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I have a 2013 LT1 with the RS package, 1.4, manual. I was driving a 1998 Buick lesabre with 225000 miles. My last new car was bought in 1993 and was a Dodeg Dakota so I must say driving a new car after all these years is simply a joy. I commute about 150 to 200 miles a day for work and drive about 70% highway. My commute takes me from Pennsylvania to central and northern New jersey with rolling hills. To date Iam averaging between 39 and 41 MPG consistently on each trip. I use 87 octane, drive between 65 and 68 mph on cruise whenever I can. I have not checked spark plug gap to date. Tire pressure is 37 on each tire. After the shock of driving a new car i can post some observations about the Chevy Cruze. Gas Mileage. Exceeding expectations as it getting more MPG than listed. Ride quality. Smooth and tight. Power. I got the cruze to save on gas not test my 0 to 60 times. Has plently of umph to get me around tractor trailers and slow cars on the highway. Comfort. I still say my Buick lesabre is the most comfortable car I have ever driven in, but that being said, the cruze is great, seating positions are good, telescoping steering wheel is a very nice feature. Heat works great and is quick to heat up in the cold. The stock radio is fine for me, Im 46 and blasted my ears in my younger years so i dont need my car to thump anymore. My doors are all line up with no variations. I do hear a slight wind noize when going faster than 50mph, but to me that is nit picking. Warmer weather should be coming soon so I will update later about the A/C. So far this car has greatly exceeded my expectations in every way. Again I will update later on things like reparis, maintenence and issues. I am a DIY guy so i have found this site to be very helpful! Enjoy
 

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Welcome and congrats on your Cruze.
 

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I commute about 150 to 200 miles a day for work and drive about 70% highway. My commute takes me from Pennsylvania to central and northern New jersey with rolling hills. To date I am averaging between 39 and 41 MPG consistently on each trip. I use 87 octane, drive between 65 and 68 mph on cruise whenever I can.
I have a 1LT automatic with the RS package, at those speed on the highway I get 36-42mpg(pretty much the same). Might want to try premium a few tanks, most have seen a 2-4mpg increase. I only see the difference on mostly highway driving so the way you drive you might also see an increase.
 

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I am in the same boat have almost had my cruze for a month to date. It has been a joy thus far. I just waxed it (Sunday) before the rain started here in IL. This car has been a complete saver on gas, when I had my crossfire it was basically putting in 15 gallons of premium (Per week) which in Chicagoland is the most expensive in the states right now. Since having my Cruze I am averaging one fill up every 2 weeks at around $40 per fillup with 89 octane. Most people on here have their own opinions when it comes to gas but if you haven't yet I would try mid grade which is 87 here as it feels a tad more responsive, and I am averaging more MPG than my first dealer fill up when I bought the car. This could just be the car getting use the motions and my awareness of driving it more effectively but nonetheless for barely anything more per fillup it'll help over time keep the car a tad cleaner. Other than a few missed details in the car's paint little chips and things I didn't see when I bought the car at night time everything is holding together strong. I am loving the XM radio in these cars and might find it hard not to continue to keep it once the trial ends for it. Congrats on the new ride for I am in the same boat as you!
 

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Welcome to CT! Have had my Cruze for about a month, now, and am very happy with it. Had a few minor issues which the dealer has finally fixed, but none of the major mechanical ones (Antifreeze Smell) that some on here have had. Just drove a 2012 Traverse over the weekend (loaner while my car was in the shop having the minor issues corrected), and was blown away by how CHEAP the interior was compared to the Cruze. All hard, cheap, plastics on a 30K + vehicle. My Cruze has more ammenitities (except for sunroof), MUCH better interior materials, and costs MUCH less. Add in the amazing gas mileage (mine continues to increase as I get more adjusted to the car), and I can't imagine a better deal out there, all things considered. You should be very happy with your choice.
 
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