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    Re: GMI Quick Fang: MY 15 Holden Cruze SRi 6A

    Haha, now you mention it, that is the perfect car for a yoof. The noise would surely discourage any heroics.

    I found the handling of the base model to be pretty ho hum without decent tyres but still rather well sorted. The manual base model is even noisier, particularly on the highway as it is only a five speed.
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    Re: GMI Quick Fang: MY 15 Holden Cruze SRi 6A

    I have a young cousin and she left Uni and went from early Elantra, to 1.8 Cruze to Mazda 3... She didn't like the gutless 1.8 and regretted not getting the diesel (she was raised on a working farm).

    She has the money for a new Benz C or BMW 3, but I agree the Mazda is stylish and for someone not into cars it's fine for buzzing around Melbourne inner city where she works and lives...


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    Re: GMI Quick Fang: MY 15 Holden Cruze SRi 6A

    My inlaws have a MY10 (I think) Korean built Cruze Diesel CDX.

    There are lots of thinks not to like about it from the elastic feel of the transmission, the pained engine noise to the not so great fuel economy, but for me the worst thing about it is the most uncomfortable drivers seat I have ever sat on. A plastic school chair has more give and is more comfortable.

    My 80 year old mother in law has promised it to my now 13 year old son when she can no longer drive. He is grateful but looking at what he can get for it to trade on something else...
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    Quote Originally Posted by isszy View Post
    My inlaws have a MY10 (I think) Korean built Cruze Diesel CDX.

    There are lots of thinks not to like about it from the elastic feel of the transmission, the pained engine noise to the not so great fuel economy, but for me the worst thing about it is the most uncomfortable drivers seat I have ever sat on. A plastic school chair has more give and is more comfortable.

    My 80 year old mother in law has promised it to my now 13 year old son when she can no longer drive. He is grateful but looking at what he can get for it to trade on something else...
    I had the same complaint when I reviewed the early Korean built CD. The seats improved in the JH with the CDX seats becoming generally more comfortable and SRI becoming more supportive.

    I still rate the driving position in the right at the pointy end of the segment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isszy View Post
    My inlaws have a MY10 (I think) Korean built Cruze Diesel CDX.

    There are lots of thinks not to like about it from the elastic feel of the transmission, the pained engine noise to the not so great fuel economy, but for me the worst thing about it is the most uncomfortable drivers seat I have ever sat on. A plastic school chair has more give and is more comfortable.

    My 80 year old mother in law has promised it to my now 13 year old son when she can no longer drive. He is grateful but looking at what he can get for it to trade on something else...
    I had the same complaint when I reviewed the early Korean built CD. The seats improved in the JH with the CDX seats becoming generally more comfortable and SRI becoming more supportive.

    I still rate the driving position in the right at the pointy end of the segment.

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    Re: GMI Quick Fang: MY 15 Holden Cruze SRi 6A

    Mick you've got the knack for a good, honest and useful review. Good stuff indeed.

    I thought your new semi-pro look might have been because you're sending in a review for the Car Advice comp to win a trip to Tokyo

    The Cruze is unfairly represented and seems to be a whipping boy for some reason. Our Jan 15 build SRi Z 6A is a well sorted machine. Ride is firm, but not uncomfortable. Road noise is well isolated (try the Giulietta QV and then tell me about road noise and firm ride!) and it is spacious and comfortable. I can't comment on the Korean built jobbies but I've driven a few AU built 1.8s and they've done all that was asked of them. Camry like, but without the bore factor.

    Yes, the Cruze now has a face like rugby player and it is getting a bit old in the marketplace. But it's not a bad car and it holds value pretty well.

    I like the little bugger.

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    Thanks rdwa76. I think the biggest weakness for the Cruze is the same for most Holden products and that is weight, which as a consequence means fuel economy is not class leading and as a result, they may get excluded from the selection process, which for some people these days is more like a desktop analysis. That is, the short list is whittled down before anyone even gets face to face with a product. That's a shame because often the difference adds up to little more than $3-10 per week in fuel. On most occasions the Holdens make back their fuel efficiency cost deficit when it comes to service cost.

    In the mean time they drive quite well, but that isn't important if they don't make the cut to the short list.
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    Re: GMI Quick Fang: MY 15 Holden Cruze SRi 6A

    Quote Originally Posted by mikmak View Post
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    Presented as the basis of an assault on international markets, the Cruze had mixed success in Asia and Australia. Less convincing was its reception in Europe. Now, after 6 years, the delta Cruze is winding down.

    Due to be replaced in some regions, with regional products in the coming months, we see if there are any legs left in Australias unique locally made and tuned 1.6 turbo package.




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    Your talking about the old SUV holden Cruze not the current Holden Cruze sedan. If your still young the older Holden Cruze would be better.

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    Re: GMI Quick Fang: MY 15 Holden Cruze SRi 6A

    Quote Originally Posted by mikmak View Post
    Thanks rdwa76. I think the biggest weakness for the Cruze is the same for most Holden products and that is weight, which as a consequence means fuel economy is not class leading bmw warranted pre owned
    and as a result, they may get excluded from the selection process, which for some people these days is more like a desktop analysis. That is, the short list is whittled down before anyone even gets face to face with a product. That's a shame because often the difference adds up to little more than $3-10 per week in fuel. On most occasions the Holdens make back their fuel efficiency cost deficit when it comes to service cost.

    In the mean time they drive quite well, but that isn't important if they don't make the cut to the short list.
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    The outlander would suit you when having a family it is heavy on fuel even in 2.4 litre form. I have the 1st outlander for last 5years it is reliable(feels solid on the road) but your looking at about 8ks per litre or 12.5/100

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave2586 View Post
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    Your talking about the old SUV holden Cruze not the current Holden Cruze sedan. If your still young the older Holden Cruze would be better.
    Ummm no I'm not. Thanks for watching dave, but I'm referring to the Chevrolet Cruze entering into Europe and turning around to head back out again.

    The Holden Cruze SUV AKA Suzuki Ignis is not on the Delta platform. I tihnk you may have a few wires crossed.

    As for the Outlander being a good family car, I mostly concur as the new model (review up soon) is quite light. It's utterly slow though I did drive the 2.0 (CVT).
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