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Looking to trade in my 09 Cobalt and get a 15 Cruze. Now the one thing that's bugging me is I may not be able to get one with remote starter. Apparently thats a different package.
Is it true that if you have one installed by a place that it messes with the security system.

I have a garage and all but I still like that remote option for times when I'm parked somewhere that is outside.

I'd imagine I'm going to be getting the lowest model maybe an LS? It's not really my choice either. Cause it's my parents decision, they seem to like to let me use cars and trade them for new ones. Very thankful for that. But I was told the package to get the next model up with the remote starter is another $1000. Is it worth it?
 

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I would go for a 14 lt vs an ls 15 it's probably cheaper to get the 14 now too if they have any left on the lot. Dealership near me was selling 14 lt with options for 13k new!!! My ss was only 700 bucks cheaper lol.
 

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Seeing as Chevy site probably can't show me the options that a 2014 model has what are the differences between the 2 years and models. I see for 2015 they have like 1LT and 2LT. I'd imagine those are different package options?

Definitely something to consider if there is an issue with them. But it's not my choice, so kind of stuck with what is selected, but I'll definitely try to throw some input.
 

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The structure is ls lt1 lt2 and ltz. You can pretty much option a 1lt to a 2 lt minus I think leather seats. Only difference in 14 and 15s is that ugly new front end and you get 4g in the 15
 

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The structure is ls lt1 lt2 and ltz. You can pretty much option a 1lt to a 2 lt minus I think leather seats. Only difference in 14 and 15s is that ugly new front end and you get 4g in the 15
So what are the downsides of the LS? I'm not even sure what Cobalt I have right now. I have to go look lol. Pretty bad that I can't even remember. I have to obviously state my case if need be cause I already emailed him and told him I heard bad things about the LS. As for nose appearance. I could honeslty care less. I just want my remote starter lol.

I have a 2009 Cobalt LT, thus why it has the remote starter. He said he got a deal for that one. Hopefully I can swing him to go for at least a 1LT Cruze.
 

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As a cruze owner, do not get the LS. It's a 1.8L and it sucks. Get the 1.4T or diesel like me.


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The structure is ls lt1 lt2 and ltz. You can pretty much option a 1lt to a 2 lt minus I think leather seats. Only difference in 14 and 15s is that ugly new front end and you get 4g in the 15

And you get a trunk release button and and you led drl's down by the fogs, and you get lose a lot of flexibility within trim levels


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The 1.4T has better fuel mileage, more power, better low end tq, easier to modify, a timing chain instead of a belt.

The 1.8 is like buying a v6 pickup truck, it'll do the job but you'll wish you bought the v8 the whole time you own it.


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If I were you I would try to get a 2014 with the z-link rear suspension. Handles so good it's ridiculous.


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As a cruze owner, do not get the LS. It's a 1.8L and it sucks. Get the 1.4T or diesel like me.


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And you get a trunk release button and and you led drl's down by the fogs, and you get lose a lot of flexibility within trim levels


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The 1.4T has better fuel mileage, more power, better low end tq, easier to modify, a timing chain instead of a belt.

The 1.8 is like buying a v6 pickup truck, it'll do the job but you'll wish you bought the v8 the whole time you own it.


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Yeah gonna bea tough sell I think. I already got the "how can someone grade a car that just came out" when I made the comment I heard bad things about the LS.

You mean on the LS I would have to use a key to open the trunk, no button in the vehicle? Is there a button on the key fob or whatever you call that.

Here is the actual comment I got back.

the LS and the LT are the same car just different options the difference being over $1900.00 . Remote start kit for the LS is a little over $100.00 and is almost like LT . The LT is $21000. The LS is $19695.
How does someone grade a car that just came out and 2014s are still on the lots. $680. is only the option price not the difference of the base prices.


So I'm going to have to do some convincing or something to see what I can do. I don't see how it would be tough to get a good value on an 09 Cobalt LT and trade for a 15 Cruze LT. Just stinks I don't have alot of $ to work with if I tried to say "oh I'll cover the difference in price. I'd almost get the "you'd complain if they hung you with a new rope" Like I shouldn't be picky when I'm not paying for the car. I'd also get the don't go wasting your $ on this. When essentially I'd prefer not to lol.

Now I am in the position where it's like I'd want to get the LT if I can do it, just based on what others say, not because of my own decision. Bad habit, but I don't know that's how it is.
 

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Yeah gonna bea tough sell I think. I already got the "how can someone grade a car that just came out" when I made the comment I heard bad things about the LS.



You mean on the LS I would have to use a key to open the trunk, no button in the vehicle? Is there a button on the key fob or whatever you call that.



Here is the actual comment I got back.



the LS and the LT are the same car just different options the difference being over $1900.00 . Remote start kit for the LS is a little over $100.00 and is almost like LT . The LT is $21000. The LS is $19695.

How does someone grade a car that just came out and 2014s are still on the lots. $680. is only the option price not the difference of the base prices.

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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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 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.

Come to cruzetalk.com


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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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