mpg of the Hemi does not bother you go for the newest one you can afford. I bought my 07 in 09 with 22,000 miles for about half price. It was in very good to excellent condition and now has 65,000 miles on it. It has needed just a battery, brake pads and I did a tune up. Overall quite reliable.

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post #38 of 97 Old 09-20-2013, 06:55 PM
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Maintenance costs and repairs are much higher on a diesel
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post #39 of 97 Old 09-20-2013, 08:54 PM
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Maintenance costs are not higher on a diesel. repair costs may be depending on what goes bad but labor should be free cuz if you don't work on your own Jeep, you need to get a pair.
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post #40 of 97 Old 09-20-2013, 09:38 PM
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Maintenance costs are not higher on a diesel. repair costs may be depending on what goes bad but labor should be free cuz if you don't work on your own Jeep, you need to get a pair.
The crd takes a higher grade of oil and more of it; hence more money, the fuel filters are required every 15k, not on the hemi; hence more money. I've heard of people having multiple issues with various parts on the crd (not saying all hemis are bulletproof,) and parts are more expensive due to it being a Mercedes product; injectors, turbo, dpfe, etc. And I do all the work on my Jeep myself as I am an ase certified tech
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post #41 of 97 Old 09-21-2013, 07:55 AM
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The crd takes a higher grade of oil and more of it; hence more money, the fuel filters are required every 15k, not on the hemi; hence more money. I've heard of people having multiple issues with various parts on the crd (not saying all hemis are bulletproof,) and parts are more expensive due to it being a Mercedes product; injectors, turbo, dpfe, etc. And I do all the work on my Jeep myself as I am an ase certified tech
Diesel costs more usually also. The increased mpg is negligible with increased cost of diesel.

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post #42 of 97 Old 09-21-2013, 08:06 AM
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Diesel costs more usually also. The increased mpg is negligible with increased cost of diesel.
Some have reported getting the same MPG as the Hemi. Add the additional cost of the CRD with the additional cost of the fuel, that's pretty big price to pay for less power than a VVT (08-10) Hemi.

Basiclly if the CRD was worth anything it would still be here (in a jeep), not a failed attempt (in a jeep)!
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post #43 of 97 Old 09-21-2013, 08:20 AM
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erm, the newest jeep still comes with a 3.0 crd. even if its a slightly tweak model.
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post #44 of 97 Old 09-21-2013, 08:31 AM
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erm, the newest jeep still comes with a 3.0 crd. even if its a slightly tweak model.
Totally different engine and manufacture. Old 3.0 CRD-Mercedes Benz. New 3.0 CRD-VM (GM).
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post #45 of 97 Old 09-21-2013, 08:36 AM
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Totally different engine and manufacture. Old 3.0 CRD-Mercedes Benz. New 3.0 CRD-VM (GM).
Yeah the new diesel isn't an mb product but a VM, made in Ferrara Italy
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