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Hello everybody!

I am considering joining the Cruze community and would like your opinions. I have found three Cruze Lt's for sale in my area that seem to be decent deals.

1. 2012 Cruze RS This one has 49,000 miles and has only had one previous owner. The biggest issue is it's age which means that the factory power train warranty is expired. It is priced at $10,700 which is quite a bit cheaper than the 2015s.

2. 2015 Cruze 2LT #1 3. 2015 Cruze 2LT #2 These two are extremely similar with the main difference being the interior color. I really like the updated interior and the MyLink radio. They both have just over 40,000 miles and thus are still covered under the factory power train warranty. Both are priced at $13,000.

I am mainly looking for opinions on which of the three you think is the best value. Is it worth the extra ~$2000 for the newer model? Are there any major reliability differences between the two years? Any information is appreciated!

Thanks!
 

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Hello everybody!

I am considering joining the Cruze community and would like your opinions. I have found three Cruze Lt's for sale in my area that seem to be decent deals.

1. 2012 Cruze RS This one has 49,000 miles and has only had one previous owner. The biggest issue is it's age which means that the factory power train warranty is expired. It is priced at $10,700 which is quite a bit cheaper than the 2015s.

2. 2015 Cruze 2LT #1 3. 2015 Cruze 2LT #2 These two are extremely similar with the main difference being the interior color. I really like the updated interior and the MyLink radio. They both have just over 40,000 miles and thus are still covered under the factory power train warranty. Both are priced at $13,000.

I am mainly looking for opinions on which of the three you think is the best value. Is it worth the extra ~$2000 for the newer model? Are there any major reliability differences between the two years? Any information is appreciated!

Thanks!
I do not know where you are at, but you might want to look at this one: FS: 2014 Chevy Cruze 1LT 17,500mi @whitecruze is located in Virgina.

EDIT: I see the dealers your looking at is Nebraska, but still where there's a will there's a way!
 

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I would go with the newer one, because it has the interior you want, and it has the warranty if you are worried. Plus, the 14's and newer are more reliable.
 

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Absolutely the 15. 15-16 Limited were the best for Cruze reliability - so far - as they had most of the engine reliability updates (new water pump, PCV design), a more reliable MyLink system, and very few transmission issues.
 

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Only thing I like about the 12 is no MyLink issues, electronic child locks, USB cover, and RS. I'm with the rest on getting the newer ones over the 12 as your luck/risk is way better.
 

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Only thing I like about the 12 is no MyLink issues, electronic child locks, USB cover, and RS. I'm with the rest on getting the newer ones over the 12 as your luck/risk is way better.
I never had any issues with my 14 mylink, and does the 15 and newer no longer have the electronic child locks? My 14 and my new 16 (I think) has it.
 

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If either of those are a 6 speed manual, do a test drive. Cross shop a 2014 Mazda in that case.

If not, lean towards the newer one because it's younger, and has some minor updates to improve reliability. I haven't had any issues with my manual LT (2015) aside from the fact it's a shitty driver in stick format.
 

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Only thing I like about the 12 is no MyLink issues,
What MyLink issues? The '15 seems to have worked the bugs out. The '15 also has LED DRLs, while the '12 uses the headlights. All in all, I think the '15 is worth the extra money.

One thing missing - none of them seem to have backup cameras. At least, I'm not seeing it in the photos.
 

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2015 2LT will give you the day-time LED running lights, which are nice. :) They also moved the power door locks to the arm rest (makes sense). It looks like the 2012 has rear drum brakes. Not sure if that is an issue though.
 
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