Post # 1
I’m looking for a new car and while originally I wanted an SUV, that’s just not in my budget right now. I came across the Cruze and you can add a lot of options for a great price! I also have the employee discount so even though I dread a car loan, it won’t be too bad. I hope to get out today to test drive one. Any ladies have one? How does it handle? Any problems? Is the MYlink worth it? I have SYNC and don’t really use it. Is it comparable?
Post # 2
JazzyGirl85: I personally don’t have one. I went with the car I wanted and couldn’t afford 🙂 but I have two close friends who have them and they are in love. It’s practical, safe, good on gas, and it’s adorable! They rave about their cars often. So from what I hear, it’s a great choice!
Post # 3
I love that the gas mileage is so good. I drive A LOT. I just hate that I want an SUV but each car I buy gets smaller and smaller…lol.
Post # 4
I don’t personally have one, but I have been driving one for the past few days. My SUV is having some glass repair work done and insurance sent us a rental Chevy Cruze. We also had one as our rental car for a few days when we went on vacation a few months ago. The gas mileage is great! I think it handles well. I would say the interior is louder (the road noise you hear while driving) than some other small/mid-size cars I’ve been in lately, but I don’t think it is terribly loud. I think that is often times one of the trade offs with a lower priced vehicle. It is small (especially coming from an SUV) but I don’t think it is that bad. My FI is 6’2″ and he did all of the driving on vacation and he didn’t look or complain about being cramped. We’ve never had anyone in the backseat though. I think if we were looking for less expensive car to drive rathern than me replacing my SUV soon he would lean towards the Chevy Cruze. My cousin drives a Cruze and she really likes hers. Sorry I can’t help you out with your other questions.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I had one as a rental car last summer and I loved it!!
Post # 6
I always advocate consulting Consumer Reports before car purchases. I checked, and the reliability rating for this car is a black circle (the worst). This is likely because the 2011 model is already having major problems with the engine, cooling, and fuel systems.
I would stay away, unless you are only planning to keep it for a few years. Otherwise, what you save up front you will pay for and more once big things start going wrong (based on the reliability history, in about 3 years).
Also, the fuel economy is pretty mediocre for this size car- CR got 17/36 in their tests. Compare that to 23/41 for the Mazda3 or 23/43 for the Corolla.
Post # 7
I have one and I love it! Great on gas!!