I went ahead and purchased a TD. This is my 3rd Cruze. We still have our first, a 2011 LT2. Unfortunately I traded in my 2011 Eco 6spd on a Chevy Colorado but was disappointed with the truck. It was traded in Saturday on a Gen 2 Automatic TD. I am really looking forward to spending years with this car. I have been impressed so far and plan to pull a small trailer with it to make up for the loss of the Truck. In doing research I found the torque was not that much different from the Colorado. I have regretted trading in my Eco even since I did it so hopefully this will make it right. I've enjoyed the forum through the years so keep the hints and info coming.