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    Review: 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

    Review: 2019 Chevrolet Cruze
    Another one bites the dust.
    Stephanie Wallcraft
    April 6, 2019
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    THE PROS & CONS
    What’s Good: Good mix of available features.
    What’s Bad: Needed some outside-the-box thinking.

    Alas, poor Cruze; we hardly knew ye.

    Just 10 years into its life, Chevrolet’s small sedan has met what some would consider an untimely end, borne at the hands – er, wheels? – of the increasingly almighty SUV.

    Perhaps, like that bit of misremembered Shakespeare I just employed, it was always poorly understood.

    I mean, it had an available diesel, for goodness sake. In a small car at a reasonable price point, that’s basically unheard-of. You’d think that the scorned Volkswagen devotees would have converted in droves.

    Plus, the whole thing feels premature, doesn’t it? Small car sales were down around 8 percent in Canada in 2018, depending on how you count, and the Cruze was the segment’s fourth-best seller, losing only 2.4 percent. It was ahead in a downturn; plenty of automakers see this as a good thing. And we keep hearing that SUVs are going to be branded as old-people cars any time now and sedans will make a resurgence with a flourish.

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    Re: Review: 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

    Yup it's still a pretty solid little car, still a great car for the money if you get a deal on one. If GM would have tried a little harder they'd really have something, too late now it seems.

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    Re: Review: 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

    I still think it's a stupid idea to kill it. Throwing away 150,000+ sales away to Toyota and Honda isn't a way to becoming the best automaker in the business. GM needs to rethink that decision.
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    Re: Review: 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

    The Gen 2 Cruze was GM making a Korean small car. Now this update was GM further beating that with the ugly stick - whose idea was it to put a nasty fake chrome cross bar on what was an otherwise good grille? Otherwise, it's a good little car and it sold well. Not much else to say about it, just jaw dropping that this thing is dead.
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    A big mistake by GM to kill the Cruze. A further loss of confidence in the management of GM. The Cruze should be a global car carrying Chevrolet's name far and wide in both RHD and LHD variants, GM should have seen they cant depend on NA sales alone for this sedan as its competitors sells worldwide to amortize costs. The current Cruze platform still has a lot of potential in it including one more full body make over.

    They better hope this stupid decision dont come back to bite them hard.
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    Re: Review: 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    I still think it's a stupid idea to kill it. Throwing away 150,000+ sales away to Toyota and Honda isn't a way to becoming the best automaker in the business. GM needs to rethink that decision.
    It's even worse in Canada where Cruze was #4 in small cars and small cars are a larger part of the market.

    If I'm a GM dealership - I'm not happy to see that volume (and hence shop volume) go away.

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    Re: Review: 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

    I used to rent a lot of Cruze's. I really like the 1st Gen, and they still look good to me. The 2nd Gen was a disappointment to me, and I opted for other cars to rent if I could. I don't know what they changed, but the 1st Gen ripped, shifted good, was a solid little car. And compared to the rental Focus's I drove as well, the 1st Gen Cruze was a winner.

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    Re: Review: 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

    All it needed was a more aggressive American design and a way to turn off start/stop.
    Apparently that was too much for lazy Mary, the worst CEO in a long line of incompetence

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    Re: Review: 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

    Quote Originally Posted by steve333 View Post
    All it needed was a more aggressive American design and a way to turn off start/stop.
    Apparently that was too much for lazy Mary, the worst CEO in a long line of incompetence
    Very true. Take a bit of the overzealousness in body creases out , said start-stop, and a bit more oomph and it would have been a winner I think. They kill it just as I'm finally getting to kind of like it too I might add.

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    Re: Review: 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    I still think it's a stupid idea to kill it. Throwing away 150,000+ sales away to Toyota and Honda isn't a way to becoming the best automaker in the business. GM needs to rethink that decision.
    It’s not a stupid idea, it’s a colossally stupid idea that GM will rue! But if that’s the price Mary has to pay for a gang-bang with Wall Street, she’s game!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve333 View Post
    All it needed was a more aggressive American design and a way to turn off start/stop.
    Apparently that was too much for lazy Mary, the worst CEO in a long line of incompetence
    Agreed. Although, I think there was start/stop delete on the 2019 Cruze.

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    Re: Review: 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

    Quote Originally Posted by bongos2u View Post
    I think there was start/stop delete on the 2019 Cruze.
    Correct! To GM's credit, they added an off switch for the auto start/stop system in U.S. market 2019 Cruze. In the picture below, it's the button on the bottom closest to the shifter.

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    Re: Review: 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

    Quote Originally Posted by steve333 View Post
    All it needed was a more aggressive American design and a way to turn off start/stop.
    Apparently that was too much for lazy Mary, the worst CEO in a long line of incompetence
    I thought the general design was ok but it was too similar to the previous generation Civic IMO. The hatchback is really attractive IMO - I saw a Premier red one yesterday, wow did that car pop on the road.

    Wonder when Mary and GM will realize that not having an entry level car was a dumb mistake. Either that one the master plan is just to import more Daewoos from Korea down the road.

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    Re: Review: 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

    Quote Originally Posted by gkr778 View Post
    Correct! To GM's credit, they added an off switch for the auto start/stop system in U.S. market 2019 Cruze. In the picture below, it's the button on the bottom closest to the shifter.

    There was none on the malibu. There was none on the equinox either, so we ended up with the murano just because of that . Such a small thing that probably turned many people away. Too late now, GM, we are out of the GM world and it will take A LOT to get us back in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadian.bacon View Post
    There was none on the malibu. There was none on the equinox either, so we ended up with the murano just because of that . Such a small thing that probably turned many people away. Too late now, GM, we are out of the GM world and it will take A LOT to get us back in.
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