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Here in Oz you will spend and spend and spend to get it passed by your <whichever state you are in> vehicle mob. VicRoads, if you are in Victoria, will drive you crazy.

And, of course, the electronics in your 1.8 don't match the diesel, so you will have to buy a new ECU and wiring loom and so on.

Then you will have to convince and pay a dealer to do the magic that will convince the bits and pieces that they all belong together and work.

At the point you can finally drive it you will have spent more than it would cost to buy a brand new Cruze. Or possibly a Mercedes.

Oh, you didn't say whether your 1.8 is a manual or slushie, and the engine being sold doesn't look to have a transmission on it, the transaxle on the 1.8 won't survive the torque of the diesel in either case.

In short, this is not worth doing, or worthwhile doing.
 

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There are turbo/superchargers for the 1.8 motor, not that I've seen any in Oz for the Cruze, but unless you have some specific reason for keeping the 1.8 you would be better off trading it for an Sri or Sri-V, either a used 1.4 or a new or more recent 1.6.

I just built a 1.6 Sri sedan, silver with carpet, came out at $26000 for me, depends how hungry your dealer is you might get $7-10000 for your 1.8.

So, if you were lucky, after $16000 you walk out the door tomorrow with a nice new car that does what you want, or mumble months and ooh so many dollars later you get a car that costs a fortune to maintain.
 
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