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#51 of 91 Re: Will the Wrangler have diesel? [wolfpak]
Dec 07, 2006 (12:55 pm)
When the bigwigs at jeep get their heads out of their (ahem), transfer cases, perhaps THEN they will put a diesel into the wrangler. IF they DO then I'll buy one, but what I will probably do is just stick a V.W. Rabbit turbo diesel into my 1990 wrangler instead. I have an entire machine shop at my disposal, and all the time in the world to set up a conversion that works,so after I get done building my current experimental aircraft project, I think I'll give it a try. Perhaps if I take it to the factory, and let them look at it, they MIGHT get the idea. Sabrina
#52 of 91 Re: This is Wrangler with a CRD in USA .... at SEMA [brazuca]
Feb 07, 2007 (7:48 am)
Still no options for diesel or diesel/hybrid.
Toyota is kicking so much arse it's scary. You'd think it would be a hint. Especially with the simple answer sitting in crates in their warehouses.
Just keep rolling out more stupid looking giant SUVs with rubbermade fenders and they will keep looking ugly and unsold in car dealers lots across the country *sigh*
#53 of 91 Re: Will the Wrangler have diesel? [aphaltcommando]
Feb 07, 2007 (7:49 am)
When you do get a conversion set up let me know if you want to sell one.
#54 of 91 Gas Over 4 Dollars a Gallon Soon?
Apr 04, 2007 (7:41 pm)
Does this mean we will finally get offered diesels as options?
#55 of 91 Re: Gas Over 4 Dollars a Gallon Soon? [wolfpak]
Apr 05, 2007 (3:24 am)
I don't think the gas prices will be as bad as last summer. At least I hope not considering I just bought a cigarette boat with twin 8.2L engines!
Diesel is great wish they would put them in more vehicles, I would definitely have one in my fleet for sure.
#56 of 91 the wait for a diesel rubicon
May 18, 2007 (10:18 am)
Yes we Americans are STILL waiting for Jeep to offer the diesel engine option, but as we all know the rest of the world has had it for years. We all know the advantages to diesel weather they be environmental, proformance, or wallet based. I sincerely hope that Jeep catches on to the fact that the younger generations of Americans are more environmentally sensative and want to buy vehicles that are more green. Also, that the man or woman buying a Jeep is doing so because they desire the ruggedness known to Jeeps. Jeeppers don't want plastic this and rubber that...we want a small 4x4, go anywhere, get muddy and wash it off with a hose inside and outside, sporty and open, all terrain, all climate, all condition, spartan like ride. Heck, we even see a scrap here and a little ding there as metals of honor so to speak. And don't forget we jeeppers want our rides to have that badarse millitary style...if we wanted something more rounded and aerodynamic we would buy a 2 door coup. Have I made my point.
#57 of 91 Re: the wait for a diesel rubicon [cowjicky]
Jun 19, 2007 (10:49 am)
Hey guys... I have just a few notes for everyone. The first thing I can say is that if we are all really interested in getting Diesel options in compact SUV's we need to take some action. I've personally emailed Ford and Jeep and received less than encouraging responses. Remember Ford introduced the concept Bronco with a diesel motor almost 3 years ago... To me, the idea of running a 4x4 on Bio-diesel seems to be the ultimate idea of being in nature and not leaving a trace. Jeep's new slogan "maximize your miles" seems to be some kind of sick and twisted joke. A good source to email is AEV...American expedition vehicles. The owner fabricated himself a Bio-diesel Rubicon, and the thing is absolutely SICK! (check out his videos on his website) He notes however that he didn't think there was enough interest in Diesel Jeeps for him to continue marketing them... I don't know about you guys, but I plan on being a thorn in Jeep and Ford's side until we get this done. I've thought about creating a website with the idea to promote this even more. If I do I'll be sure to get everyone a link later on... remember...Action speaks louder than words. I for one can't stand the idea that over-sea markets can enjoy a great off road vehicle with a diesel motor, and we can't because of a short sighted view in our government...
#58 of 91 Sighting
Jun 20, 2007 (7:04 am)
I was driving in to work this morning (SE Michigan) and stopped behind what looked to be an 07 Wrangler with an M-tag and a CRD label to the bottom left of the spare tire on the tailgate. I also thought I smelled fumes but I could have been imagining that. Maybe something is in the works.
#59 of 91 Re: Sighting [dnash]
Jun 20, 2007 (7:14 am)
I've emailed Jeep probably well over 30 times and recieved little encouraging feedback. Ford completely blew me out of the water. Just saying flat out "no."
#60 of 91 Re: Diesel Wrangler or Bronco
Jun 20, 2007 (9:09 am)
This is what I got from Ford....
At this time, there are no immediate plans to include this vehicle in the current model line-up. However, your feedback to produce Ford Bronco Concept that will run on bio-diesel is collected and used in the decision making process for future model years. We have documented your feedback which will be forwarded to the appropriate department.