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Well , with great great hopes of a 2021 cruze (a dyslexic play on my 2012 cruze), I am sadly disappointed GM will no longer be making cruzes. What would be a car in the future i could buy in next few years. I want turbocharger no matter what. VW Jetta? I know many things will change in even 2 years most likely. But man I am sad to hear this news... I LOVE my 1.4 liter turbo, And with the new MAF sensor, valve cover and intank man., it finally drives perfect (more turbo boost I think)
hmmm , What will you all buy if you were waiting for a 2020+ cruze.
 

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I bought my 2018 Colorado, and put a cover on my cruze and enjoy taking it out for 3 hours on a Sunday, 6 of the months a year, I foresee many years driving and maintaining my first car, and even my truck, but I understand why they discontinued the Cruze, and even other passenger cars, it's just how today's market is, but its unfortunate I can get a 2021 cruze (10 year anniversary to mine)

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After Four Cruzes, '11,'13,'14,'16, the last two Identical LTZ's I moved up to an '18 Malibu LTe with the 1.5L turbo 4, rated the same gas Mileage as my last two Cruzes. The Malibu will still be around to compete with the Camry and the Accord. I really liked my Cruzes. The Malibu has the same equipment as the LTZ's had but cost alot more. My last Malibu, an '08, was a disappointment in the gas mileage but it only came with the 4 speed auto, this Malibu gets the same gas mileage as the Cruze but is alot roomier. I'm sorry the Cruze is being discontinued, I think it's a mistake on GM's part, they will give the business to the competition and lose the first time buyers. Market share will go even farther in the hole, GM will end up a Nitch car and truck provider.
 

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After Four Cruzes, '11,'13,'14,'16, the last two Identical LTZ's I moved up to an '18 Malibu LTe with the 1.5L turbo 4, rated the same gas Mileage as my last two Cruzes. The Malibu will still be around to compete with the Camry and the Accord. I really liked my Cruzes. The Malibu has the same equipment as the LTZ's had but cost alot more. My last Malibu, an '08, was a disappointment in the gas mileage but it only came with the 4 speed auto, this Malibu gets the same gas mileage as the Cruze but is alot roomier. I'm sorry the Cruze is being discontinued, I think it's a mistake on GM's part, they will give the business to the competition and lose the first time buyers. Market share will go even farther in the hole, GM will end up a Nitch car and truck provider.
Niche:xmas: The Malibu is a finer car. Someone here will settle for a Spark or Sonic:throwup:
 

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I’m thinking about an Encore, assuming they keep the Buick brand name going. And that looks doubtful. As for Chevy, the Equinox is too big and too expensive, and I’m not that impressed by the Trax.
 

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I’m thinking about an Encore, assuming they keep the Buick brand name going. And that looks doubtful. As for Chevy, the Equinox is too big and too expensive, and I’m not that impressed by the Trax.
[email protected] Cruze sedan is lo her and wider than an Encore, and longer than the Equinox...Just sayin. Equinox is more expensive...by about $500 for the base model, but comes with the better engine.
 

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[email protected] Cruze sedan is lo her and wider than an Encore, and longer than the Equinox...Just sayin. Equinox is more expensive...by about $500 for the base model, but comes with the better engine.
I dunno, the 1.5 seems more coarse and unrefined to me. Especially in the 3000+ RPM range. And it's kinda a slug in the Equinox.
 

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[email protected] Cruze sedan is lo her and wider than an Encore, and longer than the Equinox...Just sayin. Equinox is more expensive...by about $500 for the base model, but comes with the better engine.
True, it’s an apples-to-oranges comparison, but I’m starting to think that if the whole world is going SUV...maybe it’s time for me to do likewise. In terms of looks, the Cruze wins, hands down. The Equinox is just a big box on wheels, kind of like a kitchen appliance. And though it may have the better engine, from what I’ve read it isn’t that great a performer. I’ve driven a few Encores and they’re okay, but “meh”. Sigh...I think I’ll hang on to my Cruze for a while.
 

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After Four Cruzes, '11,'13,'14,'16, the last two Identical LTZ's I moved up to an '18 Malibu LTe with the 1.5L turbo 4, rated the same gas Mileage as my last two Cruzes. The Malibu will still be around to compete with the Camry and the Accord. I really liked my Cruzes. The Malibu has the same equipment as the LTZ's had but cost alot more. My last Malibu, an '08, was a disappointment in the gas mileage but it only came with the 4 speed auto, this Malibu gets the same gas mileage as the Cruze but is alot roomier. I'm sorry the Cruze is being discontinued, I think it's a mistake on GM's part, they will give the business to the competition and lose the first time buyers. Market share will go even farther in the hole, GM will end up a Nitch car and truck provider.
Niche<img src="http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/images/smilies/xmas.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Xmas" class="inlineimg" /> The Malibu is a finer car. Someone here will settle for a Spark or Sonic<img src="http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/images/smilies/throwup.gif" border="0" alt="" title="throwup" class="inlineimg" />
I disagree that the Malibu is a finer car compared to the Cruze. Every current gen Malibu I drive has a flutter or vibration noise in the rear. The seats aren't as comfortable, even for a 6'2" 265# gent, I also dislike that the Redline Malibu has chrome all over it. I also prefer the 19 Cruze refresh to the 19 Malibu refresh, although I do approve of the separate high beams the Malibu has now, no more bihalogen projectors.
 

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Sadly, the Cruze is discontinued while the Trax is still being made - and sold in far fewer numbers, apparently. Odd. I think there's more to GM stopping Cruze production than sales figures alone. Yet more evidence that CUV's are replacing hatches & sedans. This all stinks for me because I'm a wagon man. How many manufacturers are making wagons these days? Lets's see - Volvo, Subaru & Buick. That's about it.

Looks like we're joining the (not so) elite club of discontinued compact GM car owners. Too bad - I thought the Cruze had some real legs.
 

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I disagree that the Malibu is a finer car compared to the Cruze. Every current gen Malibu I drive has a flutter or vibration noise in the rear. The seats aren't as comfortable, even for a 6'2" 265# gent, I also dislike that the Redline Malibu has chrome all over it. I also prefer the 19 Cruze refresh to the 19 Malibu refresh, although I do approve of the separate high beams the Malibu has now, no more bihalogen projectors.
Yeah, I drove the Malibu and thought it felt pretty cheap inside unless you went up to the Premier trim. Reminded me a little bit of an Altima or 13-17 Accord. Even then, I think the Fusion and Cruze Premier are nicer.
 

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I"d consider the equinox. Prefer the traverse but that's a little too pricey for me.

I wouldn't mind a buick but again. A little more price.
 

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This is the direction I'd be tempted to go as well (Alltrack?)
I bought one in diesel back in 2012. Other than high hourly charges for maintenance I had no complaints. If the court ordered buy back hadn't been so generous I would probably still be driving it. Well that and a fuel pump that would grenade if it got a half tablespoon of gasoline accidentally. I still want it is battery electric or in plugin hybrid electric.
 
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