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post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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That price is from the corporate rep that was there training the sales staff on the Cruze. He said $1200, and that it HAD to be done. He suggested that they use it as an up sell to get people into the LTZ or the new Eco.

They had three LTZs on the lot fully loaded out at $24,000. They were fine looking cars, and had great low end torque, but if I were going to spend that kind of money on a 4 door sedan I would look toward the Buick Lacross. It's a lot more car for the money.

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yeah i'd rather go to lawerence chevy



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Homer J. Simpson?

Cause his car did not turn out so well.



Just sayin...

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yeah i'd rather go to lawerence chevy
That's where we got the left over 09 in March.
They gave a better deal on the trade-in.
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well my grandpa grew up with gary lawerence the founder so I've always went there, ironic that my grandpa was a ford guy though.



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I was at a local dealership today and they had their first 3 Cruzes on the lot. A rep from GM corporate was teaching the salesmen a class on the Cruze.

I found out a couple of interesting facts about the Cruze LS.

1. The Cruze LS comes with a 1.8 NA motor run with a TIMING BELT instead of a chain.

2. The belt must be replaced at 100,000 miles and is not rated any further.

3. The belt replacement is $1,200.00.

4. The 1.8 NA motor, and I had to push him to get him to admit this, IS AN INTERFERENCE MOTOR. For those that do not know that means if the belt breaks the pistons WILL hit the valves, and it will puke the motor.

I said to corporate rep... " Congratulations, you have recreated the Dodge Neon" and walked away.
Yeah, I will not be directing anyone towards this car.

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Good thing I got the 1.4 turbo. That is total crap on the 1.8, especially if the cost of replacement is accurate. It wasn't that long ago that most 4 cylinder cars had to get timing belts replaced every 50-60K. But they were no where near $1200 to do so. To me the 1.4 turbo was a no brainer in comparison to the 1.9. The low end torque makes the motor. Without that, it would be frustratingly slow.

Will, did they way the belt was a "normal" wear item or is it covered by extended warranties? Those who buyone better get the extended warranty if so!
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Yeah, they seem to have the 1.4 turbo dialed in real well for low end torque.

Yes, the belt on the 1.8 is a normal wear item.

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You guys are hilariously uninformed......

Virtually every OHC engine out right now is interference........L61, LE5, LSJ, LNF, 3.6v6, 4/5/6 cylinder inline truck engine, etc, etc.....all interference engines.

The belt should only be about $275-$350 to change based on your shops rate...its only 1.6 billable hours plus the belt....so at $100/hr that $160 in labor, plus $125 belt and youre at $285.

And the belt is covered by the 5yr/100k mile powertrain warranty anyway. So wow, after 100,000 miles youll have to drop a few hundred for a belt.

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