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      The D-segment shootout - Cruze v/s Laura v/s Jetta v/s Corolla

      So after this, you'll have a 1 yr new flying machine. Looking foward to see it in action in one of the future meets.

      Btw, I drove the new Cruze on the day I came back. Its a far better machine than the old one in almost all aspects. Obviously I didnt drive it like what tadukuttan and mclaren1885 does, and I was blown away. Definitely a better purchase(IMO) than the Laura. I haven't driven the new Jetta as yet to compare with that.

      I also felt more space has been liberated for the rear passenger. I could sit behind the driver seat, with the seat set to my driving position; which is all stretched out. In the older Cruze, I somehow was not comfortable in the rear seat.
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      Quote Originally Posted by krish View Post
      Its a far better machine than the old one in almost all aspects
      Actually, there is not much of a difference between the old car and new car except the engine and gearbox.

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      itely a better purchase(IMO) than the Laura.
      Hhhhmmm! I would tend to disagree! If Skoda A.S.S would have been better and if I could digest the looks of the face-lifted Laura, it would anyday trump the Cruze on almost all aspects. Actually, will do a Shootout between both the cars soon!

      Jetta is just a classier, much better looking Laura with the same under pinnings.

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      I also felt more space has been liberated for the rear passenger. I could sit behind the driver seat, with the seat set to my driving position; which is all stretched out. In the older Cruze, I somehow was not comfortable in the rear seat.
      Doubt there has been any change in the leg room in the new car!
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      LOL!!! I ended up being wrong on all aspects . Cant trust my feelings then
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      Quote Originally Posted by krish View Post
      LOL!!! I ended up being wrong on all aspects . Cant trust my feelings then
      LOL, don't worry! Just start coming to the meets and drives again! You can sit in my car and then Hari's Laura and you shall be enlightened.
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      krish Please dont add to the increasing number of Cruze owners in this forum . Buy anything other the cruze.

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      hi Rahul just read the october issue of overdrive , there is a comparision of D segment sedans ( elantra/laura/cruze/fluence/corolla)

      to my surprise the guys have picked the 88bhp corolla as the best bet ( just cant believe what kind of a TD they did!!) i own the cruze have TD the fluence E4 /Laura elegance /and the Corolla D in city as well as highway and am pretty sure the first 3 cars are way ahead of the winner picked by overdrive (it may be ok for an old guy to be driven around @ snails pace...........but then an 800 too would do this job far better!!)

      come on you guys @ overdrive @ that price (15 - 16 L) performance & power is definetly needed ,who cares on the negligeble 2-3 km/litre of more fuel efficiency

      this TD by overdrive and comparision is sure a confirmatory report of the TD being crappy would never waste RS125/- ever again
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      Quote Originally Posted by krish View Post
      Definitely a better purchase(IMO) than the Laura.
      The laura is a neat machine. Not sure whether its comfort, ease of driving, power etc that are foremost in your mind. But it can do a few things quite well. Suggest you drive it a little more.

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      Quote Originally Posted by DocZ View Post
      to my surprise the guys have picked the 88bhp corolla
      I've driven Corolla Diesel and I wont go near it again.
      In fact I was made to drive that car during my childhood friend's wedding since he received it as a wedding gift and didn't want his driver to abuse the car from the beginning!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Digital Vampire View Post
      I've driven Corolla Diesel car and I wont go near it again.
      It's a brilliant car to be chauffeured in. Read my first Gearheads TD report here

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      Quote Originally Posted by megazoid View Post
      The laura is a neat machine. Not sure whether its comfort, ease of driving, power etc that are foremost in your mind. But it can do a few things quite well. Suggest you drive it a little more.
      I have driven a Laura/Octavia more than a Cruze. Somehow the Laura never really appealed to me. Power is certainly not utmost in my mind, coz I don't drive fast. I have only had test drives on the Cruze, whereas I have done long drives on the Laura

      I know it can do quite a few things well, but somehow I felt the Cruze was better.

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