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I hate to say it...

but I really, really like the new Chevys. I've never been a real big GM fan, as they've made junk for so long (junk I have to deal with on a daily basis) but man, the new ones are nice.

Spark


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Malibu


If they smarten up and start offering diesel variants (or if the epa loosens up a bit), a diesel Sonic hatch or even Cruze would be darn near the top of my list.

They've come a long way from this:



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My dads trailblazer gets 12 mpg combined... The only bad thing about it if you ask me. But my moms Kia is a whole other story

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They have come a long way, that's for sure. I still can't buy a GM product after my last car. Not that it was breaking down, but it was just cheap, cheap materials, poorly constructed, etc.
What was it? The older trucks seem to be okay in that regard, but all of their cars were about as terrible as you can get, with this pile of awful leading the pack:

Not that the above-mentioned Malibu was any better.

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Looks like a GM commercial!!
Not many Chevy commercials start with a technician complaining about the GM vehicles he has to work on.

Though for as much crap as I give them, I have owned five GM vehicles. The two Taurii have been my only non-GMs.


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My dads trailblazer gets 12 mpg combined... The only bad thing about it if you ask me. But my moms Kia is a whole other story
I don't know, this seems rather terrible for such an expensive vehicle:


I like how they couldn't afford to mark the gears next to the shifter. I liked the S10 based Blazer/Jimmy that preceded it quite a bit more.


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02 Pontiac Sunfire. Supposedly compared to a Cavalier it's like Sable is to Taurus. Still junk. Noisy, uncomfortable, underpowered, underequipped, terrible styling. Never left me stranded though, and didn't get half bad mileage.
Did yours have the engine with the completely unreachable oil filter? 2.2L I think. I really hope whoever put it where they did suffered a slow, painful death.


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Did yours have the engine with the completely unreachable oil filter? 2.2L I think. I really hope whoever put it where they did suffered a slow, painful death.
It had the 2.2 (2200 OHV, 115 HP wonder!). Starting in 03, they came with a new 2.2, the EcoTec I think. Never did a change myself on that car, so I honestly don't know. I think I had it for about 11k miles, less than a year. Needed to be out of that thing. It was a first car though, didn't cost much and got me to and from work and college.

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They have come a long way, that's for sure. I still can't buy a GM product
You dog gone right! Ford forever baby! My first car and was A General Malarkey product.


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