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[YesAuto owner's return visit] Although we tried our best to experience, test, and simulate as many situations as possible for every test car that came to the editorial department, but the time is limited after a few days, and we still can’t do it. Everything is covered. Therefore, it is very necessary to pay a return visit to the car friends. As car owners, they have a longer time to get along with the car. I believe they must have discovered many problems that we have not discovered. The return model in this issue is the best-selling model Cruze of GM Chevrolet. This car with excellent appearance design is very good in terms of sales and popularity. Let us follow the perspectives of three Cruze owners and see what they see What is Cruze like.

I don’t know when it started, the title of the most popular forum of the car home has been hung on the head of Cruze, and today we are fortunate to invite the moderator of the Cruze forum and two enthusiastic friends to communicate with them. , We can have a more profound and comprehensive understanding of Cruze, let’s not say much, let’s start introducing today’s first car owner right away.

Car owner profile: Hornet klz

Forum homepage: http://i.autohome.com.cn/1325660/home.html

As the moderator of the most popular Cruze forum in the car, the “Rainy” classmates are well-known in the car home forum. He bought the 1.6 SE MT model as early as May 2009, and his status as a freelancer also gave him more time for self-driving tours or organization of riders activities. His “Little Hornets” have driven nearly 50,000 kilometers, and I believe that among Cruze owners, they should belong to the owners with longer mileage.

About buying a car

Q : Why choose Cruze?

Answer : One of the main reasons for choosing Cruze is its appearance. When I saw this car, I was very excited, and I have always liked the Camaro camaro in “Transformers”, so I regarded Cruze as a “little hornet”. . In addition, when buying a car, I feel that Chevrolet attaches great importance to the Cruze model, so I believe that the after-sales service should have a good performance.

Q : What other models did you consider when buying a car? What are the reasons for abandoning them?

“China Junjie” “Chery A3”

“Peugeot 206” “Buick Excelle”

Answer : In fact, the first consideration when buying a car is domestic products. The main models are Zhonghua Junjie and Chery A3, but after the test drive, I still feel that the overall assembly process is a bit poor. Later, I turned my attention to the joint venture brand. The Peugeot 206 felt too small, and the Buick Excelle's interior was a bit old-fashioned. It was at this time that Cruze came into sight. Because I was very satisfied with all aspects, I finally raised my budget slightly and bought the Cruze.

About car

Question : What do you like more about your car?

Answer : Although it is an American car, the Cruze has a lot of user-friendly designs that make me more satisfied. For example, the glasses case on the left side of the head, although the cost is not high, but it is basically used every day when driving. In addition, the seating experience of the seat is very comfortable, and the lateral wrapping is also relatively sufficient.

Q : What aspects are not satisfied?

Answer : It may be due to the longer opening time and more minor problems found. The first is that the design of the air conditioner knob is relatively outside, and sometimes the temperature will change accidentally. In addition, the front center armrest can also be better designed. It lacks a fixed buckle when it moves to the front end, so it is rubbed back to the back when it is used.

The other two problems may be related to my figure. Since I am 186cm tall, when I sit in the front row, the space for the rear passengers is very tight, and there are more fat friends around me, so I often feel that there is not enough space. use. Another problem is the knocking of the legs when entering the door, which also happens from time to time in the daily use of the car.

Q : What is the driving style? What is the car environment? What's the fuel consumption?

Answer : The driving style is still quite intense, but it is not the type that will still give fuel when you see the red light in the distance. The 50,000 kilometers traveled by the vehicle can basically be divided into two parts. On weekdays, it is purely urban driving, and there are many opportunities to drive to travel by car or outskirts. The two road conditions basically account for half of each, and the average fuel consumption is about 8.5 liters/100 kilometers . .

Edit comment:

It is not only the first batch of car owners, but also has a mileage of 50,000 kilometers. Our “Rainy” moderator should be regarded as the one with more cars among Cruze owners. And his driving experience of more than ten years and rich driving experience are also his distinguishing characteristics. Although he has put forward a lot of suggestions for improvement, his evaluation of Cruze is still quite high. He also hopes to buy a more powerful manual transmission Cruze in the future (the Cruze 1.6T is not quite suitable).

Owner's Profile: Night Owl

Forum homepage: http://i.autohome.com.cn/1673917/home.html

“Night Owl” is also an active member of the “You Zi You Wei” Che Youhui. He bought his car on August 1, 2009 and drove 28,000 kilometers in a year and a half. And his driving experience? It is also a year and a half, so the Cruze can be said to be its first car, and the situation of such a new car with novices is quite common in the Cruze forum.

About buying a car

Q : Why choose Cruze?

Answer : One of the main reasons for choosing Cruze is its appearance. I can say that I fell in love with it at first sight, and even when there were some objections in my family, I still tried to take it home against all opinions. In addition, I accidentally saw a video of Cruze’s collision, which also strengthened my determination to buy it. In the video, it performed very well. Finally, there is the spokesperson of Cruze. At that time, “Prison Break” was broadcast, and Miller's endorsement could be regarded as breaking my last psychological defense.

Q : What other models did you consider when buying a car? What are the reasons for abandoning them?

Answer : Japanese cars were first excluded when buying a car. I feel that the safety of Japanese cars is still a bit worrying. Later, I came to see the Pentium B50 and Peugeot 307, but they gave up because they worried about their minor problems in the future. In fact, I prefer Sagitar, but the price exceeds the budget, so I finally gave up.

