Last post on Oct 09, 2013 at 3:50 PM
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Chevrolet Cruze, Car Buying, Sedan
#4 of 14 Re: Help me, Cruze owners [gimmestdtranny]
Dec 26, 2012 (5:56 am)
First the 1.8L is noware near the technology of the 1.4L, which is the same ultra efficient engine used in the Chevy Volt but without the turbo. Second I never noticed the a/c vent problem and I drive all the time with my hand at 8. My vent in the 2011 can point down or toward the door, it can also be shut off.
The car has an excellent a/c vent system, even with the drive side shut off there is ample volume to cool the car. As to the front end, what type of roads are you driving on???? I live in a rural area with gravel roads and pot holes and have never felt the car bottom unless I was going too fast????? The tires on my car are at 50psi, extremely hard for less rolling resistance and even on poor paved roads the ride is excellent, I barely notice the higher tire inflation pressure.
What year and model Cruze were you testing????? I know they made a few design changes in the DIC readout but nothing major in suspension should have been changed.
What tire pressure and size tire were you running on the jetta, I bet that you were at 28-32 psi with much higher side wall tires that would take up the shock of uneven roads. But your handling and rolling resistance truly suffer for a road boat ride. The Cruze Eco is nibble and responsive with the 17" low rolling resistance tires.
If you are looking for a smoother ride than a larger more sedate vehicle is appropriate
#5 of 14 Re: Help me, Cruze owners [gpara]
Dec 26, 2012 (8:36 am)
What tire pressure and size tire were you running on the jetta, I bet that you were at 28-32 psi with much higher side wall tires that would take up the shock of uneven roads.
From this question, I can only deduce that you don't fully understand the concept of first compression, then rebound damping abilities.
A soft tire may help camouflage jitter shocks/bumps, but does very little (almost right next to nothing) to assist a a questionable suspension's ability to prevent bottoming. I said it was a frost heaved road. I also said it was a sedate speed so that I was communicating that I understood the significance that speed could have on such a road with any particular vehicle. My observation(s) stand. I have driven many vehicles on the same road in the same conditions and made the basis for my comparison easy.
But your handling and rolling resistance truly suffer for a road boat ride.
Surely you are not suggesting that a VW Jetta falls into a "road boat ride" category are you?
My list of strengths far outweighed the weaknesses, I have a feeling you would have only been happy had I had no negatives and was as gung-ho as you appear to be about the Cruze. It's not like I only mentioned negatives..like the fact that a few have had thermostat issues or steering wheels that come off in one's hands.
Anyway, I was not expecting such a defensive response to my post. I said nothing derogatory about the 1.4 litre, vs the 1.8, nor did I indicate any technological comparisons between it and the 1.4l, save defending the 1.8 a bit in terms of ability to move the Cruze compared to other world-wide comments about it being too anemic. I also indicated that my engine choice would be the 1.4l. I posted it to be helpful to the first poster and I can't imagine there would be too many readers that wouldn't vote it as anything but very fair. I'm sorry I didn't direct it only to the first poster, but had wanted to say to you that I enjoyed your first post. The second one...not so much
You still didn't say what the gas fill fix was?
Anyway, enjoy your Cruze Eco.
#6 of 14 Re: Help me, Cruze owners [gpara]
Dec 26, 2012 (11:06 am)
Congratulations, gpara! We're so pleased to hear that you're enjoying your Cruze so thoroughly! If you should ever have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at socialmediagm.com (please include the last 8 digits of your VIN with any inquiries).
Sarah, GM customer Service
#8 of 14 Re: I've found g8 forums [poplers]
Dec 27, 2012 (6:55 am)
Who Is OP and what issue does he have.
I am a repair shop owner and tech and I do lots of diagnostics over the phone.
If I have enough details I can usually point you in the right direction!!!
#9 of 14 Re: I've found g8 forums [poplers]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Dec 27, 2012 (9:20 am)
Actually, the original post was just a bit of spam, but other posts are fine so we left the discussion up.
#10 of 14 Re: Help me, Cruze owners [gimmestdtranny]
Feb 01, 2013 (12:35 pm)
I said nothing derogatory about the 1.4 litre, vs the 1.8, nor did I indicate any technological comparisons between it and the 1.4l, save defending the 1.8 a bit in terms of ability to move the Cruze compared to other world-wide comments about it being too anemic.
I have to agree with you on the 1.8L engine. I test drove a few cars with that engine (with my wife and kids in the car) and found it to be entirely satisfactory. Granted my test drive was around flat city streets and not climbing up a mountain, but it seemed more than adequate to handle the job.
I ended up buying the ECO (as we have discussed on another thread) and am very pleased with the car. I haven't noticed any HVAC issues on my left hand...will let you know if I can recreate your experience...
I think the Cruze is one of the best efforts by the Big 3 in YEARS. I hope this bodes well for other models in the future...
Sep 07, 2013 (11:57 am)
2013 Cruze 1LT Turbo Automatic;
6000 + miles in 8-weeks
total trip 35.8 MPG
worst case 31 MPG on I-77 WV mountains with AC
best case 40.1 MPG on I-90 OH with no AC
Car packed full for 2-people
GM got it right...would love to get the hatchback into the US
#12 of 14 Re: Help me, Cruze owners [garv214]
Sep 07, 2013 (2:18 pm)
Now that summer has come and gone, did you find out about the freezing left hand? I have since talked to a few people (customers) shopping and it came out in conversation that I am not the only one who found that enough of an annoyance that some didn't buy and one lady says she is tempted to trade it on something else because of that being her main issue with it. She bought it in the fall and the heat felt good...little did she know what the next summer had in store for her.
Looks like the dash in the 14 diesel is the same
#13 of 14 Re: Help me, Cruze owners [gimmestdtranny]
Oct 01, 2013 (11:27 am)
Sorry, I haven't been lurking around here lately... I drove into work today 58 degrees, A/C on full blast to check out the freezing left hand effect...LOL.. It seems that you cannot fully turn the vent away from your left hand, so there is always a breeze hitting the back of your hand while driving (unless you completely shut off the vent), so I can see how that might get annoying. Fortunately for me, the weather is mostly mild where I live, so the whole freezing left hand has not impacted me.
Have you considered wearing a snow glove on your left hand to counter act the a/c?