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Wow that thing is nearly silent. Like you said in the video - pretty close to a standard GDI sound.

I'm assuming there's a bit more noise just off idle than the aforementioned GDI engine, but it's **** quiet.

If you happen to remember, or are going to be near this car again - what kind/size of tires does it have? I have to imagine the diesel model has an LRR tire.
 

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Wow that thing is nearly silent. Like you said in the video - pretty close to a standard GDI sound.

I'm assuming there's a bit more noise just off idle than the aforementioned GDI engine, but it's **** quiet.

If you happen to remember, or are going to be near this car again - what kind/size of tires does it have? I have to imagine the diesel model has an LRR tire.
If I go there again, it will be to drive it home. :) I will let you know the answer to that if it happens.
 

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If I go there again, it will be to drive it home. :) I will let you know the answer to that if it happens.
Well I think we know Gordon won't run on diesel so it's a matter of time, not if. Good luck with your decision. Keep us informed what the new name will be for the gen 2 diesel when it happens.
 
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Well I think we know Gordon won't run on diesel so it's a matter of time, not if. Good luck with your decision. Keep us informed what the new name will be for the gen 2 diesel when it happens.
She sounds like a Gladys to me.
 
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She sounds like a Gladys to me.
From diesels own words he likes to drive hard, the question would be could Gladys take it? He has chosen masculine names for previous cars. I have only named a couple cars. I had a Saturn that I called Sammy. Sammy was a dinghy car for me.
 

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If I go there again, it will be to drive it home. :) I will let you know the answer to that if it happens.
I'm sure you will, haha.

I was able to find out on the GM Fleet Order Guide, that it only comes with 16" wheels (no RS package), which is a 205/55R16 Hankook Kinergy GT.
 
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I'm sure you will, haha.

I was able to find out on the GM Fleet Order Guide, that it only comes with 16" wheels (no RS package), which is a 205/55R16 Hankook Kinergy GT.
Interestingly, that is the same as the LT RS (regular LT gets Goodyear Assurance or something).

Also, wow, that does sound not much louder than a Honda DI engine. Do you hear it much at all with the hood down?
 

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Interestingly, that is the same as the LT RS (regular LT gets Goodyear Assurance or something).

Also, wow, that does sound not much louder than a Honda DI engine. Do you hear it much at all with the hood down?
No, not much. It definitely is named properly: "whisper diesel"
 
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Interestingly, that is the same as the LT RS (regular LT gets Goodyear Assurance or something).
It could be that the standard Goodyear tire used is not on Tire Rack, due to the weird issue with Goodyear/TR right now.
 

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They call it the whisper diesel for a reason in Europe. Maybe cuz it's really quiet? I'm still in awe of that 52 mpg highway rating and REALLY REALLY want a manual diesel hatchback!
 

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They call it the whisper diesel for a reason in Europe. Maybe cuz it's really quiet? I'm still in awe of that 52 mpg highway rating and REALLY REALLY want a manual diesel hatchback!
Don't be surprised if the hatch is only rated at 50 or 51. The gas hatch is 1 or 2 mpg lower on the freeway than the sedan, due to aerodynamics.
 

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Well I went to the dealership here and they sold theirs after having it for less than a week. So someone in the brookings area has a diesel now.
 

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Well I went to the dealership here and they sold theirs after having it for less than a week. So someone in the brookings area has a diesel now.
It will be interesting to see who the first person on this site to get one is.

Negotiations are going backwards on the one I drove, so don't think I will be getting the silver one in the video, unless they stop changing their story. I have a text where the salesman offered "X discount". Then a couple days later he said the discount is "X-$750" (meaning I pay $750 more). When I told him he was going in the wrong direction, and deals are supposed to get better, not worse, he denied ever saying "x discount". I found the original text and will forward it to him this morning. I love having proof! I don't think it will change the outcome, though.
 

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It will be interesting to see who the first person on this site to get one is.

Negotiations are going backwards on the one I drove, so don't think I will be getting the silver one in the video, unless they stop changing their story. I have a text where the salesman offered "X discount". Then a couple days later he said the discount is "X-$750" (meaning I pay $750 more). When I told him he was going in the wrong direction, and deals are supposed to get better, not worse, he denied ever saying "x discount". I found the original text and will forward it to him this morning. I love having proof! I don't think it will change the outcome, though.
Yikes, how unprofessional by this dealership. GM has a serious inventory problem with cars, not so much on trucks, I think as time goes on perhaps the incentives should increase and it may be easier to get a better deal. You are a serious car enthusiast if a dealership and salesperson treats you professionally and fair they could have a good customer for a long time. Gordon will live on for now!
 
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don`t like a diesel that quiet, I like being able to tell its a diesel. took a 17 canyon diesel for a test drive the other day an you sure know its a diesel but the truck itself didn't thrill me.
 

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don`t like a diesel that quiet, I like being able to tell its a diesel. took a 17 canyon diesel for a test drive the other day an you sure know its a diesel but the truck itself didn't thrill me.
I like a louder one too, like on my '14. That sounds great to my ears, but I think the general car buying public likes a quieter car. The '17 has a reasonable sound level and there are enough diesel characteristics shining through in the '17 to appeal to a diesel person.
 
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