Chevrolet Cruze Review from Austria

2009 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.6 petrol

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Don't Know
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance31000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 307

Summary:

Good car for the price

Faults:

Front seats are squeaking.

Central lock remote control didn't work for a while. It works again now, it repaired itself, didn't go into service.

Some squeaky plastics inside.

Radio system is kind of weird. Probably I don't know how to use it, but sometimes loses its presets on the radio.

General Comments:

Up to now, the car did not encounter great trouble. It is fair for its price, and has good handling, fair performance, although the engine is a little weak for the weight of the car.

Poor quality of the interior plastics. Squeaky, front seats are squeaking. However it is very safe, scored maximum stars.

Fuel consumption is quite big, especially in first 15000 km, but after that many kilometers, the fuel consumption dropped at fair values.

Referring to the quality of the inside plastics, let's face it, it is a budget car. A Korean car, with budget quality, but much improved comparing to older Daewoo, Kia or Hyundai. However, there is no perfect car.

The car is fine, worth its money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th December, 2010

13th Dec 2010, 00:57

1.6L? Oh dear. In Australia (Holden badged) the Cruze only comes in a 1.8L petrol or 2.0L diesel. I haven't driven the diesel yet, but I've hired a few petrol ones, and with automatic transmission, they are the slowest things I've ever had the misfortune to drive. I've heard the diesel is better, that's the only one I'd buy if given the option. The rental companies here only buy the petrol auto's. The first one I hired had 8000km, and the ignition key was binding (wouldn't spring back), and the last one I hired, the chrome was peeling off the inside driver's door release. It had clear sellotape on it to stop people cutting themselves. This was also a very low mileage car.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review