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  1. 2014 Cruze Diesel ride quality is terrible even after shocks/struts replaced

    Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    Hi all Our Cruze has 120K miles on it. It has been a wonderful car in many ways but it has unfortunately had a lot of body work (deer, tree falling on it etc). At this point the front struts have been replaced twice in less than a year... Once with mystery parts from a body shop as part of...
  2. Terrible in snow.

    Gen2 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    Anyone else think their Cruze is horrible in snow? Mine has 18" oe michelins and it won't go anywhere in 3 inches of snow.
  3. iPod Classic has a terrible time staying connected to 2012 Cruze.

    General Discussion
    Hey, friends. Another newbie question: I have a 160 gig iPod Classic that I am using with my 2012 Cruze. It has been having a terrible time staying locked to the Cruze's radio, and will refuse to show up in the display, saying messages like "No compatible devices/data found" or it will just...
  4. Random episodes of poor mpg and terrible loss of power

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I have been having some issues over the past few weeks with my cruze. I will get random times, usually extended periods of time where my car will have bad mpg 10-20 at best( usually 45-55 mpg) and awful power, for example today I floored it on the highway for about ten seconds and the car went...
  5. Most terrible door check straps ever?!

    Gen1 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    Does anyone else have an issue of noisy door check straps? For those who don't know what I'm talking about, it's the black bar attached between the door and body of the car within the door jamb that limits how far the door can extend. Since owning this car brand new, I have followed the...
  6. Terrible Dealership Experience

    Gen1 Service Issues
    I have a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze and I was involved in an accident with a deer on 11/11/16. My insurance agency gave me a few options for repair so I chose my local Chevrolet dealership, Hardy Chevrolet in Gainesville, GA, because I thought they would do the best job as they are a Chevrolet...
  7. 2.5" exhaust Terrible on LS, even with tune - Advice please

    Gen1 Powertrain
    Hi there So the short of it is that my exhaust has been piecemeal over time on my 1.8L :) The final setup, for the past year or so, is deleted secondary cat, replaced with hi flow 2.5" res. Deleted muffler and stock res, replaced with a Vibrant 2.5" resonator. Out to a 4" tip I like the...
  8. New gas cans are terrible!

    Off Topic Discussion
    It's been a while since I purchased a gas can. Bought a 2 gallon Can to keep B100 biodiesel in. First time using the can last night. I was cussing left and right it was so slow and a pain to use! Took almost 2 minutes to pour 2 gallons of biodiesel in my Cruze. I then read it was the EPA that...
  9. HVAC fan speed is terrible

    Gen1 Service Issues
    The interior fan speed on my 2012 LS is pathetic. positions 1,2,3 are pretty much useless and 4 is ok. What I need to do is find another cruze and try the fan and see if its the same as mine. I bought the car with 24k miles so I don't know if this is what it should be or mine has a problem...
  10. Vibrate/shake at Red-light and Terrible Backup Camera Display

    General Discussion
    Hello, I believe posting in this section would be better option due to different issues otherwise I can post in different sections. The issues is on my girlfriend's car(2014 LTZ RS package). She also has a sister that has the exact same car except different color, same dealership , new, and...
  11. Chevy's TERRIBLE Silverado Advertising Campaign

    Off Topic Discussion
    OK folks, I don't normally go on a rant about stuff like this, but I subscribe to Chevrolet's YouTube channel (I have a Cruze and a Corvette) and I'm not sure whether to laugh or be SICK about Chevy's lowball marketing campaign targeted against aluminum (AKA Ford's new aluminum-bodied F150)...
  12. Need to vent about terrible service for CARid
    So as some of you may have noticed CARid has a "price match guarantee" and I have been on the phone with them 3 times now about this so called "guarantee" and in every case I was told they could not match the lower price I had found on competitors' websites, PLEASE take your false "price match...
  13. p0302 car running terrible

    Gen1 Service Issues
    Today I went and got a car wash and shortly after service stabilitrak and service traction control poped up and has code P0302 stored. Now the car is running terrible has anyone else had this happen?
  14. Terrible A/C

    Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    Maybe this isn't a diesel specific item, but since I've had two Cruzen, one gas and one diesel, and the diesel A/C might be slightly different, I thought I'd post it here. Long story short, the A/C sucks. Today was nearly 100F in Portland, the first day I've really needed A/C since owning my...
  15. terrible in the snow?

    Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    Good morning everyone, Does anyone else feel that the cruze diesel is terrible in the snow? My previous work beater / daily driver was a 1999 taurus and its handling was far superior to the cruze in snowy conditions. The thing I find odd is the cruze actually weighs slightly more than the...
  16. Why do my dipped bowties look terrible?

    Gen1 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    I just dipped my bowties today, and the edges look terrible. I taped off everything, applied 3 coats of dip, then cut along the edges with a knife (don't have exacto knife) while peeling the tape, but my edges still look terrible. I also feel like if i wipe the bowtie too hard with a towel or...
  17. Terrible Fuel Economy

    Fuel Economy
    Wow. I knew I was going through this tank faster than I thought I should. I tracked my mpg for the last three tanks...I'm currently averaging 24.8mpg. I drive 10 miles each way - all highway. I am between 60-65mph the whole way. I probably add another 10 or so miles at 40-45mph once a week...
  18. really terrible mpg need help

    Fuel Economy
    i have a 2012 lt that has 5500km on it. i used to get like 8.5l/100km but now i am not getting any lower than 11.4l/100km, i need help because this is a ridiculously low mpg
  19. I am getting terrible gas mileage and no clue why

    Fuel Economy
    Hi- I am new here. I bought a used 2011 Chevy Cruze 1LT in August of 2012. I have been only averaging 16.7mpg in town and 28 on the highway. I drive on average 33 mph in town for an average distance of 25miles/day. ON the high way i drive 90miles a day 4x/week. I have been putting in the middle...
  20. Goodbye terrible Firestone FR710

    Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    Just ordered a set of replacement General G-MAX AS-03 tires in 225/55ZR16 After 17,000 miles the Firestone tires are all leaking about 2Lbs every 24 hours. They have never really handled very well, and are noisy. Tired or broken belts, wobbles, noise, and the constant airing the tires up...