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    View Poll Results: How would you rate the Cruze's styling, aesthetically speaking.

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      161 62.65%
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    Thread: Is the Cruze good looking?

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      08-03-2012 08:12 PM #1
      in your subjective opinion.

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      08-03-2012 08:14 PM #2
      Not really.

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      08-03-2012 08:14 PM #3
      Handsome, yes. Conservative in a world of wonky spaceship cartoon car design.
      Now go get your shinebox

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      08-03-2012 08:15 PM #4
      I'm totally being serious here...I think it's the best looking current Chevy product.

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    5. 08-03-2012 08:17 PM #5
      in my opinion, yes. I remember yawning my ass off when press pics first came out, but my attitude quickly changed when they started appearing on the roads. Even after being on sale a while, I continue to do a double-take almost every time I see one. They are deceptively good-looking cars, I dunno how GM did it.

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      08-03-2012 08:21 PM #6
      I cross shopped the Cruze RS and my MKVI Jetta. I had the Cruze for a weekend and very much liked how it looked. The lip kit and 17's that come on that model definitely do it for me.
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      08-03-2012 08:34 PM #7
      Rule 1



      Yes its good looking
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      08-03-2012 08:35 PM #8
      That looks very good indeed, I wasn't even thinking of that model with the big wheels.
      Now go get your shinebox

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      08-03-2012 08:39 PM #9
      Yes, very good looking exterior. I'm not a fan of the interior though.

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      08-03-2012 08:41 PM #10
      neutral for sure...a small step above beige mobile but that's all imo
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      08-03-2012 08:43 PM #11
      I think it's pretty attractive for what it is. Just proves there's no reason for an economy car to look like, well, an economy car.

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      08-03-2012 08:44 PM #12
      I think it is a good looking car, but I also like the Buick Verano so I may be crazy.
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      08-03-2012 08:47 PM #13
      Not too fond of the fake rear window trim, needs a BMW style kink.

    14. 08-03-2012 08:59 PM #14
      It did look a lot like GM's Holden Torana 2006 concept when it came out

      Not sure if there is a link there. What I here GM Daewoo design studio was responsible for it so I don't think there was a Holden connection



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      08-03-2012 09:27 PM #15
      The front end is weird, and the taillights look pretty cheap. Otherwise, it's okay.
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      08-03-2012 09:35 PM #16
      North American vehicle desliker here.

      I actually really like the Cruze. The base models (as nearly all other vehicles) is meh, but someone down our road has a Cruse RS... it's remarkably nice! Kinda wished it had a 2.0T AWD variant, and hoping their hatchback version makes it here soon.

      So, yes, Cruze = handsome stud.

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      08-03-2012 09:36 PM #17
      Only with the RS package.
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      08-03-2012 09:55 PM #18
      The tail is terrible, but otherwise pretty good.

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      08-03-2012 09:57 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by GTurboI View Post
      I'm totally being serious here...I think it's the best looking current GM product.

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      Fixed.

      Some people say the Cruze is an old design that doesn't look good anymore, but I disagree. With all these new cars and their bubbly rounded bulbous exteriors.. it's nice to see something that has edges and flat sections along with curves to give it real style. I think the Cruze is one of the freshest designs out there.

      The interior does need some help, but it's not bad considering it's starting out life as a $16k car in base trim.

      Even the Eco looks great. At first the chrome-appearing aluminum rims were a turn off, but I sort of like them now. Hoping to scoop up a Cruze Eco-D (diesel) in early 2013 unless I go a different direction.


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      08-03-2012 09:59 PM #20
      An LTZ w/ RS package looks good to me


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      08-03-2012 10:06 PM #21
      Up until you get beyond the rear doors. Someone also pointed out the wonkiness of the grille which didn't bother me before but now I can't unsee what they're talking about.

      As far as compact sedans go, the Mazda3, Focus, Impreza (!) and Jetta (?!) all trump it in looks.
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      08-03-2012 10:09 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by VarianceVQ View Post
      Up until you get beyond the rear doors. Someone also pointed out the wonkiness of the grille which didn't bother me before but now I can't unsee what they're talking about.

      As far as compact sedans go, the Mazda3, Focus, Impreza (!) and Jetta (?!) all trump it in looks.
      Problems with the Cruze grille but not the 3?

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      08-03-2012 10:11 PM #23
      IMO it looks great, but it currently badly needs a SS reboot...

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      08-03-2012 10:36 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
      IMO it looks great, but it currently badly needs a SS reboot...
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      08-03-2012 10:43 PM #25
      Dont like it (looks)
      Respect it though (platform & powertrain)

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      08-03-2012 10:43 PM #26
      I think it looks good for what it is...but I have an irrational hatred for the Chevy badge. Not the cars it signifies -- the actual badge design. It has some mystical ability to suck all the class out of an otherwise nicely styled vehicle.

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      08-03-2012 11:08 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Momus View Post
      I think it looks good for what it is...but I have an irrational hatred for the Chevy badge. Not the cars it signifies -- the actual badge design. It has some mystical ability to suck all the class out of an otherwise nicely styled vehicle.
      Agreed. As much as I like the Cruze I wish the badge was different.

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      08-03-2012 11:30 PM #28
      I've always thought it had a good stance on the road (the old meaning of stance, not the new idiotic meaning). An SS version with some really nice, tasteful wheels would look great.

      Similar to the Dusk concept Chevy was showing:


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      08-03-2012 11:50 PM #29
      looks like a general motors corolla
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      08-03-2012 11:52 PM #30
      I'm the biggest american vehicle hater there is and I like it...but I was just staring at one yesterday and the longer I stared the more mundane it looked.

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      08-04-2012 01:15 AM #31
      had an LT as a rental. loved it.

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      08-04-2012 01:25 AM #32
      All I picture when I think of these cars is the vanilla "Eco" model thats everywhere. I have never seen a trim above the "Eco" so this LTZ/ RS version is news to me. I agree needs the Colbalt SS treatment and then game on. I still think it's miles better though than the current Civic.

    33. 08-04-2012 01:35 AM #33
      I like it👍🇺🇸

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      08-04-2012 01:36 AM #34
      taillights are easily fixed with the wonderfully Mercedes styled aftermarket LED taillights.


      i love them, plan on getting one in a few years.

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