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Old 02-08-2011, 08:57 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I hate to say it but...

Why would you buy a Cruze for a small car?

I just picked up a '11 Honda Civic, that gets better mileage, will last longer and cost about 5K less brand new.

The American Government gets enough of my money, no need to give it to them for a car as well.

I paid less than 17K for my new Cruze 1LT including tax, title, license, etc. after the dealer discount and the rebates from GM. I don't think that I could buy a new Honda Civic for less than 12K.

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Old 02-08-2011, 09:20 PM   #22 (permalink)
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"Welcome Aboard," I see you've come "over to the other side" where MPG is king.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:25 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I dunno.... I just don't think I could own something that big, expensive and wasteful. GM hasn't made a small car worth buying since the death of the 3 cylinder Metro.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:37 PM   #24 (permalink)
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...the Eco model is economical--on the highway--but only if you accept "rowing" your way through its' six gears as you drive...
You mean I HAVE to put effort into driving it?.... NOOOO I can't drive a standard! I tried once and it was too hard!

At least, that second part is usually what I hear when I ask people who don't drive a manual about driving a manual... *facepalm*
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I paid less than 17K for my new Cruze 1LT including tax, title, license, etc. after the dealer discount and the rebates from GM. I don't think that I could buy a new Honda Civic for less than 12K.
I picked up mine for about 14, so thats 3K less, and by the looks of the real mileage Cruze owners are posting in the forum garage, the 2011 cruzes are getting 6-MPG less than my '11 civic.

If efficiency is the game we are playing here, The Chevy is losing.

Thats leaving out resale value, long term reliability, cost of ownership.

For the made in the USA crowd... My Civic was assembled in America with 70 Percent American Parts and 15% Canadian parts. I would like to compare that to the Chevy Cruze. They are building a few of them in their Ohio plant as a PR stunt, but the majority of them are coming from Korea, previously branded (and still branded as such in other markets) as the Suzuki Ignus and the Daewoo Lacetti.

I'm going to file my taxes this weekend, you're welcome to all new GM and Chrylser owners out there

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