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little problems
By aw336 on 03/01/14 00:07 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2013 Chevrolet Sonic LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Ive had my sonic for almost a year. Ive had to have the radio replaced twice. People can barely hear me through the Bluetooth system (I have a Galaxy Note 3). The car idles weird now and theres a rubbing sound in the back end. This car feels very unstable on the highway and the dealer says there is nothing wrong with it. I went on vacation and someone smashed my passenger window open and the alarm DID NOT go off and GM says it will only go off if the door is opened. So far nothing major has went wrong and I'm hoping it stays this way. I will be trading out as soon as I can. I would not recommend this car to anyone.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Sonic Hatch LT with 1.4L
By jaar819 on 12/25/13 04:58 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

Review

I thought the overall design of both the interior and exterior of the Sonic was very tastefully done. I liked it better than other cars in its class but this is obviously a matter of taste. The 1.4L turbo engine is smooth and fun, 6 speaker sound system which seemed better to me than other cars in class, MyLink system, body of car seemed extremely stiff, much better than Mini Clubman, the last car i owned. I know this because my driveway has a bump which puts torsional stress on the car. the mini creaked. the sonic does not. very smooth ride on highway. very low rpm of engine at highway speeds. very quiet car for subcompact. the suspension system makes car feel more like a luxury car.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Great Little Car
By icubarb on 12/14/13 15:40 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2013 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I bought this car 10 months ago. I have about 10,000 miles on it. I have the 2012 LTZ hatchback in Orange and love it.
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Galaxy S4 Cell Phone Owners Watch Out!!!
By geminiman on 11/01/13 18:36 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

Review

I love the Sonic RS, however I'm a little disappointed in the phone compatibility options. The Sonic uses BringGo as a navigation app that runs through your phone. After I bought the car, it turns out that the app doesn't work with the latest and greatest andriod, the S4. It does work though for the older S3 and S2. Also, I was thinking that pictures videos can be viewed from your phone through the usb port. It turns out only pictures and videos on a flash drive can be used.
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Leaking water into interior
By chowjones on 10/27/13 12:03 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2013 Chevrolet Sonic LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I have mixed feelings writing this review. Overall, I really like my 2013 Sonic LT hatchback. The interior is very roomy for a car in this class and I like the design. However, my car has developed a water leak on the passenger side. As of 10/27/13, my car has been at the dealer trying to correct the problem for two of the past three weeks. Postings on a Sonic forum have confirmed that this is happening to many people. There is a serious design flaw with this model. Equipped with the 1.4L turbo and no water leaks, this car would be nothing short of excellent.
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Just bought an LT manual
By gino985 on 10/25/13 19:54 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2013 Chevrolet Sonic LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Since it's so late in the year, I could only find a couple near me, and ended up with Crystal Red tintcoat, not my first choice, but I actually really like it. Shifting is incredibly easy, like butter, and the engine really does have some pep. Its also true that the car feels much bigger, it's hard to feel the speed, I've been afraid I will get a ticket because I've been speeding everywhere! Mileage is right on as reported, the first tank was exactly 30 mpg, mixed city and highway, and included a lot of idling at the dealership, so I'm hoping that number will go up. With all the great cash back offers right now, I highly recommend this car, great value for the cost.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
2013 Chevy Sonic RS review
By viperaider on 09/09/13 11:47 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

Review

I spent several months looking into my next gas saver. Keep in mind; GAS SAVER. This car won me over with features versus SAVING money. I settled with a brand new RS out the door for $18,900 after negotiating.
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2013 Sonic LT 1.4 Turbo
By n1rvna29 on 09/07/13 15:35 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2013 Chevrolet Sonic LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

After deciding to keep my money local and also buy American.I decided on the Chevy Sonic after reading reviews and seeing TV commercials for the car advertising 40 mpg.Boy was this the biggest mistake I ever made in my life.The car has no take off power the transmission clunks and bangs into gear the radio comes on when ever it feels like it and when the brakes are applied the car shakes so bad you have to pull over to stop it from shaking. And that's the short list.The 40 mpg is BS mine struggles to get 32.No wonder GM had to take a bailout they couldn't build a decent car and they lie to the general public about MPG.Keep up the good work Japan you have no worries here.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I LOVE MY CAR!
By becktilda on 07/30/13 20:40 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2013 Chevrolet Sonic LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

Words cannot adequately express how much I love my car! I had been driving the same vehicle for over 14 years. And I decided that enough was enough. It was time to get something different. And it was the best decision that I have made in a very long time!
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13 of 13 people found this review helpful
Fun little car but not good in snow
By vernmuffin on 07/17/13 08:17 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

Review

I had been researching the Sonic extensively since its release and, after hearing my husband complain a lot about the lack of fuel economy of his Silverado 1500 pick-up (and receiving a $1000 private offer from Chevy) we decided to buy a 2013 RS this past February. We were planning to use the car for business travels that didn't require the truck, and short, run-about trips that didn't require a ton of cargo room or space for our 3 dogs. We thought by purchasing this vehicle, we could save mileage on our aging mini-van, as well as my husband's work truck (Silverado).
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