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Old 09-04-2012, 03:16 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
I drove several with the 1.4L Turbo and the 6AT and that powertrain combination was horrible to drive. The gearbox couldn't decide what gear to be in every single time, and it kept the engine out of boost in the middle of driving around a simulated city course and dodging obstacles.
Thats the biggest problem with small turbocharged engines. If you aren't in the right gear, you aren't going anywhere. The manual version of the Cruze (1.4T) is much better than the automatic.
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