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I'll be selling my 03 Sierra Denali tomorrow, and getting a 2014 Cruze diesel next weekend. Always been a fan of the Cruze, but after seeing they released a diesel model, I was even more impressed. Ideally, I'd like something more sporty, but now that having a family is in my relatively near future, this fits the bill. Being a huge fan of modding vehicles, I will probably tear into this one once the warranty is gone, especially since the emissions control systems on newer diesels have a way of causing them to commit suicide later in their life.



This is my first car (gulp!), as I've owned 5 trucks prior to this- 97 Sierra 1500, 03 Sierra 2500HD, 04 Silverado 2500HD\Duramax, 07 Silverado 3500HD\Duramax Dually, and my aforementioned 03 Sierra Denali. I'm usually pretty active on SilveradoSierra.com (another Autoguide site), and used to help moderate it back in the day.


Can't wait to get my new-to-me Cruze. Anything in particular I should look for when I get it? Seems to be in mint condition (39k miles), and it's another active-duty service member selling it to me.
 

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Welcome to CruzeTalk!

I don't own a diesel Cruze so i'm not to up on their issues. You may want to make a post in the diesel subform as well, as a lot of the diesel Cruze owners spend all of their time hiding in there and don't get out to enjoy the rest of the forum much. lol!
 

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As long as he's taken care of it and it hasn't had any major emissions problems, I'd say you're likely in the clear in that area of things. It seems most people with emissions problems on here had theirs happen earlier with lower miles than yours will have. I'm at 17,300 miles on my 2014 Diesel and haven't had any emissions related problems.

As for the car itself, I'm sure you'll enjoy the extra power the Diesel engine delivers. I find it has a comfortable and relatively quiet ride and handles nicely. Getting back to the emissions for a moment, you can have a look at the http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/64-diesel-general-discussion/132666-scangauge-ii.html thread I made. The thread explains in detail what it is, but basically it can monitor a wide variety of readings the car takes. More notably it can display Diesel related readings such as the soot in the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and when a regeneration cycle is occurring.

If @diesel wants, he can chime in with his input on the regeneration cycle and his experience and findings. As long as you take care of it, keep it full of DEF I'm sure it'll stay happy and keep you going for many more miles.

Enjoy!
 

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a lot of the diesel Cruze owners spend all of their time hiding in there and don't get out to enjoy the rest of the forum much. lol!
That's a lie! I think...
 

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Welcome to the forum! Be prepared to save some money lol
 

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Thanks guys! I can't wait to test drive it in a couple of days. I sniffed around the diesel sub-forums, and it looks like a pretty solid little motor. Once I run past the warranty, I definitely want to delete all that emissions garbage, but it looks more difficult than on a Duramax, since the EPA is on the war path regarding any new technology regarding tampering the emissions systems.

I also talked to a fellow ex-moderator from SilveradoSierra.com, and his kids bought a couple of 1.4T Cruzes. He's got nothing but good things to say about them... I'm excited!
 
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Went for a test drive Wednesday. Besides a couple of rock chips, the car is immaculate. I take delivery on it next weekend, and I can't wait. Feels so good to be back in a diesel. Already got some mod ideas planned too :)
 
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