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    Welcome to the new Chevy Cruze Diesel forum.

    GM has added a new Diesel engine brand to their lineup, and this is it. I ordered one (daily driver for my wife), and took delivery of it on December 17, 2013. A very nice early Christmas gift. Two weeks and about a thousand miles into ownership, and the car continues to be very impressive (for a car), and certainly worthy of its own forum on The Diesel Page. I'll update our experiences, good or bad, as the time and miles go by. I look forward to other's experiences and questions, as well.

    This is it:

    1985 Blazer 6.2
    2001 GMC 2500HD D/A
    dmaxmaverick@thedieselpage.com

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    Thanks Greg!

    I hope the Cruze is the beginning of a wave here in the U.S. for all domestic car/truck manufacturers. Jim

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    Very nice addition to the TDP !! Way to go !!

    Jerry
    1996 Silverado 2500 TD , stock except for a remote mounted PMD.

    I purchased this Truck 7 years ago from the original owner, had 80,000 miles on it. I Had the engine remanufactured at 100,000 by a local remanufacturer that does 6.5 Engines for the Military. Now has 105,00 miles on it.

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    Awesome!

    I've been somewhat active on the CruzeTalk forum, but its nice to have another option on TheDieselPage... Haven't really followed here in a looooong time.
    2016 Chevy Colorado Z71, 2.8 Dmax

    Former Diesels:
    2014 Chevy Cruze 2.0TD
    2009 VW Jetta TDI

    Former Trucks:
    1972 GMC C-1500 LWB, 350 gasser, TH-350, 3.73's SOLD long ago
    1985 GMC K-1500 SWB, 305 gasser, SM465, 4" lift, eight lugs fr & rr. SOLD long ago

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    Greay Idea!
    I bought one about 3 months ago. How I know is my free XM ran out today.
    I'll wait a few weeks and they will offer a decent deal.

    Thanks for giving us a voice!
    2003 GMC 2500HD D/A CC SLT 4x4 H2 wheels
    2014 Chevy Cruze 2.0 TD

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    I also have had one for 3 months now. After 4500 miles I have found nothing not to like at all. I really like the fact that my fuel savings over my 6.6 makes the payment!!
    Jeff Schmelzer
    2011 2500HD
    CC,LB,LTZ

    2014 Cruze 2.0TD

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    What are the mileage results you Cruze owners have seen?
    2011 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L daily driver
    • Previous owner of two 1994 6.5L K3500s, '01, '02, and '05 6.6L K2500s, '04 C4500, '06 K3500 dually, '06 K3500 SRW, '09 K3500HD SRW, '05 Denali
    • Total GM diesel miles to date : ~950K

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    As with any vehicle and/or driver, YMMV. Cruze Diesel EPA rated estimates are very easily attained, and often difficult to "bust", in our case. I usually leave the discussion there, as the details start sounding like a fairy tale.

    The mileage difference in the same car and essentially the same mixed-driving routes, will vary 5-10% between me and my wife. It's always been that way with several vehicles over the years. With only 7K miles on the car, I think it's still early to establish a good mileage trend, but so far, mileage reports have been nothing short of ridiculous to unbelievable. On a recent trip she took with the car full of passengers and luggage to San Diego (I didn't go), the highway-only mileage never dropped below 50 MPG average over 700 miles. The city driving while there was 38. The trip computer makes it easy to track, and can be watched remotely via PC or the RemoteLink (Onstar) app. It's very detailed and accurate. I quit the pencil/paper calculations some time ago, due to its accuracy.

    The car was at the dealer last week for its first service. I'll update with full details in a day or so.
    1985 Blazer 6.2
    2001 GMC 2500HD D/A
    dmaxmaverick@thedieselpage.com

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    Waiting for updates. I have been thinking about getting one , so I need lots of input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly Jim View Post
    Waiting for updates. I have been thinking about getting one , so I need lots of input.
    Sorry Jim. I've been wanting to post an update, but I was waiting for something new to report. This is just one boring effing car, for me. My wife still loves it. It hasn't broken, quit, coughed or stumbled. 11,000 miles, today. I'll do a more detailed update soon, but it may not be any more exciting than this. I've added some accessories, and I'll show them at that time. I'm happy to answer any questions you have, though.
    1985 Blazer 6.2
    2001 GMC 2500HD D/A
    dmaxmaverick@thedieselpage.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rinker View Post
    What are the mileage results you Cruze owners have seen?
    At 18K I have averaged 47.2 mpg. As high as 52 on freeway trips . I do not spare the pedal at all. I really love it.

    No problems at all.

    Jeff
    Jeff Schmelzer
    2011 2500HD
    CC,LB,LTZ

    2014 Cruze 2.0TD

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    Took my cruze on a 200 mile freeway drive.
    Cruise set at about 60 mph.
    Dic said 69 miles/gal(imperial).
    Will be taking a trip in Sept,about 1800 miles
    for round trip.
    Will post results on return.
    So far my only complaint is the black black interior.

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    Default Growing trend- hopefully

    The diesel version certainly looks to be a winner, from a mileage perspective. I recently drove a gasser version for a couple of weeks. Low to mid 30s for fuel mileage was great compared to my '01 DMax with the LB7. However, the low ground clearance causes problems in winter, especially when you catch a small mound of snow/ice as you're backing out of a driveway (rubbed the paint off of the rocker panel and slightly sprung it outward while rocking it free- fortunately, it was a dealership car). A shoe horn to help get my big arss in/out of the car would've helped too. Otherwise, not too bad.
    "Chessy56"
    So. Milwaukee, WI
    '01 2500HD, LB7, ~440K miles
    "Stock" engine. Dual fuel filtration system with Kennedy lift pump, BF Goodrich Commercial T/A Traction tires (sold to a dude from Texas- it's living a warmer life just fine down there now!).

    '17 2500HD, L5P (Happy Birthday/Merry Christmas to me!!!) Currently bone stock, 120K miles.

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