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New Cruze owner checking in from Boise, ID.

The car is red 2011 Eco 6M. Loving it so far. Some questions:

1. Is there really no interior trunk release? I haven't found it

2. The Eco has a reduced fuel capacity. Could I swap a tank from a non-Eco to enable 600-mile range? Could it really be that easy? :)

3. The lack of a spare is unnerving. Can the "tub" of the trunk be swapped so that I can have the standard teeny spare and jack from a non-Eco Cruze?


Thanks!
 

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Hello,

New Cruze owner checking in from Boise, ID.

The car is red 2011 Eco 6M. Loving it so far. Some questions:

1. Is there really no interior trunk release? I haven't found it

2. The Eco has a reduced fuel capacity. Could I swap a tank from a non-Eco to enable 600-mile range? Could it really be that easy? :)

3. The lack of a spare is unnerving. Can the "tub" of the trunk be swapped so that I can have the standard teeny spare and jack from a non-Eco Cruze?


Thanks!
Welcome Aboard!:welcome:

3. How to Install a GM Spec'd Spare Tire in the ECO MT Trunk

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Hello,

New Cruze owner checking in from Boise, ID.

The car is red 2011 Eco 6M. Loving it so far. Some questions:

1. Is there really no interior trunk release? I haven't found it
As far as I can tell the interior trunk release is accessed by pulling down the rear seats and climbing through to the emergency trunk release physically attached to the latch mechanism. :) I think GM took so much heat on this that they added a real interior trunk release in the 2nd generation.

2. The Eco has a reduced fuel capacity. Could I swap a tank from a non-Eco to enable 600-mile range? Could it really be that easy? :)
We have the same size tank. What the ECO MT has is a shroud on the main fuel fill vent that causes the tank to stop rapidly venting around 11.5 gallons. If you trickle fill you can add the remaining three gallons. If you're willing to drop the fuel tank and change the fuel pump sending unit with the unit in the LT, LTZ, or ECO AT you'll get the full 15.6 gallons as well.

3. The lack of a spare is unnerving. Can the "tub" of the trunk be swapped so that I can have the standard teeny spare and jack from a non-Eco Cruze?


Thanks!
Follow the link to the GM Spare Tire in my signature for instructions on adding a spare tire to your ECO MT.

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Wow! Thanks for the quick replies. I am definitely going to get that FLVV.... Probably get a full assembly from the JY to have a spare pump. I'll also get those spare tire pieces as well.

I honestly don't see a huge MPG difference with the added weight of both (maybe 60-ish pounds?). In other words, less than the weight of 1 passenger.

I'll be able to to go from Boise to San Francisco with gas to spare, and almost to LA on a single tank!

Thanks!
 
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