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Atlantic Xpat Apr 16th 2013 12:28 pm

Re: Advice on 4X4 lease and types.
 
I clicked through an ad for the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee this morning and note that from the 2014 MY one is able to purchase a 3.0L Diesel GC boasting upto 40mpg (allegedly). That sounds attractive but a quick play of the build and price tool seems to indicate that the diesel is only available on the "Overland" model and higher and has a $5k premium over the gas. All in all a diesel GC becomes a $60k+ vehicle which is ridiculously expensive to buy/finance. (The Jeep pricing calculator defaults to a purchase term of 96 months or 8 years which is a crazy time period to finance a vehicle over IMHO.)

In comparison, five years or so ago, I leased a diesel Liberty for 3 years for about $400 a month. Now that was a good deal!

nldfc Apr 16th 2013 2:28 pm

Re: Advice on 4X4 lease and types.
 

Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat (Post 10661885)
I clicked through an ad for the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee this morning and note that from the 2014 MY one is able to purchase a 3.0L Diesel GC boasting upto 40mpg (allegedly). That sounds attractive but a quick play of the build and price tool seems to indicate that the diesel is only available on the "Overland" model and higher and has a $5k premium over the gas. All in all a diesel GC becomes a $60k+ vehicle which is ridiculously expensive to buy/finance. (The Jeep pricing calculator defaults to a purchase term of 96 months or 8 years which is a crazy time period to finance a vehicle over IMHO.)

In comparison, five years or so ago, I leased a diesel Liberty for 3 years for about $400 a month. Now that was a good deal!

I really hope you leased that for your wife rather than yourself Ax ;)

cheers Apr 16th 2013 2:43 pm

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Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat (Post 10661885)

In comparison, five years or so ago, I leased a diesel Liberty for 3 years for about $400 a month. Now that was a good deal!

I take it you no longer have it?

Atlantic Xpat Apr 16th 2013 2:51 pm

Re: Advice on 4X4 lease and types.
 

Originally Posted by nldfc (Post 10662094)
I really hope you leased that for your wife rather than yourself Ax ;)

No, it was mine. Not a bad vehicle at all until it started to go wrong.


Originally Posted by cheers (Post 10662132)
I take it you no longer have it?

See above. I leased for three years. When the warranty was done, so was I. In that three years I had major suspension components replaced, EGR valve on the diesel etc etc. It was a Jeep. Build quality is not their strong point.;)

mohtechnix Apr 16th 2013 4:33 pm

Re: Advice on 4X4 lease and types.
 

Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat (Post 10661885)
I clicked through an ad for the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee this morning and note that from the 2014 MY one is able to purchase a 3.0L Diesel GC boasting upto 40mpg (allegedly). That sounds attractive but a quick play of the build and price tool seems to indicate that the diesel is only available on the "Overland" model and higher and has a $5k premium over the gas. All in all a diesel GC becomes a $60k+ vehicle which is ridiculously expensive to buy/finance. (The Jeep pricing calculator defaults to a purchase term of 96 months or 8 years which is a crazy time period to finance a vehicle over IMHO.)

In comparison, five years or so ago, I leased a diesel Liberty for 3 years for about $400 a month. Now that was a good deal!

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Do you mean from May 2014 or 2013?

Novocastrian Apr 16th 2013 4:47 pm

Re: Advice on 4X4 lease and types.
 

Originally Posted by mohtechnix (Post 10662348)
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Do you mean from May 2014 or 2013?

He means the 2014 Model Year.

I've got a diesel in France (not a truck). It's a 5 year old Citroen 4 with a 1.6l motor. I've been getting 5.5 l/100Km (~50 miles per imperial gallon) and over 1000 km on a tankful which costs ~$C85.

No brainer really.

Atlantic Xpat Apr 16th 2013 5:16 pm

Re: Advice on 4X4 lease and types.
 

Originally Posted by mohtechnix (Post 10662348)
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Do you mean from May 2014 or 2013?

Manufacturers model years usually start 6 months before the calendar year. So a 2014 my vehicle should be available in the summer.

cheers Apr 16th 2013 5:33 pm

Re: Advice on 4X4 lease and types.
 

Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat (Post 10662433)
Manufacturers model years usually start 6 months before the calendar year. So a 2014 my vehicle should be available in the summer.

My 2013 is almost a year. June.

JonboyE Apr 16th 2013 5:49 pm

Re: Advice on 4X4 lease and types.
 

Originally Posted by delsol79 (Post 10650542)
Or you might just realise with resentment that most of the models are just rebadged Honda and Nissan models with a BMW price tag ;)

I love Jap cars but have hated how cars that were "normal" to me like the Honda Accord is badged an Acura TSX and given a premium price.

Then isn't the sensible thing to do is to buy the Accord? A premium car at an everyday price. Leave the Acura to people who need to be seen driivng something expensive

haggis88 Apr 17th 2013 12:18 am

Re: Advice on 4X4 lease and types.
 
the NA Accord has slightly different styling, i think that's the only difference...i personally prefer the TSX styling to the Accord

the Euro Accord is exactly the same as the TSX, just with Honda badges

when you start delving into which car is badged as which for different markets, you get some really odd combos!

Like this bad boy:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CjzjkTNhxo...+crossroad.jpg

yep, a Disco with Honda Badges made for the Far Eastern market hahah


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