Skip to comments.New Chevy Cruze: Just a Honda Civic Re-Badged?
Posted on 08/27/2009 12:16:21 PM PDT by wrrock
Chevrolet announced the 'Cruze' will be coming in 2010. GM claims the 'Cruze' will redefine the four-door coupe. However, we think it looks too much like the Honda Civic coupe sedan. Judge for yourself...
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...the sincerest form of flattery.
most 4 door sedans nowdays look very similar if you put them next to each other.
Similar, but not the same car. Every piece of sheet metal is different.
For instance, the roof of the Honda is much more domed than the roof of the Chevy, and the hood of the Chevy is about 4 inches higher than the hood of the Honda.
Similar cars to serve a similar function, but not at all identical.
For the most part, I haven’t been able to tell new cars apart from one another since the 1980’s.
If it sounds like a hive of bees farting, it’s a Honda!!
From newcartestdrive.com ...
“... the Cruze is roughly the same size as the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic sedans. Its 105.7-inch wheelbase slots between Civic (106.3) and Corolla (102.4), and the overall length of all three falls within an inch of the other. The Cruze is wider than either the Corolla or Civic by at least 1.4 inches.”
I would think that if it was based on the same platform, dimensions would be identical ... especially wheelbase.
And if it sounds like your tax dollars being flushed down the toilet, it’s GM!
Most cars of the same class look alike today.
Aerodynamics, crash safety testing, cost concerns, “people packaging” for 4 adults, etcetera, are all driving similar vehicles into looking rather alike, especially at the 4-door econocar level. They’re left with rearranging chrome on the front end, different wheels and interiors, a crease here or a character line there, or slight variations in overall proportions.
So, this Chevy Cruze is not a Honda Civic.
I see two 4 cylinder front wheel drives that are not much more than a ‘transportation appliance’. Looks as if GM wants to assimilate a favorable design vs. differentiate.
I’m hearing the new Camaro is selling, perhaps the big brains at GM could evaluate what is driving that?
If it sounds like a hive of bees farting, its a Honda!!
now that’s funny, especially since I own 4 Hondas
CR-V, Odyssey, Ridgeline and Shadow ACE - I will giggle to myself every time I start my car/bike
All the cars today have a front end like Dodge Ram pickup, slab sides with no glass, and a huge rear that requires a camera to see when backing up.
Hey, my Honda will still be “farting” long after whatever piece of junk you’re driving is in the scrap yard.
Touched a nerve, huh?
Thanks, that was my intent!
Hondas aren’t bad cars, they just sound lik a hive of bees farting to me.
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