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Old 01-11-2011, 10:10 AM   #1
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Exclamation Wife wants a CRZ, HELP!!

Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am a proud owner of a 2011 Camaro 2SS/RS Silver Ice Metallic M6. I love my car with a passion.

My WIFE on the other hand is leasing a 2007 honda civic, and her lease is ending soon. She is currently leaning towards turning her civic in and getting the new CRZ , I've read nothinig but CRAP reviews on this car though. Does anybody here have first-hand knowledge on this vehicle?

**ORRRR*

Can anybody recommend an alternative? I recognize that Hondas can be good little cars, but I refuse to give up on this so easily. I've tried to sell her on the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, and the Camaro obviously...she didn't like the second Idea ther much:(. She's mostly worried about gas mileage (haha) and dependability. Any input would be helpful!

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Old 01-11-2011, 10:15 AM   #2
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My 2lt is getting 19 mpg right now.. And well.. lets just say I tend to have a heavy foot.. My whole family is impressed with the milage I get.. see if that might change her mind. Of course I'm sure the honda will get better milage than that... But wont look anywhere near as awesome! Also I feel very safe in this car, somethin about the cabin just feels safe. Good luck changing her mind!

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Old 01-11-2011, 10:21 AM   #3
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We just traded in our lease and purchased a new Chevy Cruze 2LT! This car is great! It has all the goodies the Camaro has including the DIC electronic stuff! The build quality is excellent and gets 37 mpg highway with the 1.4L turbo I-4! It's a 4 door though and I know how tough it is to get a Honda lover to crossover to a domestic but my wife and I both love the Cruze!
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:21 AM   #4
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Thanks, I'll try to sell her on the V6 Camaro. how awesome would it be to have 2 camaros!?
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:22 AM   #5
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The CRUZE! I had forgotten about that, I'm not sure how easy it'll be to sway her off the Japacrap cars she loves but I'd love to have her buy domestic...
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:23 AM   #6
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There was a recent Top Gear (US version on History Channel) that reviewed the CRZ - not too complimentary. Check the History Channel website - here's the link to the episode - http://www.history.com/shows/top-gea...d-car-salesmen
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:25 AM   #7
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The Honda Accord Coupe with the V-6 is pretty nice. That might be a good choice too.
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:27 AM   #8
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The CRUZE! I had forgotten about that, I'm not sure how easy it'll be to sway her off the Japacrap cars she loves but I'd love to have her buy domestic...
If she's hung-up on hybrid the Malibu Hybrid is on clearance pricing.
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:34 AM   #9
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if she wants to stick with a Honda...the accord or the fit are nice...or even the civic hybrid...flipping her to american, i'd say the cruze would be most comperable to the crz
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:02 AM   #11
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Cruze!! Have her test one then the Honda. She'll decide on the Cruze.
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:08 AM   #12
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Yes! You should ask her to at least DRIVE the Cruze. Don't ask her to buy one, just ask her to drive one before making her decision.





They really are amazing little cars.
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:14 AM   #13
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I have a Cobalt and it gives me awesome gas mileage (specially important since my school is a 30 min. drive on the freeway). I know it got replaced by the Cruze (I dont know the mpg for it), the cobalt is very simple but very efficient I drive a lot and spend less than my friends on gasoline plus its very easy to drive since it fits almost anywhere.
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:21 AM   #14
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Thanks alot for the advice y'all it's really great to have so many good ideas.

bad news though, she went to the dealership without me and she is all in love with a white crz she found for 22k.

My ace in the hole at this point is the cruze, the top of the line one is about there, and it has more features and comforts. SO I'll try to get her to drive both before she picks one out. wish me luck y'all
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what trim level is she thinking of?
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I have a sickening feeling that she'll stick with the CRZ. I remember before I got the Camaro I was looking at them for months and lurking in these forums just obsessing over the Camaro, and even after I test drove like 5 other cars comparible to the Camaro (challenger, mustang, genesis, G8) I still chose the Camaro since that is what my heart was set on. Despite how nice some of the other cars were. Anybody that has test driven a Challenger knows that those rides are F*ckin AWESOME...but yeah, I just hope I can sway her over to the chevy side!
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:31 AM   #17
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She should wait and get the Chevy Sonic LTZ.
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The CRUZE! I had forgotten about that, I'm not sure how easy it'll be to sway her off the Japacrap cars she loves but I'd love to have her buy domestic...
What would she be worried about on the domestic? She is leasing so it will be gone before the warranty is up and don't lease cars typically take car of the maintenance?

You should go drive both to get a feel.

Personally I'm liking the Malibu as well. May not get as good as gas mileage as the Cruze but they look to be good. I had an '01 Impala LS (the loaded model) that I sold for the Camaro. I actually liked that car alot....don't really like the new Impala body style though. I bought my Impala used.....paid $10.5, 3 yrs old, and had 48k on it. Sold it with right at 100k on it. Had a few minor problems but nothing I would consider major at all. I probably had $13k in everything thing I did/fixed (including tires) and drove it for almost 6 yrs and sold if for almost $4k. For cars....it was a great return for the money.

BUT.....Camaro is a hell of a lot more fun though. Don't regret my decision at all but do miss the Impala on occassion.
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Well, that is one ugly useless car she wants. Make sure to get yourself some kind of disguise if you are ever forced to ride in it.
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:36 AM   #21
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Lol I gota pretty good mask left over from Halloween, I'm gonna drag her to other dealerships though and test drive a bunch of cars before she chooses. I think that will help sway her from the crz. I've been reading nothing but crap reviews on it. I bet they will stop making them and then finding parts to repair them will be impossible haha.
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:38 AM   #22
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That's why you should have all your cars in your name. That way you can trade it in for her. Despite the fact that you won't be "riding" in what you want for a while, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing she is riding around an excellent vehicle, and American (mostly)at that
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Yeah well she's over there right now and gave me a bunch of crap about how she wants the CRZ like I wanted the Camaro yadda yadda yadda.

BUT!

1st of all, NOBODY wants a Camaro like I do, I would dream about the car before I got it (still sometimes do).

2nd of all she went to the dealership without me, I included her in every step of the buying process for my Camaro..I would have thought that she would return the favor ya know? husband and wife should make decisions like CAR buying together IMO.

LAST but not least, I just plain don't like the CRZ, it's wierd, it's unpractical and it's not even slightly fast. and upgrading it is a pain in the a$$ as far as I've heard.
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Definitely have her drive a Cruze.

Has she looked at a Fusion? Those things are selling like hotcakes. Very nice midsize car for the money.

There's also the Jetta. Also a very solid little car, and fun to drive. Lots of attention to detail.


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1badls3 you don't have to be sorry at all. I'd rather her push a chevy, ford or dodge down the road then drive a honda lol.
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