2017 Chevrolet Cruze LT 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
The last time I owned a Chevy was 20 years ago. That was when I bought a Subaru, which lasted the 20 years, with few complaints. The only reason I did not buy another one is they moved out of my budget. The last Chevy I owned, I had to work on it every weekend so I could drive it during the week. Chevy's quality has improved dramatically, except there is still driver window air noise, and the paint is still suspect, scratches too easily and with 6 stone chips in the hood already ( 13 months), and no I don't follow gravel trucks. The trunk space is lacking, can't fit golf clubs without the back seats down. The good? The mileage is phenomenal, 41 mpg+ on the highway, 33 mpg combined. I got the Bose sound system, and it of course provides great sound. It is quite comfortable, and drove several hours on a road trip with no seat fatigue. They could put a 3 sec. delay in the Auto-Stop feature, for when a stop is only temporary, but you can crawl through a stop sign or kick it in neutral if you want to by pass it. I think this would be a better car for a young person, as it has all the communications you could ask for, I think. It has good acceleration, handles well except in deep snow, and is fun to drive.
2017 Chevrolet Cruze LT 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The car looks in my opinion great. It's sporty and classy looking. It has great pickup if I hit the gas it flies. It has the goodies inside and for me it's very comfortable. The ride is smooth and I get a lot of compliments on the looks. I've had several people stop me and ask if I like it. So far ,so good.
2017 Chevrolet Cruze LT 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbodiesel 9A)
10 Months Old, 10,000 Miles and dealing with a Catastrophic and Premature Clutch Failure. Left my wife and children stranded on the road. Uncertain how long this will take to repair, sitting at Dealer now. In addition, DEF Tank leaking and needs Replacement, dripping white crusty stuff beneath the car. Warranty coverage but extremely inconvenient and disappointing since we like the car, it is peppy quiet comfortable and can easily demonstrate 60+ mpg highway.
2017 Chevrolet Cruze Premier 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Where to begin? The very day I bought the car it refused to start. I was leaving the dealership when I noticed there was no temporary permit in the back window. As I got out of the car, one set of keys was in the vehicle. The car honked at me, which is normal, to warn me the keys were still in it. When I got back in, the car refused to start. I saw a message stating there was no key fob detected. So, back in the dealership I went. My salesperson told me this happens but the fix is simple. He placed the key fob in some pocket and started the car. Off I went thinking that was just a one and done glitch. This was only the beginning. A few weeks later I was at the grocery store where I parked and walked in. After about 20 minutes I came back out and started the car. My phone refused to connect to the bluetooth. I power cycled the audio system and that didn't fix it. I re-paired the phone with the car and that worked. This was the first of MANY times I had to reconnect my phone to the car. One night while driving there was a message on the screen stating my brakes were failing. When I applied the brakes the car would shudder but still stop. I got out at my destination and when I came back, the error was gone and the issue seemed to resolve itself. So far there have been five unscheduled trips to the Chevy dealership where I was told there was nothing wrong with car even after showing them video of the issue occurring and one time while actually at the dealership with a technician in the car. One time I shut the car off and the stereo kept playing like it's supposed to do. Once you open the door it's supposed to shut off. It didn't. Kept playing. I got out, shut the doors and it still kept playing. I was even able to place a phone call (to the Chevy service department) from outside my car even though that should not have happened. I was told nothing was wrong and that was normal operation. Fed up, I told my service advisor to keep the car until all of the issues have been resolved. The end result? They replaced the human/machine interface which seemed to have resolved my audio system issues. They also replaced the module that controls the key fob problem I was having. It seems there have been multiple issues reported and they finally found and fixed the issue. Imagine that. The start/stop will drive you mad. The only way to bypass that "feature" is to place the transmission into "Manual Mode", or "L" on the gear selector, hit the "+" symbol until you reach, "6" on the display and drive it normally. It effectively places the transmission into dumb mode and the stop/start won't activate. So, to recap: Failure to start due to key fob undetected: Five times. Failure to connect to my phone: Stopped counting after 37 times. Brake anomaly: One time. Finally, if you're considering this car: Don't do it. Sure, it's great on gas but that's about all it's great on. When the lease is up, my nightmare will end.
2017 Chevrolet Cruze L 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Yesterday my daughter was in a horrifying car crash on I95 in SC when she was in a multi vehicle car accident. If you could see the pictures you’d wonder how ALL 3 in the car escaped without a scrape! The trooper, paramedic and doctor on scene stated they shouldn’t have walked away BUT THEY DID!! The air bags in this vehicle were beyond anything you’d ever expect! The car is a total loss but my children and granddaughter are ALIVE because this car saved their lives!!! I will buy another for SURE!!