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Hi all,

My Cruze is a 2017 sedan LT auto in Kinetic Blue with the convenience package. I've had it for about 2 weeks now and am soooo happy that I pulled the trigger on this car instead of repairing my old daily driver. I came from a 2011 Impala LS (3.5L) with 90,000+ miles that was in need of some major repair and maintenance work. It had a blown transmission, a cracked windshield and needed brakes, tires, struts and other miscellaneous work. In all, I figured that I had ~$6K in expenses to get the Impala in good, reliable shape. With the 20% discount that GM was running last month, as well as GM Card points (they were giving me an extra $1K) and my trade-in (they gave me a reasonable figure for the Impala), choosing the new Cruze over repairing the Impala was a no brainer.

I'm impressed with the Cruze - it's very solid, rides well, has decent acceleration, is quiet and gets great gas mileage. I commute about 60 miles each way, about 60/40 highway-city, and am getting 38 mpg (by calculation, not the trip computer) so far. This alone will save a lot of $$ year after year. The other aspect of the Cruze that is a pleasant surprise is the size of the trunk. I coach my kids' baseball, softball and soccer teams and am always carrying a trunk full of gear, and the Cruze can hold about 85% of what the Impala could carry - very impressive indeed!

While it's a nice car, it's not perfect and lacks a few details that I find annoying. One feature that could use some refining (reprogramming) is the auto start/stop. While I appreciate the fuel savings, GM should have given the driver the ability to select the lag time before the auto stop kicks in. It's so quick to stop the engine that it often does so as I'm trying to shift from Drive to Park, only to restart as I pass through Reverse. My biggest peeve is the lack of a extending sun visor. The visor really needs to cover the entire width of the door window.
 

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Welcome Aboard!:welcome:

I asked this in a similar post, will the sun visor from a Gen I fit?
When I figure out the various option/solutions, I'll make a separate topic. One can always order a new telescoping visor from the dealer parts dept. I believe that it's ~$70, probably cheaper if ordered from one of the on-line discounters.
 

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When I figure out the various option/solutions, I'll make a separate topic. One can always order a new telescoping visor from the dealer parts dept. I believe that it's ~$70, probably cheaper if ordered from one of the on-line discounters.
Used is cheaper - try car-parts.com
 
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