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Well, I took a trip to the dealer today and checked out a GEN 2 Cruze. They let me film it, so I uploaded it to YouTube. This was an LS.

It does look a lot better in person, I'm still not a fan of the rear end though.

Hope you all like the video:

 

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The Gen2 Cruze and Gen2 Volt look an awful lot alike ... on the outside. Haven't had a chance to sit in nor drive a Gen2 Cruze yet, but I'm waiting. I'm also hoping GM will release the 2017 Diesel earlier rather than later, like they're doing with the 2017 Volt by releasing it now.
 
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Might want to change the comment about the gas mileage. The new car is rated approximately 6 mpg better than the previous generation LS and LT. It is even rated 3 mpg better than the ECO model.

Also, did the old Auto's have the foot brake? I notice the new ones do, of course the manual retains the hand brake.
 

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Even the LS informant system looks nice. Can't wait till I can check out a Premier.

How did the seats fill? Any improvements?

Just wondering how long the 2016 Model year will last? Think it will be a short model year?
 

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Might want to change the comment about the gas mileage. The new car is rated approximately 6 mpg better than the previous generation LS and LT. It is even rated 3 mpg better than the ECO model.

Also, did the old Auto's have the foot brake? I notice the new ones do, of course the manual retains the hand brake.
Thanks! I got my information directly from GM's website on the '16 Limited that states the ECO version is rated at 42 HWY. I knew it was a little off.
 

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I noticed one thing: 15 inch tires How is that for handling? Another a few here will mention Is there a 6M? What size motor? Looks very interesting. Depending on avail an other automotive purchases in my house hold with my son starting a job on Wed and needing a car, I may have to check one out. Styling is a bit different and thought it was to look more like a Kia Optima rather than a Honda Civic? Looks like one of my nephews Civics(IMO) and I may fit into this (Asian)family after all. But I don't have an I Phone LOL Maybe wife would be interested in this rather than a Honda Accord? I will show her.
 

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Even the LS informant system looks nice. Can't wait till I can check out a Premier.

How did the seats fill? Any improvements?

Just wondering how long the 2016 Model year will last? Think it will be a short model year?
Honestly, they feel the same, which isn't a problem for me, I like the current seats.
 

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The diesel numbers should be fantastic
 

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Can someone explain to me why the heck they put a 160 MPH speedometer in there? That drives me nuts about car manufacturers these days.
 

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Because unlike 80s American cars, these can go over 85 without rattling themselves apart?
True, but again, why put a 160 MPH speedo on something that will never go 160? Wasted gauge space.

Heck, when they designed the C5 Corvette they had a huge argument on whether to put an 8k RPM or 7K RPM tachometer in the car. They ended up going with the 7k because engineers said they had no plans on designing an engine that will rev that high anytime soon.

I guess now that I think of it, the majority of people out there think the maximum speed their car will go is the largest number on the speedometer. Heck, I had some dad tell me the other month he had his Mazda CX-5 up to 155.

Good marketing I guess...ha ha
 

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As long as the analog speedometer is easier to read than the one in the current Cruze, I don't care what number it goes to! And having driven other GM vehicles with the same sorta dash layout, that one works pretty well for me.
 

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Looks better then my 2012 ECO front to rear. Bet those extra horses are fun too.
Is your Eco a manual or an automatic? I kinda miss my 2012 Eco manual. And when I look at "users" mpg ratings on the fueleconomy.gov website, the 2012 has the best numbers out of all the model years. Maybe I'll have to settle for a good used Cruze Eco manual for now ...
 

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True, but again, why put a 160 MPH speedo on something that will never go 160? Wasted gauge space.

Heck, when they designed the C5 Corvette they had a huge argument on whether to put an 8k RPM or 7K RPM tachometer in the car. They ended up going with the 7k because engineers said they had no plans on designing an engine that will rev that high anytime soon.

I guess now that I think of it, the majority of people out there think the maximum speed their car will go is the largest number on the speedometer. Heck, I had some dad tell me the other month he had his Mazda CX-5 up to 155.

Good marketing I guess...ha ha
First off ... I highly doubt a CX-5 was in the 155 mph range (top speed is listed at 120), unless the electronic speed limiter was removed, and even then, it'd be a stretch. My G8 from the factory was limited to 155. (but it's also the same LS-3 as in the Corvette and Camaro from 2010, not a CX-5!)

My guess would be that the same speedo is used in multiple GM models to save on manufacturing costs ... you know how those beancounters can be.

I remember way back in the mid 80's when I bought a Pontiac Grand Prix w/5.7 Liter Diesel (non-turbo). The speedo only went to 120, but I buried it a few times and would count the seconds it took to come off 120 slowing down. Kinda wish I'd have had GPS back then so I would have known how fast I was actually going.
 

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First off ... I highly doubt a CX-5 was in the 155 mph range, unless the electronic speed limiter was removed. My G8 from the factory was limited to 155. (but it's also the same LS-3 as in the Corvette and Camaro from 2010, not a CX-5!)

My guess would be that the same speedo is used in multiple GM models to save on manufacturing costs ... you know how those beancounters can be.

I remember way back in the mid 80's when I bought a Pontiac Grand Prix w/5.7 Liter Diesel (non-turbo). The speedo only went to 120, but I buried it a few times and would count the seconds it took to come off 120 slowing down. Kinda wish I'd have had GPS back then so I would have known how fast I was actually going.
Hang on a second, you got the infamous tree fiddy diesel going 120 multiple times and it didn't explode??? You may have had the one good one they ever made.

Yeah the same cluster is used at least on the new Colorado, probably other Chevy products as well (the Canyons IC looks much more fitting IMO)
 
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