Just the $6k upgrade alone divided over 5 years (60 months) is $100 a month with NO interest...For those who bought the ED for mpg purposes, are you saving money in the end after factoring in the more expensive fuel, exhaust fluid and engine upgrade cost?
i only have 1900 miles on mine, and my dash shows 28.9 and has gone between thst and 29.2 for the last 3 weeks. I know my comparison is skewed since mine is so new, but I’m pleasantly surprised.Hell no you're not going to save money. $4,000 engine option (which defaults you to a $2,000 transmission option), fuel that is more expensive in a majority of the U.S., oil and oil filter changes that are 4x the cost of the Pentastar oil and oil filter, fuel filters every 15k that are $50 each, DEF fluid every oil change, winter anti-gel additive for the fuel if you live in the north, etc. etc. There is NOOOO way you're going to save money. Get that idea out of your head.
Some guys are claiming 30 MPG but keep in mind that after hundreds of thousands of combined miles tracked by real owners via Fuelly.com the EcoDiesel is actually a 20-22 MPG engine. The guys with ultra high MPG numbers are either driving purely highway, or they're driving downhill with a tail wind, or they're bad at math. You're looking at low 20s realistically. What does the P-star get? 18? 19?
My EcoD is in a super aerodynamic package with active grille shutters, active air dam, and a curvy design in this Ram, unlike the Jeep which is a brick on wheels, and the best I have EVER seen was 27 on stock tires doing a purely highway jaunt for 60ish miles. My weekly tanks are in the 21 MPG range consistently.
I am saving tons compared to my Duramax Diesel Truck I drove. But I didn't buy it to save money. No one buys a jeep to save money. If you try and justify the cost of a Diesel over the Gas engine you are wasting your time. There are many more factors to take into consideration. Until you sell it you have no idea how much more you will get for it when you resell it. How much longer will the Diesel last than a gas version?For those who bought the ED for mpg purposes, are you saving money in the end after factoring in the more expensive fuel, exhaust fluid and engine upgrade cost?
I was going to get an automatic transmission no matter what the engine...when I bought mine it was $2,000 for an automatic transmission regardless of the engine...so it never was $6K more. If someone is trying to say it takes 200,000 to pay for it...then they have never enjoyed the torque off road. That difference is well worth it and pays for itself! It is immediately worth it. Every aspect makes it more enjoyable and capable to drive. Just no comparison and price doesn't matter.If one gets a good deal on there Wrangler diesel purchase, I don't really see there is always a 6k more in costs then gasser. in fact I have seen some guys that there new Jeep gasser purchase cost more then what some of us diesel guys paid for our diesels. Also if it really takes 200,000k miles to make that money back, its really kind of like an investment, more like you pre payed for those miles upfront or over the loan amount which is very little if you have a good interest rate Did we all mention the torque and the smile on you face that comes with this way awesome 3.0 diesel engine.