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Where some compacts feel light and flimsy, the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze exudes a feeling of solidity and strength. Those seeking maximum fuel economy will likely be impressed by the Eco model's 42-mpg EPA
If exciting exterior styling and a powerful engine top your list of must haves, Chevrolet's 2013 Cruze compact sedan takes a backseat to cars such as the Mazda Mazda3, Ford Focus and Honda Civic Si.
The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze offers two engine choices: A 1.8-liter 4-cylinder rated at 138 horsepower and a peppy 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with the same horsepower but more torque and better fuel economy. While we love the turbocharged engine, we did find some lag upon acceleration from a dead stop, a characteristic we blame on the somewhat sluggish 6-speed automatic's inability to downshift with any authority. As for the Cruze's driving dynamics, we mostly found them pleasant and even a bit sporty. The ride is impressively stable and smo
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By vanishwolf (OH) on Saturday, June 15, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,200overall rating 4 of 10rating details
Pros: "transimission leakage issues"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"I took my car to get a oil change at 3200 miles no not at the dealer at my local mechanic that I have been with for 17 years. He noticed a transmission leak. I took it straight to the dealer and they are trying to pass it off as normal seepage from the transmission. I may be a female, but I am also 50yrs old and have purchased several new and used cars in my time. I have never heard that seepage is normal. I have taken it to two other places and they just laugh at me when I tell them was Chevy is telling me. I am taking it in for the 4th time, I took it back to my mechanic last night and put it on the lift to see if still leaking and yes since last inspection at 5400miles I clearly have transmission fluid coming from somewhere, and I do not believe this normal seepage they are telling me. I have cases open with the dealer and gm at this time. I can only hope they will make this right without me having to pay a attorney. I have spoken with one on advice, but have not retained him at this time. I can only hope that they will see the light after taking it back this time. I love the car but feel that paying over 19grand for a new car, it should not be leaking this fluid and feel at this point that the dealer and gm, don't care they got the sale and this is all they are worried about, not that the customer is very disappointed at this point. I work hard for my money and spend it wisely and at this point I feel that this car is a total rip-off.. I would strongly recommend that you have your car put on a lift and look to see if you have this issue. Hopefully you would not but keep a watch out."
By Dann (OH) on Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Looks, comfort and feel of the drive"
Cons: "The tiny 1.3 litr 4 cylinder is not enough engine."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I had intended to buy a used car but I am satisfied that I made a good call with this Cruze. I plan to retire in about 2 years and this may be the last car I ever buy. I like the looks, the comfort and the interior design. Thus far I have not had any issues or problems with the car at all. I bought the base model and the only thing I may have done differently is buy up one model. I would be willing to pay more money to get cruise control on the base model and I would expect a little better fuel mileage than the 28 MPG I get but overall a great car."
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