Model Cruze 1.8 LT Auto Instalment #1 - March 2011 Vehicle age: 2 weeks Mileage: 892 I was fortunate to have received a free upgrade from LS trim to LT, with in-dash 6xCD changer, climate control, auto lights/wipers and cruise control. In my second-choice colour of Moroccan Blue. What a car! I am on my third full tank. The first achieved 31.4/mpg with climate control on and the second 35.2 with the CC off. I am targeting 40mpg with this tankful but it may perhaps be a challenge too far. I drive steadily and frugally, slipping the auto into neutral when I have a decline ahead. No faults so far but just a few minor issues... Suspension: It is a comfortable, quiet urban ride and motorway cruiser and not as susceptible to wind and road noise reported by mainstream car journo's. However, I do find the rear suspension noticeably 'clunky' over uneven surfaces. No daylight running lights available on the top-spec UK models. I would have thought with imminent EU regulations in this regard, that it would have it. * The absence of a dead-foot rest - especially on an auto - is an odd omission. The build quality is excellent with very good quality materials used throughout. In summary, I am wholly impressed by the Cruze and stick my nose up at Vauxhall badge snobs. Sadly, it is a rare car on our UK roads. It is much underrated and quite astonishing value for money and I am happy to expound its virtues at any given opportunity! Another update in a couple of months.
Wayne Gorrett, Hampshire, March 15th 2011