jblackburn· Administrator, Resident Tater Salad
Yes - that's a normal powerband for a 1.4 manual. Clear the code and see if it comes back. Look for a busted intercooler, loose intercooler hoses, etc.Well, Not sure exactly how much power these cars are supposed to feel like they have honestly. I seems to drive fine. Has no power around 1500 but picks up above 2000, seems normal for a turbocharged car.
That said, the P0299 isn't uncommon for Cruzes. It's most often a worn wastegate pivot pin, which ultimately does require turbo replacement.