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#2 of 30 Not that innovative...
Mar 14, 2012 (9:22 am)
Isn't this just a rebranded Daewoo Matiz? They have been available elsewhere in the world for quite a while. Even as the Chevy Spark this model has been available in Europe for 2 years now. Why did GM wait so long to introduce it in the US?
#3 of 30 Re: Not that innovative... [loek]
May 28, 2012 (9:57 pm)
Can someone upload a pic of new Spark. We expect a facelift version to be launch this 2012 in Asia too
Jun 28, 2012 (11:57 pm)
I saw the new 2012 Spark in Curacao while I was on vacation. It's a sharp looking car but is much smaller than I expected it to be. There looks to be no cargo space behind the rear seat and the rear seat looks small as well. The 14" or 15" tires look too small for the car too. The style is there though and if it drives decently, it should be a good addition to Chevy. Kudos to Chevy for venturing into a new market and I hope it convinces Hyundai and Kia to bring over there I10 and Picanto. Those are really nice little cars too!
#5 of 30 Spark at local dealer
Jul 16, 2012 (10:15 pm)
The first 4 Sparks were unloaded at my local Chevy dealer. The Spark actually looks pretty darn sporty in 2LT guise in red and the interior is nicely designed and reasonably comfortable and roomy. The car is rather narrow and the door openings are very narrow, especially in the rear, causing you to rotate sideways more then bigger cars before getting in and out. A taller person would have trouble getting in and out easily. However, foot space under the front seats is very generous for back seat riders so the back seat is roomier than expected. The bottom cushion of the back seat flips forward which should allow the backrest to be folded flat once the headrest is removed. The 2LT uses a two tone red/black leatherette seat covering that looks richer than the price point and standard heated front seats is unexpected for $16k. The stereo has a large modern looking touchscreen and appeared to work well, however, it lacks a volume knob or any other buttons for that matter so I'm not sure how user friendly it would be to operate without looking at it closer. The rear speakers were extremely small and they are mounted in little sail panels on either side of the cargo cover so upgrading to larger speakers would be impossible. I couldn't figure out where the extra 2 speakers were that made it a 6 speaker system. I could only find 2 speakers on the top of the dash and the two in the rear. This is one car where upgrading the sound system would involve a lot more work. The one disappointment I had was with the tinny cheap sound and feel when closing the doors. The doors had to be slammed before closing fully and they sounded very cheap in the process. Also, gas mileage is very disappointing for a car with only 84 horsepower (32/38 with a manual and 27/38 with automatic). Otherwise, it looks to be a well thought out small car with very sporty good looks.
#6 of 30 Re: Spark at local dealer [carfreak09]
Jul 21, 2012 (1:42 pm)
32 mpg city isn't bad for a "city" car. I agree with you the red 2LT I saw at the dealer is very tempting at its price point plus rebates
#7 of 30 base model msrp pricing with destination fees.
Aug 12, 2012 (1:31 pm)
Manual transmission is 12995 and automatic 13920. Slightly ironic that the fuel economy is thdane same as the Malibu eco.....I currently have 7 in stock, but the manual transmission has not arrived yet. The jury is still out though at the higher trim levels as an LT automatic comes in very close to the same price point as the sonic LT sedan with automatic transmission..
Aug 20, 2012 (2:53 am)
saw a little dice up on i95 south of savanna last friday. traffic running the usual 75 to 80 mph. a fiat 500 being chased by a new chev spark running nose to tail over 80mph. i tried to catch up to get a better look but cooled it due to heavy presence of all the ga. troopers. ten miles or so later i pulled into a mickey d's. the fiat was there, hood open, much blue/gray smoke and steam ? no driver around . the spark was next door getting gas. SHE was just leaving. i did notice that the spark had a mfg plate, maroon & white. i never caught up to get a better look at her or the plate. i would like to know the story about all this. hmmmm!
#9 of 30 Re: ptgeek [killjoy2]
Aug 20, 2012 (12:19 pm)
Hi, kj2...I'd go hmmmm too after seeing what you witnessed between the "joust", so to speak, of the Fiat 500 and Chevy's new Spark. The 500 is a fashion statement for sure, but I believe the jury's still out concerning its reliability/dependability. The Spark has that issue pending also, but I think the little critter of a Chevy may be the better pick if one is looking to purchase at this price point...meaning inexpensive.
Aug 31, 2012 (12:55 am)
Has anyone driven one yet, particularly with the manual tranny? Does it have enough power with the AC on? How's the handling? Come on folks, we need some reviews in here!
#11 of 30 New Spark Owner, under 12K OTD
Sep 10, 2012 (6:33 am)
Just bought a Spark at Mark Christopher Chevrolet in SCAL. They had (5) manual Sparks for $10,750. I could not believe the price, I drove 125 miles to pick one up. I chose a White Spark, it was under 12K OTD. I will keep you posted. So far the car is great. I don't fit the Spark demographics, in my 40's, wife and two kids. Once I start putting mileage on it I'll give complete updates on the car. For the price, you cannot beat it. Hopefully, the gas mileage and reliability will be good.