Sorry to hear about your problems. It seems you would have qualified for a buyback under the Federal lemon law, but that is going to be off the table now you traded it in. Lawyers are going to want a retainer fee up front. It's going to be a difficult fight going up against GM, especially if they did continue to try to fix and offered loaners at no cost. I'm not sure it's worth the fight if you no longer have the car. I did similar with a 97 Dodge truck lemon back in 1999. I didn't have time for a legal fight and just needed a reliable vehicle.. ended up trading the lemon for a Chevy truck that worked extremely well for over 110k miles before I traded it to upgrade to a Diesel. Sometimes it's just bad luck. I have two gen 1 Cruze Diesels, one has had a few warranty items repaired, the other has had no big issues in its history. I recently got a 2018 Diesel and it's getting amazing MPG, and is fun to drive, and manual transmission. Hope you traded for something you'll enjoy that won't give you problems.After 15+ service visits for non-routine maintenance (car problems, mostly emissions) and about a month of total time in loaners over the past 4 years, the Cruze is gone! Traded it in. Now I'm talking with an attorney about options to go after GM for losses since they were excessive to say the least. Been a rough ride.
Thanks to anyone who has been able to help out from time to time over the years. Best of luck to everyone with their Cruze. I'll still lurk around from time to time so if anyone has any odd things that pop up, especially emissions issues, maybe I can help out from experience.
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