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what a nightmare!
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By christine
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2017 Chevrolet Cruze Premier 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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don't do it! everything goes wrong on this car but let's focus on the daily struggle you're about to endure. The car doesn't accelerate properly and they say 1 or 2 things A. the car has a gas saving blah blah that's just the way it is but go down the street and they say you need a new transmission. Look all over the internet this is a common issue. The car is so uncomfortable to drive because of the seats and you have to manually do it it's not electronic and in 2018 it really sucks. Not to mention there's recalls on it but dealerships won't fix them at no cost unless you got it from a specific dealership and do all this paperwork. Spare yourself the trouble I still owe on it or it would be gone. At this point i'd rather trade it in and get a 500$ piece of crap that would drive better.


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Test drive in a 2017 Cruze named Damocles
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By Thebug
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2017 Chevrolet Cruze LT 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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I've had my 2017 Cruze for just a little over 18 months and now have 27800 miles. Took it on a 25 state road trip after driving it for the first 10 months. I love the agility but I'm disappointed with the auto stop feature, it's a little dangerous if you forget it's there when in a right on red situation. That two second delay catches you off guard and could get you in trouble when timing the approach of other traffic. This feature can lead to a semi-T-Boned accident if you are not careful (so far so good). I think it needs to be removed. It's not saving enough gasoline to risk having an accident and losing your life I always think in terms of harm virus benefit, and if you can't afford to waste two teaspoons of gasoline while waiting at a light or stop sign, you probably can't afford a car in the first place. Anyway, although it's not a rocket out of the gate, I love the mixture of spunk and agility once you're underway. It handled very in the Rocky's , made the twisty turny's fun to play in. Averaged 33 MPG at greater than speed (XXX MPH) and even on terrain. During my road trip I hit all four seasons, from snow in the Rocky's, to heavy rain and cross winds as I navigated the Great Plains. Road Trips allow you to really test drive the car, and it met all of my expectations. BTW, it handled very well at maximum speed 121 MPH ( on flat land and of course you have to be out there by yourself to travel at that speed). If you travel at that speed, look out for those sneaky dips in the road, they come up much faster then you realize or expect. Bottom line, aside from the auto stop feature, I love this car, it really rocks in looks, utility and function, the old fashion wipers are cool too. The way I grade a car is to ask myself, would I buy another one like this. The answer is hell yes.


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Poor gas mileage
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By mitchell
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2017 Chevrolet Cruze Premier 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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I am not sure but after reading reviews it might me just me, who thinks this car get awful fuel mileage. I drive about 100 miles per day and the only reason i bought the cruze over the equinox was for the fuel mileage. I drive mostly highways and rarely get stuck in traffic and I barely get over city mileage and no I dont beat on this car. To get any sort of descent mileage I have to leave everything off heated seats heater no remote start ext... and the best i have ever got is 31mpg wich is awful considering it is suppost to get 40+ also the premier package in the cruze is also sort of a joke it is probally equivalent to an LT in all other models no back up sensors, passenger seat is manual, and no duel climate control surprisingly it has heated seats I have had this car for three months and am meeting with dealer to possible trade in for a different car. I WOULD NOT RECOMEND THIS CAR TO ANYONE!!!


