Chevy 1LT or eco? Which should i buy?
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    Chevy 1LT or eco? Which should i buy?

    Im about to purchase a chevy cruze but i am undecisive between the cruze 1LT and the Eco here are the customized for each one. Please tell me which would be better.

    Chevy Cruze 1LT
    Connectivity plus cruize package
    1LT/1XF driver convenience package
    RS Package
    Black Granite Metallic
    Jet black or Jet black/sport red prem. cloth interior'
    Ecotec turbo 1.4L DOHC engine
    6-speed auto
    16" steel wheels w/silver painted wheel cover
    no spare tire or should i add the spare wheel and tire?
    LPO, Front fog lamp kit
    LPO, Illuminated door sill plates
    pioneer prem 9-spkear system

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    Chevy cruze eco
    Preferred equipment group
    1LT/1XF driver convenience package
    connectivity plus cruise package
    Black Granite Metallic
    Jet black or Jet black/sport red prem. cloth interior'
    ECOTEC turbo 1.4L DOHC engine
    6-speed auto (yes i knw it may lower the mpg,but i rather not get the maual)
    LPO, Front fog lamp kit
    No spare tire(or again should i add a spare wheel and tire)
    LPO, Illuminated door sill plates
    (also idk it doesnt give me the option for the pioneer system)

    Also on a last note if i dont add something here or there can i go to a local chevy dealer and buy it and have it installed? like say i dont but the illuminated door sill plates until later on or if i dont buy the pioneer can i buy it a few months later from the dealer and have them install it?

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    you will not be able to add the premium audio after the fact. So if that is a big deal to you you will want to go for the LT. Since you are getting the auto the real difference between them is the ECO wheels, which are cool IMO. If you get the LT RS then the fogs are already included. If you get the regular LT or ECO then you can add them.

    Does the ECO AT come with the Z link rear suspension or no?

    Regarding the spare, thats your choice. The only influencer for me was that the 5x105 bolt pattern is unusual, so you cannot just go to a junk yard and get a spare. If I could have used the spare form my old car I would have said forget it.
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    I am not too sure on the Z link rear suspension and do you think i can have the illuminated door sills after i buy it? as for the spare i might buy it to have it just incase.

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    Z Link is not an option on the ECO.
    2011 Cruze LTZ (Black Granite Metallic)

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    along with the smaller gas tank (3 gallons less). If you are set on the auto, which already drops a few mpg from the MT eco, the tank size becomes more of an advantage for the 1LT.

    Personally, I considered the 1LT, if only because it's more easily available but I'm 99% sure I'm going with the MT eco. There is (or was as of Friday) one that matches what I want about 25 miles away. I plan on stopping by the dealership I've dealt with so far to see if they can work out a trade tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elwood58 View Post
    Z Link is not an option on the ECO.

    Actually the Z-link is available on the ECO, but only with the AT. I thought this might just be for the Canadian vehicles, but looking at the US Chev site, it's the same deal.
    I LOVE LUCY - Crystal Red Cruze ECO AT
    ..with all the bells and whistles

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    Quote Originally Posted by luv2cruze View Post
    Actually the Z-link is available on the ECO, but only with the AT. I thought this might just be for the Canadian vehicles, but looking at the US Chev site, it's the same deal.
    My Bad. You are correct. Not available on the ECO are:

    1. Four Wheel Disc Brakes
    2. Leather Seating
    3. SatNav
    4. Premium Audio
    5. Auto Climate Control
    6. RS Package
    7. Heated Side Mirrors
    2011 Cruze LTZ (Black Granite Metallic)

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    ...unless you are Canadian, in which case these are not available on ECO:

    1. Four Wheel Disc Brakes
    2. Leather Seating
    3. SatNav

    5. Auto Climate Control
    6. RS Package

    Heated Side Mirrors are standard on our ECO's
    I LOVE LUCY - Crystal Red Cruze ECO AT
    ..with all the bells and whistles

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    Just get the 1LT, if your are not getting the 6 speed manual the eco isnt worth it. The only reasons why you would get an eco is you like stick shifts(reason I got one) or you want better MPG which you wont really get in the auto eco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloaner View Post
    Just get the 1LT, if your are not getting the 6 speed manual the eco isnt worth it. The only reasons why you would get an eco is you like stick shifts(reason I got one) or you want better MPG which you wont really get in the auto eco.
    The auto ECO does get slightly better mpg (about +2). Ideally you would want the manual trans with the ECO to get the full benefit (+4)

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