Thanks for the Lift - 2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Chevrolet Cruze Long Term Road Test

2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ: Thanks for the Lift

January 11, 2011

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As Vincent Vega said in "Pulp Fiction" (while riding in a 1974 Chevy Nova, by the way), it's the little differences that can make you appreciate that things don't have to be done a certain way. You can get a beer in a movie theater. Some people eat their fries with mayo. Your car can give you a snappy trunk-lid salute.

I was weighed down by an overfilled, unwieldy basket of dry cleaning last night when I discovered that the Chevy Cruze's trunk lid opens not just a little, but a lot. This is nothing like the trunk on my older model Acura TL, which opens just a hair and has to be lifted thereafter. It's far superior to the trunk of my husband's sporty-sport car, which clicks open, but then requires that you do exploratory surgery to locate the latch for full release.

Just a little difference with the Cruze, but a thoughtful one when your hands aren't free.

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @ 4,790 miles


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