Good price for a great car. I paid exactly the same for a used car with 17k mi. on it in Aug. specd exactly the same...
Hi. Obermd. I bought the car from 2nd dealer. I tried to bit $17k+ttl for the 1st dealer, but the 1st dealer was firm on 18k+ttl. So I finally settled down with the 2nd dealer.
Hi. Sciphi. I paid the tax rate 6.18%. The tax is a little less than 1,100. The title and license is little over $100. So the ttl is around $1,200. In Texas we do pay car tax. I remember that I pay my old civci around $70 property tax every year.
Thanks everyone. I am enjoying my cruze, I already took two test drive in city highway combination and I got 40 mpg.
When I did my test driving, I coasted whenever possible, is it good for the break in? My driving habit is to coast (set the gear to neutral) a lot. When I anticipate the red light in distance, I coast. My question are:
1. is it bad for break in? because I see that in break in, you should have vary rpm.
2. how does that compares with the tech that leaving the gear in and let the car to rolling. Is coasting save more gas? or let the car in gear and let off gas paddle, save more gas?
Thanks again everyone.
During break in vary your engine and road speed. Basically don't sit at 55 MPH all day. For most drivers this isn't an issue because their normal driving routes and conditions enforce speed changes. I even ran my Cruze up to 5000 RPM a couple of times during break in, just to get some high RPM seating done. The biggest issue during break in is to ensure you always have enough space to avoid hard braking. You should attempt to do this anyway, but it's not always possible.Oh, one thing I noticed on the owner manual, why do I not see the interval to change manual transmission fluid? Aslo went to Walmart and tried to find motor oil. I found out that almost all sythetic has Dexo1 logo on them. Several sythetic blend has Dexo1 logo as well. I did not find any tranditional 5w-30 has Dexo1 logo, even Mobil 1 does not have that. Where to locate the tranditional motor oil with Dexo 1 logo? Thanks.
I just bought a new 2012 cruze eco manual with no options, 24 miles. The color is Autumn Metallic. The price is $17,411+ttl. The total price is $18.6K. Originally I wanted to pay cash, but the car dealer persuaded me to take finance. I took a 2 year loan with 1.1% interest. The total interest I will be paying is a little over $200.
I originally posted my thread @ http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/9-ch...e-manual-cruze-eco-around-austin-tx-area.html
I got many helps. I will be staying on this forum. And surely I will later ask questions.
I took some pics of my cruze. I also took two pics of a Ford Focus for the comparison.
No. If you are paying 3% interest on a loan and the inflation rate is 3%, you don't break even. If you broke even then people could literally print their own money. Remember the interest rate is compounded monthly, inflation is not.1.1% interest is below the inflation rate, so you actually paid less than that!