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    Car and Driver test shows impressive mpg for Cruze TD

    This is one of the more comprehensive reviews so far. Here is an excerpt on some of the gas mileage results they recorded:

    On the 292 miles south we just stayed with traffic, much of it at 70–80 mph, and our average with a few stops, including the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana, was an indicated 44.9 mpg. Heading back to Detroit on the freeway,...During the first 40-mile stretch at a boring 55 mph, we saw a Prius-like 58.4 mpg, followed by another 30 miles at 65 mph for a still-impressive 53.9 mpg, and a more satisfying 20 miles at 75 mph and 43.4 mpg. A 30-mile off-freeways-through-towns stretch brought 43.1 mpg.
    2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel First Drive – Review – Car and Driver

    Also, I'd forgotten there is no spare with the car. But since i pay for On-Star now, it doesn't matter as much. I just push the button and someone will come and deal with the tire.
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    That's definitely impressive...considering that engine is 2 liters, an automatic and NOT a CVT (usually don't get super high MPG numbers), and automotive journalists tend to romp on the pedal quite a bit.
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    I wish the diesel would have been available in 2011. Impressive numbers from such a small engine and a heavy car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iKermit View Post
    I wish the diesel would have been available in 2011. Impressive numbers from such a small engine and a heavy car.
    I'm trying to imagine what kind of mpg they could get with a slightly smaller version of this engine in a Sonic. And the car would be able to get out of its own way, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugene_C View Post
    Also, I'd forgotten there is no spare with the car.
    Only time I can think of needing a spare in the last 10yrs is when I blew out a side wall, on my trailer--with bias ply tires.
    Even with a spare on long trips I take a 12v air compressor and tire plug/tools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel Dan View Post
    Only time I can think of needing a spare in the last 10yrs is when I blew out a side wall, on my trailer--with bias ply tires.
    Even with a spare on long trips I take a 12v air compressor and tire plug/tools.
    Last time I "needed a spare" I actually needed two. I hit a chunk of metal and concrete that was on the freeway at 70 mph and blew out both tires on the driver's side of the car. Had to call for a flatbed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iKermit View Post
    I wish the diesel would have been available in 2011. Impressive numbers from such a small engine and a heavy car.
    Now, just imagine what would be possible with the (a) smaller 1.7L turbo diesel, (b) in an Eco weighted (~3,000 lb) chassis, with (c) a 6-speed manual transmission!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 70AARCUDA View Post
    Now, just imagine what would be possible with the (a) smaller 1.7L turbo diesel, (b) in an Eco weighted (~3,000 lb) chassis, with (c) a 6-speed manual transmission!
    YUP. They are losing quite a bit of sales because they won't offer the M6
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    Quote Originally Posted by 70AARCUDA View Post
    Now, just imagine what would be possible with the (a) smaller 1.7L turbo diesel, (b) in an Eco weighted (~3,000 lb) chassis, with (c) a 6-speed manual transmission!

    There's a 1.3 Eco diesel Aveo in Europe that supposedly gets 80 mpg on the highway. Not sure what the transmission is, though:

    2012 Chevy Aveo Diesel gets extreme MPG, but what about the U.S.? - Top Speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by iKermit View Post
    YUP. They are losing quite a bit of sales because they won't offer the M6
    GM does not think so, just ask them!

    I heard once that the Cobalt coupe was selling at a 20% take rate but that is not enough to bring out a Cruze coupe either.
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