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 |  Oct 15 2010, 11:23 AM

While only a small percentage of buyers actually opt for a manual transmission, offering one usually indicates that a company seriously cares about how their products perform.

The Chevrolet Cruze, with it’s 1.4L turbo engine, has all the right stuff to be a fun-to-drive compact, but the sole transmission choice, a 6 speed automatic, wasn’t exactly cutting it. Now, GM looks to be offering a proper manual on their sportiest Cruze, and with a lack of an SS trim level, we’re pretty pleased. The Cruze Eco was slated to be available with a 6-speed manual and a 1.4L engine, but adding the manual across the range will allow consumers to get that combination without the Eco’s aerodynamic additions and low rolling resistance tires.

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[Source: GM Inside News]

  • BILL WAGNER

    ITS OVERWIEGHT AND UNDERPOWERED. ITS 400 LBS MORE THAN MY 06 COLBALT LT COUPE WITH 5-SD. LESS POWER (COBALT HAS 155 FT LBS OF TORQUE AND 145 HP) IT GETS 37-40MPG ON HWY AND 33-35 CITY. I HAVE 77,000 MILES ON IT AND WILL BE KEEPING IT.