Minor maintenance but that's true of any car. I love my cruze. When I purchased the car I got exactly what I wanted. There's also a collapsible pedal system to help reduce the risk of leg or ankle injuries. Seating is especially well-designed, with a steering wheel that tilts and extends to a wide range of positions, making the Cruze the official car of those who shop at Big and Tall stores. I've put 50k on the car and when I first purchased it, I honestly thought I was going to hate it but I really enjoy this car. I wouldn't recommend anyone sit behind me though because the seat is pretty far back. EPA ratings are best for the 1.4T, and in Cruze Eco form—with weight savings and special aero improvements—it gets 42 mpg highway. You sit too high, the center console needs to be bigger. One exterior detail that we do appreciate is the relatively low beltline; we like how it affords more of a window greenhouse, as well as better visibility, potentially. from MENIFEE Now I just had to again replace the valve cover for the third time and no more warrantee. from Chicago/Seattle 3.0 out of 5 stars. It's comfortable for long hauls (I'm 6'2), can get tiring in traffic (what manual doesn't), but it has all the amenities you need. Sorry they're not making them anymore, I would have liked to have upgraded. Exterior. Other noteworthy standard safety features include OnStar with Automatic Crash Response, which automatically notifies OnStar and first responders, such as a 911 operator, depending on the chance of severe injury. Car rides well and handles very well. The Cruze replaced the Cobalt when it joined the Chevrolet stable last year. Looking for a different year of the Chevrolet Cruze? averaged 35.5 mixed driving on first tank. Good small car value if using for own needs and no frills! controls, with exception of the manual door locks are placed where they should be. The boot is deep, and there’s a high lip to lift luggage over. Never in my life have I had a car that has had so many leaks and engine problems. I purchased the car in January of 2013. Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question. Now the overflow hose is leaking and find out it is obsolete. The seats fold in a 60:40 arrangement but don’t drop enough to provide a flat floor. In Cruzes we've seen so far, fit, finish and materials are excellent—even up close. I bought it used, and it has not disappointed. It’s comfortable, at least for the front seat passengers (I’ve never sat in back). Editor’s note: You may want also want to read the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze review, the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze review, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze review, the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze review and the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze review. Have You Driven the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze? Just as the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze approaches the comfort and refinement of a mid-size sedan, it's features list is more in step with a mid-sizer than with other small cars--and that's certainly a good thing. Despite the on-paper figures, it feels more at home with an automatic gearbox rather than the five-speed manual. Much of the Chevy’s mechanicals have been borrowed by Vauxhall for the Astra, so although the Cruze is a comparatively rare sight on the roads, buyers can take heart from the Astra’s build quality. With a turbo adding to the engine performance I seldom have to shift down when passing a car.