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Old 30th August 2010, 13:44   #151
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Hey Nikhil,

The Chevrolet guys mention anything about a run in period?. Because for me they said there is no run in period.. i can drive at any speed. Iam not sure about this, as i heard about run in period from some other cruze owners.
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Hey Nikhil,

The Chevrolet guys mention anything about a run in period?. Because for me they said there is no run in period.. i can drive at any speed. Iam not sure about this, as i heard about run in period from some other cruze owners.
I was advised not to cross 2000rpm for first 1000kms and until 3000kms be gentle on the engine and not do unneccessary high revs.

Ofcourse, above was just an advice so that all components bed-in properly. Some owners take it seriously ( i do) and some don't.
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Thanks Mobike008, I didn't rev up above 2000 anyways... and have kept the speeds below 80. So, is the run in period (advise)valid till 1000 kms or more?. Every car has to carefully driven at first i guess, till the first 1000kms atleast...
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I dont think there is a proper written statement stating the run in period for the cruze but I waited for about 1500km and have after that run it on crazy revs and speeds.
How much has your car done till now?
I stay pretty close to the Greater noida expressway and visit it once a week or so and regularly touch 205kmph with total ease,stability and confidence.\

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I dont think there is a proper written statement stating the run in period for the cruze but I waited for about 1500km and have after that run it on crazy revs and speeds.
How much has your car done till now?
I stay pretty close to the Greater noida expressway and visit it once a week or so and regularly touch 205kmph with total ease,stability and confidence.
My Cruze has done only 500 odd kms now..I guess mine will be the least used Cruze among all team bhpians.
The First service is already over. As Iam not at home, nobody takes it for longer drives.My Parents use the other cars and sparingly use the Cruze.I will go home today and maybe over the week, can try and run it for some more.I try my best to keep the speeds lower than 80, so that i stay in the safe speeds and revs during the run in period.I was thinking 1000kms, as its the usual run in for most vehicles.
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Friends I completed 5000km's with this beauty yesterday i.e. in just over 3 months without a single highway trip (except one shot 100km drive till Manesar).
The experience till now has been very good but today's service experience was pathetic to say the least.I sent my driver to get it serviced as I was busy and he reached regent auto in Okhla at about 11am but over there the situation was very pathetic and no one attended him to open the jobcard for 1 hour and all cars were parked outside in the muddy ponds which had developed due to the rains in Delhi,I then asked him to take my car to Metro Chevrolet in Vasant kunj and he. Reached there at 1230 and was told that it was lunch time and that the service assistant would come at 1 pm and then only things would proceed but he didn't come there till 130 and when he turned up at 145 he told my driver that they will return the car tom.(That is ther next day) as on weekends they deliver car received after 12 the next day and my driver called and I asked him to meet the service manager directly and he explained to him the whole story again and he was the only person in both the service centers who was interested in doing some work and asked his juniors to service my car immediately. They checked all fluid levels,cleaned the airfilter and said that the oils will be changed at 10000km and then sent the car for a thorough wash and cleaning ;after the wash they did a final check up before delivering the car and the service manager asked 2 chaps to clean the car from outside properly. My car was finally serviced and got free at 6.since then I've driven the car a bit and there is one change which I've noticed that the accelerator pedal is giving a heavier feel (which I personally like),can someone please comment on tthis??or is this because today I drove my accord after a long time and as that feels very light after driving the cruze laterwords I was feeling it to be heavier and is it just in my mind?thank you for showing interest in my story and I welcome all your comments and queries
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About the service, I feel this is the common scene at most of the dealerships in Delhi. If the owner is not there with his barge they do tend to take it easy and attend to other VIPs* who are there with their cars. I feel thats what happened here. How good/bad would you rate the work done there barring the delay-in-attending isssue?

* Everyone is a VIP in Delhi!! No offense meant to anyone please!!

Accelerator being heavy, well, mobike008 would be here soon so he can tell better about it. But what you have already mentioned might be the cause! Changing cars does make your senses go a little awry. See if you feel the same after some light runs. If its normal, you should get adjusted in no time. If not, you can always ask the service center to check it!

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.since then I've driven the car a bit and there is one change which I've noticed that the accelerator pedal is giving a heavier feel (which I personally like),can someone please comment on tthis??or is this because today I drove my accord after a long time and as that feels very light after driving the cruze laterwords I was feeling it to be heavier and is it just in my mind?thank you for showing interest in my story and I welcome all your comments and queries
Its definitely because you drove your Accord. The accelerator in Honda cars is so much lighter than the Cruze.
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Accelerator being heavy, well, mobike008 would be here soon so he can tell better about it.
Wow, your prediction came true !!

