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Howdy! I've been a diesel driver for over 7 years now but I have very much wanted a domestically made diesel car since I heard that there was going to be a diesel version of the Cruze sometime around 2013. This last Tuesday I finally made that happen. Cheers!
 

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how informed are you aboot the car in general and your car specifically?

over under for emissions CEL is 30 days

i say under
Ha! I've been lurking here and reading and reading for a while now. I think I may have some more time than that for any emissions crap. As far as I know Illinois does not do emissions testing on diesel cars so I may turn my vehicle in to an off-road car.
 

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Ha! I've been lurking here and reading and reading for a while now. I think I may have some more time than that for any emissions crap. As far as I know Illinois does not do emissions testing on diesel cars so I may turn my vehicle in to an off-road car.
copy that

its just that several members got rid of their cars because of problems, then theres new members with used cars they got a great deal on.....we shouldve tracked the vins to see who got whos cars.
 

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Welcome and congrats on the Gen 1 CTD.

Sold my 09 TDI and went with the ‘14 CTD in March. After 13,000 miles no CELs (knock on wood). Just a failed water pump covered by warranty.

I’ll take the potential emissions issues vs HPFP or DSG failures any day.

Happy Cruzin.
 

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I’ll take the potential emissions issues vs HPFP or DSG failures any day.

Happy Cruzin.
That is one of the reasons why I stayed away from VW's. It is a big change going from my all mechanical 80's Mercedes diesel to the New Hotness.
 

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Welcome and congrats on the Gen 1 CTD.

Sold my 09 TDI and went with the ‘14 CTD in March. After 13,000 miles no CELs (knock on wood). Just a failed water pump covered by warranty.

I’ll take the potential emissions issues vs HPFP or DSG failures any day.

Happy Cruzin.
38000 miles on my 14. Problems so far :
Drivers window fuzzy came loose
Bowtie on grill delamanated
Def tank heater failed
Left rear caliper siezed
Covered by warranty.
On my dime:
Rodents chewed through the return line from the injectors causing it to barely run.
Also filled the heater box with acorns when trying to change cabin air filter

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Welcome aboard. Bought my 2015 new two years ago. 56K with no CEL's (Knock on wood) or out of pocket expense other than maintenance, Happy Cruzen
 

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Just wondering if anyone else with the Cruze diesel has had any issues with their battery weakening after 120000 miles. I am driving in mid western Ontario and the temperatures have just begun cooling down. When trying to start remotely on the weekend, it failed and the battery was basically drained. I charged for over 12 hours and it started back up without issue. I'm just wondering if I should be looking to get a new battery or if someone else has seen this issue before.
 

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Just wondering if anyone else with the Cruze diesel has had any issues with their battery weakening after 120000 miles. I am driving in mid western Ontario and the temperatures have just begun cooling down. When trying to start remotely on the weekend, it failed and the battery was basically drained. I charged for over 12 hours and it started back up without issue. I'm just wondering if I should be looking to get a new battery or if someone else has seen this issue before.
common complaint on here, lotsa threads aboot it.

mines still OG
 

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Just wondering if anyone else with the Cruze diesel has had any issues with their battery weakening after 120000 miles. I am driving in mid western Ontario and the temperatures have just begun cooling down. When trying to start remotely on the weekend, it failed and the battery was basically drained. I charged for over 12 hours and it started back up without issue. I'm just wondering if I should be looking to get a new battery or if someone else has seen this issue before.
common complaint on here, lotsa threads aboot it.

mines still OG
http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/64-g...scussion/155881-factory-battery-replaced.html
 

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over under for emissions CEL is 30 days

i say under
Interestingly enough I did get a DEF light on today with a poor quality DEF message. Man that is annoying. Turns out that all the New Hotness needed was a gallon of DEF and 20 minutes of highway driving with the RPM's between 3500 and 4000.
 

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Congrats on your acquisition. We bought our 2014 CTD this past March as a Certified Pre-Owned with 11K miles. Yes, I highly recommend the off road race conversion. I waited to buy ours until the conversion was available. All your troubles will go away and your MPG will go up by 3-5 MPG. We routinely achieve 55 MPG on the hwy. Just got back from a trip to Orlando. Memphis to Orlando without a fill up and an overall hand calculated average of 53.5 MPG @ 70 MPH.

We bought the CTD to be our beater. Since March we have racked up over 19k trouble free miles. Well, my wife did have a blow out a couple of weeks ago. Thankfully, I also did the Verano spare conversion.
 
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