jblackburn· Administrator, Resident Tater Salad
The crappy LRR Eco tires aren't doing it any favors - flooring a gas Eco from a stop achieves tons of wheelspin too.Ever drive a diesel Cruze long? Those things are desperately clawing for traction on dry pavement with the traction control turned off. And you don't even have to be an overly aggressive driver. Never drove a gasser Cruze so I can't compare.
Not on the Cruze, but my Volvo would cancel the cruise control if one wheel slipped too.I haven't driven my CTD in snow, but while a LSD would be nice, I have in 3.5 years never been in a situation where the TC wasn't sufficient.
The other day I was travelling at 110kph with cruise control on while it was raining heavily, when I hit a puddle of deepish water on the freeway. The car pulled slightly to the left, nothing problematic, and the cruse switched off. I have never had this happen before so I suppose it was the stability cutting in. All was good when I turned it back on, anybody else have this happen?
Yep, but add $500 to the cost of a fully loaded Diesel, and you're well into AWD midsized/crossover territory if you drive in snow/icy conditions, usually with more interior room and power under the hood as well.its marketing, if the salesman says " hey you drive in icy conditions?" well then maybe this traction package that adds a lsd might be right for you, its an extra 600$ but when your pushing the car hard or in bad slippery conditions it will help keep you under control. im sure people would buy it, all the nay sayers here are saying no because of price, well a lsd option will not jack the price up 5,000$ here. maybe just maybe 600$ more and again its a option
From a price standpoint, you're well into either of those arenas. MPG isn't a huge selling point right now as it was a few years ago since gas prices are low, but MPG on most cars is getting a lot better.How do you figure that a lsd diesel will be in the awd midsize market? not one of those cars gets 46 mpg so the cruze still stands out so for the $ you get a lot and better mpg. the cruze sells a lot of sport cruzes or known as the RS pack, 80% of the gasers are RS that have " Sport suspension" and sporty looks down here in Florida.
i could have afforded the cars you mentioned but i like the cruzes dimensions and not many offer its size thats just right with a diesel