2010 Holden Cruze CD turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand
The Holden Cruze I purchased was built in South Korea, not in Australia like they are now.
A couple of minor cosmetic issues have arisen, such as the silver covering of the inside door handles has started peeling away.
The actual holes in the door that you pull to close the door on the inside of the car, have a piece of rubber at the bottom of them. This has come off on all doors. However, $2 glue could easily fix this issue.
Diesel turbo lag is annoying, especially when the air conditioning is on driving around town (starting off from traffic lights).
Highway driving is where this car excels. Awesome fuel economy; 850km a tank, or 800km a tank around town.
Despite not having the biggest engine, you can have the air con on, and have the car in 5th gear, and it will tear up a hill on the highway with no dramas. Has a lot of torque.
Car is comfortable, never had any mechanical issues, and would definitely buy another one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th February, 2012
1st Apr 2014, 07:18
I agree that the Cruze in petrol base has real problems, however if you get into a 2LT diesel, well that's a different story.
Other than the usual turbo lag with diesels, this car is like a racing car. It has a great power to weight ratio in acceleration, and you can sit at 140kph at a mere 1200 RPM (I kid you not). And even at that speed, if you put the foot down the acceleration is impressive, not to mention the excellent fuel economy (800 - 950 Km to a 65 litre tank).
It absolutely hugs the road, beats the Mazda 3 easily in all departments as far as I am concerned, however again I must state that they failed on the petrol models badly, and would not advise the purchase of a petrol model. The diesel is terrific; test drive one and you will see what I mean.