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Chevrolet unveils first diesel car for U.S. since 1986

USA Today -- CHICAGO -- In another sign that diesel power is starting to make inroads with American drivers, General Motors today is taking the wraps off its first diesel-powered car for the U.S. since 1986.

It's the diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze compact, and the sheet is coming off here at the Chicago Auto Show.


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Submitted Feb 07, 2013 By: PaulBacon
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 12:01:40 AM

since I'm not in the market for a new car, this doesn't mean much. And GM's diesel trucks are way overpriced. Well, so is everyone else's diesel truck I s'pose.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:03:32 AM

mpg: you get more mileage out of diesel, and b/c of efficiency, it pollutes less (with the new engines that is). In the end, all things equal, the higher diesel price still gets you to come out ahead.
Amplion
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 3:08:10 AM

I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER GM !!!!!
bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 12:17:52 AM

VW - yes, MB - yes, Cummins - yes, Chevrolet - not for a long time if ever.
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 12:16:45 AM

Diesel is in.
jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 12:11:09 AM

big business
N5EXY
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 12:10:39 AM

It is hard for me to forget that first GM diesel lemon. You can paint a lemon blue thereby make it green but it is still a lemon, and a guvamint motors lemon at that. Diesel stinks.
WIPACKERFAN
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 12:08:48 AM

Interesting.
TheSicilian
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 12:06:26 AM

not for me
speedraider
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 12:05:03 AM

good
unemployed58
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 12:04:27 AM

still expensive
CivicMA
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 12:03:46 AM

About time!
JasTheAce
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 12:02:07 AM

opp
kcboy
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 12:00:31 AM

I hope they are not gutless as they were in 1986.
gasmack
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:58:17 PM

Wave of the future or U.S. Catchup attempt?
bvrbill
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:53:34 PM

I'd like to see the price of diesel fall.
wbpprint
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:41:02 PM

What is the deal with diesel? It smells, gets poor mileage and costs more than regular. I also seem to remember a report that diesel is just as bad forthe air as gasoline. I guess if a supposed expert says it then poop will become poop de jeur and everyone will stand in line to get it, and at premium prices as will.
HailstormCA
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:37:14 PM

It's their new Peterbuilt model.
NAVYHM
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:32:34 PM

WHATEVER...
pinkelefant
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:31:10 PM

The last GM diesel might have been a "dog" but this is a whole new generation diesel. I will consider buying one once I stop being homeless.
wayoung56
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:30:45 PM

Not for me, especially from GM...
GRUMPY55
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:30:36 PM

ok
cssco
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:24:43 PM

I thought GM went out of business back in 2008.
mlmeng
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:24:19 PM

Well said clermont40miles. The last GM diesel we owned was a "dog". I'll wait until GM has been successfully producing these cars before seriously considering buying.
nimpy
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:23:27 PM

This might be interesting
ldiggy
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:22:11 PM

Way to go Chevy.
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:21:03 PM

We have a Dodge Ram 2500 diesel 4x4. Can't wait to see what the Cruze will do. The price is very competitive.
SavALot
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:20:36 PM

Chevy. mustbegettingfirst
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:19:57 PM

GM: Government Motors
GM: Government Mess

None of this mess for our household.

Go Ford!
serrog
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:18:31 PM

Good
FlyNFool
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:16:29 PM

It's about time!
btex49
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:14:11 PM

Lets wait and see how the diesel Cruz performs before passing judgment.
Chuck11211960
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:12:05 PM

looks like another money wasting car
NemoIL
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:11:24 PM

Diesel is the way to go, remember the 1983 full size chevy pickup with the diesel v8 that got 30mpg? They did not sell that one for very long.
BREW9
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:11:24 PM

diesel higher than gas
N4PIP
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:11:15 PM

Lets hope the reliability of the Cruze diesel is good. A lot of manufacturers have tried small diesel autos and failed. VW dominates the market.
Lukus
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:08:23 PM

GM is falling behind since VW already has a big diesel program.
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:06:57 PM

Nifty!
heydano67
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:06:50 PM

Interesting
DustyHorse
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:06:38 PM

We will see how this goes.
Chas58
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:03:38 PM

I remember their last shot at a diesel car, what a joke.
abcdMA
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:00:18 PM

We need o use more diesel
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:58:55 PM

Oh forgot again... DEG if GM was supported by your tax dollars, then Chrysler has been taken by a quite sweater man right out of your pocket !! Chio!
rjoeh
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:58:39 PM

We all know what soured Americans (for the most part against diesels) so I sure hope that GM learned its lesson of almost 30 years ago and will be marketing a true diesel. In Europe... they are almost the norm... their peppy and with their fuel prices... they make motoring a bearable experience. I just wish we had the diesel options they have NOW.
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:57:57 PM

Long due
TurkishMan
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Long due
TurkishMan
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Long due
TurkishMan
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Long due
TurkishMan
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Long due
tdioiler
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:56:46 PM

yes diesel is much higher priced due to taxes. But the econ level is about 30% higher, so it makes up for the cost. And over the past six months diesel has stayed steady about $3.90. Gas has shifted over over 50 cents a gallon! Today's price difference is about 25 cents. Hum, E85 with lower MPG or 25 cents higher for 30% better MPG?
30mpg80
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:54:51 PM

It is about time!
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