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  1. CruzeTalk New Member Introductions
    Hi Y'all! My daughter got a new 2018 Cajun Red Cruze LT yesterday. It's her first car and joins a 2008 Avalanche and 2016 Malibu LTZ in the stable. She drove a number of vehicles and felt the Cruze offered the best driving experience, styling, mileage, and reliability for overall best value...
  2. Gen1 Service Issues
    Well after having a head gasket blow, because of a mechanics mess up installing a new water pump, I’ve run into another mechanics screw up. He didn’t tighten the hose clamp for my intake hose going into my turbo. There’s a lot of black colored build up around the connection. So 2-3 weeks after...
  3. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I had the water outlet replaced a few weeks ago (coincidence? Not sure), and just noticed this connector flopping around in my engine bay and can't figure out A> is it supposed to just be hanging there? and B> if not, where does it clip? There doesn't seem to be too much slack in the blue wire...
  4. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    So I went and changed my cabin air filter on my CTD and aside from the standard dirt / leaves, there was this strange broken belt looking thing. Can anyone identify it, what it is for and maybe how it got there? It was on the top side of the filter. Strange.
  5. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    Apparently nine CTD owners are a party to the suit. Chevrolet Cruze Diesel owners take GM to court
  6. Gen1 Diesel Technical Discussion
    Doesn't seem to be apart of the older diesel Cruze.
  7. Cruze of the Month Submission and Voting
    New to this need help on how things run lol :ok_hand:? added an image of my Cruze y'all can follow me on ig @manyfresh_23 or add me on snapchat ??
  8. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    So I was driving around the other day and I hit an area of road that had been destroyed by the winter. It wasnt too bad so I didnt think anything of it. Just some chipped up asphalt and stone. Hit it pretty hard though. Yesterday I was driving around and noticed something rattling from the...
  9. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    I wanna get the strut tower bars (front and rear), coil overs, sway bars and the chassis braces....but is there a negative side to having all these pieces on the car at all at once? I wanna track and autoX this car in the future.
  10. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    Had an 05 Jetta GLS TDI (auto), nicely optioned. I do not miss it. But I do miss the city fuel mileage it delivered. I could hammer on it from light to light and it would get 36MPG city all day. I love my CTD, but it cannot match that. At least mine will not.
  11. Gen1 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    Prep, 3 coats black, one coat over the hood, roof, and trunk matte black with burnt orange micro flake. Then first of 2 coats of koi orange........ Then the burnt orange pearls from @kandypearls Finished product....... not to bad.
  12. General Discussion
    Hello, I recently purchased a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. It was previously owned and I purchased it from a dealer I know quite well. I was wondering, my car sometimes has a vibration when I'm fully stopped in traffic. My cruze also has repeated misfires when pulling away. I drive my cruze daily...
  13. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    As you can see below I have done a lot of stuff to my car, but one problem I keep having is a surging while trying to speed up (merging onto hwy) or while in 6th with the cc set @ 63 and going up a small hill.. When it happens it feels like a strong jerking feeling or a shudder feeling.. I...
  14. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    I want to get coilovers and a nice set of wheels... where do I start? I want my Cruze to be lowered. What kind of coilovers fit a 2013 cruze lt? and how much will coilovers will lower it? Would I need anything else to get my cruze lowered?
  15. Gen1 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    So, this little compartment thing in the cent of the dash feels kind of useless, I'd like to do something with it. I have the LT so it's got the cover. I was thinking of like a flip-up screen or something? Or simply a tablet for navigation and Pandora. (I have the Infotainment thing, but...
  16. General Discussion
    I go out to my car at lunch and had a flat. :banghead: 700 miles on the car and hit a nail. Rather than use my stupid fix a flat stuff I stole the spare out of my g/f's Cruze. I like the look so much I might by 3 more and just buy a full set of spares.
  17. General Discussion
    Yesterday I just got my 2013 Cruze LTZ. I drove it and other things but did not really pay particular attention to the Navigation feature. I was sold the additional NAV option, but it seems that the car does not have Nav. Doesnt that require a whole new unit? Thanks for your help!
  18. Lighting
    Tried to install my DDM Tuning HID kit today... couldn't figure out what the hi/lo relay thingy was supposed to connect to. What I found that looked like it was supposed to go there had the reverse colored wires. I tried splicing them and hooking them up to the kit correctly but it wouldn't...
  19. General Discussion
    i love my cruze so verry much but there is always gonna be one thing you absolutely wish chevrolet had done differently! write the one thing you hate and wish could be changed for me its the stupid usb indexing garbage! i put a thousand songs on my usb and it takes forever to be able to...
  20. General Discussion
    I stopped to fillup my 2012 Eco MT this week. Shut the car off and removed the key from the ignition to unlock the doors (habit), then put the key back in the ignition in off position. DIC was showing the coolant temp screen when I shut the car off. Filled up the car, got back in and started...