Originally Posted by flyboyike
The problem is that as much as some of us claim to like the idea of a diesel, when they actually get offered to us, we just don't seem to buy them. Consider that VW which has been selling diesels here for almost four decades can barely break the 5% of their total volume with diesels, despite their clientele supposedly being very efficiency-oriented.
The manufacturers don't believe us and I don't blame them.
From what I'm reading almost 1/3rd of jetta purchases are TDI historically?
Also try buying a used TDI. Part of the reason is they run FOREVER. My buddy tried multiple times to go test drive and buy Jetta TDIs. All of them sold before he could get there.
The Cruze shown above, if it only got 40mpg would be a blast to drive with an M6. 160hp and 256tq? It would be way faster than the regular cruze, and hella fast with a tune. Most diesels get an improvement in MPG with a tune as well.