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Hi, looking for a diesel to replace my passat TDI, gravitating towards this since I came across this opportunity through a private seller. Is this a 200,000 mile vehicle? I drive about 25-35k/year, mostly highway miles. I dont see much on the forum from high mileage accumulators. Owner has I believe a jeep extended warranty on this, transferrable 70k b/b warranty. Seems to be a good deal, although there appear to be "issues" with these cars. Have they been settled out and can I depend on this for the long haul??? Are there any 100k+ owners out there that can comment? Should I stick with my TDI for another 16 months to sell it back and look for something different at the end of the buyback period? This is a 4x4 by the way also. Looks like it has everything but the DVD player.
 

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You might be better off waiting for the VW settlement. Not sure- won't you pocket something like $5000 in cash and 'full value' for your VW based on the value before the investigation? I think all problems are 'worked out' on Ecodiesels- but there is EPA investigation going on right now for similar issue of 'software cheat' on them- which I think they can fix easier than VW problem.
 

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You might be better off waiting for the VW settlement. Not sure- won't you pocket something like $5000 in cash and 'full value' for your VW based on the value before the investigation? I think all problems are 'worked out' on Ecodiesels- but there is EPA investigation going on right now for similar issue of 'software cheat' on them- which I think they can fix easier than VW problem.
My deal with VW is set at this point. The only difference is cash out now or later. I am getting about 95% of what I paid for the vehicle back with 3 years and 80k miles on it....I can use it for another 16 months at the same rate and suffer little depriciation. The Jeep deal seemed to be a good one though. There arent many around the price seemed good enough to jump on it. Concerned about the long haul though.
 

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I thought that at this point VW's indiscretions with their 2ltr diesel has been addressed. VW's 3ltr which equates to our 3ltr.... not so much.

Whether I like this vehicle or not (which fortunately for me.. I Do) is irreverent. I've gone through all the codes and replacements, some twice..... 4 times in a rental: But what I would really appreciate is for one of you "naysayers" to guide me towards another SUV that can drag my trailer while getting 18 miles to the gallon. And in greater luxury than I have ever experienced in any other vehicle I've owned. Perhaps useful dialog could return to this forum instead of these constant attempts at portraying us happy campers as unenlightened fools.

Why on earth would anyone even consider purchasing this vehicle if they weren't towing over 2400 lbs or driving over 80 thousand miles a year? I believe the first brochure I read said that was the target audience.

Any rate, to Costco tomorrow to have them remove my Blizzaks and remount my OEM tires. Then change the oil, and get ready to drag my 6000 pound Mallard down to Tennessee. Bluegrass festivals are starting up north of Chattanooga and we wouldn't want to miss that. And my Granddaughter is getting married.

To date I have paid for oil changes and the extra insurance on rentals. They extended my warranty at no cost for inconveniencing me.
 

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My deal with VW is set at this point. The only difference is cash out now or later. I am getting about 95% of what I paid for the vehicle back with 3 years and 80k miles on it....I can use it for another 16 months at the same rate and suffer little depreciation. The Jeep deal seemed to be a good one though. There arent many around the price seemed good enough to jump on it. Concerned about the long haul though.
I love the Jeep EcoDiesel but hate the constant quirks and technical issues. I have had CEL come on for three different reasons since I brought the SUV a year back, additionally there is a low rattle in the cabin that Jeep dealer claims that they cannot hear. Constant software issues and updates are annoying. I have had a dealer quote me $250 oil changes and frankly seem to be afraid of touching diesel jeeps. So when the Jeep is working and running, it is great but I always worry about when the other shoe is going to drop with SUV. Just my opinion and experience.
 

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I have dealt with way more CEL's than four: I carry a OBD2 with me.

You need another dealer.... oil you can do yourself for just south of 100.00. My dealer does it for less than 200.00 but I get all updates addressed and you can't let those get behind you. And it protects my extended warranty.
 

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My honest answer, I would not. The Jeep GC is a great package with EcoDiesel but quality issues and bad dealer support is a deal killer. I have tried 2 dealers in the area and both are between bad and worst. Funny that we are discussing this because ... I just started my Jeep few mins back to run an errand and I have CEL code for fuel injector (again).
 

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I have a need for a vehicle that does what this one does...... so yes. But mine is 4x2 Limited configured for towing. New is was less than 40K. Would I purchase one as a family car. No.... not ever if it didn't have these problems.
 

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I am really torn on this right now. Apparently the dealer near me does not know the diesels well at all and has bad support but there is one an hour away that is better according to the current owner. I am looking for a car that would be a good highway car for work with good mileage and longevity, occasional light(er) duty towing at this point, occasional light offroad/construction sites. We have a sienna AWD for a family car so at most it would not be the family hauler but more of a personal car. Is that a realistic use for this? I have had two hybrids and will not go that route again, but have also had the expeditions and others of the world that are lucky to get 13 mpg downhill with a tailwind and dont want that again. Hopoing this could be the do all vehicle for me.. For the price,configuration and extended warranty would you chance it?
 

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I, so far, have been one of the fortunate ones. I've had my 2014 GC almost 3 years now, and the only time the check engine light came on was for the catalytic converter issue that became a recall. 37,000 miles now and it's been great. Given my experience, I would buy another one. It's been everything i wanted in a vehicle. When I bought mine, I also bought the extended warranty to 85,000 miles, though that decision was based more on my experience with a 2008 Jeep Liberty than anything else.
 

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Check my thread re: miles. Mine is 2015 that I bought used with 26k. I now have 52k. It was certified & dealer threw in an even longer warranty. If the carfax, etc checks out. Price seems right if it's low miles.
 

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Thanks all for the input. FYI I purchased it a few weeks ago and so far, it has surpassed my expectations! Very glad I jumped.
 

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Thanks all for the input. FYI I purchased it a few weeks ago and so far, it has surpassed my expectations! Very glad I jumped.

I'm in the same boat as you. I have found an awesome deal on a 2014 ecodiesel. Has anyone had a problem free experience with the 2014? Those seem to be more troublesome than the 15s.
Is the performance and gas mileage worth the expensive oil change? I'm comparing it to the V6
 

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Everyone who has had a 14 has had to have the catalytic converter replaced. I'm not sure if that pertains to all the 15s though. I'm not sure what you define as "problem free experience" - If you are referring specifically to the engine and drive train, then yes, that's been my experience, aside from the catalytic converter issue, which was a recall item. If you are referring to the entire vehicle, then no, I did have a couple other repairs done to it - all very early on in the life of the vehicle, and all under warranty. I'm approaching having had the vehicle for 3 years now (purchased new, July 2014) and I'm still very happy with it. Highway fuel economy for a vehicle this size is amazing.
 

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Im very pleased so far. Diesel in my area can be had for about the same price as gas and I am getting about 30 mpg avg on the highway.
 

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I'm in the same boat as you. I have found an awesome deal on a 2014 ecodiesel. Has anyone had a problem free experience with the 2014? Those seem to be more troublesome than the 15s.
Is the performance and gas mileage worth the expensive oil change? I'm comparing it to the V6
Why would you compare to v6? A v6 would not pull my trailer....... never even considered.
 

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Why would you compare to v6? A v6 would not pull my trailer....... never even considered.
I will not be towing anything in the near future. I like the resell value and fuel economy of the diesel. The V6 may be sufficient. I hear that the ride is better in the diesel.
 
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