Except...many of us are lacking "basic common sense" (a little harsh, don't you think?), so we buy what we like.The strict emission standards on diesels have caused chaos.
Failing Def fluid tanks, DPF’s, nox sensors, etc. are proving the Diesel engine very unreliable and these parts fail without pre-warning.
I spent $2,200 last year to replace the def tank in line heater
$5,800 this year to replace the diesel particulate filter (The part of the exhaust system that does the regens.)
That’s $8,000 of wasted money spent on a 5 YEAR OLD TRUCK WITH ONLY 94,000 MILES! Ford F-350 which is lovingly garage-kept, dealer serviced, and hand-washed weekly.
I hope the Jeep diesel differs in some way but I won’t take that expensive chance.
In Massachusetts diesel is $1.25 more per gal than gas.
Delivery vans, contractors, plow operators, local town DPW’s, and people with some basic common sense are all trading for gas engines.
When my diesel senses a fault, it gives me a warning “50 miles to 50mph limit”. Then when those 50 miles are easily used up it says “limit 50mph for 50 miles, then idle.”
If my dealer books my appointment 4 days down the road, I could very easily be stuck in “idle only” mode.
Does your diesel Jeep do the same process when the diesel has a problem????
Is your local dealer available the same day to take your vehicle in?
Do you live close to your Jeep dealer?
Need this drama lol?
On the lighter side, I'm from Massachusetts as well, and in 1972, we were the ONLY state that voted for McGovern over Nixon - the other 49 states loved him - for about another year. Now...that was common sense.