I have always been fascinated with the idea of a diesel car, never acted on it until I bought the Cruze diesel after trying to buy a Volt. Obviously between those two choices I was focusing on fuel efficiency, environmental impact, and most important to me, an alternate advanced technology compared to the traditional gas ICE. I wanted a vehicle that was ahead of the curve, I feel that with all the choices today gas motors are on the verge of being obsolete. While I know diesel is not really an advanced technology, the emission systems certainly are, and thats what really fascinated me with the car, the fact that it was a clean diesel. I never held Volkswagen in a respectable regard, but my opinion of them has been negatively affected. My opinion of diesels has not, the technology exists to make them fun to drive while meeting the important emission standards. I love the Cruze, and wouldn't mind buying only diesels for now on, but I will probably end up in an electric or hydrogen car far down the road.