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  1. General Discussion
    long time reader but finally had to join and post. My wife has a 2011 ls 6speed mt. Currently 76k miles. We bought it used about a year and a half ago for her to have as a gas saver since we own jeeps. well about 4 months ago I decided to drive it and I happened to notice the transmission whine...
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    Ran my first tank of fuel (93 octane) thru my new cruze...476 miles and averaged 38.4 MPG. This was 70 highway / 30 non. Noticed a major drop in mpg much over about 55mph...too impatient to drive 55 in a 70 though so about 125 miles were at 70 mph. In addition this milage was in western and...
  3. Fuel Economy
    So I was wandering if anyone had any experience skip shifting the Eco Manual gearbox? Specifically 2-4-6 or 3-5. I was thinking of trying it, but I'm not sure if the extra RPMs needed to take on before shifting, would negate any of the fuel savings of accelerating with a more open throttle...
  4. General Discussion
    Hey everyone, I just got my brand new Cruze ECO MT6 2 weeks ago. I can already say that I love it. Averaging about 35 mpg while doing mixed driving in the mountains. So i'm very happy with that. I got it off the lot, so I ended up with the driver convenience package and metallic silver color...
  5. Fuel Economy
    Details are as follows. Start: Quik Trip in Monticello, MN Elevation: ~925ft Engine hot Outside temp: 75 degrees F End: Shell in Homer Glen, IL Elevation: ~725ft Outside temp: 59 degrees F Wind: 6mph from the east northeast. Effectively a side wind with a marginal headwind. Net elevation...
  6. Fuel Economy
    Serious question here. The knowledge is that when the car is left in gear, the transmission will keep the motor turned over as the car is moving. With the Cruze Eco, many of us have made it a habit to leave the car in gear until absolutely necessary, thinking that we are saving fuel based on...
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