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Old 25th February 2010, 21:41   #16
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This car has super tall gearing to help FE. 1400rpm@100kph in sixth gear is tooooo tall for my liking, that too in a turbodiesel with so much turbo lag.
Trust me you won't feel it. It's perfect configuration for both city and highway driving.
BTW I own this beauty in auto variant.

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Old 25th February 2010, 22:19   #17
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BTW I own this beauty in auto variant.
Wasn't the car launched only couple of days back?And you already have it?

Anyways congrats and do let us know how does the car feel.

Btw just saw the Ad on CNN-IBN and I think it is really an irresponsible ad.
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Old 25th February 2010, 22:30   #18
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The 'Segment' power point slide looks rather cheap and unprofessionally made
Yeah, they have got images from Carwale. LOL!
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Old 25th February 2010, 22:34   #19
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Trust me you won't feel it. It's perfect configuration for both city and highway driving.
BTW I own this beauty in auto variant.
Nice. I'm sure the auto 'boxes on chevy's will be good. After all their primary market runs only on auto 'boxes

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BTW, whats the issue with the plastics and chrome? Are they of bad quality? sooner wear out expected, rattling ...?
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Old 26th February 2010, 16:03   #21
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Thats a nice car specially after 150 Bhp engine has got 6 speed auto, this is going to be killer for Laura/Sonata/Corolla/Civic or even dent the sales of Accord/Superb.
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Cruze is a supercar which looks like a normal saloon. It beats the competition out of sight. I am very happy with the car which i have been using for past 3 months. It has a very powerful diesel engine. Rocket in true sense!
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On my way to the showroom to get my Cruze Automatic (Diamond White), Cant wait to see the beast!!!
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On my way to the showroom to get my Cruze Automatic (Diamond White), Cant wait to see the beast!!!
Congrats man. Patience Pays after all!!
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What is the + and - in the above pic? Does it work as gear up and down like the Fiat dualogic gearbox?
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What is the + and - in the above pic? Does it work as gear up and down like the Fiat dualogic gearbox?
Yes thats the tiptronic part. So while Cruising, you want to downshift, shift the stick to that part and move it backward for downshift.
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Neat report, Ajmat. Thanks for sharing it with us.

The Cruze AT makes a compelling case for itself, thanks to the 6 speed gearbox + that punchy engine. I don't expect it to match the DSG on sheer finesse, but then, GM makes robust slush boxes. Skoda / VW DSGs have suspect reliability. I am personally happy to witness an increase in the launch of ATs. Just what the Doc ordered for our driving conditions.

A gross overlook on GM's part with the street racing ad concept, as well as the cheap powerpoint presentation.

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BTW, whats the issue with the plastics and chrome? Are they of bad quality? sooner wear out expected, rattling ...?
Look up TSK1979's review of the Cruze. They are hard and entirely lacking in the premium feel.
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Yes thats the tiptronic part. So while Cruising, you want to downshift, shift the stick to that part and move it backward for downshift.
Interesting. Is it the same as the paddle shifters in the Civic and City? I mean, are the technologies the same? And does it achieve the same thing as achieved by the paddles?
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Interesting. Is it the same as the paddle shifters in the Civic and City? I mean, are the technologies the same? And does it achieve the same thing as achieved by the paddles?
Yep the technologies are basically the same but paddles are far easier to use. Nothing comes close to a dual clutch box however
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A gross overlook on GM's part with the street racing ad concept, as well as the cheap powerpoint presentation.


Look up TSK1979's review of the Cruze. They are hard and entirely lacking in the premium feel.
Actually the ppt was slick but the add on script on the price etc was scrappy. They could have given the inputs to the PR company making the slides

I noticed the rubber mats in central console was ill fitting
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