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Wifes new car...

Well... It's not a Ford but we've decided to cross enemy lines.. Here's the newest addition to our family...

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2012 Chevy Cruze.. Gets 36 mpg on the highway which is a helluva lot better than the 16 mpg that her old Jeep got.

I swore I would never finance another vehicle after getting screwed over by Ford Motor Credit but our financing is great on this car, we got a low APR, We have On-Star and XM Satellite radio free for 6 months, 5 year 100,000 mile warranty including AAA style/quality roadside asst. To top it off, We got an additional $500 off the price for a loyal customer discount because we used to own a Saturn.

While talking to the sales manager, I mentioned how pissed off I was at Ford for their discontinuing the Ranger and she agreed. Her response was that Ford was insane for discontinuing the Ranger because the market for small trucks was still pretty good and that anytime they get a Ranger as a trade-in, it usually sells quick.

I've only ever financed two cars in my life (at a reputable dealer) the first was at Ford, the second through GM and I have to say that in hindsight, Ford told me alot of lies when I financed and was clearly trying to reach a quota. I have no ill will towards Ford but I've def. switched my loyalty to GM.

This car is beautiful and I'm a very satisfied customer
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That is not a bad deal! I myself am not brand loyal but the only thing I like about buying new is the warranty that comes with it. My older sister got screwed as well by Ford financing but I believe they have changed their ways (at least let's hope so!) Just tell your wife to enjoy her new ride!
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nice i like the color... aren't those turbo?
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Not a bad looking car... I like the dash!
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That is not a bad deal! I myself am not brand loyal but the only thing I like about buying new is the warranty that comes with it. My older sister got screwed as well by Ford financing but I believe they have changed their ways (at least let's hope so!) Just tell your wife to enjoy her new ride!
Thanks, She's in love with it.

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nice i like the color... aren't those turbo?
They call it Ice Blue, They gave her the option of Silver, Gold, or Ice Blue and the color really pops in the sun, Yeah, they are turbo.

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Not a bad looking car... I like the dash!
It's pretty sporty. I was watching TV this morning and there is a new Mercedes that has a very similar interior, The keys are kinda funky like the luxury cars too that have a button and pop out. We're pretty happy with it. It replaced the Cobalt in their lineup.
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Nice! i gots a GM car too. They do ride pretty nice.
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Its a Government Motors...
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Not anymore. Most shares that the government owned were opened up back to the public.
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Not anymore. Most shares that the government owned were opened up back to the public.
meh.. still hate them for it. I'm pretty loyal to Ford... ok extremely loyal to Ford. Even own a few shares of their stock
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I own stock in something somewhere. I have a guy for that.
I've had many a Ford and many a GM, couple Dodge's too.
No foreign in my driveway.

Back to OP, Nice car man, Does it have the little "slap stick" shift deal? i can't tell.
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I own stock in something somewhere. I have a guy for that.
I've had many a Ford and many a GM, couple Dodge's too.
No foreign in my driveway.

Back to OP, Nice car man, Does it have the little "slap stick" shift deal? i can't tell.
Yeah, It has it but I have no idea what/how so I have to read up on it.. LoL..
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Its a Government Motors...
http://projects.propublica.org/bailout/list

I dunno...

I've done business with a LOT of companies that ended up with bailout money and still do. I believe GM's doing better with their company as they're coming up with a lot more "eco-friendly" cars and trucks where before It looked like all they produced was gas guzzler SUV's and trucks.

I still believe Ford refused bailout money only because they'd have to open their books to the feds.
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Yeah, It has it but I have no idea what/how so I have to read up on it.. LoL..
When your in drive, you should be able to move the shift **** to the left or towards you.
from there, the dash should change over and tell you what gear your in next to a little "m"
Up is to upshift, Down is to downshift.
My Fiance's Buick has it, i call it the "his & her shifter"
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Looks nice! How is the power/handling and ride quality?
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When your in drive, you should be able to move the shift **** to the left or towards you.
from there, the dash should change over and tell you what gear your in next to a little "m"
Up is to upshift, Down is to downshift.
My Fiance's Buick has it, i call it the "his & her shifter"
That's pretty cool, I wonder if that would provide even better fuel economy ?
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That's pretty cool, I wonder if that would provide even better fuel economy ?
They have an Eco model that does.

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I dunno, i find i drive the thing harder when i put it in manual mode.
It automatically downshifts as you slow down too. Thats kinda nice.
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Looks nice! How is the power/handling and ride quality?
It's a little sluggish going from a v8 Jeep but it feels like it has more power than my Ranger. It handles great, not too stiff but not too loose. It rides smooth as butter and it has some kind of sound dampener of some kind. It's super Quiet, You can't hear someone talking to you if they're standing next to your window and the doors are closed.

The On-Star and voice commands are pretty sweet too. I haven't really been in technologically advanced car before
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They have an Eco model that does.

Yeah, those were a bit more pricey..
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Looks good and I agree about liking the dash, but too much money for such little MPG difference. But congrats on the new car!
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Yeah, It has it but I have no idea what/how so I have to read up on it.. LoL..
What's there to read up on? Want an auto? Leave it in D. Want to shift gears? + or -. To go up +. to downshift, -. My gf's dad has a Kia forte w/ slap stick. He had no idea how to use it til I showed him. Looks like a nice little car. Congrats.

Edit: Alex beat me to it. Btw, the key believe it or not is called a switchblade key. They are pretty sweet, I almost bought a dub just so I could have one.
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I own stock in something somewhere. I have a guy for that.
I've had many a Ford and many a GM, couple Dodge's too.
No foreign in my driveway.
At least you stick to american. Thumbs up for that.
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http://projects.propublica.org/bailout/list

I dunno...

I've done business with a LOT of companies that ended up with bailout money and still do. I believe GM's doing better with their company as they're coming up with a lot more "eco-friendly" cars and trucks where before It looked like all they produced was gas guzzler SUV's and trucks.

I still believe Ford refused bailout money only because they'd have to open their books to the feds.
I just think Ford made better decisions with the money they had. All the companies are doing the eco thing. GM was just later to the game and did it quicker so it looks like they made the biggest change when in reality it was basically the same. It doesn't matter really.
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