Last post on Nov 23, 2013 at 3:42 AM
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Chevrolet Sonic, Hatchback, Sedan
May 12, 2013 (4:40 am)
Is the Chevrolet Sonic "Hatchback" big enough to take a long road trip?
Driving will be mostly highway... (Watertown, N.Y. to Miami Beach, Florida).
We are 2 adults in their mid 50's and we always owned and traveled in S.U.V.'s (Blazers and Equinox) or Vans (Venture and Uplander).
Is it big enough? Strong enough? Not to scary? Sufficient cargo space for luggage, cooler and necessity?
What was your longest road trip done in a Sonic?
#56 of 64 Re: Road trip [laserblue]
May 12, 2013 (6:37 am)
I own a Sonic and Traverse. I use the Sonic to and from work 65 miles. And there is a difference in the ride. The braking and handling is better but if you are used to a smoother ride I would not take the Sonic on a long trip like that. But then again I am getting old and my rear needs a softer ride.
#57 of 64 Re: Road trip [laserblue]
May 12, 2013 (7:23 am)
They drive nicely but since y'all are used to a bit more space, I'd go a bit bigger. it's too bad they don't sell the Captiva here in America, it's a smaller SUV that the rental fleets use...I work for a company that transports rentals and drive these frequently and they are very nice, just perfect for what y'all are looking for actually. After yesterdays trip to the Hyundai dealer to service my kids vehicle, I found the perfect vehicle for you guys. The Hyundai Tuscon, a smallish "cute ute", the perfect sized vehicle for your purposes. or even try the Nissan Rogue, another great choice. A bit more room with that feeling of being a little above other vehicles. Personally, I'd love one for my next vehicle but have come to realize, after yesterday, that it's a bit too big for me. But for y'all, it's just perfect!
#58 of 64 press request for Sonic owners
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jul 24, 2013 (10:57 am)
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#59 of 64 Re: Road trip [sandman_6472]
Jul 27, 2013 (9:04 am)
Hi sandman, I live in NY and yesterday I bought a 2012 Chevy Captiva LTZ. You just can't buy them brand new.
#60 of 64 Re: Road trip [mick1]
Jul 27, 2013 (12:43 pm)
That's what we thought also though I also saw a used LT down here recently. When we looked up Chevy's Canadian site though, there it was for sale. A real shame that we can not buy one here as they are good small ute's especially in the LTZ model...they drive smoothly and are pretty comfortable. I especially like it in silver and red. Still don't see why Chevy doesn't sell them here as not everyone wants an Equonix and I'm sure many would like the smaller size vehicle, I know I would if we were in the market for a ute.
#61 of 64 Re: Road trip [sandman_6472]
Jul 28, 2013 (3:03 am)
There are 2 vehicles that are sold up here in Canada and it's a shame that they don't sell them in the U.S.
Check these...the Chevrolet Trax (suv) and the Chevrolet Orlando (apv).
#62 of 64 Re: Road trip [laserblue]
Sep 28, 2013 (10:44 am)
Chevy Trax = Buick Encore. I've said my piece.
#63 of 64 BringGo and Galaxy S4 problems
Nov 01, 2013 (5:41 pm)
I love the Sonic RS, however I'm a little disappointed in the phone compatibility options. The Sonic uses BringGo as a navigation app that runs through your phone. After I bought the car, it turns out that the app doesn't work with the latest and greatest andriod, the S4. It does work though for the older S3 and S2.
Also, I was thinking that pictures videos can be viewed from your phone through the usb port. It turns out only pictures and videos on a flash drive can be used.
#64 of 64 Re: Road trip [mick1]
Nov 23, 2013 (3:42 am)
But my piece is that we have both models in Canada and...the Chevy Trax sells for $$ but the Buick Encore sells for $$$$$$$$$$$ for praticly the same vehicle. So again...It's ashame the U.S. don't sell the Chevrolet Trax.
Do a search on G.M. Canada to see the BIG difference in price between the Trax and Encore.
You'll realise that the Chevy Trax does not = the Buick Encore at all regarding your wallet.