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.