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Old January 11th, 2017, 11:11   #1
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Default Why GM is betting on the Diesel

I give GM credit for taking advantage of a demand from a market out there unfulfilled.
http://autoweek.com/article/detroit-...n=awdailydrive

https://www.yahoo.com/news/diesel-ge...160427439.html

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Old January 11th, 2017, 14:41   #2
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I give GM credit for taking advantage demand of a market out there unfulfilled.
http://autoweek.com/article/detroit-...n=awdailydrive
This is some good news for a change. I welcome diesel vehicles to the USA market from any and all manufacturers. I am one of those tech-savvy people mentioned in the article who still want the diesel no matter what.
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Old January 11th, 2017, 14:56   #3
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Well, darn. Put that 1.6L diesel in a slightly down-sized Canyon pick up w/ 4WD and it would be an even better than the current Canyon with 2.5L diesel! Kind of a reset to the Isuzu Pup days only more high-tech than ever! The interior looks so much like the Canyon it is scary.
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Old January 11th, 2017, 17:02   #4
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Terrain looks really nice
More interesting than 18 Tiguan with no diesel
I suspect Buick Regal wagon may also sport the same engine
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Old January 11th, 2017, 19:19   #5
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Terrain looks really nice
More interesting than 18 Tiguan with no diesel
I suspect Buick Regal wagon may also sport the same engine
Buick wagon ('81) was my first vehicle, mom worked in food distribution and left some fish in the back a weekend (family emergency), needless to say she never used it again. Lots of time spent with a wet-vac and eventually she smelled "as good as" not new but not poisoned. That new model is certainly better looking.
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Old January 17th, 2017, 18:16   #6
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Chevy/GM/Most American cars quality is awful. Adding a diesel engine isn't going to make it any better. You guys be the guinea pigs.
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Old January 17th, 2017, 18:57   #7
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Chevy/GM/Most American cars quality is awful. Adding a diesel engine isn't going to make it any better. You guys be the guinea pigs.
What's your basis for that statement?

This isn't the 1970s any more, and VW is hardly the bellwether of supreme reliability ratings if you choose to pay attention to JD Power or Consumer Reports.

I now have two vehicles from the supposedly-horrible FiatChrysler in the driveway, and know what ... they've both been fine. No turbo, no direct-injection, no DPF, no SCR, no MAF (historical VW problem area), one of them has no timing belt and the other one isn't due until 240k km, Uconnect and Blue&Me both work well (no RNS510 horror stories here), no searching out special engine oil.
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Old January 17th, 2017, 22:14   #8
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I would have to agree with GoFaster. I have been crawling all over, inside and out of the GMC Canyon and I have to say they have come a long way. Most interesting is the use of metric fasteners, bolts, etc. To me this speaks of the "internationalization" of the modern cars and trucks. The quality is quite a lot better than I suspected too. A lot has changed since I bought my first TDI in 2000. I think the changes are universal too. No better way to compete in the market than by upping the quality!
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