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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-31-2015, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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The cruze LS runs the 1.8L which is a naturally aspirated engine. The LT and higher trims run the 1.4T which is night and day better. Anyone who tells you the LS is the same thing either is talking out of their ass or just doesn't know any better and therefore shouldn't say anything.

The 2011-2014 cruze has a button on the trunk to open it and a button on the switch blade key. The 2015 has those and a trunk release button below the stereo.



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Btw, this car didn't just come out. It is the exact same car as the 2011-2014, the new one comes out for the 2016 model year. The 2015 only received little changes and a facelift. That's how we can judge the car even though it's brand new (2015)


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I don't think I am going to win this argument on whether to get the LT or LS. Seems to think the turbo is not good because it is smaller and more complicated to own. Doesn't seem to think it is good for the long term. And this is from the person who will be doing most of the maintenance. Maybe it won't be an issue, but I don't think I'm winning the argument on the LT considering I'm not paying for the car. Guess I may have to settle for what's given to me unless I can come up with some really good argument on it. I'm far from mechanically inclined, so me saying I saw people post stuff about the motor is not going to help me when I really don't even understand it fully lol.
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The 1.8L is super reliable however don't forget it does have a timing belt and therefore requires a change every 60-100k miles. Why don't you go with him and test drive the 1.8 and the 1.4? Maybe that alone would change his mind.


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The 1.8L is super reliable however don't forget it does have a timing belt and therefore requires a change every 60-100k miles. Why don't you go with him and test drive the 1.8 and the 1.4? Maybe that alone would change his mind.


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Not even sure what a test drive would prove in this situation. I'm just trying not to sound too pushy, cause in the end he is the one buying. I should feel lucky to have a parent who wants to buy me a car. Because I certainly don't have the expenses to do so. And I'm 30 years old. So I'd say definitely lucky to have someone want to help me out. I'll have to figure some way to do more convincing on this. But I don't think I'm going to win. Probably plan to do something within the next 2 or 3 weeks. It's a real shame that my 09 Cobalt according to Kelly Blue Book probably only will get at most $3,000 give or take. That's insane but I don't know how they figure those prices lol.
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If you're an A-B guy then the 1.8L will be adequate. It's not the end of the world. Especially if he's paying for the car. It's just the 1.4T is much nicer, makes full tq at around 1800rpm


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Yeah, honestly a free car is a free car. I'd be more than happy if my parents bought me a 1.8l cruze
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Haha even I would accept a cruze if it was free!

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if its free ill take 2 lol!

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Yeah I'm just picky and let others influence me. As long as it has some of the same features as Cobalt then I'll be fine. I just get used to things I have now and if a new car didn't have it then I'd be like ahhh. Actually looking now to see if it tells if CRuze has things I like in my Cobalt-fold down back seat, etc. Hoping somehow I can get the remote starter in the LS. I asked and it is only available in the LT, but he told me you can get a Fortin aftermarket kit for that. And it's only $100. Not sure how that works cause originally when I pushed for the LT cause I wanted remote starter it was "if you have it put in elsewhere it messes with security system"

I will take what I can get for now if it's free and I just have to cover maintenance.
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The cruze has everything the cobalt has and more. You won't be disappointed.

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Have you driven a cruze yet? I only drive the diesel so I have leather wrapped steering wheel, my link, upgraded audio, nav, moonroof, power everything, heated seats, child locks that are controlled from the drivers seat. All the goodies.


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if its free then not much complaining to be done but if you can get into a 1.4T over the 1.8 somehow do it. I test drove both back to back(2014s that is) and the 1.4 is where its at.

And you can get a remote start kit from any place that sells auto stuff, best buy, radio shack, auto stores. They typically run between 60 and a 100, depends on if there is a sale and then cost to install.
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