The total lack of highway passing power is beginning to get on my nerves. It's really great power-wise for a small engine at under 55 mph, but after that just...nothing. 3rd just makes the engine scream and provides no benefit, and even downshifting to 4th from 6th doesn't provide much more acceleration than just flooring it in 6th gear.
Granted, 6th gear really isn't bad when you just want to gain 5 mph or so, but when I floor a car, I want something to happen! Electronic throttle bodies mean that a car these days doesn't really have much left to give once you pass half-throttle or so.
*Sigh* maybe it is time for a tune...but I'd like more from it stock. My 98-hp Accord had more "kick" on the highway.
2012 Cruze 1LT 6M
A tune will help on the highway. I still need to downshift from 60 but 80 to 90 mph comes up pretty quickly. It is an ECO 6M.
Driver side lumbar...it needs one. Automatic day time lights. hate it.
1st gear(manual trans) is way way too touchy! Also the buttons for the heated seats don't work well when pushed in. They have to be pushed straight on and just right to register. Lack of cubby holes for phone etc.
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2010 Mit Lancer GT MT (traded for ECO @31K miles)
2002 Pont Montana AWD (traded for 2012 LS @182K miles - title transferred to son on college graduation)
1990 Pont Transport (traded for Montana @240K miles)
1986 Fiero GT MT (traded for Transport - needed more seats)
1985 Fiero 2M4 MT (traded for Fiero GT @8K miles)
The paint... not sure if it's the paint or the paint job. Either way, the only thing I am disappointed in so far.
2012 Chevrolet Cruze 1LT