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Hey all! First post, glad to see a forum dedicated to what is sure to be a large following of Jeep Diesel owners. We had a '12 Overland with the Pentastar - loved the vehicle for sure, just kept wishing for more power and better economy since very shortly after getting it. The magical combo of power and mileage appears to have been granted - we pick up this JGC w/ the Diesel this past weekend. Had to go out of state to get it, worth the trip. 180 miles one way, on the way home keeping it between 70-80mph, we got a solid 29mpg. Combined over the first 330 or so miles that are on it, we're sitting just over 27mpg. The torque is fantastic, the sound is perfect. You know you're driving a diesel but it's not annoyingly loud like many big trucks. Get on the throttle a bit and there is a nice subtle turbo sound too. For what I have always wanted, after in the teens of vehicles at this point, I think I am officially done searching for the keeper!

Kinda crappy cell phone pics, I'll be getting more high res pics as soon as I get time to do it. Old habit, I like to photograph any new vehicle we get for reference of what it was like when new.
 

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Nic!! Thanks for sharing these pics with us! So it's safe to say that your loving not only your JGC but the diesel as well. Great stuff!
 

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Yes, definitely loving it. The improvements over the '12 model are really good changes, haven't found anything that I would call a step backwards. Definitely am enjoying the diesel, all the power I want and after ~350 miles, 26.9 mpg makes me smile :)
 

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LOL... I'd put up pics of mine but it hasn't been washed since mid-November of last year. It's not very pretty after a winter's worth of road salt.

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I've got one helluva coat of good wax on it all around. I've found from past experience that NOT washing it during winter results in little to no rust pitting in the clearcoat (aka, "environmental fallout") because I'm not stripping the wax off.

The big problem so far has been finding the time and some agreeable weather to actually give it a good spring wash.
 

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I've got one helluva coat of good wax on it all around. I've found from past experience that NOT washing it during winter results in little to no rust pitting in the clearcoat (aka, "environmental fallout") because I'm not stripping the wax off.

The big problem so far has been finding the time and some agreeable weather to actually give it a good spring wash.
Have you tried using rinseless wash? It will surely conserve water and would boost the longevity of your wax protection.
 

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Have you tried using rinseless wash? It will surely conserve water and would boost the longevity of your wax protection.

No, never heard of that stuff. LOL... not washing it at all also preserves the longevity of the wax. Water isn't an issue, it's been getting rained on a lot lately. :D
 
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