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    Quote Originally Posted by MP81 View Post
    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.
    True. The gas engine has torque aplenty too, but it's almost like they purposely made the manual dull to drive. It feels less clunky than the Gen1, but more lifeless. I'm not totally sure how they managed that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jblackburn View Post
    True. The gas engine has torque aplenty too, but it's almost like they purposely made the manual dull to drive. It feels less clunky than the Gen1, but more lifeless. I'm not totally sure how they managed that.
    I bet a nice short-throw shifter would solve that.
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    I think Chevy will hit a big winner with this Cruze hatchback. The first time pics were released I liked it immediately. Now if they get the diesel right and don't have any issues like the current CTD, I see it flying out of showrooms. I am not a fan of the G2 sedan's look however. I won't touch the diesel until 2019 model. Since they are putting this same diesel in multiple GM models, the problems should pop out in the first year very quickly. Hopefully they got it right.
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    The sedan's back seat is to small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgulfcoastguy View Post
    The sedan's back seat is to small.
    Compared to the 11-15, it's yuge. My 6' friends that were challenged to fit in the back of the old car fit fine in this one. And the back seat is the same size in the hatch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOTO13 View Post
    Since they are putting this same diesel in multiple GM models, the problems should pop out in the first year very quickly.
    Not necessarily. Some of the issues with the current gen didn't fully surface for 2-3 years, like the batteries and the dreaded DEF heater element.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel View Post
    Not necessarily. Some of the issues with the current gen didn't fully surface for 2-3 years, like the batteries and the dreaded DEF heater element.
    Dammmmmmit, you're right. You are such a buzz kill.
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