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    Spotted a Strange Cruze with "M" Plates on it Today...

    I was driving along today during rush hour, and came across this Cruze with manufacturer tags on it. The front end was the same as non-RS Cruze models, but the rear was really strange, and even had an exhaust tip showing.

    It had "T" badges on it. Any ideas on what this thing is testing? New motor?







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    LOL at all the FORD fans in this thread thinking they got a one up. This is the Yukon Denali and trust me it's going to blow away the Navigator. Escalade is gunning for RR/Bentley level of interiors and beyond. I've talked to someone about this on another site that confirmed it Navigator isn't even being bench-marked at Cadillac too low for them.
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    Re: Spotted a Strange Cruze with "M" Plates on it Today...

    Interesting.

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    Re: Spotted a Strange Cruze with "M" Plates on it Today...

    I did some "sleuthing", and here is what I found:

    http://www.carnewschina.com/2010/10/...e-in-november/

    A 1.6T Cruze? Hell yes.

    Interesting indeed...
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    Re: Spotted a Strange Cruze with "M" Plates on it Today...

    Although that article is from October 2010. Maybe an old powertrain mule still running around?

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    Re: Spotted a Strange Cruze with "M" Plates on it Today...

    That would be a cool model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck View Post
    That would be a cool model.
    More than that, I think it's something that needs to happen as part of the 2015 MCE. Upgrade the 1.4T to DI and make it the new base engine with the 1.6T as the uplevel engine.

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    The Holden Cruze with the 1.6T has a similar treatment with exposed exhaust tip

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    I bet that is what it was.

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    Re: Spotted a Strange Cruze with "M" Plates on it Today...

    Quote Originally Posted by VS Ute 5Litre View Post
    The Holden Cruze with the 1.6T has a similar treatment with exposed exhaust tip

    Does it use the new 1.6T or the old one?

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    Re: Spotted a Strange Cruze with "M" Plates on it Today...

    It could something as simple as the owner trying to spruce up their mundane Cruze.

    A young guy in my neighborhood has a 1990s Dodge Intrepid with two Cadillac V emblems glued on the front fenders.

    Along with a the GM Hybrid glued on the trunk.


    I chuckle and laugh every time I see it walking the dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oklapike View Post
    More than that, I think it's something that needs to happen as part of the 2015 MCE. Upgrade the 1.4T to DI and make it the new base engine with the 1.6T as the uplevel engine.
    That'd be nice, but I'm pretty sure Cruze is due for a brand new model around that timeframe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJD1984 View Post
    It could something as simple as the owner trying to spruce up their mundane Cruze.

    A young guy in my neighborhood has a 1990s Dodge Intrepid with two Cadillac V emblems glued on the front fenders.

    Along with a the GM Hybrid glued on the trunk.


    I chuckle and laugh every time I see it walking the dog.
    That has to be the fastest and most efficient Dodge Intrepid ever!
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    Re: Spotted a Strange Cruze with "M" Plates on it Today...

    Quote Originally Posted by EJD1984 View Post
    It could something as simple as the owner trying to spruce up their mundane Cruze.

    A young guy in my neighborhood has a 1990s Dodge Intrepid with two Cadillac V emblems glued on the front fenders.

    Along with a the GM Hybrid glued on the trunk.


    I chuckle and laugh every time I see it walking the dog.
    On a trip to Florida a couple years back, I noticed a purple Saturn S Series with a Mopar "HEMI" emblem stuck on both front fenders...

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    Quote Originally Posted by posaune View Post
    That has to be the fastest and most efficient Dodge Intrepid ever!
    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJD1984 View Post
    It could something as simple as the owner trying to spruce up their mundane Cruze.

    A young guy in my neighborhood has a 1990s Dodge Intrepid with two Cadillac V emblems glued on the front fenders.
    [IMG]http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/m/miLYSkj3HV2xu3wcYy9KcDQ/96.jpg[IMG]
    Along with a the GM Hybrid glued on the trunk.


    I chuckle and laugh every time I see it walking the dog.
    One of the Camaro ZL1 Mules had the Hybrid badge on the back. GM engineers have a sense of humor sometimes.

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