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#4714594 - 04/02/18 09:51 PM Time to trade or not?
wolf_06 Offline


Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 493
Loc: Atlantic, Canada
I'm not sure if i want to keep my 11 cruze ls. Many problems with thermostat and now i have to replace the timing belt.

I have a smoking deal on a 2017 hyundai accent hatchback with only 2500 km on the odo. Its a demo vehicle.

What is your opinion on trading vehicles? Better to have a monthly payment with a warranty and peace of mind, or keep my old car and add some parts and hope for the best?

My cruze engine is the 1.8 and has a small leak (i think they all leak).
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#4714598 - 04/02/18 10:03 PM Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: wolf_06]
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Registered: 10/22/09
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Loc: Wet side WA
Sounds like a great trade to me!
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#4714600 - 04/02/18 10:04 PM Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: wolf_06]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 35966
Loc: Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: wolf_06
I'm not sure if i want to keep my 11 cruze ls. Many problems with thermostat and now i have to replace the timing belt.

Replace the thermostat. Replace the timing belt. Keep on driving.
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#4714602 - 04/02/18 10:06 PM Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: wolf_06]
bruckus Offline


Registered: 02/27/10
Posts: 306
Loc: Minnesota
I prefer the no payment route but maybe trading is the way to go before you have to put money into the one you have and while it is still worth a good trade in value. Tough decision. The longer you wait the bigger your payment will be unless you stuff some cash away. Good luck.

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#4714605 - 04/02/18 10:08 PM Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: wolf_06]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 4752
Loc: MTL, CANADA
Id sell independently and than buy or swap.
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#4714641 - 04/02/18 10:41 PM Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: Rolla07]
AZjeff Offline


Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 2731
Loc: PV Az
Originally Posted By: Rolla07
Id sell independently and than buy or swap.


Fix the problems and sell or disclose problems or buyer beware? Sometimes it's easier and cleaner to trade to a dealer and let them recondition as they see fit and be done with it.
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#4714650 - 04/02/18 10:58 PM Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: wolf_06]
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Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41896
Loc: New Jersey
I just had a hyundai accent hatchback rental car. Drove it in the hilly areas of western PA. You couldnt give me that car. No thanks... About the worst car Ive driven in recent memory.

Pros: Lots of legroom, seat goes back far, good headroom. Good stereo.

Cons: About the rest. Odd transmission, weak engine, horrible tires and handling.

Meanwhile, the Cruze has been about the best rental car Ive driven in recent memory, FWIW...

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#4714661 - 04/02/18 11:15 PM Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
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Registered: 01/09/09
Posts: 6064
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Sounds like a great trade to me!


Sarcasm? Did I miss where he described the new(er) car?

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#4714663 - 04/02/18 11:17 PM Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: wolf_06]
gathermewool Online   content


Registered: 01/09/09
Posts: 6064
If you want a new car, get it. If your old car is reasonably reliable, it NEVER makes sense, financially, to trade.

My mom traded her Lexus in on a newer one, because it needed “a lot of work” (literally just tires and brakes). She just wanted a newer car...

It’s OK to have New-car-itus. Not much room for convincing you against, if you’re afflicted.

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#4714667 - 04/02/18 11:28 PM Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: wolf_06]
oilmutt Offline


Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 430
Loc: Connecticut 06033
How many miles? A small leak from where? engine oil,coolant,aft,power steering, windshield fluid,AC,air from tires??
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#4714680 - 04/02/18 11:47 PM Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: wolf_06]
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 2064
Loc: socal
If u can afford it and want the Hyundai, then go for it. I would probably keep the Cruze and no car note
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#4714704 - 04/03/18 01:22 AM Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: wolf_06]
WyrTwister Offline


Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1584
Loc: Texas
We have a 2015 Chevy Sonic with the same 1.8l engine & automatic . No leaks that I know of , at about 45,000 miles .

How many miles on your car ?
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#4714706 - 04/03/18 01:25 AM Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: wolf_06]
Nick1994 Online   content


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10292
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Financially it probably doesn't make sense. But sometimes you buy what you like, if it's reasonable.

I did this with the Sonata. I could totally still be driving my Camry and saving hundreds of dollars a month. But I wanted a more comfortable car, and it's a lot nicer.
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#4714716 - 04/03/18 02:17 AM Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: Quattro Pete]
Alex_V Offline


Registered: 04/10/16
Posts: 1174
Loc: Campbellsville, KY
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Replace the thermostat. Replace the timing belt. Keep on driving.


This. Mine's even the 1.4T and the only fluid I have to add is a couple ounces of antifreeze every 4-6 months. And you shoulda researched it enough when you bought the car to know you were signing up for a timing belt.
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#4714772 - 04/03/18 05:54 AM Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: wolf_06]
MParr Offline


Registered: 10/28/17
Posts: 537
Loc: Georgia
I sure wouldn’t trade for something smaller.
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