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Greetings to all. My wife and I are located at 7,000 feet in northern New Mexico where owning a reliable 4wheel drive vehicle is important. We currently own a 2007 Jeep Liberty, 2000 Jeep Cherokee, and a 2006 Ram Cummins. The Ram is our tow rig and highway warrior and nothing more. It gets fired up a few times per month and is strictly a long distance machine. The 2000 Jeep Cherokee is our utilitarian vehicle that we use to haul firewood, haul brush, and do light duty work around the ranch. The 2007 Jeep Liberty is what we use for recreational driving, reliability, and running errands in town (town is 60 miles away). Due to distance from civilization, we are considering purchasing a new fuel efficient vehicle that still has the capability to get us in and out of the property during the winter months. The Renegade might be the perfect vehicle that would meet our needs. I would prefer a diesel application, but it doesn't appear that a diesel Renegade is going to make it into the U.S. market anytime soon; however, we would be interested in the 2.4L Tiger Shark Trailhawk. Even though the Renegade would be our fourth vehicle, we believe it would round off our transportation/work needs. The main objective is fuel efficiency. If the Renegade could pull 38 mpg, the fuel savings alone would pay for the monthly payments. I'm following this forum closely to see if the Renegade will meet our expectations and needs.