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    Re: Is the new Cruze catching on?

    I notice when I see a new one.
    Easy to spot how they cheapened it and removed the more visible amber rear turn signals.
    GM ought to step up their game and make amber turn signals standard across the board and promote the safety (visibility) of it.
    Instead GM is like Daimler when it owned Chrysler and FCA.

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    Re: Is the new Cruze catching on?

    Cruze holding its own in the market as a solid number 3 which means Chevrolet has established a footing in the compact car segment. GM marketing and post sales service will have to step up to take a little off from the top two.
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    Re: Is the new Cruze catching on?

    I have driven the new Malibu and I have Cruze Premier RS. They are both very quiet cars. So i don't know where anyone would say the cruze isn't as quiet. However with the Premier RS package it is a little louder because of the tires on rough road but on smooth roads its very quiet car. The malibu i drove was a LT with the 2.0 and it was fast. However i feel the cruze interior is much better laid out. The cruze is competing in a category that is not a performance one is doing fine. I think the big discounts are helping. But the bigger problem is people are buying CUV and SUV's like crazy so sedan sales are hurting across every manufacture. The Cruze does need a coupe and a litte more performance if they make one.

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    Re: Is the new Cruze catching on?

    As others have stated, retail incentives are huge; purchase or lease, for the money, it is a great car.


    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Looks promising, but probably should look at fleet sales and their impact on the upward trend in sales volume.
    You are correct; I assumed it was the deep-discounting of retail purchase & lease deals that were pushing sales higher, but the main driver in the sales increase, is rental; for 2016 MY rental was ~15% for 2017 MY rental is ~32%, yes, over double.

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    Regarding Hatch/Sedan mix, hatchback is just over 10% - But the numbers are skewed, because rental sales are so high, and the rental companies, have bought almost no hatchbacks.

    If you look at retail only, hatchback is a tick over 15%.

    One last random tidbit; LT is by far the most popular trim, (about 60% of total sales) which shouldn't be a surprise; what is surprising, of the Premier trim, sales are almost 2/3rd rental cars, as in way more sold as rental cars, than at retail.
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    Re: Is the new Cruze catching on?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    Regarding Hatch/Sedan mix, hatchback is just over 10% - But the numbers are skewed, because rental sales are so high, and the rental companies, have bought almost no hatchbacks.

    If you look at retail only, hatchback is a tick over 15%.
    Just curious, where do you get numbers that show hatch/sedan sales?? Is there a link?

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    Re: Is the new Cruze catching on?

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyg View Post
    Just curious, where do you get numbers that show hatch/sedan sales?? Is there a link?

    And very glad to hear that you think that "for the money, it is a great car." As a cheeepskate, that's what I'm looking for!

    I try and share as much as possible, without saying too much; there is no "link" you'll just have to trust that it is very accurate, and that I purposely deliver it in my own editorial way, so as to not attract too much attention............ (see Impala thread for another example).




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    Re: Is the new Cruze catching on?

    Quote Originally Posted by wallus13 View Post
    I am pretty sure they are throwing a lot of incentive money at them currently.
    Quote Originally Posted by kool1 View Post
    Cheap $$ lease deals are putting a lot of these on the road. I have even seen a few hatchbacks.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    As others have stated, retail incentives are huge; purchase or lease, for the money, it is a great car.
    Throwing big money/incentives onto the Cruze at the retail level is relative. Just a quick search on the Honda, Toyota and Chevrolet sites lists the following incentives for the Civic, Corolla and Cruze, current as of 5/16 in my zip code (Southern NJ): (These are the advertised specials from the factory sites):

    1. Civic LX: Lease, $149/month 36 months ($2,999 down) or 0.9% financing for 36 months/1.9% for 60 months.

    2. Corolla: Lease, $139/month 36 months ($1,899 down), or $2,000 Cash Back or 0% financing for 60 months.

    3. Cruze LT (Convenience Pkg.): Lease, $169/month 24 months ($3,039 down), or $1,500 Cash Back, or 1.9% financing for 60 months.

    Just for giggles, here are a couple other competitors current incentives for my zip code, as found on the factory sites:

    1. Ford Focus SE: Lease, $159/month ($1,999 down), or 0% financing for 60 months + $500 Bonus Cash + $500 Owner Loyalty + 250 Ford Credit Bonus Cash.

