Well I had some time today so I stopped at a Chevy stealership today. Naturally the sales agent new jack about the 2017 Cruze diesels.But I got to look at a gasser hatchback and sedan and let him try to build a car on his computer. I also got a 2017 Cruze brochure. I discovered a few things. First, if I have to I will wait for the hatchback if it is 6 months or less later and if it is only $200 or so higher. I was more impress than I thought with the layout. Second the controls seem reasonable intuitive though I don't like that the phone has to be hardwired in in order to use Apple Play rather than just using the bluetooth connection. This will also require a special wire since it is a usb port. Third the seats are good enough IF you get the leather upgrade, that cost extra unless you get the premium but I will pay it. Fourth there are issues with the colors, Cajun Red and Kinetic Blue Metallic cost extra. Orange Burst Metallic costs extra and is not available until later. I want Cajun Red, manual with Kalahari Leather. Fifth, I can get all of that but I have to give them a thousand up front and wait 6 weeks for them to build it. No point in doing that until they start to hit the stealerships parking lots. Since I am not thrilled with the sedan, I'll pass on it and ignore that the hatchback is built in Mexico. If Chevy union workers don't like that they can persuade Chevy to move production. Our best guess is about $24K pretax for what I want. I will entertain counter offers from any dealers on here or better clarification.