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  1. Vendor Deals
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  2. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I had my 2011 cruze in to the dealer for an oil change and other maintenance. When I picked up the car it almost immediately started running rough before effectively dying about 2-3 miles down the road. Lots of smoke from the tailpipe. After having the car towed back, they find that the...
  3. General Discussion
    I need to know if anyone has replaced the side impact airbag sensor that is located in front of the RR wheel? I found the sensor after removing the bottom of the rear seat and plastic trim piece on the outside of the RR seat airbag. The trouble is that the fastener head is located closest to...
  4. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    Do you think that eventually our diesels will be affected?
  5. Fuel Economy
    While driving back from New Hampshire this week I had an interesting observation. I think my car gets better highway fuel economy above 4,000 ft. I noticed while driving across Nebraska that in the eastern part of the state (less than 1,000 ft above sea level) I was seeing high 30s but at the...
  6. Fuel Economy
    Has anybody noticed the impact of wind on their mileage? Correct me if I am wrong, but my hypothesis is that smaller engined/powered cars will tend to be more sensitive to wind than larger engines. I mean when the wind is against you it can really hurt, but when it is with you, it can really...
  7. Fuel Economy
    I have read over and over both here and on forums and web-sites dedicated to hypermiling that cruise control is not as efficient as other techniques such as driving to load (slowing down going uphill and speeding up going downhill to keep the engine load the same). I contend that the Cruze's...
  8. Fuel Economy
    LRR A/S to Snow Tires, Mileage Impact (Michelin X-Ice Xi3) On Friday Nov. 22nd I had a set of Michelin X-Ice Xi3 tires installed on my '12 Eco MT, size 215/55-17. This is the OEM size tire and is mounted on the OEM 17 x 7 Eco Alcoa forged wheels. I was curious to see what impact these tires...
  9. Fuel Economy
    I'm not talking about octane here - I only use 91. At the end of my 814 mile tank I had to get gas and didn't have a choice of station. It was a Phillips 66. I had been Cruzing along at 50 mpg for nearly two months until I went to that station. After that fill up I struggled to keep the car...
  10. Fuel Economy
    Start with XtremeRevolution’s http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/27-fuel-economy/5387-how-get-better-fuel-economy.html. Next, understand that a seasonal drop of 2-10% in fuel economy is very common in the winter. Below I have listed several reasons why and methods to reduce their impact. 1...
  11. General Discussion
    The Cruze takes on a side impact at 31mph pretty well for the type of vehicle it is. Side curtains make a big difference in safety as you can see in the video here.
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