Hi, I'm Quantumgreen. I have about 22,000 miles on my Cobalt LS XFE 5-speed. I test drove the new Cruze, was disappointed. It immediately had a "bargy" feel to it--more like a midsize than a snappy compact. The turning radius is a couple feet larger, which might account for the different feel behind the wheel. The engine was unexpectedly noisy, because of the turbo, I guess. My car has a bare bones interior, but I think I'll stick with it for awhile. Max fuel economy was 37 miles per gallon on the expressway, and not at a constant 60 mph.