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Old 6th August 2012, 13:09   #871
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Well I am also in market for cruze or elantra and would now definitely wait till Diwali. Will try to confirm from my friends in Chevrolet about this news. If nothing gets confirmed then would go instead for elantra which will at least guarantee me the peace of owning a latest model for 3-4 years at least and would hold resale value better.
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Just an update for Cruze owners.

I faced the the similar brake noise while reversing right from the beginning (Oct 2011).
Our Cruze has done 8500 till date.

After writing several letters to the dealership, we at last got the brake dampers installed, of course free of cost. The problem is gone now.
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Well any news of the newer cruze being launched around Diwali?also can we have a comparison of cruze with elantra? Now days you can only rely on team-bhp for some true reviews. Some are saying that with its new gadgetry Elantra has covered every car in handling department except Jetta n Laura-Is that true?
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I've done about 24,000kms in the last 1 year of ownership and haven't had any such complaints. I got the brakepads changed at 15,000kms, both front and rear, but other than that no complaints at all. In my brother's cruze, the brake pads lasted about 22,000kms and we got them changed to oem ones from another shop. They costed about 4500 for a set of front and rear and after driving the car with them for another 12,000 kms, there is no difference. GM is clearly ripping us off on some part costs but some of them are even cheaper than Figo parts. My rear right window glass costed me Rs. 578 while the Figo's costed me Rs. 1,100.

My brother's cruze has done about 34,000kms with no problems in the clutch and mine has done 24,000 with no issues. I would recommend you going to another Chevy A.S.S and getting it checked. Maybe your dealer is trying to rip you off.

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Hey Guys have clocked 23K Kms in my cruze in 9 months and the breakpads are good to go for another 10K kms . have checked the pads myself and also confirmed by the service center .
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Brakes in my Cruze LT (manufactured March 2011) have just been confirmed ok at 17,500 km (15k service). Brake calliper/damper kit replaced free of cost.
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Brakes in my Cruze LT (manufactured March 2011) have just been confirmed ok at 17,500 km (15k service). Brake calliper/damper kit replaced free of cost.
Hi, can you please confirm the reason given by the service center guys for changing the break caliper / damper kit .
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What are the service intervals for cruze and their expected costs? Heard that with the new engine they are increasing intervals between services...
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What are the service intervals for cruze and their expected costs? Heard that with the new engine they are increasing intervals between services...
The service interval of all Chevrolet vehicles has been increased from 5000km to 7500 km, not just the new Cruze. Expected cost: 11-13K for 15K km intervals. Other services b/w 2K to 7K, excluding the brakes pads.
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The service interval of all Chevrolet vehicles has been increased from 5000km to 7500 km, not just the new Cruze. Expected cost: 11-13K for 15K km intervals. Other services b/w 2K to 7K, excluding the brakes pads.
That way a cruze works out to be more expensive than European brands because Laura is 10000 rs approx for each 15 k service
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Could somebody tell me how to activate automatic headlamps,entry and exit lighting in the Cruze?I have a 2011 LTZ model.Thanks in advance
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Guys, I just want to ask a question. Has the older Cruze (150 BHP version) not been discontinued? Is it still selling side by side with the new Cruze? I am asking this because Chevy's site is listing both Cruze(s) in its prices section. New Cruze is listed as Fam Z.

Link:http://www.chevrolet.co.in/tools/prices.html
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Could somebody tell me how to activate automatic headlamps,entry and exit lighting in the Cruze?I have a 2011 LTZ model.Thanks in advance
It should be switched on from vehicle setting option in the MID, then when you shut down your car and switch of the lights open your door and give a tug to the flash pass lever on the right side. The lights will come on , you get out and shut the door and lock the car. The lights will remain on and shut down in 30 seconds by default. If you want more time you can change in settings.
And replying to Sarthak - yes the older car is also available at 1 lac discount. I was offered one when I was buying my Black pearl.

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It should be switched on from vehicle setting option in the MID, then when you shut down your car and switch of the lights open your door and give a tug to the flash pass lever on the right side. The lights will come on , you get out and shut the door and lock the car. The lights will remain on and shut down in 30 seconds by default. If you want more time you can change in settings.
And replying to Sarthak - yes the older car is also available at 1 lac discount. I was offered one when I was buying my Black pearl.
And sir,entry lighting and auto lighting??Are these features available in the Cruze?

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Does it still make sense to buy the old car. I feel it has become vfm considering the discount and the price difference between the old and the new car. Paying approximately two lakhs extra for twenty BHP doesn't make economic sense. Or am I missing something.
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Does it still make sense to buy the old car. I feel it has become vfm considering the discount and the price difference between the old and the new car. Paying approximately two lakhs extra for twenty BHP doesn't make economic sense. Or am I missing something.
The new Cruze has a much superior engine with reduced turbo-lag and better FE from what I hear.Reduced turbo-lag will be a boon in bumper to bumper traffic.Also,resale value will be relatively better.

I suggest you wait till Diwali/year end if you can,discounts will start pouring in for the new Cruze too!!
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