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I was hanging out here before joining. Reading and learning and absorbing all the information I could. The wife is upgrading from a 2012 Sonic to a new Cruze Hatchback. Worked a very good deal with my dealership this weekend. Went with Premium Nightfall Metallic Gray, RS, Sun and Sound and Enhanced Convenient packages. The dealer had one on the lot but was missing the RS package and that was important for her. She wants a more "sporty" look. So the dealer has found one for us, just trying to work a trade deal or Order one for us. No hurry to get it, but definitely excited about the new purchase.

The color is not that far off from our 2010 SS/RS Camaro Cyber Gray Metallic, heavily modified now.

Anyway, the forum looks to have some great owners and lots of knowledge. Hope I can add a little more being an owner also.
 

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Welcome and congratulations. Did you wife have the Sonic hatchback?
 

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Welcome, this forum absolutely has some of the smartest, and honest down to earth honors I've seen in comparison to other vehicles forum, congratulations on the purchase

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Welcome and congratulations. Did you wife have the Sonic hatchback?
Yes, a 2012 LTZ Black hatchback. After 4 years and 57k miles later, looking to upgrade a little. Never had any mechanical issues with the Sonic, so staying with the Chevy family, just upgrade the ride a little.
 

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Welcome to the forum and congratulations as well! I hope you enjoy your new Cruze! :welcome:
 

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Should be picking our car up tomorrow. Will get some pics posted this weekend. The weather has been very nice here, which will give me the opportunity to detail, seal and wax it this weekend. Whoo hoo!!
 

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It was an "entertaining" day at the dealership, as there as a small, 2" scratch on the passenger side headlight. After the dealership manager talked for about 5 minutes, giving me a lot of excuses on how "that's just how it is", and "nothing can be done", and if we order one it will take 6 weeks, and ..and ...and ..and. I let him talk, I wasn't going to be rude and interrupt him, that would not be nice. So I let him talk.

Before I go on about that, let me describe me a little bit. I'm a powerlifter when not working, my best lifts in contest are 455 lb benchpress, 600 lbs deadlift and 550 lbs squat. I'm not a little fella, but I am nice.

As he continues to talk, more frustrated I become at his "sorry for you attitude". Then it is my turn to speak. And it goes like this "...I really don't want to hear any more **** about what you cannot do, I want to know how soon you are going to fix it". Then the conversation just gets more fun. He just wanted us to live with it and that was not going to happen. Long story short, he takes a headlight off another Cruze and puts it on ours. All while they let me drive a 2016 Camaro 2SS. Apparently you have to remove the whole bumper to get the headlight off, sucked for them, but I did not care.

Pics of the car, and me....hehehe
 

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It was an "entertaining" day at the dealership, as there as a small, 2" scratch on the passenger side headlight. After the dealership manager talked for about 5 minutes, giving me a lot of excuses on how "that's just how it is", and "nothing can be done", and if we order one it will take 6 weeks, and ..and ...and ..and. I let him talk, I wasn't going to be rude and interrupt him, that would not be nice. So I let him talk.

Before I go on about that, let me describe me a little bit. I'm a powerlifter when not working, my best lifts in contest are 455 lb benchpress, 600 lbs deadlift and 550 lbs squat. I'm not a little fella, but I am nice.

As he continues to talk, more frustrated I become at his "sorry for you attitude". Then it is my turn to speak. And it goes like this "...I really don't want to hear any more **** about what you cannot do, I want to know how soon you are going to fix it". Then the conversation just gets more fun. He just wanted us to live with it and that was not going to happen. Long story short, he takes a headlight off another Cruze and puts it on ours. All while they let me drive a 2016 Camaro 2SS. Apparently you have to remove the whole bumper to get the headlight off, sucked for them, but I did not care.

Pics of the car, and me....hehehe
Nice! Kind of a bummer you had to argue with the dealer about a brand new purchase. I had a similar experience trying to get my dealer to detail my car which sat on the lot for over a year. There were tons of leaves and cobwebs in the engine bay right next to the turbo and cat. Should have been easy to take care of. However, after I waited for 4 hours for them to detail it, I drove away angry. They didn't listen to anything I said, and only heard "detail it" which to them meant douse the interior and plastic engine cover in armor all. (I hate armor all) I ended up pulling all the debris out myself right in front of the manager then took it home to clean it properly. Dealerships are dumb.

Anyway, once the car was in my care, I've loved it ever since. I've only had to change out the crappy manual trans fluid. I'm not a huge fan of this particular manual trans (it's wants to be driven a certain way) but, I love the rest of the car. I've heard the gen 2 is even better. Enjoy! Also wow that's a lot of weight to lift. My entire motorcycle weighs 380 lbs.
 
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