quote: Been driving it every day for 13 months dude. Think I know how it drives.
quote: How about a Camry Hybrid? Doubt this diesel could keep up with the 200HP and a 0-60 time of 7.6 seconds, while still getting 40 mpg.
quote: (diesels are NOT revvers!!)
quote: Diesel-powered Cruze can drive for 10 hours on a single tank of fuel
quote: quote: Diesel-powered Cruze can drive for 10 hours on a single tank of fuel well an escalade can do that, too, if you fit a large enough tank. what is that pointless comment supposed to mean?
quote: And with the tune which gives me 180 hp at the flick of a switch
quote: It affects handling a bit (IIRC better for racing worse for passenger comfort)
quote: Italian tire maker Pirelli is predicting that over the next decade or two standard tires will change to really tall (>20" rims) narrow tires that look similar to the wagon wheel inspired ones used on early cars. Doing this will let them make the tires significantly narrower (for reduced drag/rolling resistance leading to better fuel economy) while maintaining a similar size contact patch so that traction remains similar to current tires.
quote: Just wondering, what is the advantage of larger wheels? Is handling that much better? Won't tires be much more expensive, and the ride quality worse?
quote: Why not offer it without leather and the same wheels as the Eco which are only 17 lbs apiece?
quote: This is GM's first foray into a compact diesel in the U.S. in quite some time, and they're being cautious. They want to make sure that they hit their target market on the first go round, and not be stuck with a lot full of unsold stripper diesels that no one wants.
quote: Does the Cruze diesel have a urea tank that needs refilling every 10k miles?
quote: Don't be put off by the HP numbers - HP really doesn't count for all that much.
quote: 35 mpg all day long on the highway and I don't look like a douche driving a POS Chevy.
quote: Still love the 2.0L Ecotec. Wish they'd put it in more vehicles.
quote: My 1.8 liter turbocharged 4 banger in my A4 outputs 245 lb ft after a $500 APR ECU upgrade
quote: Lawl, you could have had an STI bro :)
quote: Dude took one of the worst turbo engines on the market, and cranked the boost up. Lmao, good call!
quote: But I'm hoping that the only problem is that no one wants a VW and they're just waiting for another manufacturer to make a diesel.
quote: Well I wouldn't touch a VW with a 10 foot pole covered in AIDS, that's for sure.
quote: Well there's been other diesel vehicles here besides VW's, but they've all failed for one reason or another. I think the consumers just don't see a good ROI on diesel vehicles, and with the rise of hybrid technology, I can't really argue with them.