Well, my complaint would be that it is a Chevy which have always been a mediocre car at best. The other thing is that something like 2% of the Cruze sold are Diesel, so good luck finding a Chevy mechanic that can work on the Cruze engine without destroying it.
Even with the VW TDI's, some dealers can completely FUBAR a timing belt job, so ya, I would say proficient Cruze diesel mechanics are as rare as hens teeth.
Having spent a few years around mechanics and repair shops, I don't think flat-rate is a big issue.
A poor mechanic will do anything to beat flat-rate, including cut corners that ought not to be cut.
A good mechanic will do everything he can to do quality work, and still beat flat-rate.
It's the sloppy part that's bad, not the fast (or slow) part.
My favorite car ever was an early model Corvair. Before 1955, Chevrolet didn't produce anything as radical as a V-8. In 1960 they introduced a horizontally-opposed air-cooled 6, and many mechanics had trouble wrapping their heads around something that radical.
Not sure how the average dealership mechanic reacts to the Cruze TD.
I'm very pleased with my 2014 Cruze Diesel. I recently went from Burlington, VT, to La Plata, MD, and back. I averaged 52.2 mpg. The car was very smooth and quiet. The leather seats were comfortable. I have no complaints.
I considered one before buying my "d".The main reason I went with the "d" is that I had more money available than was required for the Cruze and the "d" offered features which the Cruze didn't.I was,however,quite surprised by the test drive...pleasantly so.And I was reassured to see that both the engine *and* transmission were made in Germany.
I bought my 2014 CTD (Cruze Turbo Diesel) new on June 2, 2014 and as of today I have 32650 miles on it. I am averaging 750 miles per tank. Never been in service except for routine maint. like oil changes and stuff... sorry was in once for a recall forgot about that. I love it, got it because I commute 82 miles round trip daily and right now due to the low cost of fuel in my area its about $35 a week to fill it ( I fill every sunday whether I need it or not). I looked at the VW TDI and was way more impressed with the CTD. Also the VW has a bigger fuel tank but gets less miles per gallon... that was a deciding factor to go with the CTD... Good luck buy a CTD
I've had a Cruze Diesel since Dec 2014. I love mine, by best 25 mile average so far has been 62.8mpg my 250 mile and 500 mile averages are lower because half my daily driving is on 2 lane roads with frequent stops.
I have the Trifecta Tune on mine, noticeable increase in power, and transmission shifting profile updated. The car is a VERY smooth and refined feeling car now with more than enough power to drive confidently without having to floor the go pedal.
Tonight I drove 60+ miles 95% highway miles cruise set for 60 mph except for a few toll booths I have to slow down or risk an EZ pass not being read, NO traffic, averaged 50.8 mpg in Northern Virginia with winter blend fuel where its really not flat like the midwest or the coast. But mileage is very dependent on your driving conditions.
Hello from Columbus Ohio
2014 Chevy Cruze Diesel. 70,000 miles.
Bought used ...real nice car except for road noise!
Already had it in 2 times for DEF tank replacement and related
ck engine light came on the other day so I hooked up
the Autel tester that I had to buy to do a Manual Regen a year...
I've noticed some road noise at highway speeds, particularly over asphalt roads in my 2017 Cruze LT, leading me to crank the stereo volume more than I'd like. I've started investigating soundproofing insulation in the doors and/or floor mats. Can anyone share their experience doing something...
Has anyone come across a leak from sunroof, I found right side front drain hose pinched at the A- pillar near the dash, where the electrical harness goes directly over the drain hose, I fixed it with a hard plastic tube at the pinch area, a week later now & started leaking again, same area. but...
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