Interesting quote: "With a starting price at $25,695, including a $810 destination charge, Cruze Diesel comes with a six-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, 3.20 final drive ratio, 140-amp alternator, 800 cold-cranking amps battery, 17-inch alloy wheels, ultra-low-rolling resistance all-season tires, rear spoiler, Aero Performance Package and leather-appointed seating."
Why diesel economy cars still come in an automatic is beyond me. Maybe that's a misprint, but if you can't work a clutch, at least offer a PDK type manual tranny that's far more efficient than the old autos. The other odd thing there, is the alternator. Damn, 140amps for a diesel? Good lord...what are they powering in that?
1978 13BT-40, 70 series mechanicals
1966 FJ45 lwb stock
2003 100 stock
1974V8J40, 1992FJ80, 1985FJ60, 1971FJ55, 1978FJ40, 1974FJ40, 1997 LX450 all long gone.