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    I'd almost guarantee the 9-speed will be better on fuel. A lot of people want the manual, as it gives more of a sense of feeling "in-tune" with the car, and adding a bit of fun to the driving experience.

    Personally, if I get one, it'll be with whatever is rated better for fuel economy - and that's more than likely going to be the 9-speed. I can't complain to much about that - I sit in enough traffic to where not having a clutch would be a great perk. If I want to drive a manual, I have my Camaro. My DD doesn't need to be one.
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    I simply don't like the car to drive me, I like to drive the car and shift gears whenever I want. The difference between MTX and AUTO is 1mpg at best so no biggie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevrasaki View Post
    Has a price been mentioned for the diesel manual hatch? I think that will affect the decision to get one for many people.
    With a hatchback, you're at least going to be on an LT level, with a diesel, they tend to be LT2 or higher equivalent, my guess would be mid-high 20s... 24K starting I bet. Definitely won't be bargain basement hatch diesels, that's for sure.

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    At least in the Jetta TDI, with the very good DSG, it was just simply more *fun* to swap your own cogs and then romp into the fat torqueband at 2000 RPM.

    Hopefully the diesel manual isn't as crap to drive as the one on the Gen2 gassers. The ratios are stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shockz View Post
    With a hatchback, you're at least going to be on an LT level, with a diesel, they tend to be LT2 or higher equivalent, my guess would be mid-high 20s... 24K starting I bet. Definitely won't be bargain basement hatch diesels, that's for sure.
    That was the case with the 2014/2015 Diesels. I believe the 2018 will have quite a few options for trim levels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveTrash View Post
    That was the case with the 2014/2015 Diesels. I believe the 2018 will have quite a few options for trim levels.
    Yup, they plan to start at LT, which in the 2nd gen, is sorta base. You can then add almost any options you want, including a leather package on the diesel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dieselturbo View Post
    I simply don't like the car to drive me, I like to drive the car and shift gears whenever I want. The difference between MTX and AUTO is 1mpg at best so no biggie.
    I've seen the difference between them be more than 1 mpg these days. Even on the gas 2nd gen:

    Manual (LT Sedan): 28/39/32
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    And sometimes that may play out even more in real world driving. Or it may not, who knows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jblackburn View Post
    At least in the Jetta TDI, with the very good DSG, it was just simply more *fun* to swap your own cogs and then romp into the fat torqueband at 2000 RPM.

    Hopefully the diesel manual isn't as crap to drive as the one on the Gen2 gassers. The ratios are stupid.
    Not only the ratios but the imprecise engagement and rather long strokes of the gassers gearbox will scare away a lot of VW Diesels aficionados. I hope GM will, at least, try to eliminate the Gen 2 gassers trannies drawbacks and make it similar with the one on the Golf.
    I don't see any news from 2017 NAIAS regarding the Cruz Diesel yet...

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    Leather is just Gross for me ( currently have cheap ass covers so I dont get the Gross leather feel on me ), the nine speed makes more sense to optimize fuel efficiency and if the Diesel came in a lower package option it would sell a crap load better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jblackburn View Post
    Hopefully the diesel manual isn't as crap to drive as the one on the Gen2 gassers. The ratios are stupid.
    The diesel does get its own manual, so I would expect different ratios. Given the amount of torque it is supposed to make, they can have relatively tall gear ratios to max effective use of it, while increasing fuel economy.
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