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Just got 2013 Sonic LTZ Hatchback Turbo Automatic
By key1cc on
Vehicle2013 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
ReviewI only had it for one day but if yesterday is any indication, life just got waaaayyyy better. I went across state to by it to get the exact features I wanted so I had a nice 55 minute ride home to test her out. Driving at 67mph I hit the mpg reset key and it showed 40-42 mpg!! For me that is nice but the reason I purchased this car was not for the mpg or even for the looks because I like the look of the Kia Rio SX a little better. The reason I went with the sonic was that big fat grin that comes on my face when I get behind the wheel and press the gas pedal. This is the first turbo I have ever owned and boy is it fun to drive. I even woke up in the night just to take her out for a spin!
Best FeaturesI was so happy and suprised to see that the instrument panel has a built in compass. I have not tested any of the other features beyond the turbo engine. The ride is awesome and makes this 50+ year old feel 1/2 his age. I will be checking out all the features today.
Worst FeaturesI know it is a low cost vehicle but hatchbacks now attract high end buyers. I could have bought a bmw but this car appeals to me more with its small size, lowish cost ($20K), practical nature, and excellent driving dynamics (fun to drive yet comfortable). I would like to have at least had the option of real leather and a navagation system (which i beleive an app may be coming.)
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