Well, over the long Victoria Day weekend my daughter had a bad accident wherein our 2011 Cruze was totalled. The frame was bent in 3 places, including a bad torsional twist that isn't visible in the picture though you can see frame damage between the driver and passenger door.
It used to look like this:
Thankfully the Cruze withstood its impact with the Crown Victoria and subsequent smash into the corner of a building so well that both passengers -- my wife and daughter -- walked away little more than bruises and cuts. Obviously we were all thankful.
Thus, we decided that the replacement for our red 2011 Cruze would be another 2011 Cruze. My daughter wanted a specific colour the first time around -- Ice Blue Metallic -- but it wasn't offered last fall. It is now. And so, here is the new car.
I gotta say, I actually really like the colour. My daughter, on the other hand, is giddy over it.
No interior shots as they look just like our old Cruze. We opted for the same package, a nearly fully loaded LTZ less RS package and Nav as both were over priced for what they gave you.
Here's to never having to seriously test the safety of this car again. But many thanks to the folks at GM who designed and build these Cruzes. They are extremely safe. They should be proud of what they do! Our insurance firm was bowled over by how well it withstood the multiple impacts and how little injury to the occupants was sustained. They were not surprised when we purchased a nearly identical car, albeit in Ice Blue Metallic -- or as I prefer to call it, Powder Blue .