Chevrolet Cruze Forums banner

Need a trouble free car. Should I buy a Cruze? Seems like there's lots of issues??

5906 33
Hello,

My last 2 cars have been Toyota Corollas. not fancy, BUT, each one has gone a quarter of a million miles with ZERO problems & NEVER had to go back to the car dealer for repairs. just normal maintenance over the years.

My job gives me extremely little free time. Having a car that breaks down, especially a brand new on after plunking down a considerable amount of money, and having to miss work to sit in a car dealer for repairs is not an option for me. I can't do it.

I really like the looks of the Chevy Cruze. BUT, you folks seem to have a ton of problems with it. A brand new car stinking of engine coolant? coolant on the windshield? etc, etc, etc. I don't have that now with my 12 year old corolla. I'm not going to put up with that with a new car.

Question for you folks: Just how reliable has your Cruze been? How long have you had it & how many times have you had to bring it back to the car dealer for repairs? Lastely, would you buy it again?

Thanks VERY MUCH in advance for any help/advice you can offer!
1 - 2 of 2 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
713 Posts
Wow, 250,000k with just maintenance.

15 years fixing cars, I've never run into a Corolla or any other car that could do that.

Unless struts, sway bar links, wheel bearings or belt tensioners are considered maintenance.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
713 Posts
I consider that stuff maintenance. It's suspension and accessory belt stuff that wears out and needs to be replaced every so often. And wheel bearings wear out after 100-150k miles, especially the fronts on a FWD car since they have so many roles to play in acceleration/steering/braking and suspension, often 2 or 3 of those things at once.
I've sent multiple Corolla's back for wheel bearings under warranty before 60,000 kms. I've sent a Camry back for front struts under warranty at 30,000 kms a few months ago.

The point I'm trying to make is small but true. I've found import owners a lot more accepting of repairs that shouldn't be happening than domestics. Why this is I have no idea. Is it because they are programmed to think the cars are better and anything that happens is normal? Maybe.

I'm not arguing that the imports are not better because as history shows anybody, they are. But the point is that nothing that exists is perfect even though some make us try to think that.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top