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

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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!
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The only issue i have with my car is the coolant smell....which is good considering i beat on it quite a bit, have drag raced it, tow regularly a bit over its capacity, have dyno'd it a couple times, etc.

Brakes look new after 14K miles even with the towing. Tire wear is a little faster than i thought but that's my fault not the car's. So far it looks like it's going to be a reliable car for years to come unless i get crazy with the tuning, but again, not the car's fault.

If the coolant smell (which seems better lately) is the only issue i have over the life of the car i'll be very happy.
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