2013 Chevrolet Cruze TD 2.0 turbo diesel from North America
It's a great commuter with some bad panel adjustment
There was a recall for some sensors (2) in the exhaust system. The dealer broke one while removing it and therefore damaged the exhaust. Well, they changed it but the part had to be ordered; a two day delay instead of an hour recall.
The car is very comfortable on nice pavement, but it can get a little choppier on some very bad pavement. The handling isn't bad at all, it's no racing car, but a great commuter.
The cabin is very well insulated, but you can still hear the subdued clattering of the diesel engine. The engine feels strong, it has a quite good amount of torque and is quite fun when you pass another vehicle. The transmission is quirky when it downshifts too quickly; maybe a change of the transmission fluid wouldn't hurt.
I dislike the assembly gaps all around the vehicle; it looks like it was assembled by a bunch of drunks that couldn't align the panel properly; the same applied in the inside. My VW was assembled in Mexico and was very well done in comparison.
The fuel economy is on average of 6,3 l/100 km, just like the Jetta TDI. But you see quite a difference if you only do highway driving; my drive is composed of 40 percent city and 60 percent highway.
There is a decent 9 speaker Pioneer radio, navigation, WiFi, and Bluetooth with voice command. Lots of buttons on the steering wheels for calls, volume, and cruise control, all at hand and easy to use.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th May, 2018