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Hey Guys I'm Jake, I currently drive a 2003 tacoma 4x4 slightly modified with plans to modify it a lot more.
I recently signed a contract for a job and if I pass the test for said job then my commute will be about 65 miles each way 5 days a week (Maybe 6 days a week if I need to pull an extra shift) and I simply can't afford to do that long term in a lifted truck that get 12-14 MPG.

The company I will (hopefully) be working for has deals with the local GM and toyota dealers for special pricing for us employees, so I'm looking at the 2016 Cruze Diesel.
Anyway, I'm going to search all I can in my spare time and try to figure out if it's a good car and then be able to make a decision.
 

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Welcome to the forum! The Cruze is a great way to go if you're looking to use less fuel. It's still being calculated which one is a better deal; saving the upfront money by getting the 1.4L, vs having the extra range and efficiency in the diesel on the freeway. Remember the diesel requires the use of Ad-blue diesel exhaust fluid about each oil change too. However the extra torque would be nice! No matter what you end up doing, enjoy!
 

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Good ole south Mississippi, spent six years of my life down there. Ideal country for a diesel, but just one time, think it was in 1961, we had two days of 0*F weather, okay for us Yankees, but thought people down there were going to die.

Compared to gasoline, diesel prices up here in northern Wisconsin are jumping all over the place, Sometimes same price as gas, now around 45 cents a gallon more. So with the super cold weather, more difficult starting, gas up here makes more sense.

Actually, nothing makes good sense anymore.
 

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There are no Cruze Diesels for 2016. 2014 and 2015 had a diesel. 2017 should also have one.
 

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I also spent one summer in south miss....unfortunately it was in 1969 and in August of that year I was stationed in Biloxi. Nuff said. Anywho, if you search through all the diesel threads around here you might see that there are more concerns regarding that car then you might think. Since your possible new company also deals with Toyota, you might just want to do a little research on the RAV4 Hybrid.
 

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There are no Cruze Diesels for 2016. 2014 and 2015 had a diesel. 2017 should also have one.
This. They skipped the 2016 Limited and the all-new 2016 model year.

There are still brand new 2015 Diesels on the lots, so you should be able to find a few.
 

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I have had two Cruzes, one 14 Eco with a 6 speed manual, I put 22,500 miles on the car and had a lifetime average of 40 mpg and had zero trouble with the car, great car. I now have a 15 Diesel and it has 6,000 miles on it and I prefer the Diesel, don't miss the shifting, little heavier car and just more fun to drive in my opinion. The driving you will be doing if most of the 130 miles is highway you should get close to 50 MPG or more. Either gas or diesel will serve you well. If you want a new diesel better start looking there are not many more than 100 available nationwide. A fair price for a new one is around $20,000.
 

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Oh the DEF or adblue is included in the first 4 free oil changes at Chevrolet if you buy new. After it is less than $3 a gallon at a truck stop, at 5150 miles at my last oil change it took a little over 2 gallons, hardly a big deal in my opinion. I wont buy any DEF until around 30,000 miles or more.
 

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Welcome to the forum! The Cruze is a great way to go if you're looking to use less fuel. It's still being calculated which one is a better deal; saving the upfront money by getting the 1.4L, vs having the extra range and efficiency in the diesel on the freeway. Remember the diesel requires the use of Ad-blue diesel exhaust fluid about each oil change too. However the extra torque would be nice! No matter what you end up doing, enjoy!
Thanks, Is it specific to ad-blue DEF, or will any other quality DEF work?

Welcome to the forums! I was just about to ask if you were gonna put enough miles on it a day to get regens but..... I'm sure you will.<br>

BTW, your username suggest you also had a 95 Tacoma at one point? Only guessing as I started a thread on usernames a bit ago.
Yeah, my first truck was a 95 (95.5 year model) tacoma, little 4cylinder with the 5spd manual, I loved that truck but I eventually upgraded to 4 door and 4WD with a V6.


