22nd Dec 2011, 18:07
My Cruze has 46,000 miles on it, so I have extensive experience with the car. There is a slight "hesitation" when you want to accelerate hard and the car is in high gear. I believe this is due to the transmission being reluctant to downshift, rather than the fault of the engine. I personally do not find this annoying. The hesitation lasts for about a half second. Then the car pulls strongly after the transmission has downshifted. Overall, I have found the car to be excellent!
7th Feb 2012, 19:44
I'm now at 19,000 miles, averaging 43 mpg - still love it. Have had two deer hit my car (maybe it's so quiet/aerodynamic that the deer don't hear me coming??)... anyways, repaired, no issues. Still drives like a charm. No issues with ANYTHING... couple oil changes, that's it.
Just wish the gas tank was bigger so that I could go even farther on a tank of gas - but I can deal with approx 550 miles per tank :) Love it!