Curtis Michigan: Winter testing in Michigan's upper peninsula during the harsh winter revealed many positive things about the new Chevy. After a friendly neighbor boosted the Cruze we were on our way but once we encountered some snow and icy conditions the Cruze easily drove into the ditch requiring a tow truck. The body damage was minimal which is all to GM's great engineering.
The heater quit halfway into our road test but the salesman with us shared his half gallon of bourbon with us to keep us warm.
After 200 miles the engine light as well as the low fuel warning light came on. The salesman said the engine wasn't broken in yet explaining the low fuel and he put a piece of black tape on the engine light and said "just to forget about it". So we did.
I noticed the large well placed armrest/storage compartment had a couple of roaches left by the UAW artisans who built this nice car so we sparked them up and were amazed how potent the pot was and complimented the UAW workers for having such fine taste for quality drugs.
Once we returned to the dealer we took the car immediately to the service bay to have the mechanic look at the overheating engine. The manager took us into his office for a few drinks and to thank us for test driving the Cruze.
All I can say is GM hit a home run with this car. The new Cruze will employ thousands of Americans supplying parts and service to keep it on the road.
Oh now you hate the Korean too. Wait! the Korean didn't put your father in jail or attack America, did they? Aren't Aveo and Cruze Korean and trust GM that they were made in America by American? GM brought a ton Korean, Japanese, Chinese, German, French, English, Indian engineers to work for GM, GM cars are foreign. Buicks are all German.
It's amazing how many GM pumpers used to view a small car like the Cruze (it's a big car in the rest-of-the-world, but the ROR doesn't have 300-lb. men and women) as a "sardine can," "coffin" (Kbodie777), "tuna-fish can" (Jeye), and now are going gaga. Where are the threads such as, "Who wins in a t-bone crash, a Cruze or a 2500 HD?"
The Cruze seems fine to me, but it's a very competitive space. May the best car win.