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Looked at a WK diesel today, might take the plunge...

Went and looked at a 2007 WK Limited CRD today, and was very impressed with how it drove and rode. I was also impressed at the deal they want to make to get it off their lot. In short, I'd be trading my fiancee's BMW & my XK in on the truck, she'd take my BMW, and I'd drive the WK as a DD and tow for my trail rig. While I like the XK, 15 MPG and three car/insurance payments is a killer right now. If I do the deal, then my insurance & gas bills drop, my mileage goes up, and I have a DD that can also tow and do light wheeling. Plus my XK sits 80% of the time, and I personally can't justify that anymore. Currently waiting for Navy Federal to review my loan so I can finish the deal Monday or Tuesday.

If this goes through, I'll definitely have some stuff for sale this week or next.

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Nice I wanted a CRD WK so bad but definately couldnt afford one with money rolling over from my last vehicle. Thats why we got the commander. Dont get me wrong I absolutely love my commander but a CRD Grand Cherokee would be amazing with a 2 inch OME lift and some 245/70R17 BFG KM2's.




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If I do this deal, I'm not going to lift it immediately, but when I do, it'll be either the 2" OME or the 4" Superlift.

Funny thing, since we don't sell cars on Sundays out here, I have time to think the deal over, starting to have a little remorse since I do like my Commander. Will think about it during the day tomorrow and Monday while waiting for the deal to clear.

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I think you should go for it! But isnt diesel really expensive right now. I believe it was like alomst 5 dollars a gallon.




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It's about $4.60 out here, and since I run premium in the XK, its not much more for me. The benefit of diesel is a more efficient and powerful engine and fuel that allows for better mileage and a longer cruising range.

When I explained my idea to my fiancee, she was initially hesitant until I ran the numbers, then she was on board with me on this. We're actually going to get rid of her car and she's going to take my BMW since its nicer, that way I can keep my toy long term since I'll have the family hauler initially (she doesn't like driving the XK). Once we both have better jobs, we can get another family car for her if she needs it, but that's a year away.

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I totally love my WK CRD. I have added a RR 2.25" lift and 255.75 BFG Muds from a JK Rubi. It is awesome, I get around 21-22 MPG mixed driving, and I am nowhere nice on the skinny pedal......my wife gets 24-26 when she drives it......

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You could always look into that bio-diesel and save a few dollars there.





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Wouldn't want to do that until after the warranty's up, don't want to give Chrysler any way to back out of a claim.

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hate to see you go, but $$ is $$......


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Oh, I'll stick around, there's another CRD guy and a 4Runner guy here, and this forum is nicer than most Jeep forums out there. If only Chrysler had put the CRD in the XK, we wouldn't be having this discussion.

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