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Hey there all.
I'm not able to purchase a NEW diesel Jeep this year but have found a number of used ones here in Canada.
I have a few questions. I have found a few 2008's with 60-80K mileage for around $20-23K.
What in terms of maintenance / mileage need to be fixed/replaced/repaired. EG: A timing chain on the Martix needs to be changed at 120K @ $2500
I have also been told to find a good Diesel Mechanic *from a VW friend*

I've been in the market for a Jeep diesel since they came out in 2008-09 here in Canada.

Or should I look for something like a Dodge Journey $8-10K and save my money for a 2015 diesel Jeep.

Thanks for any help :)
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Personally, if you want the diesel then save the money and wait until you can get a 2014-15. Diesel engine aside, the WK model (2005-2010) can't even begin to compare to the WK2 model (2011-2016). It's worth the wait.

As for the Dodge Journey... I'd walk before I'd buy one of those.

LOL... :p
 

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Perhaps when the 2014 starts circulating more 2008 will be on the market and at a better price. That might be worth waiting for.
 

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I have a 2008 Grand Cherokee Diesel for Sale! It has higher miles than the ones you mention, but it is a one-owner, dealer-maintained, loaded Overland. I have driven it daily to work since I purchased it in 2008 from a local dealer. My opinion is this on the new Jeep GC Eco Diesels you have to wait until year two or three before jumping in. I waited on mine until the second full year to give time for the factory service bulletins and modifications to catch up and this was with a Mercedes built diesel and not a Motori. This engine has been put in many different vehicles by Mercedes, Dodge, Freightliner. At least, this is my own opinion.You can see my Jeep on the Jeep forum website under classifieds. Not trying to sell you anything. But, I am the only driver of my Jeep and she has been outstanding! I have looked at the new GC's diesels, but I opted for a full size truck as I needed more cargo capacity. But, I can say that the Jeep is absolutely awesome in snow as we just had a rare 8" snowfall here in the south. Good luck in your search.
 
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