This sounds like your car had altitude sickness. Going from sea level, yes 700 ft is sea level when compared to 6,000 ft, to altitude definitely requires a difference in the fuel you run. Have you filled your tank here yet? If not, I would fill immediately to start mixing in altitude blended gasoline. The highest octane you will easily find in Colorado is 89, which shouldn't be a problem since there isn't as much oxygen to burn either. 6,000 ft sounds like Colorado Springs and my stock-tuned ECO MT has absolutely no problems there. In general, I have had better mpg and performance from all my cars while at altitude. If you're here for a visit only, refuel with 91 as soon as you see it on the pumps. Don't wait for your tank to run low.
I have occassionally heard of other people having problems with their cars when moving from low elevations (once again, below 3,500 ft) to high elevations, especially if they purchased their car at low elevation, so it doesn't surprise me that the Cruze isn't immune either.
I thought that by posting a problem, you were expecting some help or recommendations on how to solve them like every other thread on this forum.Well if me saying it takes forever to spool up the turbo is limited information and u think I'm wasting everyone's time, please stop reading my post.
The intent for this post was not to ask for solutions, just an observation. I've been in Colorado for three days and this morning the car drove excellent, same tank of fuel. Drove 300 miles in the state and last night when I shut her down, it was still running like a dog, this morning fired her up and she ran amazing.
I'll guess with you!
It was an observation. Actually I expected it, to a certain extent.I thought that by posting a problem
So basically, you're wondering why your performance sucks at higher altitudes? The simple answer is the air is thinner and atmospheric pressure is lower, which means your car gets significantly less air and it's significantly more difficult to create boost.It was an observation. Actually I expected it, to a certain extent.
Thanks to everyone else besides Xtreme, for your insights. The post was intended for my personal observation and to create dialog. I was on my my Iphone, I guess I could have provided more details.
Anyway, I'm back in OK and all is good. Averaged 38.7 MPG with an average speed of 73. car has over 12,000 miles on it and I've had it 7 months.