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  1. Gen1 Service Issues
    Hello all, looking at buying a Cruze and wanted some input on things to look at that may be problematic with these cars specifically. Used to own a 2009 Cobalt LT1 so I am familiar with Ecotec. 2011 LT2 1.4L Engine with 103,000 miles Two owner car (but first owner only owned it for a year so...
  2. CruzeTalk New Member Introductions
    Hi all, Names Brandon. Just bought my 2nd Cruze. First was a '13 2LT, second is an '18 Diesel. Fell in love with the Cruze when I first drove a rental. Really glad that gen 2 was more like the Vauxhall and Opel Astras, really attractive cars. I've spent time browsing the forums and learnt a...
  3. General Discussion
    have a couple questions. Is the manual trans still available in the 2019 model year? Any significant issues to be aware of on these and how is the 9 speed automatic holding up? is it really a CVT transmission? Will be commuting to work about 120 miles round trip. Thanks
  4. General Discussion
    So I just wanted to share my buying experience with my Cruze. It's going to be detailed, but I think it is fairly unique - As leasing a car goes anyways. So my lease was scheduled to end on December 12th. I've been through this once before, so I thought the process would be mostly if not...
  5. General Discussion
    Hi guys, I'm considering buying a 2014 Cruze LS with only about 28k miles. The car looks and runs great, but upon further inspection, I noticed a small leak to the right of the engine, under what I think it's the coolant hose. It is not a very big leak, as it only accumulates in the area, not...
  6. Gen1 Service Issues
    tl;dr - My 5 year old Chevy Cruse w/ 65k highway miles and routine maintenance has a failing transmission, brake system and cooling system. Chevy essentially says to go fly a kite, you are on your on your own. After trying all the Chevrolet channels, I have decided to air my grievances. We...
  7. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hey guys, I’m looking into buying a used 2013 1LT (120,000 km) from a private seller. Reading about some transmission problems, but I’m not sure if they are about this model, or different ones. This freaked me out a bit, as my Malibu 2010 just developed a tranny issue and I have to replace it...
  8. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Duplicate. Pls delete.
  9. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    So I live in South Mississippi, and let me tell you, this is not a turbo friendly area during the summer time. The date is May 21st and we just got done with a 93F hot and sunny day. This is only the beginning of the summer, and we will be seeing temperatures well over 100F throughout the...
  10. CruzeTalk New Member Introductions
    I'm looking to buy a new daily driver and I've been looking at tons of different cars, but the Cruze has caught my eye. The 2011-13 models are right in my price range. I found a nice 2012 Cruze LT with 161,029 miles for $5,171. It even has a nice maroon/black custom interior and I feel like I...
  11. General Discussion
    Hello all you experts, like the title says, I am looking at one tonight. I know a lot about cars/mechanics (do all my own work), but know nothing about the Chevy Cruze. I'm going to give this car the once over when I get my hands on it, and test drive it. What do I look for to make sure it's...
  12. Cruze Parts
    Send me a pm.
  13. CruzeTalk New Member Introductions
    A lot of the reliability threads on here aren't very recent. I would really appreciate input on the long term reliability of Cruzes in general and the manual ecos. Thanks in advance for your help.
  14. Gen1 Audio & Electronics
    Just curious. Im about to purchase all the items to install mylink in my cruze. If I buy a GMC or Buick MyLink unit, when I start it up, will it show the Chevy emblem or will it still show the emblem from the car I bought it from? :unsure:
  15. CruzeTalk New Member Introductions
    Hello Cruze talk, back again with hopefully a simple question. My friend and I both have a 2012 Chevy Cruze, mine is the 1.8l and his is the 1.4t. now on hp tuners the cost is 2 credits to license a vehicle, but is it 2 per vehicle or 2 per make and model?
  16. Gen1 Powertrain
    Hello, I'm wanting to buy a 2011-2013 Cruze I'm looking for opinions I drive bout 600-700 (mostly highway) miles a week I'm interested in a ECO w/a manual trans but I've read a few bad things about the transmission will it last to 300k without problems? The automatics any good? anyone have...
  17. CruzeTalk New Member Introductions
    Quick story: Wife and I both have old cars -- 1991 Honda Civic and 1992 Toyota Corolla -- still running awesome, but lacking the safety features of airbags and all the latest technology of safer driving and convenience. Seeking a new car, we were intent on sticking with the foreign cars...
  18. General Discussion
    How much extra do you pay for premium? I can remember for the longest time Regular would be a certain price, mid-grade was 10 cents more than reg, and premium was 20 cents more than reg. I yern for those days. Now that both of my cars run 93 octane and I frequently pay 50 cents per gallon more...
  19. Cruze Parts
    Looking to buy either the 17 or 18 inch factory rims.
  20. General Discussion
    Anyone had any good experiences with a car buying service? I am a costco member, but I am not impressed so far. The dealerships I have talked to want me to drive 4 hours round trip just to find out the price. I wonder about the others.... Are any of them really worthwhile?
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