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The hidden gem of the automotive industry
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Richard T
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2017 Chevrolet Cruze LT 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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I rented this car for two days and it was amazing! At 50mpg the cruise control indicated 60mpg and at 70mph it was 42mpg. The claimed 47mpg highway entirely believable if a bit conservative. The range with a full tank (13 gallons) was an indicated 538 miles. These are incredible numbers for a vehicle that is not a diesel and is of this size. The seats were very comfortable. I drove non-stop from Fort Lauderdale to Jacksonville without a single ache or pain. The cabin was very quiet. I carried on several conversations while on the move and not once did exterior noise interfere. Which gets me to the Bluetooth connectivity. The pairing to my LG Aristo was effortless and connections to it once I started the car were instant. The backup camera was clear with the display being large enough to be effective. The steering assist lines on the display curve as you turn the steering wheel and while I never really got accustomed to them enough to trust what they were telling me, they seemed to be accurate enough. The stereo had easy-to-use controls and had very good sound. The 1.4L turbocharged engine was smooth, quiet and eager to please. Flooring the pedal brought decent acceleration that surprised me every time I did it. The 6 speed automatic shifted crisply and smoothly and never hunted for gears. The brakes were firm, linear, and positive. I love them if only because they are discs front and rear, a feature thankfully becoming the norm, even on small, economy cars. What didn't I like? To be fair, the following will be mere quibbles and nothing in the list would prevent me from buying one or renting one again. My biggest problem with this car was the parking brake. Located as a pedal on the floor, that was at first a nice touch. I like pedal-operated parking brakes because they keep my hands free to grab my belongings in a hurry. But this one was a bit unpleasant. It was mounted fairly high, had very little travel and was stiff. My wife has a 2011 Camry and by comparison that pedal,-operated parking brake is effortless. It was also difficult to tell if it was disengaged fully, forcing me to check the dashboard to see if the indicator light was extinguished. I suspect most owners will opt to not use it and just use the transmission to keep the car from rolling away (a practice I do not subscribe to). The next item on my list is the stop-start feature. This was a welcome feature in and of itself. The engine shut down and restarted so quickly and smoothly that it took several miles before I realized that it was happening! The tachometer does display when it is active by dipping below zero to an area labelled as "AUTO STOP". The moment the car comes to a stop the engine shuts down. Release the foot brake and the engine comes to life before your foot gets back on the gas and off you go. Nice. But my problem is that if you take your foot off the brake to creep forward a bit, the feature is disabled entirely and the engine restarts and remains on. Putting the car in Park also causes the engine to restart. If the air con was of and it is turned on, the engine restarts. The engine doesn't remain off for long and restarts (even with your foot still on the brake) after a few minutes. This is understandable because the battery is being depleted with the accessories still running. The windows are all one-shot on the downward travel, but must be held in the up direction. My wife's Camry has one-shot on all windows in both directions. I am yet to understand why other manufacturers don't see this as viable. Who wants to sit there holding window buttons when there are things in the world to be done?!? That manumatic shift feature. I had to Google it to figure out how it worked. And as far as I am concerned it should be deleted entirely. A total waste of engineering, if you ask me. You have to move the shifter down into L range and then press the "+" or "-" button on top of the selector to get higher or lower gears, respectively. It would be better to have a gate to the left or right of the selector and allow the shifter itself to be toggled...preferably like Mazda correctly has it: pull back for upshifts, push forward for downshifts. The steering was nicely weighted and felt direct, but was a little too sensitive at centre. That made keeping straight in a lane, particularly with crosswinds, a bit tricky. The stereo. Why are the volume up and down controls hidden on the underside of the right hand spoke of the steering wheel?!? And there are two other buttons under the left spoke that I am yet to figure out. What I hate: The reverse lights come on when you exit the car...a stupid and dangerous feature that all GM cars unfortunately currently feature. It gives the impression that the car is backing up and cause a panic situation which may lead to an accident. STOP THIS FOOLISHNESS, GM! Otherwise, this is an amazing little car that deserves consideration.


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Red Hot Cruzer!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Scotty B
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2017 Chevrolet Cruze LT 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Bought my Cruze LT used at a Honda dealer with 11,800 miles on it. The price is what drew me in as it was under $13000 before the dreaded haggle process. I love the car, it's whisper quiet, has good pick up for a small 4 cylinder engine and I average 38 miles a gallon driving highway and city. The car came with heated seats, and the upgraded auto start keyless features. I am very impressed with the 7" information center as it links my phone apps to the screen. Maps, music, phone contacts and text are all hands free and work like a champ. The cars new sharper lines mimic the new civic and it really makes the car stand out. Many Cruze owners with older models stop and ask me about my experience in the new style. I formerly had a Kia Soul, loved it and it was very reliable, but the Cruze is my new favorite. Trunk space and passenger room is exceptional as well. Highly recommend checking it out.


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