I guess I am the outlier in this. I have a 2002 F-350 7.3 L diesel, the 2016 GC diesel and now the 3.0 diesel Rubicon. The "emissions upgrade" was a mess. With the second update some issues were fixed. My experience with the current diesel has been positive. I am very happy to have the JLURD. I drive over 110 miles a day, 95% of which is freeway and a daily climb of 6,200 feet. I average over 26 mpg and am never lacking in power. DEF usage was 2.5 gallon for 5k miles. At 7k I checked my oil and it was clean and over the half mark. Maybe I am lucky, but I am super glad that I have the JLURD. Bottom line. Look at your needs, wants and desires. Research and decide.
I wouldn’t if you plan on driving beyond Western countries. Diesel fuel doesn’t go through the filtering it does in the States and Europe, and that can destroy your engine while abroad.So I have 18’JLUR (16k miles) with 3.6, sky one touch (family favorite) and steel bumpers. I have a good opportunity to trade in for a 20’ JLUR Diesel with hardtop and plastic bumpers.
Would you make the switch?
From those diesel drivers that had a 3.6 JK/JL is it worth it. On paper looks like the perfect power train (fun and efficiency).
I’m staying away from sharing financials as everyone’s value proposition is subjective. Just know this is all well within my means.