2011 Chevy Cruze LTZ: One Man's Opinion
September 20, 2011
You guys are giving Mike Monticello quite a bit of heat over the unflattering post he wrote about our long-term Chevy Cruze yesterday. Which is fine, that's what this blog or any blog is all about.
What I don't understand is why many of you are complaining about inconsistency. This blog is about variety. We have 20+ cars being driven and reviewed by 30+ people for hundreds of thousands of miles. The point is inconsistency. The point is different viewpoints. In our group are youngs, olds, moms, dads, singles, home owners, renters, gearheads, greenies and commuters.
Honestly, if we all agreed about every aspect of every car throughout its 12-month test this would be the most boring blog on Earth. And there would be no reason for it to exist.
I personally don't agree with Mike's assessment of the Cruze, but I've had my personal say about the car many times. Fact is, most of us at Inside Line and Edmunds.com are fans of the Cruze, but not all of us are. Our long-term Cruze has been driven over 26,000 miles by our staff and we've written 132 blog posts about the car. Most of those posts are positive, some are negative and some are somewhere inbetween.
Again, that's the point. And I think it's that variety that makes this blog worth visiting every day. I hope you agree and decide to come back tomorrow.
Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief