Test Drove a Cruze 1.4 Turbo

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  1. CJ n Shagy

    CJ n Shagy Full Access Member

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    i posted this on a thread but thought i would post it as a new thread. delete the other if you want

    I was at Stonebriar Chevy on 9-11 and drove the V6 Camaro, Vette and the 1.4 Turbo Cruze 4 door

    1.4 Turbo Cruze (TURTLE :lol:) w 5 speed tranny, d or manual shifter. this is already selling in China and other places and sold over 700,000 i believe.
    this was the most disappointed i have been in ages driving a car. too many limiters. shifting limiters, shifting denial limiters (w an auto, WTH), rpm and speed limiters, man i felt like i was driving a turbo turd. it literally drove like it was constipated. :lol:
    i tried everything to make this thing drive like a normal car, even in D and it had so much lag a turtle w 4 broken legs could have beat it thru the intersection.
    it is hard to believe this thing is a rage anywhere if you really know what a car can do. they have a regular, 1.4 turbo coming out in October and then later a 1.8 turbo.
    only way i would buy this is to have Vince do his thing with it from Day 1. all those limiters drove me crazy.
    Vince did say that this will be a car that will beg for tuning and really be a market for it and after driving it DAMN STRAIGHT. he said his buick drives this way too. he said something about the new generation of ECMS.
    my daughters 2.2 balt would wipe that all over the place and maybe better mileage
    plus side
    comfortable
    great layout
    alot of higher end items on it then a cobalt
    fit and trim was nicer
    alot of nice things for taking on and off trim easier

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    Transformer Dash and Waterfall
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    Electric steering motor- looks like a starter
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    the small round protected cover in the middle left is the turbo,,,, small. LOL
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    i really hate this car
     
  3. jessicawell

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    nice post hope more
     
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    So now GM is building cars to Chinese tastes on taxpayer dollars. Hey, what about us?
     
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    Its a nice car, just not a big fan of the exterior and by the sounds I would not like the drivetrain and all that BUT than again if I was to get this car if I already did not have 2 others I probably wouldnt care too much about its lack of performance(my daily is a 97 cavalier after all haha) so I would actually enjoy it more. Already have the speed demons.
     
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    They interior looks nice.
     
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    Why do you hate the car? I think they look pretty damn sweet. I saw my first one a few days ago and it looks bad ass stock.
     
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    Woah wrong forum dude
     
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    Shhh don't tell the guys at GMI that I said this car was a turd, it's as bad, no it's not as good as the North American Astra. While the Astra and the Cruze look the part of something great they let you down the more you drive them...Sheep in Wolfs clothing. No make that Sheep in Coyotes clothing. But as I heard told you can cruze at 85mph and get 46mpg.
     
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    i know but its still slow
     

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