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#1 KingCracker

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 19:10

So I was going to get a Mazda 3 but I decided to buy American and buy a Chevy Sonic LT Turbo. Its fresh from the factory, I bought it right after they got it off the truck. It has a touch screen radio that can play video and photos, it has a USB port as well.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 19:17

Isn't the sonic more of a Mazda 2 in size?

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 19:22

Isn't the sonic more of a Mazda 2 in size?

Hmmm, maybe, I know chevy makes a smaller car called the Spark. I prefer the looks of the Sonic over the Mazda 2.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 19:35

Touchscreen radio = loss. With buttons at least you can push them without being too distracted, whereas you need to take your eyes off the road to look at the touchscreen, but these are getting to be popular in every car :( The instrument cluster is truly unique - I personally am not a fan, it just looks like a mess, probably the only thing I hate about this car.

Yeah, Brandon is right. The Spark is in a different class than the Mazda 3. The Cruze is more in line with the Mazda 3, in terms of size, price, etc.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 19:39

Touchscreen radio = loss. With buttons at least you can push them without being too distracted, whereas you need to take your eyes off the road to look at the touchscreen, but these are getting to be popular in every car :( The instrument cluster is truly unique - I personally am not a fan, it just looks like a mess, probably the only thing I hate about this car.

Yeah, Brandon is right. The Spark is in a different class than the Mazda 3. The Cruze is more in line with the Mazda 3, in terms of size, price, etc.

You can control the radio from the steering wheel. I like the instrument cluster, I like the Fuel gauge a lot better than the traditional gauge and I like how it tells me the quality of my oil. Right now its at 99% when it gets down to about 5% the dealership said i'm suppose to change it.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 19:42

Please keep us (me!!) up to date what you think of the car. I'm looking at a new car and I'm leaning towards this one. So anything additional you can add about the car would be greatly appreciated!!

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 19:47

Please keep us (me!!) up to date what you think of the car. I'm looking at a new car and I'm leaning towards this one. So anything additional you can add about the car would be greatly appreciated!!

The trunk is really small but if you're not hauling anything and its just mainly you then it shouldn't be a problem. It has auto on lights, you can control certain aspects of the car from the radio, like you can configure from the radio if the car unlocks all the doors or just the drivers side and you can configure it to turn on the rear windshield wiper than you put it in reverse. Its got decent power, its not fast but its quick. The speakers are weak, I'm probably going to put aftermarket speakers in it after a while.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 19:49

"Turbo" LOL

So it has 50HP with the turbo? :laugh:

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 19:50

"Turbo" LOL

So it has 50HP with the turbo? :laugh:

Well there are different versions of the car. I didn't say its a sports car. :rolleyes: Besides i'm not a teeny bopper looking to speed anyway.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 19:52

"Turbo" LOL

So it has 50HP with the turbo? :laugh:


It's a marketing advantage. People that don't have any knowledge of engines, or cars for that matter, they hear the word "Turbo" and get all excited.

Bottom line, turbocharge a turd, and it's still a turd.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 19:54

It's a marketing advantage. People that don't have any knowledge of engines, or cars for that matter, they hear the word "Turbo" and get all excited.

Bottom line, turbo charge a turd, and it's still a turd.

As long as it gets be back and forth to work that's all that matters to me. But I don't think its a turd I could of bought worse.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 19:59

As long as it gets be back and forth to work that's all that matters to me. But I don't think its a turd I could of bought worse.


I'm not bashing the car itself, I'm merely stating that they use these marketing tactics as a selling point. SS, turbo, super-charged, gt, etc. These and words and acronyms used to mean something back in the day, today they're used mostly to entice the buyer into a sale.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 20:02

The trunk is really small but if you're not hauling anything and its just mainly you then it shouldn't be a problem. It has auto on lights, you can control certain aspects of the car from the radio, like you can configure from the radio if the car unlocks all the doors or just the drivers side and you can configure it to turn on the rear windshield wiper than you put it in reverse. Its got decent power, its not fast but its quick. The speakers are weak, I'm probably going to put aftermarket speakers in it after a while.


Do you have kids? Would two car seats fit in the back comfortably?

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 20:07

Do you have kids? Would two car seats fit in the back comfortably?

I don't have any sorry, You might wanna take a trip down to your local dealership and check on that. Its a small car so, They do make a sedan version of the Sonic, it might be bigger in back, not sure but if you're considering one id definitely go down to the dealership and check on the car seat room.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 20:10

Do the back doors not have any external door handles?