Posts tagged Holden Cruze
My Holden Cruze is Stuck in Gear

My 2012 Holden Cruze automatic has problems with the transmission. (It has only done 16,000 km.) Yesterday, after I had done around 20km, the automatic transmission only ran in first gear (about 5000rpm at 40km/h). When I changed it to manual, the display told me that the car was in fourth gear while it still ran in first (I could also not change gears in manual mode). The car has another six months' warranty. I will go to Holden tomorrow but, most likely, the car will work when they drive it and they will say that there is no problem. Do you know of this problem and do you have any advice?

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Which Small Car Should You Buy in 2016?

If you’re in the market for a mainstream small car costing less than $40 grand - that basically means a Toyota Corolla-sized car - let’s eliminate the utter crap

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Why does my Holden Cruze rev too high on the freeway?

The major annoyance with my Holden Cruze Equipe is the high gear ratio. Travelling at 110km/h and the 5th gear RPMs are sitting just over 3000, which makes the car sound like it's...screaming (is one way to put it). It's like it really needs a 6th gear. I have taken it to my dealer and they say that there is nothing they can do to lower the gear ratio. Is this true?

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Why Regular Servicing of New Cars is Critical

I got an e-mail from a lady named Leanne the other day (below), which highlights the false economy of letting your services slide. As a consequence, Leanne is looking down the barrel of a likely $14,000 repair bill on her Holden Cruze - which is still under warranty. Worse still, it looks like Holden is completely justified in its decision not to support the repair.

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How Can I Get My Defective Holden Cruze Transmission Fixed?

Please help me: my used Holden Cruze 2010 transmission is stuffed and they want $5000 to replace it. Ii only had it for about a year and a half, got a car loan of $17000 for it, I really need my car for my shift work and kids for school. Lawrence Motors here in Rockhampton QLD will not help me as I already had it for over a year and the warranty was only for 3 months. My mechanic said this should not happen its only four years old.

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What Car Should I Replace My Holden Cruze With?

I have a 2011 Holden Cruze CDX. Last of the imported ones. I know you don't like them but until now I have been quite happy with it, except for the auto transmission gear changing, but it has recently developed an auto transmission oil leak and has been back twice to the dealer to rectify but is still leaking. It might be time to buy a new car. But what to get? What other similar sized cars are comparable to these levels of creature comforts for say under $26,000? 

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Is John Cadogan an Idiot?

I enjoy your show on Radio 2UE but I've got to say - you're an idiot! You bag the crap out of Aussie-built cars and tonight you're saying how the Holden Cruze had the biggest complaints and it's an Aussie car. Mate they've only been built here in Australia, from all imported parts, for maybe the last 18 months to 2 years. They were all previously Korean built. The same as the Captiva, the Barina, the new Malibu heap of shit. The Aussie products like the Commodore, the Falcon and the Toyota Camry are all great cars. I've worked out the problem with you...

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Inside the Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore Sales Crash

Why the large Aussie car is terminal – despite the $13 billion you paid to save it

The demise of locally built Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon sales is accelerating. Back in 2003, Ford sold 73,220 Falcons. At the end of 2010 Falcon sales had dropped to 29,516 Falcons – a reduction of 60 per cent in seven years. Then, in 2011, Falcon sales, incredibly, fell another 37 per cent – to just 18,741 units.

The Holden Commodore hit its stride in 2002, with 88,478 Commodores rolling out into the hands of buyers. Despite spending $1 billion developing the VE Commodore (some of it even GM’s own money), Commodore sales fells to 44,387 by the end of 2009 – a 50 per cent drop over seven years. A slight rise looked like the light at the end of the tunnel for Commodore in 2010 (one per cent, or an increase of 1569 sales). But that was short-lived: By 2011 Commodore was well established in a terrain-warning trajectory, too, finishing the year with just 40,617 sales – a year-on-year decline of 12 per cent.

The Ford Falcon limped out of the blocks in 2012

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