About car

Question : What do you like more about your car?

Answer : Actually, I am very satisfied with most aspects of Cruze. There are basically two things that I am most satisfied with. The first is the maneuverability of the Cruze. Whether it is mountain roads or high speeds, the performance of the Cruze makes me very confident. Another point is the noise control. The Cruze can provide a quieter space within 120 km/h. I am still very satisfied with this.

Q : What aspects are not satisfied?

Answer : The stain resistance of the fabric center console is something that many Cruze riders worry about, because once it gets dirty, it is difficult to clean, especially the interior of the fabric, even if the surface is cleaned, the inside is still very dirty. The other is the tappet in the trunk. Once I was shocked and crushed several bottles of good wine (packing box), so I could only drink the things I gave away.

Q : What is the driving style? What is the car environment? What's the fuel consumption?

Answer : My driving style is more intense, it should be regarded as the one that drives more aggressively. I usually drive by myself. The daily distance to work is only 2 kilometers, and sometimes it is very congested, so I always feel that the car is still at the company before it is hot. I think this is also one of the reasons for the higher fuel consumption, which is about to burn 100 kilometers. Around 10.6 liters.

Edit comment:

Our “Night Owl” brother really fell in love with Cruz at first sight and fell in love with him. It can be said that he recognized Cruz at a glance. However, the more intense driving style and the more congested road conditions make his Cruze's fuel consumption at a relatively high level. With the increase in fuel and parking fees, it is recommended that he can choose to ride a bicycle or even walk to work, and then go on a weekend trip. It seems more appropriate to start your own “small section”.

Introduction to the owner: luyang30251

Forum address: http://i.autohome.com.cn/2268820/home.html

The “Road Worker” who appeared last was the latest to buy a car among the three car owners today, and the one with the shortest driving experience. However, when it comes to choosing and using cars, “road workers” from science and engineering have more rational thinking than the first two car owners. And he is also the only owner of a 1.8L engine and automatic gearbox today.

About buying a car

Q : Why choose Cruze?

Answer : There are many reasons for choosing Cruze. First of all, I recognize its appearance, atmosphere and muscle feel; secondly, its price and configuration are also in line with my budget and requirements. In addition, I also have a strong liking for the Chevrolet brand, and I feel that this is a brand with a lot of history.

Q : What other models did you consider when buying a car? What are the reasons for abandoning them?

Answer : Since the work is on the computer, when buying a car, I mainly look at the Autohome Forum. After seeing the accident photos of Japanese cars sent by many friends, the main reason for giving up on Japanese cars and not choosing Volkswagen is aesthetic fatigue. I watched the Carnival and the Excelle HRV during the period, but I felt that the size of the Carnival was too small and the Excelle HRV was too old, and finally both gave up.

◆ About car

Question : What do you like more about your car?

Answer : The beautiful instrument panel left a deep impression on me. The blue cold-light instrument with the red pointer is very beautiful, and the barrel-style dial is also very dynamic and fashionable. Although there are many buttons in the center console, the most commonly used ones are basically located on the driver's side. As for the capacity of the trunk, it has withstood the test of the new year's goods.

Q : What aspects are not satisfied?

Answer : I prefer to put the phone in the storage box in front of the handle, but the depth of this storage box seems to be too shallow, which causes the handle to knock to the phone in the storage box when I hang the P gear . In addition, for people of medium stature and below, the Cruze's central armrest is basically useless, and it would be better if the position can be further forward.

Q : What is the driving style? What is the car environment? What's the fuel consumption?

Answer: My driving style is relatively neutral, and I will certainly not be so slow that I am urged by the car behind, but it is not in the category of intense driving. Every day the couple drove from Yangqiao to Yizhuang to work, and the road conditions were fairly good. On the weekends, I would occasionally go out to play or participate in activities organized by “You Zi You Wei”. The fuel consumption is 8.3 liters/100 kilometers. I am satisfied with the 1.8L automatic transmission.

Edit comment:

“Road Worker” is a typical novice with a new car. His learning to car and the process of choosing a car are almost synchronized. After getting his driver's license, his car selection work has basically entered the end stage, and it didn't take long for him to take the current car. Cruz. Compared with the first two car owners, “road workers” do more homework before buying a car, and pay more attention to economy when using the car.

Full text summary:

Through the communication with the three car owners, we have a certain understanding of the long-term performance of the Cruze. At the same time, we have a better understanding of the small group of Cruze owners. The following three points are more impressive to me:

1. When referring to the reasons for purchasing the Cruze, the three of them all mentioned the appearance design of the Cruze. This not only proves that the Cruze's exterior design is indeed very successful, but also directly reflects the importance of the vehicle's exterior when we buy a car;

2. Among the three car owners who returned to the interview, two car owners mentioned the influence of related movies and TV dramas when talking about the reasons for buying the car. It can also be seen that Shanghai GM has done very successfully in the promotion and promotion of Cruze. It is worth learning from other brands;

3. The last point is the composition of the Cruze car owner group. According to the moderator, the situation of buying a car for the first time and being a novice driver occupies a large proportion in the Cruze forum. I think a more balanced performance and a more affordable price are what Cruze attracts. A key weapon for first-time car buyers. (Photo by Wentu/Car Home Liu Yuxin)