You believe or not believe as you wish. All I said was I second guess my decision to buy the Diesel over the V6 gas. That is my personal feeling and have zero bearing or infringement of your believe. It’s not even an attack on the 2.8l. It just stating my personal feeling of possible regrets.Yes, I am, and I have. It's just that I am skeptical of one off/me too anecdotal info. What I would rather see is any actual, Consumer Reports type, data on problem frequency of our engine, v it's competitors. Haven't done a hard target search yet, but don't recall seeing anything like that here. Feel free to point me, if you know where to do so.
NOT defending the 2.8, as I have "only" 9000+ medium/hard miles on mine, half of it towing at ~4/5 rated capacity. But it sure came well recommended, in many different fora. This match is over 2 years old now, so I'll look for that data myself, starting with a review here......