27th Mar 2011, 02:49

I have a 2005 Auto Cruze, and apart from the wiper blades being hard to get, I am so in love with this car!!! I get so much economy with the soaring fuel prices, and I can fit in 2 adults, 2 more almost adults, and 2 very large (34 kilo) dogs with comfort with no complaints from humans nor dogs. I don't like the new ones!

27th Mar 2011, 20:38

The new Cruze is an entirely different animal to yours.

Yours was a re-badged and mildly warmed over Suzuki Swift/Ignis, whereas the new Cruze is built in Korea by Daewoo, which GM bought over when it went bankrupt and is a much larger vehicle.

The underpinnings of the new Cruze are of GM origin, this being the Delta platform on which the Opel/Vauxhall Astra are also built on. Shame that GM no longer does the Astra for your part of the world.

15th Apr 2011, 04:39

Hi, it may be too late, but I am able to help you, I can recondition your Cruze gearbox, I have reconditioned many of them over the years, I actually have a reconditioned gearbox on the shelf,

If you are interested in knowing more, then please email me wakeline@adam.com.au

Also as an extra note, if you have bought a replacement gearbox from wreckers etc... I would be interested in buying your old gearbox... regards Gary.

13th Jun 2011, 01:01

Yesterday, I bought a Holden Cruze CD, 2009 model privately.

While driving in torrential rain on the Pacific Highway the base/arm of the wiper snapped and stopped working.

How can it happen with a car that has travelled only 58,000 km?

Dr. Maqsud Omar.


13 June 2011.

8th Jul 2011, 21:11

I can help you, If you need any advise please email me, wakeline@adam.com.au

Only too happy to help.



27th Jul 2011, 08:30

The YG Cruze is in no way a Suzuki Ignis.

Only the body is similar.

Engine and gearbox are not the same.

I would recommend an Ignis, but never a Cruze due to the lack of parts and high associated costs of parts when you find them. Also the transmission and transfer case are not Suzuki, and have a very common fault.

23rd Apr 2012, 16:37

Yes, I have a 2003 Y Cruze, which has a loud clicking sound, which seems to fade away as the car gets hotter. The sound is similar to worn out CV joints. I took car to a trusted mechanic, who told me the CV's are perfect; the problem is in the transfer case.

Is this a common problem, & what needs to be done?

17th Jul 2012, 02:47

How much should it cost to replace or refurbish the gear box?

26th May 2014, 05:49

How hard is it to change CV joints on a 2004 Cruze?

1st Jul 2014, 04:33

Just to let everyone know that MOST aftermarket YG Cruze drive shafts have defects in the design of them; they make CV noise in a straight line and on full lock under power. This problem could not be fixed as there was a design fault in the CV. The problem was fixed by using a genuine Holden CV joint; this fixed the problem, but was more expensive. They have had no ends of trouble with after market parts on these particular vehicles.

24th Mar 2018, 07:08

Hi Adam, whereabouts in Oz are you & how much do you charge to recondition a 2004 Holden Cruze gearbox?

Kind regards, Tracey.