Last post on Oct 27, 2011 at 10:49 AM
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#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.
GM Customer Service