[TriLUG] official trilug vehicle
gwbrown1 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 14:04:22 EDT 2007
I had a 2005 Jeep Liberty Diesel for, well, not very long. The 2.5L diesel
engine was nice to start with but they kept having to "reflash" the computer
and each time I'd lose more power, more torque, and more miles per gallon.
The interior was the most uncomfortable for everyone (people and dogs) so it
had to go. Afterall the entire reason for purchasing the Jeep was to drive
long distances on a regular basis (Raleigh -> Rodanthe and back).
I ended up having to stop on the way there and back each trip just to
stretch my legs and get blood flowing once again.
After the last engine flash I started referring to the Jeep as the Gelding
Edition becuase it could no longer get out of it's own way. Sad. It went
from peppy and fun to drive (along with being somewhat enviornmentally
friendly running B20 biodiesel) to a small, black, uncomfortable, heavy
slug. It would also overheat easily on the beach.
On the plus side the transfer case was fantastic. But it had to go.
On 6/21/07, Dave Sorenson <dave at logicalgeek.com> wrote:
> With the new low sulpher diesel fuel mandate you will be seeing more
> modern diesel's coming in. VW/Audi has big plans in the next few years
> to bring models that wouldn't meet emissions standards burning the old
> fuel. Look also for diesels in smaller trucks IE Dodge's Dakota
> platform. Jeep has also hinted at oil burners in their SUV's as an option.
> Greg Brown wrote:
> > True eh! I forgot about or northerly neighbors' access to fine
> > products.
> > I wish they would bring a diesel one to the states as well.
> > On 6/21/07, Brian McCullough <bdmc at bdmcc-us.com> wrote:
> >> On Thu, Jun 21, 2007 at 12:15:41PM -0400, Greg Brown wrote:
> >>> You'd be amazed.. SMART cars are really nifty and I've been quite
> >> jealous of
> >>> our european and asian counterparts for having access to these gems.
> >> They're also being sold in Canada.
> >> B-)
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