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#651 of 906 Chevy Cruze HARD seats...
May 16, 2011 (9:22 pm)
I liked everything about the Cruze during a recent test drive. Amazingly quiet ride, good pep
and steering. However, the deal breaker for me was the hard seats. After 10 minutes of driving,
I had enough. The seats are narrow, and the discomfort from the hard seat material just added
to my discomfort. I unfortunately will have to pass on this car. My runner up choice is the new
2012 Honda Civic. Yes, it lacks a number of things...but at least the seats are comfortable and
gave me good thigh and back support. And, getting back to the Cruze, I tried the cloth seats as
well as the leather surface seats on the LTZ. No real difference. Any chance Chevy will change
those seats for 2012 model year? Comments anyone?
#652 of 906 Re: Chevy Cruze HARD seats... [ike3]
May 17, 2011 (7:24 am)
Thank you for your feedback in regards to the seating in the Cruze. This has been document and forwarded to the appropriate department.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#653 of 906 Re: press request [kirstie_h]
May 17, 2011 (9:05 am)
I think the Cruze seats are fine. The firm seating and lumbar support remind me of my C5 Corvette. I believe these seats would be a plus on long trips.
May 19, 2011 (1:11 pm)
Nothing worse than soft seats in a car. Give me nice firm seats any day.
#655 of 906 Re: Chevy Cruze HARD seats... [ike3]
May 21, 2011 (2:55 pm)
Odd. The seats in my Cruze LTZ are great. Yes, they are firm. So are those of Mercedes. There is a reason for that. I would not change them at all.
#657 of 906 rear hump
Jun 07, 2011 (8:41 am)
I always wonder why Toyota/Honda manage to eliminate the (transmission) hump on the floor of the middle-rear seat, so 3 adults can sit there more comfortably; while other manufacturers can not figure out how to design it that way, even in large sedans. They always have a hump.
I would consider it when purchasing my next (compact) sedan. I am currently driving a 2009 Civic, I love this extra leg room in the middle of rear seat!
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the Cruze, it is a fantastic car, it's just something I keep observing and I need to air it out..
Jun 07, 2011 (12:30 pm)
A reporter is interested in talking with a recent buyer of a new Chevy Cruze or Hyundai Elantra. Please respond to predmunds.com by Friday, June 10, 2011 with a few comments about your vehicle choice.
#659 of 906 Re: One thing every buyer needs to know [hj1]
Jun 12, 2011 (3:05 pm)
Very impressive article about the transmission but I just rented one (with 800 miles) and the transmission is horrible. It seems to slip all over the place (much worse than my new Malibu which cost less than the Cruze and drives like a Cadillac compared to it), the engine roars and has tremendous acceleration in first gear but not much later. You feel every pebble in the road but the overall ride is ok and the car is quieter than my Cobalt. Other than that my repacement for the Cobalt won't be a Cruze. I'm glad yours is better. Drove all over central NJ and averaged 21.1. I never broke 30 even on the freeway. I get 36-41 on the road in my Cobalt.
#660 of 906 Re: One thing every buyer needs to know [dispencer2]
Jun 12, 2011 (3:33 pm)
Which model did you rent?
Which of the two engines is this: the 1.4 or 1.8 l.?