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My previous Cruze was a 14 Eco Manual, my previous screen name was Indyeco6spd. I drove that car 22,500 miles, lifetime average of 40 mpg, only had a couple of issues, clutch assembly replaced under warranty at 1900 miles. I hit a deer in the car a few months ago, deer died, 4200 in damage, car professionally repaired, looked near perfect.

Bought the 15 Cruze Diesel with 3706 miles in Georgia. Drove home at 72-74 mph, car drove fantastic, first tank drove 710 miles at 62.7mph and got 49.3 mpg. Temperature was in mid 50s. I am very pleased with the car. Love the drivetrain, don't miss shifting. Seat in Eco hurt my back on long drives, diesel is slightly better but similar. Hurt my 20 year old sons back to so I don't think it is me.

More power in Diesel is welcomed, like heated seats and leather. Also the car seems to ride a little better and tracks better, I realize it is about 450 pounds or so heavier. I think it may do better in the snow as well. It was 14 degrees here this morning, started up with zero issues. It takes about two times as long to warm up as the gas Eco.

Love the car and expect to put many miles on the car. The dealership experience was the worst one ever. Took 5 hours and 20 minutes to get it done at dealer. will write more about that at a later time.
 

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Welcome to diesel family bro ;)

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Welcome to diesel family bro ;)

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I have had diesels before. First was a 83 Buick Riviera, blew that engine up, gm replaced. Had a 95 Mercedes good car but not very refined. Had a VW Beatle TDI for a week.
 
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My previous Cruze was a 14 Eco Manual, my previous screen name was Indyeco6spd. I drove that car 22,500 miles, lifetime average of 40 mpg, only had a couple of issues, clutch assembly replaced under warranty at 1900 miles. I hit a deer in the car a few months ago, deer died, 4200 in damage, car professionally repaired, looked near perfect.

Bought the 15 Cruze Diesel with 3706 miles in Georgia. Drove home at 72-74 mph, car drove fantastic, first tank drove 710 miles at 62.7mph and got 49.3 mpg. Temperature was in mid 50s. I am very pleased with the car. Love the drivetrain, don't miss shifting. Seat in Eco hurt my back on long drives, diesel is slightly better but similar. Hurt my 20 year old sons back to so I don't think it is me.

More power in Diesel is welcomed, like heated seats and leather. Also the car seems to ride a little better and tracks better, I realize it is about 450 pounds or so heavier. I think it may do better in the snow as well. It was 14 degrees here this morning, started up with zero issues. It takes about two times as long to warm up as the gas Eco.

Love the car and expect to put many miles on the car. The dealership experience was the worst one ever. Took 5 hours and 20 minutes to get it done at dealer. will write more about that at a later time.

Almosr 6 hours to buy a car??? I'd be going out of my mind. I can see maybe 2 if the deal is already negotiated. Paperwork and finance and PDI should be no more than 2. Since its used, you won't be getting a CSI from Chebby, so that won't help.
 

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Turn the heat to the highest setting - it should kick on the electric heater to get you some heat when the car is stone cold. For me, it works very well. I put the fan on the 4th setting which seems to give the best balance of heat and airflow. The engine does take a long time to warm up.

Keep playing with seat adjustments - I didn't like mine at first but was able to finally find a position that is excellent. Try lowering the bottom cushion all the way down and go from there. That worked the best for me.
 

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Turn the heat to the highest setting - it should kick on the electric heater to get you some heat when the car is stone cold. For me, it works very well. I put the fan on the 4th setting which seems to give the best balance of heat and airflow. The engine does take a long time to warm up.

Keep playing with seat adjustments - I didn't like mine at first but was able to finally find a position that is excellent. Try lowering the bottom cushion all the way down and go from there. That worked the best for me.
Tried the heater this morning and wow that works pretty well, must have a great battery and alternator to have the heated seats on, rear defrost, the aux heater and all.

Will try some different seat settings, drove 1450 miles in two days, half in Eco and half in Diesel. Flying to Dallas this evening for work, going to be much warmer than the 6 degrees this morning. Might be a few weeks before I have any road trips in Diesel.

Oh one more question, after I drove the car home and the car was warmed up, I did a wide open throttle to about 70 miles per hour, can you feel it when it hits the over boost on the torque and or horse power? I thought I did, felt kind of funny.
 
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The car has an enormous battery.

I've only had ours going "fast" on the freeway once, foot to the floor - and considering in gears 4-6, it does not have torque management - you could definitely feel the change in pull. It was pretty cool.
 

