2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
I always said I would buy a US owned and made car when they came to the table with something that really competes and that I liked. The redesigned Malibu seemed to indicate they turned the corner but was not what I was looking for. The Cruze was. Liked what I saw and read, and bought one a few weeks ago. So far I am really pleased; very good gas mileage (32-34 city/short trips), 6 spd turbo is fun to drive, and looks really sharp. I will report again after I learn more like highway mileage, etc.
Body lines, combination of 6spd and turbo performance, mpg, soundness of body
Should offer more wheel options for Eco - the chrome wheels are sharp (plus their light weight and likely add to better
mpg) but I was looking for a more sporty option. Actually found some factory 5 spokes on line and the car looks great with them (I also added the LTZ chrome fog light bezels).