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Old 15-03-2018
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I will tell you to stay away from the diesel.
Fuel economy compared to the current pentastar is about 2 litres per 100km difference. Cost of petrol to crd is some $6K cheaper. Cost of parts is significantly cheaper.

Unless your planning to do at least 40 to 50000kms a year the sums are against the diesel atm.

And yes ive owned both and can talk from real world experience.
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3.0 V6 CRD > 3.6 > 2.8 CRD > 3.8

It should be obvious but this is the order of engine "good"ness for current / legacy motors.

Where the 2.0 Petrol Turbo and the 2.2 diesel fit in is anyones guess but i'd be more than surprised if they both aren't better than the 2.8 CRD.
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With the advent of the new auto transmission in the jl what are the likely benifiets to offroading as compared to a diesel. I have a petrol 4x4 now and it sucks filling it up 1km away from driving out the fuel station. A recent trip camping on some beaches returned embarrassing fuel per/100km figures in my current 4x4, which has put me off ever owning a petrol 4x4 again. Are the diesel and v6 jeeps really that much similar in efficiency. Any number under 16-18 ish lph offroad in low range would be heaven for me.
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Well the engines on the EU LHD JL Rubicons aren't endearing me to spend on a new one. All done for the new BS religion of climate change and the mythical tax collecting, proprieties of CO2 0.04% of the atmosphere (barely above plant existent levels)
A 0.01% increase in over a 160 years (95% from natural sources) leaving human activity contributing 0.0005% !

Lets hope the RHD versions come with something more robust similar to the US or I will probably be keeping my 2.8CRD and spend on that.
Had a V6 petrol for 3 days from the dealer and found it very thirsty
Going back home up steep hills it just didnt have the guts in comparison to my Diesel with 4.10's

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