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I've yet to feel this magical over boost that Chevrolet talks about. I've owned mine for 2 years
 

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I've yet to feel this magical over boost that Chevrolet talks about. I've owned mine for 2 years
You shouldn't notice it, per se. It starts off there, for about 10 seconds, then gradually drops back down to the lower value. So, if anything you should feel a power drop, rather than an increase.
 

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I don't think I've ever kept it floored for more than 10 seconds so I never noticed the drop off in power.
 

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I don't think I've ever kept it floored for more than 10 seconds so I never noticed the drop off in power.
Exactly - it's not really an event that happens when I'm driving the diesel...it's not my Cobalt, so there's no reason to just keep it matted.
 

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Matting the throttle was my dads way of selective soot reduction........it reduced the soot in the engine and blew it out the tailpipe.
 

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Had my first free oil change from Chevrolet today, had 5159 miles on the car. I requested I watch them do the oil change, they let me do it, a manager came over and said no, I said that's ok if I cant watch I go to another dealer, I got what I asked for. My hometown dealer in Noblesville is a pretty large dealer. They did a great job, they put in Mobil Super 3000 XE 5W-30 Fully Synthetic, full fill on the DEF (took a little less than 2.5 Gallons), the oil filter looks messy to change, they cleaned up around that well. I see where some complain about the dealer service, just wanted to share they did a great job, even left me with the partial oil left over and I didn't have to ask. I was very happy to get full synthetic oil rather than a blend. I am confident they will do a great job now without me looking.
 
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Had my first free oil change from Chevrolet today, had 5159 miles on the car. I requested I watch them do the oil change, they let me do it, a manager came over and said no, I said that's ok if I cant watch I go to another dealer, I got what I asked for. My hometown dealer in Noblesville is a pretty large dealer. They did a great job, they put in Mobil Super 3000 XE 5W-30 Fully Synthetic, full fill on the DEF (took a little less than 2.5 Gallons), the oil filter looks messy to change, they cleaned up around that well. I see where some complain about the dealer service, just wanted to share they did a great job, even left me with the partial oil left over and I didn't have to ask. I was very happy to get full synthetic oil rather than a blend. I am confident they will do a great job now without me looking.
It is a great feeling having a dealer you can feel good about, like I do. And yes, the oil filter can be quite messy. Some on here have had better luck keeping the oil off the ground, but so far I haven't. oh well.
 

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Had my first free oil change from Chevrolet today, had 5159 miles on the car. I requested I watch them do the oil change, they let me do it, a manager came over and said no, I said that's ok if I cant watch I go to another dealer, I got what I asked for. My hometown dealer in Noblesville is a pretty large dealer. They did a great job, they put in Mobil Super 3000 XE 5W-30 Fully Synthetic, full fill on the DEF (took a little less than 2.5 Gallons), the oil filter looks messy to change, they cleaned up around that well. I see where some complain about the dealer service, just wanted to share they did a great job, even left me with the partial oil left over and I didn't have to ask. I was very happy to get full synthetic oil rather than a blend. I am confident they will do a great job now without me looking.
Hare is really good about servicing the Diesels. I did my four free there, and took them my amsoil to do for me, since I didn't feel like crawling under my car in the snow. I'm pretty sure they have a dedicated diesel tech, since the same guy has done all five of my oil changes.
 

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Hare is really good about servicing the Diesels. I did my four free there, and took them my amsoil to do for me, since I didn't feel like crawling under my car in the snow. I'm pretty sure they have a dedicated diesel tech, since the same guy has done all five of my oil changes.
The tech knew the diesel and had serviced them before, it was very obvious. I hope he stays or someone like him is there and I will just let them do my service ongoing, if not after the "free changes" I will do it on my own.
 

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It is a great feeling having a dealer you can feel good about, like I do. And yes, the oil filter can be quite messy. Some on here have had better luck keeping the oil off the ground, but so far I haven't. oh well.
do you do it level?
 

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Isn't the filter just a cartridge filter?
 

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Isn't the filter just a cartridge filter?
Yes, but it's in an awkward place and it's very tricky to keep oil from leaking out. At least for me.
 

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Hmm, interesting. My Cobalt's is underneath the supercharger, so I have to squeeze it between the supercharger and the "core support" (the Auto cars have the engine rolled forward 5*, so I'm sure it is a bit easier to pull out in a true SS/SC, or a manual SC-swapped car). Don't really make too much of a mess, though, and for the most part, I'm doing it blind.

Here's a good shot of an LSJ out of the car.



And then here's what it looks like in [my] car.



It's a bit of a squeeze, but not too bad. Jacking up the car and putting it on stands takes longer.
 
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