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Old February 19th, 2011, 14:28   #1
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Default Diesel Cruz slated for 2013

It seems that GM is going to release a 2.0 4 cylinder turbo diesel to the U. S. market in 2013: http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f...-power-100638/
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Old February 19th, 2011, 18:05   #2
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I will believe it when I see it on the window sticker at dealer lots.
Not much of a stretch since it's already available in Europe and with upcoming CAFE demands GM might be the first to have a TDI competitor but they certainly won't be the last.

All you diesel fans screaming for more diesel choices might be careful for what you wish for.
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Old February 19th, 2011, 18:43   #3
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The Cruze is a nice looking car. Glad to see it. Diesel was the only reason I bought a VW. It's good to have other options.

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Old February 20th, 2011, 12:00   #4
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Works for me. If GM brings it over, they'll be a certain Jetta sitting on a Chevy used car lot.
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Old February 20th, 2011, 12:14   #5
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The Cruze is a nice looking car. Glad to see it. Diesel was the only reason I bought a VW. It's good to have other options.
I agree. The only thing that makes me nervous is that when they become more popular what will happen to the already pricier diesel fuel when demand is higher yet supply is not.
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Old February 20th, 2011, 12:51   #6
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The Cruze has a pretty cramped interior compared to the Jetta, especially the 2011 Jetta.
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Old February 20th, 2011, 12:52   #7
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I would love to see a diesel car from GM. GM vehicles are about the only thing our family drives. I bought a Jetta TDI because I have a long commute to work and back and we have family spread out around the midwest. Don't get me wrong...I love the VW, but my heart is still with GM. I would strongly consider buying the Cruze diesel, if or when, it comes available. My wife could use a good fuel efficient vehicle as well.

Diesel for the rest of my life!
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Old February 20th, 2011, 12:59   #8
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The Cruze has a pretty cramped interior compared to the Jetta, especially the 2011 Jetta.
May be, but the upside for me is that it won't be a VW.
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Old February 21st, 2011, 05:56   #9
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In the European cycle, a diesel Cruze with the 6-speed Auto gets 6.6 l/100km (36 mpg). The engine is brand-new and just replaced an older diesel. The older one was widely regarded as very unrefined, reviews about the new one aren't in yet.
In the same European rating a Jetta with DSG is rated at 5.3 l/100km (44 mpg). So that's about the difference between a Jetta and a Cruze.
0-100 kph is 9.4s for the Cruze, 9.5s for the Jetta. (The Cruze has 163hp, the Jetta 140 - the weight difference kills the power advantage)

The engine in the diesel Cruze is an updated version of this:
http://www.vmmotori.it/en/01/00/01/dettaglio.jsp?id=8
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Old February 21st, 2011, 07:38   #10
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May be, but the upside for me is that it won't be a VW.
Amen brother....given the choice, I would choose just about any other manufacturer.
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Old February 21st, 2011, 08:10   #11
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A diesel Cruze's value will go down faster than teen age girl on a prom date. Lucky for you will be able to get a good trade in value on your VW.

In 2001 I bought a 2001 Jetta for 17.5K and my dad bought a new 2001 Buick for 30K. Three years later both cars had the same NADA value.

No thanks, but looks like I will be able to get a good deal on a TDi when all the GM fanatics trade in a car that VW has been successfully marketing for 30 years for a car made by the company that single handily killed the diesel in the USA.

Wonder if GM can kill the diesel again?
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Old February 21st, 2011, 08:11   #12
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Gm has not made decent car since 1972, you must agree with me because your driving a VW...

You hate VW, but you are driving a 2010?????????????? And we are supposed to respect your opinion on cars?????

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Again, why are driving an almost new VW, just so you can troll here?

Do yourself and us a favor, sell it and stop whining. Get a GM.

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Old February 21st, 2011, 08:14   #14
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Amen brother....given the choice, I would choose just about any other manufacturer.
So why on Earth do you drive one????

The Cruze is one of the nicest Daewoos GM has ever sold here, FWIW.
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This bad news, now that I think about it. The GM motor will be a POS and ruin the reputation of diesel cars again...
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