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It's normal. If you floor it, the AC will cut off if you need the extra power.

Run 89-93 octane if you aren't already in summer temps; it helps combat knock that will make the 1.4T a complete dog in the summer.

These plugs help as well, if you're inclined to do a bit more maintenance than usual. If not, check the gaps on your stock ones and set to .028".

http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/34-gen1-1-4l-turbo/21850-hesitation-gone.html
 

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+1 on BlackBurns post. Run at least 89. It will make a night and day difference if you try to go back to 87. I didn't realize the difference until I tried going back to 87 (after 2 months of 89). Now I'm stuck with a tank of crap gas. My milage increase covers the additional cost going from 87 to 89 so I don't think i will ever intentionally put 87 in my car again.
 
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