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Chevrolet Cruze, Car Buying, Car Leasing, Sedan
Feb 03, 2012 (2:03 pm)
A journalist is looking to speak with anyone who recently purchased a Chevy Volt or a Chevy Cruze. Please send a brief description of your shopping experience and your preferred contact information to predmunds.com by no later than Monday, February 6, 2012
#105 of 136 GM earnings "top off"???
Feb 12, 2012 (12:35 pm)
I'm a GM Card-holder with about $1800 in earnings and I haven't heard anything about a top-off. I even checked my account online and there's no mention of it...wonder what's going on? (I live in upstate NY).
#106 of 136 Re: GM earnings "top off"??? [beedublu]
Feb 13, 2012 (3:17 am)
it may help you get a future 'topoff' if you fill out your entire profile under the gmcard web site to indicate the vehicles which interest you .
Mar 05, 2012 (6:03 pm)
A reporter is looking to speak with anyone who bought a new car in the last two months. She’s especially interested in the economic and market factors (fuel prices, access to credit, pricing, etc.) that went into your decision. Please send a brief description of your experience and your preferred contact information to predmunds.com by Wednesday, March 7th, 2012.
#108 of 136 Another press request
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Mar 06, 2012 (10:40 am)
A reporter is looking to hear from a driver of a Ford Focus, Ford Fiesta, Chevy Cruze or Chevy Sonic who previously drove a compact from a Japanese automaker, such as the Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic. If you currently drive a Focus, Fiesta, Cruze or Sonic, and are willing to share your story with a reporter, please email PRedmunds.com no later than the end of business Tuesday, March 6, 2012 with your daytime contact information.
#109 of 136 2012 chevy cruze ls vs 2013 hyundai elantra
May 07, 2012 (5:10 pm)
just returned from compairing these 2 cars.2012 chevy cruze LS with auto and conectivity package has msrp of $18,865.00 while the 2013 hyundai elantra i looked at after the cruze has msrp of $19,385.00...for only 500 more msrp iam getting with the elantra,better warranty,more space,more power,standard cruise control,4 wheel disks,ect..all these things were missing in the cruze.it's a no brainer...
#110 of 136 Re: 2012 chevy cruze ls vs 2013 hyundai elantra [steven39]
May 08, 2012 (2:01 am)
great points, great post, but wrong forum, steven39.
apparently you are looking for the "didn't-buy-a-cruze/dont-buy-a-cruze" forum. Best wishes finding that one or maybe starting it as a new forum somewhere.
Enjoy your non-Cruze! (If it's possible to enjoy a car with an automatic transmission...)
#111 of 136 Re: 2012 chevy cruze ls vs 2013 hyundai elantra [steven39]
May 09, 2012 (1:00 pm)
Well, it may be a no brainer or not....
The Cruze has been selling below MSRP so comparing solely on MSRP may not be the most accurate comparison... Currently the Cruze has a $1000 rebate, the Elantra has a 400/500 rebate if you are in the Military/Recent College Grad... Cheverolet also has its "GM Card reward" dollars which Hyundai does not offer...
For the sake of argument, let's ignore the GM bucks and the military/college grad rebates because not everyone is going to qualify for those...
Using Edmunds true price calculator, the Cruze would cost ~$17,400 ($18,400 less $1000 rebate), the Elantra would cost ~$19,000 for a 2012 model. The cost difference is now $1,600.... I have seen the Cruze advertised more aggressively than this, but we can let the Internet Managers fight over the final price difference here...
As far as fuel economy, I agree that the EPA rating is higher for the Elantra, but if you look at Fuelly . com it looks like both cars rate around 30 mpg in real world driving.
As far as power, once again, on paper the Hyundai outperforms the Cruze, but l did a quick search on 0-60 times and they both appear to be in the mid 9 second range, so let's consider the extra power as insignificant at this time... Test driving both cars will answer that argument at any rate...
So, for an extra $1600 dollars you get rear disc brakes, cruise control, and a longer warranty.
Don't get me wrong, I like the Elantra. It is a good looking/performing car. But the Cruze is competitive performance wise, good looking, and has great value, plus it supports Americans a bit more than Hyundai by providing jobs and keeping the profits in the USA. Everyone is complaining about our trade deficit and the out-sourcing of our manufacturing to less expensive labor markets, well it is up to us to change that or we should all just quit griping...
I considered both and bought the Cruze ECO. One thing that doesn't get mentioned much is how athletic the handling is on the Cruze... It is a fun car to drive. I posted my purchase price back on Post #68.
At any rate, both cars are good cars. But for me it was a no brainer, I bought the Cruze and have not regretted it at all.
Jun 13, 2012 (12:11 pm)
A reporter is interested in talking to any car shoppers who are thinking about buying any one of the following small cars: Chevy Cruze, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Honda Civic or Dodge Dart. Please send a brief description of your shopping experience and your preferred contact information to PRedmunds.com by Monday, June 18th
#113 of 136 Re: Cruze Timing Belt or Chain [drvette]
Aug 26, 2012 (2:30 am)
All cars with internal combustion engines have timing belts or chains, and like the name implies they keep all the engine components in sync, pistons ,valves etc. Once the belt skips a few links or space the timing is off or the belt breaks it will definitely make a mess of your engine. Mostly the valve rods will bend and push against the piston heads. Your motor will stop in a flash and strand you quick. Usually timing belts on small 4 cyl cars last around 100k to 180k then need to be replaced. So no need to worry about the timing belt on the Cruze. The Cruze is not a Yugo.