Just bought a new 2012 cruze eco manual, 17.4K+ttl
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    Just bought a new 2012 cruze eco manual, 17.4K+ttl

    Hi. Everyone:

    I just bought a new 2012 cruze eco manual with no options, 24 miles. The color is Autumn Metallic. The price is $17,411+ttl. The total price is $18.6K. Originally I wanted to pay cash, but the car dealer persuaded me to take finance. I took a 2 year loan with 1.1% interest. The total interest I will be paying is a little over $200.

    I originally posted my thread @ http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/9-che...n-tx-area.html

    I got many helps. I will be staying on this forum. And surely I will later ask questions.

    I took some pics of my cruze. I also took two pics of a Ford Focus for the comparison.

    Thanks.

    Dan
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    Good price for a great car. I paid exactly the same for a used car with 17k mi. on it in Aug. specd exactly the same...
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    Congrats on your new Cruze. Which dealer did you end up buying from? The first one or the second one?

    2012 ECO MT - Black Granite/Cloth; 814 mile range; Bluetooth Stereo AUX; OEM Fogs w/Chrome Covers; GM Spare tire; VG Shark Fin
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    Whats new for 2013 ?
    2014 ​Eco auto ?

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    Nice price! Sales tax must be low for you down there. It's 8% up here, which adds quite a bit to the final price. At least we don't pay an arm and a leg for registration or inspection, and we don't get hit with a yearly vehicle tax like some states do.

    I like the color, and enjoy the Eco!
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    Hi. Obermd. I bought the car from 2nd dealer. I tried to bit $17k+ttl for the 1st dealer, but the 1st dealer was firm on 18k+ttl. So I finally settled down with the 2nd dealer.

    Hi. Sciphi. I paid the tax rate 6.18%. The tax is a little less than 1,100. The title and license is little over $100. So the ttl is around $1,200. In Texas we do pay car tax. I remember that I pay my old civci around $70 property tax every year.

    Thanks everyone. I am enjoying my cruze, I already took two test drive in city highway combination and I got 40 mpg.

    When I did my test driving, I coasted whenever possible, is it good for the break in? My driving habit is to coast (set the gear to neutral) a lot. When I anticipate the red light in distance, I coast. My question are:

    1. is it bad for break in? because I see that in break in, you should have vary rpm.
    2. how does that compares with the tech that leaving the gear in and let the car to rolling. Is coasting save more gas? or let the car in gear and let off gas paddle, save more gas?

    Thanks again everyone.

    Dan

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    1.1% interest is below the inflation rate, so you actually paid less than that!
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    Oh, one thing I noticed on the owner manual, why do I not see the interval to change manual transmission fluid? Aslo went to Walmart and tried to find motor oil. I found out that almost all sythetic has Dexo1 logo on them. Several sythetic blend has Dexo1 logo as well. I did not find any tranditional 5w-30 has Dexo1 logo, even Mobil 1 does not have that. Where to locate the tranditional motor oil with Dexo 1 logo? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikon1234 View Post
    Hi. Obermd. I bought the car from 2nd dealer. I tried to bit $17k+ttl for the 1st dealer, but the 1st dealer was firm on 18k+ttl. So I finally settled down with the 2nd dealer.

    Hi. Sciphi. I paid the tax rate 6.18%. The tax is a little less than 1,100. The title and license is little over $100. So the ttl is around $1,200. In Texas we do pay car tax. I remember that I pay my old civci around $70 property tax every year.

    Thanks everyone. I am enjoying my cruze, I already took two test drive in city highway combination and I got 40 mpg.

    When I did my test driving, I coasted whenever possible, is it good for the break in? My driving habit is to coast (set the gear to neutral) a lot. When I anticipate the red light in distance, I coast. My question are:

    1. is it bad for break in? because I see that in break in, you should have vary rpm.
    2. how does that compares with the tech that leaving the gear in and let the car to rolling. Is coasting save more gas? or let the car in gear and let off gas paddle, save more gas?

    Thanks again everyone.

    Dan
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    Oh, one thing I noticed on the owner manual, why do I not see the interval to change manual transmission fluid? Aslo went to Walmart and tried to find motor oil. I found out that almost all sythetic has Dexo1 logo on them. Several sythetic blend has Dexo1 logo as well. I did not find any tranditional 5w-30 has Dexo1 logo, even Mobil 1 does not have that. Where to locate the tranditional motor oil with Dexo 1 logo? Thanks.
    During break in vary your engine and road speed. Basically don't sit at 55 MPH all day. For most drivers this isn't an issue because their normal driving routes and conditions enforce speed changes. I even ran my Cruze up to 5000 RPM a couple of times during break in, just to get some high RPM seating done. The biggest issue during break in is to ensure you always have enough space to avoid hard braking. You should attempt to do this anyway, but it's not always possible.

    Deceleration Fuel Cut Off vs. coasting in neutral. For this, ignore that it's illegal to coast in neutral in most states. The answer to your question of do I leave it in gear or put it in neutral really depends on what's going to happen at the end of the coast. If you're stopping, leave it in gear until you have to put the clutch in. The Cruze will shut down the fuel injectors whenever you coast for more than a couple of seconds and your RPM is above 1500. The injectors resume around 1200 RPM. In this range the car us using the wheel spin to keep the engine running. If you downshift during your coast the car will fire up the injectors until the drive wheels are reengaged. You can see the car do this by switching to Metric and watching for 0L/100KM on the DIC. The tradeoff when doing this is you slow down faster than when coasting in neutral. If the coast is going to end with a gear change and speed resumption, coasting in neutral will allow you to coast further. I don't think anyone has done a comparison of fuel economy between these two options.

    Dexos-1 certified motor oils are all synthetic blend or pure synthetic.

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    2002 Pont Montana AWD (traded for 2012 LS @182K miles)
    1990 Pont Transport (traded for Montana @240K miles)
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    1985 Fiero 2M4 MT (traded for Fiero GT @8K miles)

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    Congrats on the purchase! I remember you were asking for advice on this one. I'm glad you were able to get a very nice deal.

    As obermd said, very your engine and road speed. Give the car a little bit of everything and don't be especially easy on it. Just drive it like you normally would.

    GM expects you to bring it in and have them change the transmission fluid. Some of us have already changed it with Amsoil Synchromesh and have noticed much better shifting with that. Might be something to think about.

    I would not use a synthetic blend oil in this car regardless of whether or not it contains a Dexos1 label. Go full synthetic on your first oil change.
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