2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ RS 1.4 turbo from North America
The Cruze is a fantastic little car
The paint job on this car leaves something to be desired. I take good care of my cars, but no matter what, I seem to find a small new ding in the paint every couple weeks.
No other problems to report so far!
Great gas mileage! I get about 28/30 MPG in the city and 40 MPG on the highway.
Haven't owned it that long, but so far this car is exactly how it should be. The interior is very well equipped and surprisingly quiet. Even with the RS package, this car rides smooth and is very comfortable.
The engine has plenty of power, but sometimes when driving along, if you have to step on it, it can take a little bit longer than it should to accelerate. The turbo works great and can throw you back in your seat!
Overall, I'm very happy with this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th June, 2014
5th May 2015, 16:36
A family member had the 2012 turbo version. The turbo just went out at 61,000km, and the GM dealer want $1980 + tax to replace (the part was $500 + labour $1500).
There's no recall on the 2012 version of the turbo. The 2013 and 2014 have a recall.
24th Feb 2016, 23:05
Regular oil changes are critical, not just on this turbo charged car but all modern cars. Toyotas suffer from sludge, Mazda ultra compression engines need very clean oil, and Hondas also fail because of oil. Engines that give great gas mileage need clean high quality oil; skip that and things get expensive.
5th Mar 2017, 17:22
When you see a turbo in a car use, only synthetic oil. Also if you were driving the car hard, let it cool down one minute before shooting off the engine.