Second gear usually goes higher, because of the larger gear spacing.Yep, mine does this when it holds out 2nd til over 3k. I try to not let it do that if the engine isn't warm, but it usually happens coming up a hill near home.
Tune probably fixed it for you. Ford had a TSB addressing 2-3 shift flare on their version of the transmission with a programming update.
Slam down hard on mine and it drops gears and takes off instantly. If yours is an early year Cruze, the programming really needed help.[/COLOR]
Sometimes in 3rd gear, mine revs to 3.5 or 4k RPM, before jolting into 4th, almost as if the clutch plates opened, but somehow were glued to the plate, until that gear shift happens.
Doesn't happen often though, just once in a blue moon.
But cold, my engine does have the tendency to stay in gear too much, which is not good.
High revs on a cold engine, can result in metal fatigue of the valves.