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Old 15th October 2009, 19:19   #316
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I didnt want to make this comment, but since you are open to checking other options i would surely advice you to do a thorough test drive before you seal the deal for civic. Main thing you would want to check is the drivability, especially since you are moving from a petrol to a Turbo diesel. Trust me dont go by the first impression, you might even want to change your driving style a bit to suite. But if you like it at the end, then i would say really worth it.

Its GM so kind off well built and hazzle free, a newer model and ofcource its diesel! Will be a right upgrade from SX4 compared to the Civic, which i felt was just a bigger ANHC. Good for ANHC but bad for Civic.

But at the end it will depend on what you feel!
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It is low-slung car, and despite that, it looks huge, and appears one segment above to the likes of Accord/Camry. Engress/ingress was no problem, unlike Civic. What I creep is the plastic quality and the engine noise.. (first time, trying a way to convert to diesel!)... But anyhow, I am sold to this car.. only need to take a thorough test drive and see how comfortable it is on city drive and highway.. (in comparision to Civic, which is not a very good city car)
What a difference perception makes in different countries! Civic is not considered a good city car in India, where as in other countries its as bare as it gets. Also people are comparing the compact Cruze to Accord/Camry which are real mid-size sedans and at least 30 cms longer and 10 cms wider.

If you think Civic is a car not suitable for city driving in India, then Cruze is definitely in all probability even worse.
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Old 15th October 2009, 22:31   #318
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There is considerable space between the front grill and the radiator. why?
I think that space is used for auto transmission components. You'll notice the same in the ANHC.
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Finally DONE it !! Booked the White LTZ today even without a TD - just fell in love with it. Dealer expects to give me delivery by the end of next week. Fingers crossed.

Can't wait now.
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If it comes in Verna range, I'm sure many will be opt for Optra rather than Verna.
What percentage of Verna CRDi owners do you think bought their Vernas because they were cheaper than the Optra diesel? Most, if not all Verna CRDi owners bought them because of the unbeatable acceleration and Hyundai's wide and reputed after sales service.

With the Cruze entering the scene now, could someone who has driven both the Cruze and the Verna (of course both diesels) comment on who the Cruze's acceleration is, when compared to the Verna's? Specs will not answer this question. Did anyone do this comparison yet?

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Finally DONE it !! Booked the White LTZ today even without a TD - just fell in love with it. Dealer expects to give me delivery by the end of next week. Fingers crossed.

Can't wait now.
Congratulations rosh2!!!
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in my opinion the Cruze should completely replace the boring Optra.
Absolutely agreed. The Optra is anyways doing very dismal numbers, best to seal it up and sell only the freshest!

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As per ACI data, Cruze is faster in 0-100 runs. Much faster infact with a difference of nearly 2 secs. The workaround is to chip it as I have done to my Superb for which more details are here:
Petes box available for the Cruze too . 170 BHP!

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the Civic, which i felt was just a bigger ANHC. Good for ANHC but bad for Civic.
Ah, you echo the markets exact sentiment!
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What percentage of Verna CRDi owners do you think bought their Vernas because they were cheaper than the Optra diesel? Most, if not all Verna CRDi owners bought them because of the unbeatable acceleration and Hyundai's wide and reputed after sales service.
Feel most bought the verna for a combination of price and Hundai, the acceleration difference between optra magnum diesel and verna diesel may not have been the main concern.
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Petes box available for the Cruze too . 170 BHP!
Just curious - where did you get this info from? Because I was checking with someone there and they were not aware of one yet.

Though I would be worried about voiding my warranty, the very thought that I could get peted if I wanted to is great...
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Smile Please don't forget reports

Guys don't forget to put up your initial ownership reports of your cruze babies and also the A.S.S of Chevy.
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Just curious - where did you get this info from? Because I was checking with someone there and they were not aware of one yet.

Though I would be worried about voiding my warranty, the very thought that I could get peted if I wanted to is great...
They have a Captiva box that increases the BHP output to 170. The Captiva + Cruze run the same engine. I just put 2 + 2 together
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Hi sdmn,
me too waiting for a comparison of Cruze with Verna CRDI
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Hi,

Any idea when GM will launch pertol version of cruze in India.

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What percentage of Verna CRDi owners do you think bought their Vernas because they were cheaper than the Optra diesel? Most, if not all Verna CRDi owners bought them because of the unbeatable acceleration and Hyundai's wide and reputed after sales service.

With the Cruze entering the scene now, could someone who has driven both the Cruze and the Verna (of course both diesels) comment on who the Cruze's acceleration is, when compared to the Verna's? Specs will not answer this question. Did anyone do this comparison yet?
I'd ask you to drive the Optra before making comment about unbeatable performance of a Verna. I own a Getz Crdi and have driven an Optra D just yesterday. I would say that optra was far far more comfortable than a verna and the engine response was also better. The lag is similar to what I've seen in a Verna and to a little extent the Getz as well.

I agree on your part on Hyundai service as GM have far fewer centres. But once the optra is priced similar to Verna, people will consider the Optra and will most probably find it better as well.
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Is it just me or does the Cruze In Lacetti trim look a lot less fussier and a lot more classier than in the Chevy Cruze Variant ,

Just a thought,

Cos, fussy styling ages early too.Usually
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