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    embarrassing moments

    first embarrassing moment with the cruze!
    so ive had my cruze for about 2 weeks now and was thinking of filling her up for the first time.
    i park beside the pump and starting looking for a button, trigger, switch to open up the cap but i couldnt find one. after about 2-3 mins i just gave up and drove off while picking up a few weird looks

    any1 else have similar experiences or embarrassing moments with the cruze?
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    Hahaha, I did the same thing. I actually didn't have my car for a week and had a truck as a rental. I liked the truck so much that I totally forgot which side the fuel door was on my car. Looked like a total noob that had to pull around to the other side of the pump.

    BTW, you push on the gas tank just to open it. In case you haven't figured that out now
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    Push in the middle on the left hand side of the door ( as looking at it ). The hinge is a bit flimsy, I could totally see warping that hinge and having it not look right anymore.
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    Didn't do this with my Cruze, but I did rent a car once years ago that I never did figure out how to open the gas cap cover. Fortunately I had pre-paid for a "full" tank and didn't need to fill the car while I was renting it.

    Over the years I have pulled into the wrong side of the pumps on occasion, however.

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    ohhhhhhhhh so thats how its opened
    i tried it but from fear of breaking the cap did not push hard enough and decided to go home and look at the manual first
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    bahaha im glad I wasn't the only one. I spent a good 5 minutes before stepping out looking for the button that would pop it open.


    I had an embarrassing moment of my own though, when I was leaving the dealership I accidentally had it on the manual mode (I drive an A/T ECO) and I heard the engine making wierd noises. When i looked down I felt so stupid haha.

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    And figuring how to put the car in reverse. Manual
    Had to call up a buddy and he didn't know either. Lol
    Honestly spent 15 min trying to figure it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tecollins1 View Post
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    And figuring how to put the car in reverse. Manual
    Had to call up a buddy and he didn't know either. Lol
    Honestly spent 15 min trying to figure it out.
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    I had read the manual but I locked the car when I got out. Fortunately I figured it out. Also having driven a manual for years I didn't know about putting your foot on the brake to put it in gear. My manual predated having to push the clutch in to start.

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    Spent a great deal of time looking for the truck release button in the glove box.

    Most embarrassing was in my Kia. Trying to look cool (kind of an oxymoron) and do a burn out. FAIL. All it did was lurch forward and hurt my neck.
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