Good luck, but I don't think there is a 16 Cruze diesel. My local dealer has a new 14, but I haven't seen any 16's.
Hmm, now that you guys mention it the only option on Chevy's website for the 2016 cruze is the limited.

Good ole south Mississippi, spent six years of my life down there. Ideal country for a diesel, but just one time, think it was in 1961, we had two days of 0*F weather, okay for us Yankees, but thought people down there were going to die.

Compared to gasoline, diesel prices up here in northern Wisconsin are jumping all over the place, Sometimes same price as gas, now around 45 cents a gallon more. So with the super cold weather, more difficult starting, gas up here makes more sense.<br>

Actually, nothing makes good sense anymore.
It can get pretty cold here in the winter, 3 years ago it was cold enough that all the water in the canals (Brackish water) froze over, but I think the coldest it has gotten lately is mid 20's.
Diesel is about $1.75 and gas is $1.59 unless you want ethanol free then it's $1.99, I prefer diesels after driving a ford F-250 with the turbo diesel and a Mercedes E class with the turbo diesel.

There are no Cruze Diesels for 2016. 2014 and 2015 had a diesel. 2017 should also have one.
I hope 2017 does, I really want a diesel and I don't think by the time I'm ready to buy there will be any 2015 diesels locally.


I also spent one summer in south miss....unfortunately it was in 1969 and in August of that year I was stationed in Biloxi. Nuff said. Anywho, if you search through all the diesel threads around here you might see that there are more concerns regarding that car then you might think. Since your possible new company also deals with Toyota, you might just want to do a little research on the RAV4 Hybrid.
August is never really a good time to be in Mississippi.
OK, will do.

This. They skipped the 2016 Limited and the all-new 2016 model year.

There are still brand new 2015 Diesels on the lots, so you should be able to find a few.
I'm kind of curious as to why they are only offering the limited for the 2016 year.

I have had two Cruzes, one 14 Eco with a 6 speed manual, I put 22,500 miles on the car and had a lifetime average of 40 mpg and had zero trouble with the car, great car. I now have a 15 Diesel and it has 6,000 miles on it and I prefer the Diesel, don't miss the shifting, little heavier car and just more fun to drive in my opinion. The driving you will be doing if most of the 130 miles is highway you should get close to 50 MPG or more. Either gas or diesel will serve you well. If you want a new diesel better start looking there are not many more than 100 available nationwide. A fair price for a new one is around $20,000.
I wish the manual trans was an option for the diesel.
Thanks for all the info.

Oh the DEF or adblue is included in the first 4 free oil changes at Chevrolet if you buy new. After it is less than $3 a gallon at a truck stop, at 5150 miles at my last oil change it took a little over 2 gallons, hardly a big deal in my opinion. I wont buy any DEF until around 30,000 miles or more.
The dealer service is definitely something I'll be using, much easier to let the dealer do service than try to do it in the driveway with a low car.
 

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I'm kind of curious as to why they are only offering the limited for the 2016 year.
from my reading they simply have enough parts to finish one last production run and they take scraps and spares and make the car. same quality just the last of the run so they want it to sound special. same with premier model, its marketing name
 

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from my reading they simply have enough parts to finish one last production run and they take scraps and spares and make the car. same quality just the last of the run so they want it to sound special. same with premier model, its marketing name
Yep. It's a common practice. They did it with the previous-gen Impala, as well as the previous-gen Malibu. Older Silverados too. Works out well enough.
 

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I'm kind of curious as to why they are only offering the limited for the 2016 year.
There are (will be) two 2016 models. The "limited" is the last of the first generation. It's really a 2015 with a newer "birth date".

The other 2016 should be hitting the dealers before too long. It will be the first of the second generation. I'm not sure what it will be called. 2016 1/2, 2016 G2, or the ever popular "All new" 2016.

The diesel was dropped for this transition year. It's expected to start back up for the 2017 Model Year.

The diesel model is virtually unknown, and as a result there may be some still stilling on dealer lots, not getting any of the love. It might not be at a dealer near your, but if you search, you might be able to get it transferred.
 
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