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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-09-2020, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking about a NEW 2018 Diesel Terrain

What is the general consensus of the 1.6turbo diesel? My wife has been driving a 2017 Fusion Sport That’s been great but she’s interested in more space and better fuel mileage. I can’t believe it but there are still 2018’s on lots that haven’t sold yet. What do you think a good price would be for a new 2018 Terrain SLT AWD? Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-09-2020, 08:59 PM
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There are Diesels on the lot for a good reason - they are not popular. Where I live, diesel fuel is about 25% more expensive than regular gas, so the economics do not work to purchase a diesel. With my 1.5L, I can get 33-35 MPG highway, and average about 31 MPG on my typical driving, about 75% highway. Plus, there seems to many more issues with the diesels than the gas engines.



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I remember my dealer having prior year leftover Equinox diesel models when I got my 2019 Redline.

At that time the discounted price was $10,000 off of MSRP.

If purchasing a 2018 in 2020; I would suspect an even better discounted price.

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Ive had a 1.5 and now the 1.6td. No the economics don’t work out as the 1.5 seems to exceed its MPG rating just like the diesel. From a drive ability standpoint I prefer the diesel. It drives more like a larger naturally aspirated engine instead of a small turbo engine. Buy it for the way it drives, not for the fuel economy.
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Yeah the vehicle msrp was 41k but looking online at Edmunds appraisals they’re only seeing this 2018 unit as 26k in value. Do you think I’m insane for expecting no more than 26k to purchase this unit.
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Yeah the vehicle msrp was 41k but looking online at Edmunds appraisals they’re only seeing this 2018 unit as 26k in value. Do you think I’m insane for expecting no more than 26k to purchase this unit.
I bought my 2019 right as the 2020’s were coming out and before they announced the cancelation of the diesel. I got mine for almost 10k off sticker. I think 26k is a fair price but highly doubt they will let it go for that. If they still have a new 2018 they probably think they have a rare vehicle that is worth sticker when in reality they just have a vehicle that hardly anybody wanted.
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Well they agreed to 26k and I pick it up this week! I hope it’s not riddled with gremlins as we plan on keeping this vehicle for a long time.
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After potentially 2+ years of sitting on the lot, I would request a new battery.
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Congratulations on your purchase, no dealer in their right mind is going to keep a vehicle on the lot for 2 plus years as they are paying the interest on it. 26K for a Brand New vehicle is a steal. At least you know what you are dealing with. 26K with 40 plus mpg is going to go along way to soothing those high cost fillups when gas next to you is 50 percent less. We all know that is not going to last as gas will have to go up sooner than later but it just seems that diesel goes up in lockstep with it. Mazda CX5 comes with a Diesel option and it is not selling at all, even before this pandemic, they are sitting on dealer lots with 9 to 11k cash on the hood. Nissan cancelled their diesel cummins as nobody was buying them and now GM brings out a 3 liter for their flagship Suv's. Although is was available on their pickups a year earlier, it will be very interesting to see the 'Take Rate' on them. The Forums have always lamented not having a diesel so now will the time for those who want one to put up or shut up. My Person take is that this 3 liter diesel is too small for these vehicles and not many people will buy the diesel after the intial bloom of interest then GM will pull out and cancel it. If they do then Diesel truly will be dead in light vehicles, pity..
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Congratulations on your purchase, no dealer in their right mind is going to keep a vehicle on the lot for 2 plus years as they are paying the interest on it. 26K for a Brand New vehicle is a steal. At least you know what you are dealing with. 26K with 40 plus mpg is going to go along way to soothing those high cost fillups when gas next to you is 50 percent less. We all know that is not going to last as gas will have to go up sooner than later but it just seems that diesel goes up in lockstep with it. Mazda CX5 comes with a Diesel option and it is not selling at all, even before this pandemic, they are sitting on dealer lots with 9 to 11k cash on the hood. Nissan cancelled their diesel cummins as nobody was buying them and now GM brings out a 3 liter for their flagship Suv's. Although is was available on their pickups a year earlier, it will be very interesting to see the 'Take Rate' on them. The Forums have always lamented not having a diesel so now will the time for those who want one to put up or shut up. My Person take is that this 3 liter diesel is too small for these vehicles and not many people will buy the diesel after the intial bloom of interest then GM will pull out and cancel it. If they do then Diesel truly will be dead in light vehicles, pity..
The problem with the Mazda is it’s terrible MPG ratings. The 3.0 seems to be selling well and would be my choice if I were buying. Nobody knows about the Equinox/Terrain diesel. What originally turned me off on the terrain diesel was the low tow rating and the 6 speed vs the 9 speed. After having the 1.5t for a year I can now appreciate the 6 speed but still disappointed in the towing numbers. The real killer of all diesels is the cost of acquisition at the cost of repairs.
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