Chevrolet Lacetti SW
Added: 15th of November 2013
These slightly older Chevrolets are pretty basic. That's fine for me but wouldn't be good for those who want all the bells and whistles in their cars. That being said, I find it very comfortable with lots of room and good seats. Performance is very good for a 1600 although fuel economy isn't great (35mpg on a good run, 30mpg average). The newer Chevrolets apparently have much better economy. Being a Station Wagon (estate), the car is very practical and useful for a family, especially with a child away at college who needs lots of stuff to be transported. The Lacetti isn't a big car (it's equivalent in size to a Ford Focus, whereas the Cruze is more akin to a Mondeo) but it's been fine for us - family of four and I'm over 6' 2" tall. The dealers have always been excellent as far as customer service goes. However, although the work is always done well, services, replacement wipers, tyres, etc aren't cheap. I was trying to keep the car with a full dealership service history but, next year, I'm going to shop around a bit before booking anything.