2001 Chevrolet Cruze LX 1.3 from Japan


A generally reliable car, with a few weaknesses, for driving in Japan


Transmission passing gear needed and still needs adjustment. Slippage when passing speed needed at highway speed.

General Comments:

Good car for city driving although a little wide for some narrow streets.

1300cc is too small for the car if to be used at toll road speeds or in hilly terrain.

Tires are too narrow for a vehicle of this height. Cornering at even very moderate speed give a feeling of pending tip-over. Moderate crosswind also causes instability.

Inside width is very good and overall seating in comfortable for four.

Driver sits high and has very good visibility.

Overdrive light is the opposite of what would be normally expected. "O/D On" light would be more appropriate that "O/D Off" light.

Gasoline near empty warning light is needed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th November, 2004

2001 Chevrolet Cruze 1.3 from Japan


Nothing yet. Only have had this car for one month.

General Comments:

1300cc engine is too weak for this size (weight) car. Runs fairly well on flat terrain, but slows down on grades.

Seating is good, but a little more comfort is needed.

Driver sits in a high position and has excellent visibility to the front. Rear visibility somewhat poor.

Car bothered by crosswinds due to height and possibly narrow tire treads.

165X65X15 tires do not provide enough stability. Car tends to tip when cornering which gives driver a somewhat uncomfortable feeling.

A good car for flat terrain country in which high winds are not common.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd April, 2003

19th May 2009, 12:29

It runs very well.