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Old 2nd August 2010, 13:51   #91
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change the OEM tyres ( JK Vectra) to Continental Premium Contact 2 ( CPC2)

Whatz the tyre size ? Did you upsize or went in for the same size?

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Old 2nd August 2010, 14:09   #92
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mobike, one request can you please get rid of the steering cover. The fitting seems to be a bit loose.

I know these are like 400-500 bucks but if you go for a proper stitched one, the quality and fit is like OE.

I believe G-sport stitches for Rs.1,800-2,000.
As it came as a freebie. Let me enjoy it for a few days. Will get rid of it at a later stage and go for a better one.

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Avi, I think the cruze has already come. Time to change the title
Some saint has already done it. Who was it?

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Avi congrats on the beast. I am starting to like all the big sedans in white.
Thanks Satish. Same here. I love all luxury sedans in White then in Black.

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Congrats on the new purchase.

Speeds > 100 and still engine is below 2000RPM? That is indeed great!

I had one question. The other I had the chance to sit in back seat of a Cruze. I felt that the back seat is a bit inclined.
Have others felt it, or its my imagination. There was one more guy withe me. He also felt the same.
I beileve the Cruze touches 160kmph and engine RPM is < 2000rpm.

You are right, the back seat is bit inclined towards backwards and its really comfortable. I prefer it that ways than an upright bench type which can be not that good for the back.

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Avi, Spotted you this morning in Gachibowli near the Regional Telecom Institute. The White Annihilator looked awesome. But please get rid of the Blue ribbon on the bonnet.

Cheers,
Hey Ardy, you should have hollered/called. Would have met you up.

Will get rid of the ribbon this evening. Never got around to doing that.

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Your white colour choice is cool, white cars really look good.

One suggestion though, remove the ribbon on from the bonnect asap before the UV rays start showing their effect on the colour beneath the ribbon, otherwise you will almost need to apply the abraser polish to rectify shade difference. (I am talking this from my own experience).
Thanks Remington, Will take care of the ribbon this evening.

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Whatz the tyre size ? Did you upsize or went in for the same size?
OE Size. 205/60/R16
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Hey Ardy, you should have hollered/called. Would have met you up.

Will get rid of the ribbon this evening. Never got around to doing that.
I was on the opposite direction. Had we been on the same direction, would have definitely stopped.

Was also in hurry to get to work inspite of Monday morning blues :-)

Probably the next time.

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Hmmm pretty spot on with the driving inputs Avinash...Here are some insights to help you:
Thanks again Ashish for your detailed feedback.

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1. Gear shifts in Cruze at the best feel decent but not something overwhelming. Hyundai produces really good gearboxes. Love the crisp and butter smooth gear shifts of my i10 and i'm sure Viva must be having a good one as well. Having said that you will feel slight difference after the first service. You can ask the service guys to take care of the gearbox stiffness (if it bothers you).
Today morning, the gearshifts seemed to have become slightly better. I will make a point to the service advisor during the first service.

Even i own an i10 Kappa, its gearshifts are butter smooth as you right said. Accent Viva had an even better gearshift than even an i10 Kappa

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3. Below 1500 rpm engine struggles. I reckon you keep it above 1500 rpm for good surge. Shift at 1800-2000 rpm for smooth and relaxed running. Will also give better FE in this power band. Talking about FE, it will improve after first service. I regularly get 11.5 kmpl with 40% city and 60% highway usage. I usually drive fast.
Well, not 1500rpm, i can feel the surge from 1200rpm. Those FE figures are heartening to know.

Btw, can i touch 3000RPM at this stage or should i stick to 2000RPM till i complete the first service?

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4. Steering feels slightly light in comparison to my vRS. RS steering is almost as heavy as a bmw and thus i'm spoiled by its solid and taut feeling. And therefore i find cruze's steering slightly off the hooks. I reckon you get performance tires for better steering control. Right now you find it good because it feels better then Viva. But I still feel for a car which has abundance of torque and pace its better to have the best steering control which you can get.
I got the OE tyres changed to CPC2 and steering feeling has improved tremendously.

