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Old 07-16-2014, 07:50 AM   #1
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Chevy Cruze

I rented one this week. I am really impressed. Good job, GM!

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Old 07-16-2014, 07:54 AM   #2
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Buy one and come back to us in 2-3 years...we'll see if you've changed your mind.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:56 AM   #3
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Buy one and come back to us in 2-3 years...we'll see if you've changed your mind.
Have you had issues with your 3 year old Cruze, or are you just spouting shit?
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:12 AM   #4
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i dont see alot of them come through my shop, just the one vacuum switch and a couple for water pumps but those were fairly high mileage. other than that just for oilchanges
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:20 AM   #5
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I test drove the turbo and the non turbo. The non turbo has a weird lag when you leave a light. The turbo model is reasonable. As with most GM products I'd wait a few years and see
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:56 PM   #6
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Have you had issues with your 3 year old Cruze, or are you just spouting shit?
My brother bought one 1 year and a half (or so) ago and I'm not impressed with the overall quality.

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Old 07-16-2014, 07:13 PM   #7
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I drove the TDI model and it's really nice. If they came in a wagon version I may consider it. Dealers have been discounting them here to around $24K and they are pretty loaded. Chevy has come a long way.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:01 PM   #8
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I had a Turbo RS model and it had no guts on take off and you really had to wind out the engine and even then it was still not what I would call confidence inspiring. The transmission would shift at weird times and just generally did a poor job of keeping the car in the power zone unless you had your foot all the way into it and it would shift down. It had the leather interior package and it felt like I was sitting on boards after about 100 miles of driving anywhere and the ride was really harsh, but that was probably due to the 18 inch wheels. I liked the looks of the car and it had great fuel mileage but aside from that I spend too much time driving to deal with the uncomfortable seats. One other thing I noticed once the heat starting kicking up here in Texas was that the AC was marginally able to cool during the heat of the day. I probably could have gotten the windows tinted and resolved that but I started getting the bug for a truck again and after moving on to my 2013 Frontier I have not even missed that car one bit. I got all the power I need, the seats feel like they are made of marshmallow, and the AC will freeze me the heck out of the truck.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:51 PM   #9
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My brother bought one 1 year and a half (or so) ago and I'm not impressed with the overall quality.

YMMV
My wife's third cousin's auntie has one and it's dreamy. So there.
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:23 AM   #10
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My GF bought a '14 TDI yesterday. In the short time she's had it we are impressed with it. Power is reasonable, she has a 100 mile commute everyday so we shall see. Mileage is the goal. Seats are firm and I like that. Free service for 2 years. German manufactured diesel......dealer says VW.
Edit to say that after further research, the engine is a GM product used worldwide in the Opel Astra and others.
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:26 AM   #11
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I've had a few Cruze rentals and they seemed OK. The seats in the low-trim models were really uncomfortable, but then I had a rental with the higher-trim interior and its seats were much better. These were all very low-mileage vehicles, but they seemed to be a good bit better than the Cobalt.
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:02 AM   #12
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I was visiting a friend has a used car lot. Having read this thread, I asked about the Cruze. He says he buys every Cruze he can, they have poor resale becase everyone assumes being GM they fall apart. BUT, he has to do almost nothing repair wise to them, and the ones he sells have no issues for his customers. Granted these are 1 to 2 year old 50K to 75K mile cars, off lease, rental etc. Some may never have had a oil change. Yet he does very little to them, tires, brakes spiff them up a bit. But he said he could get me one reasonable. You you haters keep on, buying opportunity!

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Old 07-18-2014, 05:13 AM   #13
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My wife's third cousin's auntie has one and it's dreamy. So there.
Hey dude, I only said to wait 2 or 3 years to make your mind about vehicule made from a manufacturer known for their "so so" vehicules in the last 2 decades. Which seems, pardon me, fair to me. Especially after seeing the troubles my brother had with his car and the general condition of the car only 1 and a half year after the purchase.

As usual, YMMV.



You have no reason to take it so personnal, unless you're working for GM?
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:10 AM   #14
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Hey dude, I only said to wait 2 or 3 years to make your mind about vehicule made from a manufacturer known for their "so so" vehicules in the last 2 decades. Which seems, pardon me, fair to me. Especially after seeing the troubles my brother had with his car and the general condition of the car only 1 and a half year after the purchase.

As usual, YMMV.



You have no reason to take it so personnal, unless you're working for GM?
"Personnal"? Nah, I didn't make it personal. I poked a little fun at your comment and asked a very pointed question. Sorry to see you're a sensitive type.
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:37 AM   #15
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"Personnal"?
Maybe he couldn't remember if it was "personal" or "personnel", so he split the difference.



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