2012 Chevrolet Cruze User Reviews
- $13,225 - $16,673
- No trim specified for this review
- Handling, quiet interior, responsive engine, 45 MPG hwy, 38 MPG overall (man.), large trunk
- rr. drum brakes, no rear armrest/cupholders
Purchased As New
I have always avoided GM compacts. I looked at the 2012 Ford Focus and then the Cruze; I got the Cruze because of its roomier interior, much better outward vision, smooth responsive engine (turbo) and more reserved styling.
It is fun to drive, handles and accelerates well (in the lower gears), has a very quiet and refined nature, the controls have a precision feel, the paint is excellent, the body panel gaps are tight and consistent and it is getting great fuel economy. I like the styling, the forged aluminum wheels, and the lowered body with sport suspension springs. The manual transmission shifter is nicely weighted and has short throws. The extra cost nav screen is large with crisp colorful readouts, the optional Pioneer audio system is well worth the cost and the leather on the steering wheel and shifter is high quality. The backup warning works well and this is my first car with OEM foglights that actually light up the blind spots. A friend who drives a BMW 5 series asked to trade cars after he drove it. I have 10K troublefree miles on the car; not a single squeak or rattle. At $20K, this car is a very good value. I would buy it again.
This car is worth a test drive if you're looking for a car in this price range; I enjoy driving it everyday and I'm an enthusiast who owns several sports cars.
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