    2. Hyundai Elantra: $149/month 36 month ($1,699 down), or 0% financing for 60 months + $500 Cash Back, or up to $3,250 Cash Back ($2,000 Bonus Cash + $750 HMF Standard Rate Bonus Cash + $500 Sales Event Cash)


    It looks like everyone is fighting tooth and nail to get every sale in this relatively low profit segment, as crossovers and suv's are taking an ever growing percentage of retail passenger vehicle sales. Chevrolet doesn't look like they're going overboard in trying to attract buyers in comparison to the competition.

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    Re: Is the new Cruze catching on?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    I try and share as much as possible, without saying too much; there is no "link" you'll just have to trust that it is very accurate, and that I purposely deliver it in my own editorial way, so as to not attract too much attention............ (see Impala thread for another example).
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    Re: Is the new Cruze catching on?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    As others have stated, retail incentives are huge; purchase or lease, for the money, it is a great car.




    You are correct; I assumed it was the deep-discounting of retail purchase & lease deals that were pushing sales higher, but the main driver in the sales increase, is rental; for 2016 MY rental was ~15% for 2017 MY rental is ~32%, yes, over double.

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    Regarding Hatch/Sedan mix, hatchback is just over 10% - But the numbers are skewed, because rental sales are so high, and the rental companies, have bought almost no hatchbacks.

    If you look at retail only, hatchback is a tick over 15%.

    One last random tidbit; LT is by far the most popular trim, (about 60% of total sales) which shouldn't be a surprise; what is surprising, of the Premier trim, sales are almost 2/3rd rental cars, as in way more sold as rental cars, than at retail.
    I had a thought go through my head reading this post and that is about the Premier trim and being so heavy towards the rental market. Well that means some day in the near future there will be a lot of nice Cruzes showing up on the used car lots.

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    Re: Is the new Cruze catching on?

    Regarding Hatch/Sedan mix, hatchback is just over 10% - But the numbers are skewed, because rental sales are so high, and the rental companies, have bought almost no hatchbacks.
    And they won't if GM holds them for Ransom with Higher MSRP/ATP. Ford learnt that the Focus Hatch has to be priced the same as the Sedan to sell They even advertise now that they are Priced the Same.

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    Re: Is the new Cruze catching on?

    Good to see it catching on. Think what would happen if they actually started advertising it more, made a few more safety features std like on the Corolla, gave the LS model a few more available options like cruise control and alloy wheels and offered another more powerful engine option.

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    Re: Is the new Cruze catching on?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quixote88 View Post
    Throwing big money/incentives onto the Cruze at the retail level is relative. Just a quick search on the Honda, Toyota and Chevrolet sites lists the following incentives for the Civic, Corolla and Cruze, current as of 5/16 in my zip code (Southern NJ): (These are the advertised specials from the factory sites):

    1. Civic LX: Lease, $149/month 36 months ($2,999 down) or 0.9% financing for 36 months/1.9% for 60 months.

    2. Corolla: Lease, $139/month 36 months ($1,899 down), or $2,000 Cash Back or 0% financing for 60 months.

    3. Cruze LT (Convenience Pkg.): Lease, $169/month 24 months ($3,039 down), or $1,500 Cash Back, or 1.9% financing for 60 months.

    Just for giggles, here are a couple other competitors current incentives for my zip code, as found on the factory sites:

    1. Ford Focus SE: Lease, $159/month ($1,999 down), or 0% financing for 60 months + $500 Bonus Cash + $500 Owner Loyalty + 250 Ford Credit Bonus Cash.

    2. Hyundai Elantra: $149/month 36 month ($1,699 down), or 0% financing for 60 months + $500 Cash Back, or up to $3,250 Cash Back ($2,000 Bonus Cash + $750 HMF Standard Rate Bonus Cash + $500 Sales Event Cash)


    It looks like everyone is fighting tooth and nail to get every sale in this relatively low profit segment, as crossovers and suv's are taking an ever growing percentage of retail passenger vehicle sales. Chevrolet doesn't look like they're going overboard in trying to attract buyers in comparison to the competition.
    I believe almost EVERY car is discounted from RRP one way or another as buyers want SUVS and are paying for them but not cars

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    Re: Is the new Cruze catching on?

    I test-drove a Cruze Premier and it was a decent ride except the engine lets it down. It is adequate, nothing more. GM should offer an upgrade engine, at least with the RS package, even if it was only on the hatch model to spur sales. I suspect the 1.5T from the Malibu would fit easily and do wonders for the car's driving experience.

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