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    Default Cruze Eco vs Diesel weight savings ?

    So when the cruze eco came out a few years ago they touted the fact of saving weight by shaving down the welds, underbody panels, closing shutters, and those admit tingly nice looking rims on the eco version. But my question goes toward the diesel version. From what I've seen in person looks like they did not carry those advantages over to the diesel version? why not? isn't the point of the diesel to get better MPG as well? I've seen it in person and it has regular rims that don't look to be the lighter ones, I didn't look under it or anything but does it share the underbody panels or the shutter system? or even also share the chassis that has shaved down welds?
    I might have missed a review on it or some tech article that goes through this but from what I've seen it seams not.

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    I just looked and the eco and Diesel share the Aero package which give it the lower damn shutters, the underbody panels, and a front facia air damn. But the eco has "light weight alloy wheels" and the diesel just has "alloy wheels"
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    We found the Cruze LT Turbo to be a much more "bang for the buck" over the Cruze ECO or Cruze Diesel

    The LT is only $1500 more than a Cruze base but for that $1500 you get

    1. The same 1.4L Turbo as the ECO (Good acceleration and 38 MPH Highway)
    2. Upgraded wheels and upgraded exterior including mirrors
    3. Upgraded interior including the cloth panels on the dash and doors
    4. The same over-the-dash storage compartment that the Volt has.

    With Diesel prices being higher than gasoline, the additional gas mileage has no impact on fuel savings over a Cruze LT.

    With a higher book value, the Cruze ECO and Cruze Diesel also cost more to insure and have a higher registration fee (At least in Arizona, where the registration fee is like a property tax and is based on the value of the vehicle...

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    I wan't really looking to much for the price differences just the underpinnings, and dirty details of the cars.
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    Wonder if a Cruz Forum might be able to answer this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elemental View Post
    Wonder if a Cruz Forum might be able to answer this.
    Making a throwaway account wouldn't be worth it to me.
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