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My 2008 Jeep GC with a 3.0L diesel has never been in the shop for an issues, chassis, electrical or engine related.
You've gotta think FCA would have seen all those problems and issues and fixed them all in the EcoDiesel before they moved it into the Wrangler.I was recently talking with the head service manager at my Jeep/RAM dealership. I asked what was the worse vehicle to buy. He said, without a doubt, anything with the 3.0 diesel to avoid. He said they have sold few of them and they are always in the shop for service in a disproportionate amount. And not minor issues.
At least you had a choice, and yes you shoulda got a Hemi. If wrangler came with a Hemi option from the factory it would be a no brainer. But I cursed the torque in my old Rubicon. I have dealt with the unique problems and increased maintenance cost that come with Diesel engines in my two unimogs, ram 3500, and 6.0 excursion;the frustration , inept diesel mechanics, the repair costs.But like a heroin addict I crave torque and will suffer much to have itAt 5 years old and just over 70,000 miles the coolant hose for the turbo blew on my 2015 wk2... Thankfully the $3000+ repair was covered- but it took the dealership exactly one whole month to do such a bad job “fixing” it that they then had it for another week to make it right =( If I could do it over I would’ve bought the hemi... I would shy away from the 3.0L diesel unless some big improvements have been made
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