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2011 Chevrolet Cruze First Drive - First Impressions: The Cruze is exactly as it needs to be — a solidly built, midsize family car that can satisfy a range of needs in every major market around the globe. (more)
#4 of 12 Re: 2011 Chevy Cruze (nippononly) [hpmctorque]
Aug 25, 2008 (9:06 am)
Well, one of the things they really badly need to do is kick the rental car addiction - ie, pump up sales with massive rental sales when retail sales don't go their way.
I know popular thinking is that GM and Ford have mostly kicked this habit now, but many individual models, the Cobalt being one, would prove them wrong.
They NEED the Cruze to be the car people actually want to BUY, especially on the coasts. Everyone said the Cobalt would be that car, and it was massively improved, but after a strong start it quickly fell back into the trap of fleet sales.
I am quite sure the volume trims of the Cruze will not have the vaunted new engine, so I wait to see what mainstream Cruzes will make for mileage. They've got a stick shift Cobalt right now that matches the class leaders on fuel economy, so they can stay at least competitive with the EcoTec engine. My thinking is that even the class leaders right now aren't that great. The class is compact cars, after all. And none can make 35 mpg combined?
The 1.4L engine could make for fabulous press, but if they can't sell any 1.4-equipped models under $22K, what impact can it have? I hope they are aiming for at least ONE 1.4L trim to hit around the $18K or $19K mark.
#5 of 12 here we go again
Apr 01, 2009 (10:37 pm)
i give chevy an a for effort...but until they start building cars that are original and cohesive, chevy (like other american brands, except cadillac maybe) will have the poor appeal of what hyundai used to have...no identity, no flow, no recognition...bmw-ish tail lights?..cmon now, you can do better than that!../
#6 of 12 Cruze launch delay
Dec 30, 2009 (11:32 am)
General Motors has now delayed the Cruze’s U.S. launch by three months. Considering that GM badly needed the Cruze on dealers lots 24 months ago, I'd say they may as well hold the Cruze back another full year...just to be sure that ALL the competition has had ample time to model-cycle past it.
#7 of 12 Re: Cruze launch delay [orbit9090]
Dec 30, 2009 (9:00 pm)
I suppose this will provide enough time for Honda to beat it to market with the next-gen Civic. But not much else is on the horizon....certainly not Focus or Corolla.
#8 of 12 Re: 2011 Chevy Cruze
Jul 03, 2010 (9:15 am)
I am impressed with the Cruze and the whole planned small car line up. I have herd very positive coments on the car. The one thing I am concerned about is the base 1.8l engine. I haven't heard anything good about that engine. I still hope the cruze will do well with the 1.4l turbo. But, it seems a shame for GM to come out with a great new car and stick a worse base engine in it than the Cobalt had. I can only hope some of the negative comments are over blown. For me, a good engine doesn't have to be very powerfull. I had an old Subaru DL wagon 1981 with a 1.8L engine that made somewhere around 100hp. With a 5 speed manual, I loved that car. However, based on the early comments on the 1.8l from around the world,I am glad we get the 1.4t.
The Cruze would be larger than I would need. I am glad there will be the Spark and the Aveo replacement to offer a full small car lineup. The reports from India on the Beat (their ne Spark), are promising.
#10 of 12 Cruze from Oz
May 04, 2011 (3:36 am)
Interesting car,I just sold my is250 because I am sick of watching it depreciate at $9,000AU a year!OK we pay a lot more for our cars in Australia.
I ended up buying a Cruze CDX,once again your models are different but this one comes with a 6 speed auto or 5 speed manual.
I heard a lot of bad chirping about the engine , and being a mechanic in another life decided to do a little research and tuning on the 1.8 petrol engine.
for the cost of $900AU I replaced the engine power chip/computer chip/engine management system,or whatever you like to call it, with a re engineered chip.
Resulting figures exceeded the performance of the 1.4 turbo so for what it's worth here is what i ended up with.
117KW and 200NM, believe me it was worth it but the only thing is you have to run it on 98RON.
Still, I was more than satisfied as I drive to Sydney quite a bit down the F3 which has a huge dip running into a river crossing and then soars up the otherside.
I either slug it up the hill in 5th watching the speed decline from 110KPH to 107KPH by the time I top the crest or throw it into 4th put the foot down and watch it take off usually to 120KPH and over at the top.
My IS250 Auto would give it a beating but not by much but than again the IS250 had a 2.5 engine and cost two and a half times the price and I can't say that the IS250 is worth the money but this Cruze CDX is definately under priced for what you get....especially in the USA>.
Oct 26, 2011 (4:06 pm)
I bought a new Cruze and after 1000 miles warning lights came on and warned to go directly to a dealer. OnStar said take it to your dealer. The dealer took it back and replaced it with a different new one. After 18,000 miles, the water pump went out, the tranny is not working right and the brakes make a weird sound and there's a slight shudder when stopping. So, to sum it up, I received two lemons. I called Chevy and the car is being fixed at the dealer but really, a new car shouldn't have so many problems. I wonder if this is the result of Chevy being taken over by the government? If Chevey doesn't make this right, I'll never buy a GM product again.
#12 of 12 Re: Cruze problems [docjones95667]
Oct 27, 2011 (10:49 am)
Thank you for taking your time to share your experience. I apologize for your frustrations. Have you spoke with GM Customer Assistance? Please feel free to email me directly with any questions comments or concerns. I look forward to an update on your situation.
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