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#31577 of 32000 Re: Taking a Vacation [uplanderguy]
Feb 07, 2013 (6:23 am)
Yes, 21k. It's not a daily driver, it's a car that gets driven... hard. I also need to replace the tires every 15k and change the rear diff fluid every year.
What do you think the lifespan of brakes on a hard driven Corvette are? Or a Porsche?
Plus, they are 9 years old. And who knows, all I have experienced is a bit of wiggle when I deccellerate on the highway, they might just need to be re-surfaced.
#31578 of 32000 Re: Taking a Vacation [anythngbutgm]
Feb 07, 2013 (6:26 am)
Man, those Honda rotors sure don't last.
I'm just razzing you, you know that.
#31579 of 32000 Re: Taking a Vacation [uplanderguy]
Feb 07, 2013 (6:27 am)
>those Honda rotors sure don't last.
"Supplier's fault." That's the excuse over in certain other forums.
Feb 07, 2013 (6:29 am)
Front end is OK, if a bit busy. I see a bit of C-class in the way the grill jutts out and those lights are neat but that chrome moustache is a bit much...
The back end is a big ol mess. Looks like something that would have come out in the 90's. Very soft, like it should be on a Deville or DTS.
#31581 of 32000 Re: Taking a Vacation [uplanderguy]
Feb 07, 2013 (6:33 am)
when CR's Malibu actually scored higher than other much-talked about cars here, no one--and I mean no one--said a single thing about that, until I brought it up
You read it before I did.
Also, you've repeated that about 12 times, but the Eco scores poorly, and the plain Malibu beat the Legacy by just 2 points, while the upscale Legacy beat the Eco by a dozen points. So the Legacys had a higher average.
Not to mention, even if we limit the discussion to the entry models the Accord smoked them both by a wide margin.
#31582 of 32000 Re: Taking a Vacation [ateixeira]
Feb 07, 2013 (6:45 am)
No question about the Accord, but you have to admit that the conversation here is stacked.
As usual, so much relevant was just left out of the discussion here. I firmly believe that had I not mentioned it, it would have never made it here at all.
What is your opinion that the base Malibu tested better than the base Legacy?
#31583 of 32000 Re: Cruze diesel to start at $25,695 [dieselone]
Feb 07, 2013 (6:45 am)
No comments on an important new product? Come on folks. People just argue, the product doesn't really matter at all, does it?
The price is ambitious, but so it the equipment. Leather standard? Was that necessary? 17" rims, too? Auto only is probably OK, that's the volume sale anyway.
I'm worried. Malibu Eco was also priced at $26k, and we all know how that turned out.
$5k more than an Eco will limit sales to rabid diesel fans in America. All 5 of them.
#31584 of 32000 Re: Cruze diesel to start at $25,695 [ateixeira]
Feb 07, 2013 (6:46 am)
A diesel domestic car? That can't be a good thing since Korea or Japan didn't do it.
#31585 of 32000 Re: What the Blech? [anythngbutgm]
Feb 07, 2013 (6:49 am)
Meh, I like it. Strong family resemblance, you know right away it's a Cadillac, yet it looks fresh.
#31586 of 32000 Re: Cruze diesel to start at $25,695 [ateixeira]
Feb 07, 2013 (6:53 am)
I'm glad to see more diesel options but I think they are going to hit a brick wall when it comes to pricing... as well as making a case when selling against GM's own Cruze Eco model that gets the same mileage for thousands more. Nice amount of twist tho
One other tidbit I read on the Chevy site.
Clean diesels generate at least 90% less Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and particulate emissions when compared to previous-generation diesels.
It all starts with a 2.0L turbocharged clean diesel engine designed in Italy, built in Germany and installed in the Cruze at our factory in Lordstown, Ohio.