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I would buy the LR3 in a second if it came with the diesel. I find myself considering the Liberty CRD, but I want the rear seats.

Has anyone imported a Diesel LR3 into the US? Will I have no warranty if I do? Any one know how?

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Thanks to the Feds. diesels can't be imported here. They can be imported to Canade and South Americal though.
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The reason is particulate pollutants.

You can't even buy a new diesel passenger vehicle any more in NY, VT, MA, ME or CA...

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"You can't even buy a new diesel passenger vehicle any more in NY, VT, MA, ME or CA..."

Well, I live in IL where Jeep Liberty CRDs are sellin like hotcakes. And, I own a Cummins ISC in my Motorhome. Diesels rock.
 

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Things could change rather abruptly as low suphur diesel becomes mandated in 2007. Low sulphur fuel has been in Europe for many years or diesel vehicles would not be the rule there either.

Jeep is overcoming the sulphur content of currently available fuel with expensive technology but as the quality of the fuel increases so will the variety of the cars with diesel engines.

I think that the Jeep is going to be an absolute category killer. With 295 lb/ft of torque and 27 miles to the US gallon the choice is obvious. It has a quicker launch than the Jeep 3.7 L gas engine.
 

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I didn't know that the Liberty CRD is available for sale in the US.I have seen them on a recent trip to Spain,where Diesel cars appear to be the only thing around since I believe they exceed the regular gas car count.Last month I saw a CRD locally, but since I live in MI, where they test all the local models that are about to come by even though they might be for exporting them, I thought that it was "for export only", since it had a manufacturer plate.So far so good I've seen the export dodge neons, along with their rear orange turn-signal lenses, the diesel chrysler caravan(called voyager in the export market), which should be a blast if released here, among other export and local market nice cars.One other thing, I don't see what's the point of selling some vehicles in diesel version while others are not allowed by law.You can see tons of diesel jettas and new beetles around here.Is it something about the engine design perhaps that leads to more particulates on air more than the quality of diesel itself?
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Well, I drove the LR3 today, and I think I am going to get it tomorrow. They took me through this awesome rock trail course at the dealership.

So, if I have to choose between Jeep Liberty CRD and the LR3 gas, I am going to go LR3.
 
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