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I am thinking it is time to call it quits on my 2012 2LT RS. I love the look and drive of it but it is costing too much to repair. Thinking of replacing with a new one and hoping that mine was a lemon. I do have 168,000 on it and it still runs fine but 4 water pumps, transmission lines, HVAC accuator and vent box(whatever it's called-expensive), wheel bearing, belt tensioner pulley, 3 oil leaks, might be more but I don't have the records in front of me. Only the water pumps were covered. And now it has a timer cover gasket oil leak, $$$ fix. I tap out.
 

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That's a tough call. If you think you'll be spending a monthly average on repairs that would exceed monthly payments on a new one, I'd buy a new one, but it's hard to predict. Which wheel bearing failed? I ask because my step daughter's 2012 is pretty noisy from the rear compared to my 2016. We have the same tires, but hers are worn significantly more so I wasn't sure if it's her tires or a bearing...
 

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Wow! Only 168,000 miles with that list. Have you thought about getting a lemon lawyer?

FWIW I advise people to get rid of their vehicle once it has more than 148,000 miles - and it requires a repair that costs more than a monthly payment on a new one of equal size and quality.
 

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It was the passenger rear and the noise was very noticeable. The new did come with a lifetime warranty.
 

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I don't believe it qualifies fro the lemon law here. I believe it has to be in for the same repair over three times starting in the first year and still not fixed. Or something like that. Mine have all been different things, except the water pump and those were covered by the warranty.
 

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I say yes... get another one and you won't have the same problems. :) sorry to hear of your troubles but 168K miles is quite a bit. How far apart were the repairs from one another?
 

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They were spread out. But for a little while it seemed like every second or third oil change something else was wrong. Always drove well, never left me stranded and I have never even had the check engine light come on. But I had it in last week for $780 in repairs and they tried to seal one of the oil leaks. Didn't work so now its over $800 to fix.
 

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At your current mileage and needed repairs, I think it's time to start looking for a replacement. My rule of thumb is when the monthly repair costs approach a new car payment it's time to replace the car.
 

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They were spread out. But for a little while it seemed like every second or third oil change something else was wrong. Always drove well, never left me stranded and I have never even had the check engine light come on. But I had it in last week for $780 in repairs and they tried to seal one of the oil leaks. Didn't work so now its over $800 to fix.
Yep its time. At least your going to stick with Cruze and you aren't immature about it. Thank you!
 

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What ya going to do with this 1 ?
 

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Enormous Upgrade would be something Different !
 

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That might be a reason to hold on for now - to wait for what you want.
Given the amount of money involved, I'd wait/shop until I could get just what I wanted, especially if it's going to be in my garage for 100K plus miles.
 
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS What's it Worth?



Kelley Blue Book|true&condition=very-good&pricetype=trade-in


2012 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan 4D 2LT Prices, Values & Cruze Sedan 4D 2LT Price Specs | NADAguides


http://www.cars.com/go/alg/index.jsp?makename=Chevrolet&modelname=CRUZE&year=2015


Auto Loan Calculator - Car Loan Calculator - Cars.com


Manheim or Black Book auction pricing would even be lower than the low here, which unfortunately is what a lot of dealers use to weigh down the trade in value. The hard truth is auction pricing is closer to the “real true value” because it sets the prices.


Mileage and averaging accounting for the regional Michigan car cancer is a real killer on values.


The links might require inputing data again. Looking at the Cars calculator and and spitballing an average new car price of $20,000 at 2.9 percent for 60 months and a trade in and maybe down payment total of $5,000 gets you a $288.58 car payment.
Do you expect to have and average of $290.00/month or $3,480.00/year in repairs?


How about putting what you do not spend on repairs per year of what you would pay in new car payments in a 401k or index fund or ETF and have some time value of money working for you? Just some Dave Ramsey mind control taking over! After all, he does say he would ride a bicycle than make a car payment, and that car payments are a sure way for the mediocrity of not rising above middle class..or even lower.

Just a little food for thought to make life's decisions even tougher:grin:

Edit: The way the stock market is going, maybe a car would still hold it's value better! Gold anyone? Ammo, dehydrated or freeze dried food? Maybe all a safer bet.:signs053:



Cheers,
 
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They were spread out. But for a little while it seemed like every second or third oil change something else was wrong. Always drove well, never left me stranded and I have never even had the check engine light come on. But I had it in last week for $780 in repairs and they tried to seal one of the oil leaks. Didn't work so now its over $800 to fix.
What did they use to try and seal the oil leak? I've only spent about $200 in out of pocket repairs for my '12, and I am at 159K. Guess I've had a bit better luck. Even so, how have you not had a check engine light? Haven't you had a pcv valve cover go bad? That's an automatic check engine light.

Anyway, I would highly recommend you spend $20 and try Blue Devil Stop Leak. It has worked miracles on some older cars I had in the past.

 

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS What's it Worth?



Kelley Blue Book|true&condition=very-good&pricetype=trade-in


2012 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan 4D 2LT Prices, Values & Cruze Sedan 4D 2LT Price Specs | NADAguides


http://www.cars.com/go/alg/index.jsp?makename=Chevrolet&modelname=CRUZE&year=2015


Auto Loan Calculator - Car Loan Calculator - Cars.com


Manheim or Black Book auction pricing would even be lower than the low here, which unfortunately is what a lot of dealers use to weigh down the trade in value. The hard truth is auction pricing is closer to the “real true value” because it sets the prices.


Mileage and averaging accounting for the regional Michigan car cancer is a real killer on values.


The links might require inputing data again. Looking at the Cars calculator and and spitballing an average new car price of $20,000 at 2.9 percent for 60 months and a trade in and maybe down payment total of $5,000 gets you a $288.58 car payment.
Do you expect to have and average of $290.00/month or $3,480.00/year in repairs?


How about putting what you do not spend on repairs per year of what you would pay in new car payments in a 401k or index fund or ETF and have some time value of money working for you? Just some Dave Ramsey mind control taking over! After all, he does say he would ride a bicycle than make a car payment, and that car payments are a sure way for the mediocrity of not rising above middle class..or even lower.

Just a little food for thought to make life's decisions even tougher:grin:

Edit: The way the stock market is going, maybe a car would still hold it's value better! Gold anyone? Ammo, dehydrated or freeze dried food? Maybe all a safer bet.:signs053:



Cheers,

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Land vehicle Vehicle Car Alloy wheel Tire Payment Plan ...After Saving for 4 Years of Owning a cruzen ....Very Affordable Too ..Buldable Yes .......
 

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What's a timer cover gasket oil leak, timing chain cover? Easy repair on the Cruze, and around here a 16 buck part.

Have even worse problems around here even putting 20K miles a year on a vehicle, That's over eight years of this F__king road salt, at this time, your vehicle, and I don't care what make, is a huge pile of rust. , Major reason for even getting rid of good runners, the center of the vehicle is dragging on the ground, no worth repairing this.

Every repair you mentioned can be done by a guy like me a heck of a lot cheaper than a tank of gas. Another place we are getting robbed to death, and really robbed with this stupid winter gas. Just because some Aholes feels this helps that very short longer warm up time. Then adding all this worthless so-called safety and anti-thief crap that causes more problems than what its worth.
 

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Aw, Come on Nick. Quit mincing words and tell us how you really feel.
 
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