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Old 02-07-2013, 02:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2014 2.0L Turbo Diesel Cruze is here!

...from the GM website news release this morning:

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...and, it's been de-tuned, from 160HP down to 148HP, due to stricter EPA requirements (ugh) !!!


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Finally something to compete with VW. This may be my next vehicle in 6 years.

Will the car still run properly if the urea tank is empty?
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A very complicated pice of machinery. Oilcooler for the turbo oil, intercooler, ERG system, Urea injection, ordinary turbo, direct injection etc....

A lot of hi-tec parts. Nice milage, but it comes at a price of a highly complicated engine.
Can't help thinking a lot of stuff that can fail?
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I noticed that too. Where is the manual? That would be (and has been for a VW) a deal-breaker for me.
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...from the GM website news release this morning:

General Motors | Featured News | GM.com

...and, it's been de-tuned, from 160HP down to 148HP, due to stricter EPA requirements (ugh) !!!
But the Cruze Eco gets 40 mpg for thousands less. Not to mention the difference in fuel prices.
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Will the car still run properly if the urea tank is empty?
Nope, assuming the auto industry has the same EPA rules as the heavy truck industry. If a heavy truck runs out of DEF (diesel exhaust fluid, aka "Ad Blue") the truck derates to 5 mph. You do NOT want to run out of DEF.
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So let me get this straight:

$5000 more than the ECO
$1600 more than a Jetta TDI
No manual transmission option
300LB heavier than the ECO
Same fuel economy as the ECO
Burns expensive diesel fuel

Who is going to buy this?
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On the one hand I'm glad to see another diesel small car. On the other hand I'm very disappointed at the specifications... A VW is an already proven platform and would be a better choice as it is now... plus you can get a real transmission (manual) with a VW.

I would bet that the diesel isn't going to be an "option" per say... but more likely an high end trim package which pretty much makes means manual won't be an option.

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