Divorce is requiring me to downsize from my F-150. I'm pretty much sold on the cruze after driving focus , 3,elantra, Altima and fusion. Primary requirement is money saving. I want a manual trans. My local dealer has 3 2012 manual base Eco, Lt/RS, LT/allstar. All within a few hundred dollars. Extreme revolution explained in great detail that LT/ECO MPGdifference is about 5-6 mpg. So maximum saving would point to ECO. My question is for ECO owners. Does the transmission gearing or envy of RS or other options make you regret your choice ? Most of my driving will be highwa. Thanks
Never regretted it for a moment. For 100% highway driving, you'll definitely appreciate the added fuel economy of the Eco. Keep in mind, what I pointed out was an average. The highest numbers on the Eco compared to the highest numbers on the LT were closer to 10mpg, if one will be doing 100% highway driving.