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Old 02-22-2013, 07:05 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by n00btard View Post
Dude, seriously?

#1 Gassers won't ever make the low end torque compression makes. It's just never going to happen. Never. The only motors with more low end torque are electric. Torque is better for towing and general hauling of ass in hill country --and it's just better for camping period.

#2 Diesel isn't slow. My wife is buying a TDI Cup Jetta for the very reason that its faster than a 2.5L Autobahn and a 2.0T GLI --all the while getting better milage. I'd own a GTD if they sold it here --but they don't. The VW .:R line is even going compression according to an interview with their director --and I'll be on that like white on rice if it comes out here.

#3 You left out how long a compression motor lasts. 500K miles is expected out of most Ford Diesel trucks and VW TDIs.
Chevy says the 0-60 time of the diesel is 8.6 seconds. says the Cruze Eco manual does it in 7.9 seconds. Slower.

Would you REALLY keep a Cruze for 500k miles?
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