in your subjective opinion.
It's good looking
It's bad looking
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.
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.
good decisions - '05 s4, '05 sti, '07 wrx, '07 & '08gsxr-600s, '03 20th gti #1, '12 jetta
bad mistakes - '04 frontier s/c, '04 tt 3.2l, '03 tdi wagon, '03 20th gti #2
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
Last edited by timmy222; 08-03-2012 at 08:03 PM.
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.
Kind regards,The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten." -Benjamin Franklin
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.
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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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.