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Time to trade or not? #4714594
04/02/18 09:51 PM
04/02/18 09:51 PM
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Atlantic, Canada
wolf_06 Offline OP
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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).


2011 Chevy Cruze 1.8L 6AT
Castrol Magnatec syn blend 5w30, NAPA filter.
Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: wolf_06] #4714598
04/02/18 10:03 PM
04/02/18 10:03 PM
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Wet side WA
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Sounds like a great trade to me!


2004 Corolla 124900
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: wolf_06] #4714600
04/02/18 10:04 PM
04/02/18 10:04 PM
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Great Lakes
Quattro Pete Offline
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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.


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (FF)
Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: wolf_06] #4714602
04/02/18 10:06 PM
04/02/18 10:06 PM
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Minnesota
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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.

Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: wolf_06] #4714605
04/02/18 10:08 PM
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MTL, CANADA
Rolla07 Offline
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Id sell independently and than buy or swap.


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: Rolla07] #4714641
04/02/18 10:41 PM
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PV Az
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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.


86 Samurai 1.3 leftovers
14 RAV4 2.5 5W-20 PP
16 Silverado 1500 4.3, DI, AFM 5W-30 PP

The most important thing to do in your life is to not interfere with someone else's life. - Frank Zappa

Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: wolf_06] #4714650
04/02/18 10:58 PM
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New Jersey
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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...

Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4714661
04/02/18 11:15 PM
04/02/18 11:15 PM
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New England
gathermewool Offline
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New England
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Sounds like a great trade to me!


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


'14 Forester XT FA20DIT (Cobb Stage 1)
Edge 0W-40 + FU filter
'15 Legacy FB25 (OEM Stage, uh, neg. 7?)
Edge 0W-20 + FU filter
Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: wolf_06] #4714663
04/02/18 11:17 PM
04/02/18 11:17 PM
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New England
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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.


'14 Forester XT FA20DIT (Cobb Stage 1)
Edge 0W-40 + FU filter
'15 Legacy FB25 (OEM Stage, uh, neg. 7?)
Edge 0W-20 + FU filter
Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: wolf_06] #4714667
04/02/18 11:28 PM
04/02/18 11:28 PM
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Connecticut 06033
oilmutt Offline
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Connecticut 06033
How many miles? A small leak from where? engine oil,coolant,aft,power steering, windshield fluid,AC,air from tires??


'05 Chevy Malibu 6cyl,119k, Syn. Oil (owned)
'16 Toyota Camry,4cyl 25k Syn oil (leased)
'92 Ford Tempo ,4cly 26k Conv oil (managed)
Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: wolf_06] #4714680
04/02/18 11:47 PM
04/02/18 11:47 PM
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socal
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socal
If u can afford it and want the Hyundai, then go for it. I would probably keep the Cruze and no car note


06 Cadillac Escalade Ext
17 Cadillac ATS (wife)
05 Toyota Camry (daughter)
11 GMC Canyon off-road (daily)
Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: wolf_06] #4714704
04/03/18 01:22 AM
04/03/18 01:22 AM
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Texas
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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 ?


Wyr
God bless
Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: wolf_06] #4714706
04/03/18 01:25 AM
04/03/18 01:25 AM
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Phoenix, AZ
Nick1994 Offline
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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.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 84k Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: Quattro Pete] #4714716
04/03/18 02:17 AM
04/03/18 02:17 AM
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Campbellsville, KY
Alex_V Offline
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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.


I like Chevy and Valvoline.

'13 Cruze, 1.4T, 113K
'85 GMC C3500, 454, 130K
'82 Mercedes 300CD, OM617 turbo, 169K
'67 Suburban, 350, 331K
Re: Time to trade or not? [Re: wolf_06] #4714772
04/03/18 05:54 AM
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Georgia
MParr Offline
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Georgia
I sure wouldn’t trade for something smaller.


2013 KIA Optima EX 2.4L. Now: QSUD 5W30 & STP S2808ML
2017 Ford Escape SE 2.0T Now: Pennzoil Platinum 5W30 & Motorcraft 910s
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