|Good review, one downside|
Auto123.com recently posted a review of the Diesel Liberty - here's a snippet:
The positive changes include improved fuel economy, superior launch ability and greater range, which means you don't need to go to the gas station as often. We'll come back to these things in a minute, but first we must consider the primary negative.
That primary negative would be the extra noise associated with a diesel engine, and it seems to be almost as obvious now as it's ever been. The clatter starts the moment you turn the ignition key, and it's noticeable most of the time you're in the Liberty sport-cute. It does tend to fade or get drowned out when you're cruising along, though that would not be the case for people beside you on the road or the sidewalk, and it always comes back again at some point.
The diesel clatter's not conversation-drowning or anything, but it's considerably more obtrusive than the noise from any gasoline-powered engine.
Check out the entire review here.