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Old 11-30-2009, 10:07 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Ok, that's a much better picture. You're right, it looks a lot lower. Maybe the gravity is lower in the USA, .

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Old 11-30-2009, 11:44 PM   #22 (permalink)
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If drivers would drive instead of _______ some of that crash equipment could be ****canned. And of course the a/c, power steering, a/t, ABS, etc.
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I don't want to like ABS, but it did save my bacon the other day, when I needed to steer whilst panic stopping. There was a disabled moron who decided to move to the left side of an off-ramp, right at the apex of the turn.
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I was working off wrong information as to the Cruze's weight. I still think it's too fat, but comparable to its peers. I think they are all to fat and heavy.
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:46 PM   #26 (permalink)
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...I hate to say it, but the hoodline sure looks like the 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe, nee Toyota Matrix!

...but, I like it! Especially the 6sp trannies and turbo-engine!
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Added a "plus" sign to the title. Car and Driver is saying "40+" mpg, not "40". Not sure whose press release they're interpreting, but the rumours are floating around out there that it may be low-40's.
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...from Edmunds INSIDE LINE article: "...The Cruze weighs 2,844 pounds with the manual transmission and 2,899 pounds with the auto, so both are lighter than the current 2,991-pound Cobalt."
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Some closeup pics of the US spec Cruze at the LA auto show.
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The interior looks cheap and flimsy to me but nowhere near as bad as the cobalt.
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Some closeup pics of the US spec Cruze at the LA auto show.
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The interior looks cheap and flimsy to me but nowhere near as bad as the cobalt.
That steering wheel is definitely inspired by 2009 Civics.

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