Nikhil, congratulations on completing 5000kms in 3 months. I am a long way from that number considering that i am souped up at work and not getting a chance to stretch it legs.

What you described about the experience at service center is right out of the movie " Nightmare on Elm Street"...Kidding. I cannot take such shoddy response after paying through my nose for their product and will take whoever is responsible with a stick in hand.

Touchwood, my experience at KUN, Hyderabad was " Fantastic" and hope that run continues.

With regards to accelarator feeling heavy, i didnt experience that after the 1st service. What i felt was the car became smoother, clutch's springy nature reduced to a large extent and overall everything felt much better. And, all this with no oil change.

Will update when i complete my 5K run which will take me another 2 months+ minimum.
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About the service, I feel this is the common scene at most of the dealerships in Delhi. If the owner is not there with his barge they do tend to take it easy and attend to other VIPs* who are there with their cars. I feel thats what happened here. How good/bad would you rate the work done there barring the delay-in-attending isssue?

* Everyone is a VIP in Delhi!! No offense meant to anyone please!!
Could'nt agree more with you on this,I ms\yself went for the 1000km service and it was a rather smooth experience
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Accelerator being heavy, well, mobike008 would be here soon so he can tell better about it. But what you have already mentioned might be the cause! Changing cars does make your senses go a little awry. See if you feel the same after some light runs. If its normal, you should get adjusted in no time. If not, you can always ask the service center to check it!
I have not driven since last Saturday as my exams are going on and I have one everyday,I will get free on Saturday and will again start ripping miles on my cruze but I've been going with my driver these days and he is saying that he can feel a noticeable difference in the overall smoothness and refinement from the engine.
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Its definitely because you drove your Accord. The accelerator in Honda cars is so much lighter than the Cruze.
I think you are telling me the appropriate reason why I felt so but the Accord is the Accord and though the cruze gives the torque thrill but after driving an Accord you always get a smile on your face (I drove mine after a long time)
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Wow, your prediction came true !!
Even I knew taht you would reply as soon as possible
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Nikhil, congratulations on completing 5000kms in 3 months. I am a long way from that number considering that i am souped up at work and not getting a chance to stretch it legs.
Thank you and even I am not able to understand how I did 5000km in 3 months and especially when I was of Delhi for almost the whole of June!!my college is only 5km from my house and I am yet to make a proper highway trip.So its virtually 5000km in 2months of city driving!!
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What you described about the experience at service center is right out of the movie " Nightmare on Elm Street"...Kidding. I cannot take such shoddy response after paying through my nose for their product and will take whoever is responsible with a stick in hand.

Touchwood, my experience at KUN, Hyderabad was " Fantastic" and hope that run continues.
Even my experience the 1st time was very good I hope this was due to the rush on Saturday but GM dealers need to learn service manners from Honda, Anyone from Delhi who has seen the kind of ob Southend HOnda at Badarpur does will agree with me though I am not to impressed with the Honda servcie centre at Okhla
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With regards to accelarator feeling heavy, i didnt experience that after the 1st service. What i felt was the car became smoother, clutch's springy nature reduced to a large extent and overall everything felt much better. And, all this with no oil change.
I think everyone has given me the same reply which I also thought to be the reason i.e. as I drove the Accord after a long time I felt the Cruze's pedal to be heavier .
Now that I will again starting covering miles once I get free this weekend I will be able to give a better picture.
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Will update when i complete my 5K run which will take me another 2 months+ minimum.
I am waiting for your update on your car's service and hope that it ggives youa troublefree experience till now

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I think you are telling me the appropriate reason why I felt so but the Accord is the Accord and though the cruze gives the torque thrill but after driving an Accord you always get a smile on your face (I drove mine after a long time)
Very true. The Cruze's accel feels dead compared to the Accord.
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Very true. The Cruze's accel feels dead compared to the Accord.
Sir I am sorry but I tend to disagree, what I meant to say by stating 'Accord is Accord.....smile every time" was that it is from a totally different class and pulls more efortlessly,the Cruze makes you realize you are going fast but the Accord does not and that might be because of its size.
Cruze's acceleration thrill cannot be ignored but I feel it depends moreso on your mood at that point of time,if you are goin to office then you want to drive the Accord but when you are coming back home and want to zip through traffic then you will chose to cruze!!
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@5000 km, hope to take it on a highway soon ,going to CHandigarh this weekend but again by train
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