Jeep Wrangler JL/JLU EcoDiesel First Drive Reviews and Performance Specs

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Paying anything over the invoice price is insane. They can be bought for well under invoice. As soon as you drive off the lot that same new Jeep will be worth at least $5K less to the dealer (even if you have less than 500 miles on it). If they give you more, then they're making up the difference somewhere else. The used vehicle market right now is well below average and the days of paying over MSRP are well gone (unless the dealer finds an easy buyer).
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Still building miles. Lag; like all turbocharged engines there will be a noticeable lag if you drop your foot on it from a dead stop. It isn't 4 seconds but noticeable. Learn to drive around it. Start with part throttle and wait until the engine has built some RPM before matting it.
My biggest complaint is the noise. When cold it sounds like it's going to come from together when accelerating. All good after it warms up.
Love, love love the low end torque! Plenty peppy in traffic and will shock a lot of other cars when it keeps up with or passes them.
We will see how the EGR system holds up. My understanding is that the changes made for the Ram Trucks could not be Incorporated into the Wrangler because of space considerations.
 

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Right now local dealer are selling Diesel Wranglers they cant even get for 10 to 20k over sticker. They want a 10k non refundable deposit to order it or find it. If yours is giving you so many problems you should have no issue getting out of it. I know this because one of my employees is trying to get one and that's what he is running into.
What, this can't be true... in the Chicago area, diesel jeeps are going for $6k UNDER invoice.
 

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What, this can't be true... in the Chicago area, diesel jeeps are going for $6k UNDER invoice.
At most dealers here if they have a Rubicon expect to pay over sticker.
 

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A diesel is something that gets in your blood. It doesn't have to make sense. My Hellcat didn't make sense, Just the cost for the insurance is a reason to look the other way. It's about what you feel deep inside about what you drive. I own three diesels and if Harley made a diesel bike I would buy that too. There is NO reason to bash diesels. I would never buy a gas Wrangler unless it had a Hellcat motor but that's just me. If you think $3250 is a lot for the upgrade then don't look at a new Ram diesel. I could do everything I do with a gas Ram but that would not be any fun.

Always remember if you walk away from what you ride or drive and do not turn around to look at it you bought the wrong ride. Even if your on a horse.
Yep. Any Wrangler purchase is an irrational purchase. A boring minivan or a 35 mpg sedan would be a rational purchase.
I don't do off-roading much but I love the rugged and retro looks, the ability to roll the top down, take the doors out, and most important of all, my tween son loves it., and it is mandatory that I take him out for a spin every day at sunset.
I buy Wranglers because it gives me a little thrill whenever I step in it. I don't get that happy feeling in any so called SUV in the market. Years ago I had a manual stick FJ Cruiser. Loved that one too for the same reasons.
 

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Mine has been in the shop constantly since 180 miles for EGR related issues.
I got the P26FB today with 100 miles on the odometer. What was your fix for it?
 

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Yep. Any Wrangler purchase is an irrational purchase. A boring minivan or a 35 mpg sedan would be a rational purchase.
I don't do off-roading much but I love the rugged and retro looks, the ability to roll the top down, take the doors out, and most important of all, my tween son loves it., and it is mandatory that I take him out for a spin every day at sunset.
I buy Wranglers because it gives me a little thrill whenever I step in it. I don't get that happy feeling in any so called SUV in the market. Years ago I had a manual stick FJ Cruiser. Loved that one too for the same reasons.
I have seen a few here get the P26FB code. Others like myself have had no issues. I would love to know if it's there driving routes or luck of the draw. I drive 65 to 70% highway. If it done a regen I wouldn't know. My 3500 Ram has 53k and I have never notice it do a regen either.
 

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I have seen a few here get the P26FB code. Others like myself have had no issues. I would love to know if it's there driving routes or luck of the draw. I drive 65 to 70% highway. If it done a regen I wouldn't know. My 3500 Ram has 53k and I have never notice it do a regen either.
possibly but why wouldn't they change out the EGR valve vs claim that there is some other calibration issue? Obviously its an issue with the hardware if it is reporting as such.
 
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