Need advice, 'bout to buy a '11 Cruze!

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    Need advice, 'bout to buy a '11 Cruze!

    So I have a '11 Corolla I just bought maybe a month ago for around $19,000 or so after rebates and stuff. Well I just got a top up offer for $2,000.00 off a new '11 GM vehicle. Went to a couple Chevy dealers in my area today and found a '11 Cruze MSRP around $22,000 it's an RS 1LT W/ The Pioneer Sound, Bluetooth, remote start, power seat. With trading in the Corolla and the deal they are giving me with tax, title, and doc fee I'm only $800.00 out of pocket difference. Seem like a pretty good deal? Let me know what you guys think. I'm just sad I won't have a sunroof anymore.

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    Re: Need advice, 'bout to buy a '11 Cruze!

    I guess the obvious question might be: why trade in the Corolla for the Cruze after only 1 month?

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    There is nothing wrong with it, still perfect only 2,500 miles. But I figure if for $800 I can get a car with a little bit better MPG, higher crash test scores, and a nicer radio and a newer body style why not? Plus the onStar seems nice.

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    Re: Need advice, 'bout to buy a '11 Cruze!

    Quote Originally Posted by CoolNate32 View Post
    There is nothing wrong with it, still perfect only 2,500 miles. But I figure if for $800 I can get a car with a little bit better MPG, higher crash test scores, and a nicer radio and a newer body style why not? Plus the onStar seems nice.
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    Re: Need advice, 'bout to buy a '11 Cruze!

    DO IT! Seriously you wont regret it. My dad used to have an 05 Corolla and he likes my Cruze so much better than his corolla. Be warned it might take you a little while to get good mileage in the Cruze but you really wont regret it. I think its much higher quality interior than the Corolla too!
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    Re: Need advice, 'bout to buy a '11 Cruze!

    What made you not get a Cruze last month?

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    Re: Need advice, 'bout to buy a '11 Cruze!

    Quote Originally Posted by Buick61 View Post
    What made you not get a Cruze last month?
    When I looked they were priced a lot higher, didn't really want to spend that much but now granted I'm taking a $500 hit on my trade but it's $1,500 cheaper.

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    Re: Need advice, 'bout to buy a '11 Cruze!

    Sounds like you already made the case for trading up, just do it!
    Lack of sunroof means you have one less area for potential wind/water leaks in the future. That's a plus for me.

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    Re: Need advice, 'bout to buy a '11 Cruze!

    I'm all for trading up to the Cruze. What mileage are you getting with the Corolla?

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    Re: Need advice, 'bout to buy a '11 Cruze!

    Do it!!! We had a rental 2011 Corolla here at work while our Toyota Taco was being inspected then bought back for frame rust (they gave like $12k for this thing too and it was a turd!) and the Corolla was awful to drive after coming into work driving my Cruze...
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    Re: Need advice, 'bout to buy a '11 Cruze!

    If its only costing you 800 bucks? What the hell if its what you want then go for it.

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    If you want it ............ do it.
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    Re: Need advice, 'bout to buy a '11 Cruze!

    I did it today I ended up getting a '11 2LT in White with the only options being a Sunroof and Spare tire, and then I'm going back from fog lights. It ended up costing me around $1,200 but I'll consider it well spent. Unfortunately, that's the best part of the story. I went to the dealer early this morning, then drove straight from the dealer to work. After about an hour at work the police came and notified me that someone had broken out my passenger side window. Less then 100 miles on it!! And the soonest my dealer can get the window is Monday or Tuesday. It's like $200.00 for the window replacement and then the trim around it the black piece to the left is bent to hell so I'm sure that won't be cheap. All because I forgot to take my $99.00 dollar GPS down when I was hurrying to get inside work.

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    Re: Need advice, 'bout to buy a '11 Cruze!

    So how does it drive against the Corolla?

    Too bad about the stolen GPS and window. Weird in a way, what do they do, walk around looking into cars? $200 can get you an OK bicycle.
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    Re: Need advice, 'bout to buy a '11 Cruze!

    wow, bad luck...hope you enjoy it more once it gets fixed.

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