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Hi guys I bought a 2012 Cruze LT RS in April last year. It had 74500 on it and now has 84700. How long should I expect this car to last if I do all maintenance checks every 12000km and oil changes every 5-7500 km. Just want a general idea. I'm hopeing it will last just fine for the next 5 years paying it off. Any input would be great
 

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It'll last. You might have a couple issues along the way, but with maintenance and the understanding that repairs are required on all cars, you can get it to 250k as some have or are close to.
 

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Good question. The Cruze model is new enough, I don't know as we have an answer. I don't think anyone has worn one out the point of sending it to the junkyard instead of repairing it. There have been a few failures, but they seem exceptional instead of "should be expected".
 

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Welcome to the forum and as others have said the car is too new to have any real data on the longevity. As long as you maintain the car, you will probably get tired of the car before you need to get rid of it due to any failures that require replacement. Where are you from, as you mention "km" and not miles in your initial post.
 

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Take care of it and it will take care of you. Sounds like you already know that, though. Pay a little extra on that car loan every month...
 

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It should last as long as you take care of it.
 

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It'll last. You might have a couple issues along the way, but with maintenance and the understanding that repairs are required on all cars, you can get it to 250k as some have or are close to.
This. Emphasis on the first 2/3 of the statement.
 

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What does your crystal ball tell you how it was driven and maintained the first 74,500 miles? Why was it traded in?

How was it the last 10K miles?

Just some stupid questions.

Recently, been cheaper for us to buy new the way parts prices are going, outrageous is not even the most powerful word anymore describing replacement parts, even doing all the work yourself.

Sure a lot of compact cars on sale now, even giving off 4,000 bucks on a 17,000 buck car.
 

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Sup j and the usual classmates ..

Me IT lasted me 4 years .
 

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I'm not so sure cars should really be judged by miles, but more by hours. By my estimation of average vehicle speed, 1 mile in heavy traffic = 3 miles on the highway, plus all the gear shifting, turning, brake wear, and generally poorer condition of city streets beating up the suspension. For example, I think it would be fair to say a taxi cab @ 50K has seen more abuse than most cars @ 200K.

Considering the types of miles I have put on my Cruze over the last year, when it was starting (for me) at over 100K, I am pretty much convinced that it's just as good as a Civic or Corolla, if the problems with the cooling system are...carefully ignored. Couple other things to look out for of course, but every car has service issues. None of them magically go to 300K with nothing needed besides fluids and tires.
 

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No way to know something like that. Every car is different. That's why things like brand loyalty are so silly. Different people put together different cars and there are about a million reasons how something could go wrong during that assembly process. That's not even taking into consideration straight up manufacturer defects.

When I bought my car, I was impressed with fit and finish, ride etc, so I figured with my mechanical background I'd have no problem putting 100 to 150k on this. But now I've had a transmission replacement at 20k and I'm very skeptical. But who knows, I could never have a problem again. All I can do is drive it and replace and maintain things as needed, and hope for the best.
 

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Not all down to luck. Some makers have succeeded in engineering and assembling cars that last longer and have fewer problems. But then, some of these same makers have failed in making products that are interesting to drive and look at. I was seeking an adequate experience in all these realms with the Cruze. We'll see. I don't put many miles on.. but so far, so good. Outstanding MPG too.
 

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Oh yeah I didn't mean to imply it was all luck. Obviously some companies have better engineering/tooling/assembly etc but I just meant that within your make or model there is no way to know how long it will last other than just taking a wild educated guess. And even within the more premium brands, results still vary greatly.
 
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