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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I think they eventually will. Just think for a second if they brought out both transmissions at once there would only be free advertising once(road test, magazine and new paper reviews, ect). Now when a year later they release the ECO-D manual everyone will be talking cruze again.

If one compares eco manual with eco automatic hwy MPG numbers there is a 3MPG difference. Now if the Diesel manual got 3MPG better than the diesel automatic that would put the car at 49MPG hwy rating. Imagine now if they did a bit more engineering they might be able to squeeze that up to a 50MPG rating, yet another reason they might be holding off.
 

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They brought out the manual in LT Cruze trims a year later.

Maybe they're waiting for an even more aerodynamic Cruze to hit that 50+ EPA MPG rating with a MT diesel. Now that would be something worth spending extra for - and probably pretty fun to drive like a TDI Golf is.

The current Cruze is an old (2008-ish) platform. There's a lot more that could be done to hit high MPG numbers by significantly changing the car. Hopefully it's not as ugly as some of the spy photos.
 

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Being able to advertise 50 MPG on the highway would be a coup. The only other car on the market that even approaches that is the Prius (original styles) with it's 51 MPG rating.
 

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If they bring out the diesel in a mt I will be buying one hopefully before the next lordstown meet then we would see what her mpgs really are.

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