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First new car in oh sooo many years. Drivin 70 miles a day to work n back so it was an economical choice. I just turned 1K miles. Pretty satisfied. Cant say its as performance based as my 03 SAAB 93 Vector...but sure to be more reliable, less gas/maintenance costs and all the gadgets are pretty cool. I'll be looking into the spark plug gap thing as it could have just a bit more bite. I'll lower it a bit and get a cooler wheelset but it looks good as is. It will eventually look like this......:th_coolio: Lets Cruze! 2012 cruze w wheels.jpg
 

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First new car in oh sooo many years. Drivin 70 miles a day to work n back so it was an economical choice. I just turned 1K miles. Pretty satisfied. Cant say its as performance based as my 03 SAAB 93 Vector...but sure to be more reliable, less gas/maintenance costs and all the gadgets are pretty cool. I'll be looking into the spark plug gap thing as it could have just a bit more bite. I'll lower it a bit and get a cooler wheelset but it looks good as is. It will eventually look like this......:th_coolio: Lets Cruze! View attachment 7447
Welcome, and awesome choice for a new car!

Look into the spark plug gap as well as the intake resonator delete. Takes about 15 minutes to do, and you feel the change instantly.
 

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Fellow Cruzers,

Thanks for the warm welcome! Yes spark plusg is my first adjustment. Hadnt read on the Intake Resonator Delete but I'll do a search or if some could just point me to that thread, i'd greatly appreciate. I love car forums...one can learn so much! Thanks again!
 

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Welcome aboard! Nice pick. :goodjob:

I also drive about 70 miles a day. I bought mine back in March and already turned over 11,000 miles. Be preparred!

Gas mileage is definitely great though. Do you travel more city or highway?
 

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My drive takes me through approx 10 miles of a 2 lane canyon road...that part is awsome. The rest is Socal freeway...hehe not so awsome. The last 5 miles or so is the absolute worst stop n go.(60 freeway). It took my SAAB to 210K miles!!!
 

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Welcome! Sounds like you'd enjoy a nice drive down Mulholland Drive down in the LA area. I used to take my Bonneville GXP there all the time on warm summer days. Here's the route I took:

CA-23/Westlake Blvd to Mulholland Hwy - Google Maps

I started in the SF Valley area and went westbound on that road, ending up in Malibu. Be careful when you hit checkpoint B on that map; it's a downhill grade and if you're going fast enough, you will toast your brakes. I lost a bit of braking power in the Bonneville (even with 13" GXP brakes) right at that point and had to downshift to slow myself down.
 

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Welcome! Sounds like you'd enjoy a nice drive down Mulholland Drive down in the LA area. I used to take my Bonneville GXP there all the time on warm summer days. Here's the route I took:

CA-23/Westlake Blvd to Mulholland Hwy - Google Maps

I started in the SF Valley area and went westbound on that road, ending up in Malibu. Be careful when you hit checkpoint B on that map; it's a downhill grade and if you're going fast enough, you will toast your brakes. I lost a bit of braking power in the Bonneville (even with 13" GXP brakes) right at that point and had to downshift to slow myself down.
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Yep...that is a nice drive and Im sure I'll be doing that one soon. I've actually got some nice ops for drives ie. Angeles Crest Hwy, Coast Hwy( for a quik spin-sunroof open of course!), Hwy 74 Ortega Hwy, Hwy 18/38/138..there all good and In the am, when theres no crowds...waay fun drives... If you're in So cal...lets hook up sometime... Thanks
 

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Welcome! I'm sure you'll enjoy your Cruze.
Not sure if you've found it yet, but here's the resonator bypass thread (thanks XR).

http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/57-how-forum/5479-how-bypass-intake-resonator.html
Yep...did the spark plugs this weekend. It was a breeze and def. see /feel the improvement!!! I did locate that DIY and though at the onset , its seems a little over my head, Im sure I 'll tackle it in short time....hehe. Digging the car so far.....
 
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