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5. AC is another critical part of cruze and seems like its not as reliable as it should be. A friend of mine is facing a strange problem with her cruze's AC. I guess it trips incoherently. Make sure you switch off the AC 1-2 mins before switching off the car. And repeat the same after the ignition as well. Also get your AC regularly checked and serviced during the ownership of the car. AC caution is strictly advised due to dusty conditions.
This is worrying and can agree to it some extent. Yesterday was a very hot day in Hyderabad and i was out the whole of afternoon and without shades the AC performance was not that great.

Let me comment about it after some more usage.

Thanks for those tips, will use the AC function accordingly. But, any idea why we need to do that? to reduce the load on the compressor?
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Exclamation Interior Pictures

Here are some interior pictures taken last evening.

I absolutely love the cool blue lighting and at night it looks no less than a cockpit
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Chevrolet Cruze:“White Annihilator” has arrived EDIT: Completed 63,500kms !!!-dsc_4204.jpg  

Chevrolet Cruze:“White Annihilator” has arrived EDIT: Completed 63,500kms !!!-dsc_4194.jpg  

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Hi Avinash, congratulations on the cruze. White looks very classy, inspite of preserving it's monster looks! Great buy indeed!

A small question though- how much did the cpc2 cost you? Any idea about 195/R15 cost? (I was thinking of putting them in my honda city sometime in the coming months, so just need to know how much to save for them!).
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Please get rid of the plastics from the seats. They are spoiling the look of the car.
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nice signature mobike008 and yeah, it really looks like a cockpit @ night!
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The interior of the cruze is drool maal!
Can't wait to check out the "White Annihilator" on saturday evening.
I think Avi cannot disclose the price of the CPC2 tyres! All I can say is, it was a steal deal!
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Hi Avinash, congratulations on the cruze. White looks very classy, inspite of preserving it's monster looks! Great buy indeed!

A small question though- how much did the cpc2 cost you? Any idea about 195/R15 cost? (I was thinking of putting them in my honda city sometime in the coming months, so just need to know how much to save for them!).
Will you send you a PM soon.

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nice signature mobike008 and yeah, it really looks like a cockpit @ night!
Thanks. Btw, that signature is an original.

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The interior of the cruze is drool maal!
Can't wait to check out the "White Annihilator" on saturday evening.
I think Avi cannot disclose the price of the CPC2 tyres! All I can say is, it was a steal deal!
Thanks Nazim. Interiors at night is really pleasing to the eye
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I love the gear knob of Cruze.Its makes you feel you are in racing car.
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I love the gear knob of Cruze.Its makes you feel you are in racing car.
Yes, The gear knob is so small.I do wonder how does it controls an engine which has got such insane power.
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Yes, The gear knob is so small.I do wonder how does it controls an engine which has got such insane power.
Oh yeah! thats exactly the feeling you get.

Initially, the shift feel was slightly tight now it has become much smoother. And, absolutely love the short throws too.
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Avi, keep the pictures coming. Cool ride there. Congratulations!! awesome road presence colour white is!! Happy Motoring!!

We do our bit to keep the economy uphill
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Avi, keep the pictures coming. Cool ride there. Congratulations!! awesome road presence colour white is!! Happy Motoring!!

We do our bit to keep the economy uphill
Thanks Srikanth. You asked for it, here it comes. Couple of pictures for you

As Cruze is still relatively not seen in hordes on Hyderabad city roads, I am slowly but,steadily realizing that it has turned me into a star.

From the moment i step out in traffic I find quite a few people staring at me and the car like we both are from an alien planet. Some bikers even take the pain of overtaking me and turn around and see which car it is.

This morning, two young fellas on a bike next to me at a signal smiled at me and raised a thumbs-up for the car. This is happening for the second time. It just made my day !

I am completely enjoying the attention and basking in Cruze'd glory.
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