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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Great Buy!
By themrchen on 12/20/12 09:42 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2012 Chevrolet Sonic LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

bought this car for my daughter, I was enjoying my new camaro and noticed what a sharp looking vehicle this was, she needed a new car and we got a good deal, about 14k. car gets over 35 mpg highway and 30 mpg in town mixed communting, never misses a beat. handling was funny when new, car came with 46 pounds of air in tires, tail would wag on hwy, reduced pressure and broke tires in and handling is perfect. what more could you ask from this 14k$ car? its fantastic
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Love my Sonic!
By krystalhoffman on 12/09/12 20:41 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I absolutely love my Chevy Sonic Hatchback. It's extremely fun to drive, has great MPG (35-40 for me), has great handling, and is comfortable. It's an inexpensive car that has some great features like Bluetooth and such. The main problems I've had with this car are the tires. I have had 11 flat tires in 10 months. They seem to go flat for no reason, so I'm hoping it's just the stock tires on it. I've also had a few other problems with parts breaking. I drive my car pretty hard though (being a teenager in Wyoming), so it's not surprising. Luckily, my warranty covered nearly everything.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Hits the mark
By knobbytire on 12/02/12 12:55 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I replaced a very troublesome Mazda 5 with a Sonic LTZ hatchback. I'm averaging right around 40 MPG, and once was getting 52 MPG and my worst fuel economy on a tank was 33 MPG. It handles nicely, is efficient on interior space and fits really well into a small garage. it's comfy enough that we packed the entire family in the car and made a 13 hour road trip. With 5000 miles on it, I've had no problems, and it doesn't even have any rattles. The Bluetooth and hands free is great, though I wish you could control an iPhone from the steering wheel.
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8 of 25 people found this review helpful
disappointed
By waithair1219 on 11/19/12 09:23 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2012 Chevrolet Sonic LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

i purchased a new 2012 chevy sonic 5 miles my car sways all over the place at highway speeds dealer will not help me and i am talking with gm. i wouldnt recommend this car to anyone .i am so upset over this i am not hte only one with this problem they are posted all over the internet .this car should be recalled. the dealer i purchased the car from will not adress my concerns at all . this is an unsafe vehicle
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Great little car for the money
By stoopid3 on 10/05/12 10:20 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

Went from a 2007 Civic to the Sonic. Got a good deal on a 2LT ($16,500). Now at 5k miles on the Sonic. Handling is solid, though I've ordered some new tires to get rid of that squishy ride that I attribute to the stock (soft) tires. Gas mileage is on par with the civic (~30 MPG mixed). If I had a lighter foot on the highway I'm sure I'd get the rated 35MPG and then some. Features set can't be beat in the price category. Only the Kia Rio (?) comes close. What Edmunds fails to stress is that dollar for dollar you get much more with the Sonic than any competing vehicle. No brainer.
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Great little car
By sonic4 on 09/30/12 15:33 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I read some of the neg. reviews and i had to post my experience. 2012 LT 1.4 Turbo 6-spd. manual , love the car gets 41.0 avg on highway good trunk space decent seats stereo is lacking a little power but that's just me. The only neg. i have is visibility to the sides and rear, headrests get in the way. currently have 4100 mile's.Added fog lights to it and they fill in reg lights real well . Instrument cluster is good all info right in front where u need it , steering wheel controls very handy.would buy it again .Turbo & 6-spd. manual are key to this car.
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6 of 19 people found this review helpful
Poor fuel economy
By newsonicowner on 09/06/12 10:44 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

While Edmunds reviews of the 2012 Sonic sedan state an estimated 26 MPG for city driving, my experience is only 20 MPG with my new Sonic. Huge difference. I would have never purchased the vehicle had I known it would perform so poorly. I depended on Edmonds for accurate data as I shopped for a new car. I am extremely disapointed in both Edmunds and the Sonic.
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful
2012 chevy sonic lt i love my car
By joes02 on 08/28/12 20:07 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I have owned this car sense may 2012 I wanted a new escape but I went to ford to look at them and for a used 09 escape they wanted 25,000 i said no way. Went to Chevy and looked around they where nice and very helpful I looked and looked at the sonic until i found the one I Loved Test drove it and went back to buy it, They made sure i could really afford the car because Im 19 buying a car WITHOUT CO SIGNER and going to college. I knew I could and may I say Im glad I got my Sonic I love it I had a 95 nissan that I loved but I wanted a New car so I got what I wanted. It gets 26 mpg and Im happy with it i wish was more because of the STUPID gas prices but not complaining. Love this car!!!
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful
supersonic
By chetj on 08/12/12 23:55 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Chevrolet Sonic LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

this car runs great, gets 37 mpg, is roomy and gutsy. I am very glad i bought it. My price was 13 k total after gm card rebate. Assembled in mich too. Help the workers in lake orion GM assembly and buy a sonic
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Great value, fun to drive
By davejet on 08/07/12 13:05 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

My primary criteria for a new car were that it be small and four-wheel down towable behind my motor home. I narrowed my choice to the Honda Fit and Chevrolet Sonic. It looked at and drove both cars in the top trim levels. I purchased the Sonic because I got much more car for less money. I couldnít be happier with my decision. The Sonic is fun to drive, has plenty of power and has all the bells and whistles including Bluetooth for the phone, automatic headlights, cruise control, etc. There is no wind noise on the freeway and the ride is extremely smooth. I donít realize Iím doing 75 until I look at the digital speedometer. After several weeks with most new cars, I usually have a list of fixit items for the dealer. There is no list for the Sonic. I paid 18, 372 for the car.
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