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8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By stompthegas
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2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback LS 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I have owned a string of Japanese cars for the past 20 years including 2 Camrys, Corolla, Sequioa, Maxima, Infinti, Sentra, Frontier plus a few domestics, Cavalier, Corsica, Dakota RT, Durango, Contour V6, Corvette, and a Taurus. I grew up up on Pintos, Dusters, and other rust buckets. Plus I have rented 100's of car of all various makes and models. This is by far the biggest bang for the buck I have ever owned or drove. I have the base model purchased at a steep discount but the car still far exceeds my expectations. The 1.8 engine combined with the manual 5 speed is a hoot to drive. It feels quick, handles great, and is reasonably comfortable and quiet.


Favorite Features

Driver's seat and telescoping and tilting steering wheel. They adjust from a 6'7" person (who had to pull the seat up a little bit) to a 4'10" person (who pulled up almost to the wheel). Drivers seat is height adjustable. 10 Airbags, 4 wheel ABS, Stabillitrack, OnStar all in a sub$13,000 car? Clutch is smooth and engaging. There is also a two second brake hold on steep hills that allows you to clutch out and gas it with out rolling back. Engine. It loves to be wound up and drove fast. Hatch with fold down seats makes for great cargo carrying.


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6 speed manual 1.4 sonic
14 of 53 people found this review helpful
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By igelbuki
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2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback LS 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Now with 1100 miles on sonic, and hiway driving at 68 mph is 41-42 mpg. Plenty of acceleration when needed, and the ride is comfortable.


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brand new sonic
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By igelbuki
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2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback LS 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Picked up a new 1.4 liter, turbo today. The drive home was minimal hiway, mainly a 170 mile route on state back roads and through small villages. The car handles very nicely, and is very comfortable front seat for over 3 hrs. first drive. I've read a number of online reviews and the pickup was as advertised with the turbo. With a real mix of driving I averaged just over 37 mpg, and it was in cold weather. The controls are pretty intuitive, and the simple drivers side arm rest a small but nice feature ( plenty of smaller cars lack this ). Plenty of storage places all around. I'm hoping to add to this review after it is broken in.


Favorite Features

6 spd tranmission really cuts the engine revs. Drivers side armrest. Very comfortable seats. handling is precise.


Suggested Improvements

No instant gas milage readout. The review didn't allow for putting in 6 spd manual turbo hatch, on this sight


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