Total Lemon, Worst Car Ever Owned
I bought a used Holden Cruze 2013 with 109,000km on the odometer. I’ve owned a few used cars before, but this was by far the worst car I’ve ever had the misfortune to own. Within 3 weeks of purchase the car lost all accelerative power and began “shutting down”. Took it back to the dealership who found one problem after the other, 7 weeks worth of repairs thankfully covered under warranty. Then an engine coolant leak, followed by an engine oil leak, then a fan that would rev loudly when idling, faulty temperature gauge and finally a major en...gine coolant leak that required my car to be towed. So in total about 5 episodes of service for major faults in the space of 7 months. The dealership was so embarrassed they gave me a nearly full refund when I requested they buy it back. Not before it spat out one last load of engine oil on my driveway. I will never buy a Holden again, avoid the Holden Cruze at all costs.
Purchased in February 2021 for $12,000.00.
Worst Holden vehicle ever made. Must read review if you are looking to purchase this car.
Transmission blew twice, cost $4500 in total, 1st and 3rd cylinders misfired. Plenty of issues with the car, worst car ever, would not recommend to anyone. Had the 2011 CDX JG. Definitely Australia’s worst car. Slow, unreliable and definitely worth buying something else. Dealer offered me $1k, ended up private selling for $5k. Bought for 7.5k + around $6k in repairs so was a big loss on my end.
Purchased in January 2018 for $7,500.00.
If I could give 0 stars I would
I had this car for a year and drove it collectively for 3 months as the other 9 it was broken down. The car would stop in the middle of me driving on main road, coolant would boil and it was one problem after the other! Worst decision I’ve ever made purchasing one of these.
Purchased in August 2016 for $9,000.00.
If I were a service advisor I would suggest a stick of dinamite.
If you fix something, something else breaks then you fix that and the first thing breaks again.
Never have I seen a this vehicle with no issues had to replace a oil filter housing just the other week.
Lemon re badged Daweo
Spent more time in dealer than in driveway but they could never fault it until we caught them out. Slow and gutless looks nice but driving it was garbage . Was a family car that family hated
Purchased in January 2017 at Holden Dealers for $19,990.00.
9 years old and still going strong.
Our Cruze was purchased in 2012 brand new. 1.8 litre non turbo. In 8 years never had a single repair. Now in 2021 at 115.000kms last service needed new coil pack and plugs and a slight leak from driveshalf seal. Got fixed and back to running strong. Also needed new break pads at 80,000 but that’s expected. Does over 500kms a week for work never given me any grief. Can’t complain overall for age of car. Stick to log book servicing and it pays off.
Purchased in November 2012.
Do not buy this car
I would give this 0 stars if possible. Never EVER buy this car. If you see a used Cruze for sale - don’t do it no matter how good a deal it appears to be. We purchased this car brand new in 2013. For the first 2-3 years it was ok with no major issues. Then it just started falling apart. Coolant issues, engine light going on and off, constant oil leaks amongst other issues. After years and thousands of dollars we recently discovered the turbo, water pump and cylinders were all falling apart/not working and the car has now been sent to the wreckers where it belongs. Every single mechanic we have seen cringes when would tell them we had a Holden Cruze. Just don’t do it.
Purchased in June 2013 at Holden Dealers.
Bought this car second hand at 116km. after 6 months had so many issues, the car would stop in the middle of the road spent thousands, called nrma for 3 seperate reasons then the last time it got towed they said I needed a new engine which would cost $7000.... every mechanic told me this is the worst car. DO NOT BUY
Purchased in June 2020 for $5,300.00.
Save yourself the headaches and believe all the bad press.
I downgraded my car so I could get a home loan. I wanted a cheap run about. I read all the reviews on the Cruze but thought surely they can't all be duds so took a chance and bought a Cruze. I got about 10000ks from it before I started having issues. I had the car for a year and half and in that time needed to replace the thermostat , water pumper , turbo , numerous cooling hoses and oil pipes. After fixing all these the turbo started leaking again ! So enough was enough and I sold it. Purchased a Lancer which was made in the same year. I've now had the lancer for three years and not a single issue. Believe the reviews on the this poorly built car and save yourself some money and get something else.
Purchased in February 2016.
Not perfect but has been a totally dependable car
I wanted to provide a counterpoint to the negative reviews on this site. I have just sold my 2010 Cruze diesel automatic with 182,234 km on the clock. In the almost 11 years of ownership, this car has been very dependable with the only mechanical fault requiring replacement of a seal in a brake slave cylinder. It is on its third set of tyres (averaging over 75,000 km per tyre), third set of brakes and third battery which I consider reasonable for 11 years and the distance travelled. Fuel economy has averaged less than 7 l/100km. While not the m...ost exciting car to drive, it is secure and comfortable on the road. It is satisfying for touring due to its healthy torque which allows easy overtaking. The paintwork and interior have held up extremely well except for some minor scuffing on the hard plastics on the doors. In summary, it has been as dependable as any car that I have owned (including Mazda, Suzuki, Toyota, Subaru and Nissan)
Purchased in July 2010.
I my opinion the biggest load of rubbish to hit the streets with all the recalls, overheating, transmission problems and various other flaws. Drive one (eject yourself first though) over a cliff.
Built like a tank, a good drive, a little annoying
Car is a daily driver that does a lot of rural driving. The 1.6 turbo petrol is powerful and good fun but the engine gearbox combination is clearly a bit old compared to a new comparable car like a Kia Cerato GT.
I’ve had two of these. The first written off after a hail storm. It also crashed into a large kangaroo doing 100kph. The car remained composed during the crash and the fact that it was repaired not written off by the roo says a lot.
Outstanding road holding. A real pleasure in the curves.
Good seats and headroom.
Purchased in January 2020.
I use my car daily to get to tafe and work, both are close by. My car is serviced every year for its roadworthy and if any slight issue happens or anything changes I also take it in during the year. I first got my car in 2019 from a private seller in Sydney, from the instant it got home I've had endless issues with it, partly due to the owner being a mechanic and knowing the issues it had when selling it. Since getting the car I have had major issues with the coolant, the hoses/ pipes, the air conditioner, the car jolting when its started, the ...transmission needs to be changed in the future, the hoses had breaks in it which caused leaking. My car has just done over 110, 000kms. Highly recommend staying away from this type of car as it has so many issues, even my mechanic told me to get rid of it as soon as I can as its so expensive to upkeep as so many issues happen. However, the interior design, especially in the leather seating is absolutely gorgeous and is so comfortable to sit in and drive.
Already replaced engine , cooling system , thermostat , the engine light won’t leave me alone. Hasn’t even done 150xxxkm.
If you are reading this and considering purchasing one, DONT DO IT!
Purchased in September 2019 for $5,000.00.
Holden cruze lemon
Had oil in the sump dish had to repla e coil pack and spark plugs twice oil went through hole water system had every part water goes through replaced had 3 water bottles 2 thermostates the list goes on $6000 in repares
Purchased in November 2014 for $12.00.
Questions & Answers
G'day. I'm really hoping someone can help me out with this problem.
A hose that is covered with a silver heat shield material, that sits just to the bottom left of the aluminium plate in front of the engine, I don't know if it is an oil cooling hose, has split, and even the Holden man at spare parts call centre didn't know what the hose is so I'm sure he sent the wrong one because it doesn't have heat shield on it. The road service mechanic couldn't tell me the hose name either, so my car is just sitting there waiting for me to fix her.
I desperately need a hose number, or part name. If anyone can help me out I would be very happy!!
Just bought a JH 2013 Cruze and after turning off the car there is a faint computer like noise coming from the dash and it won't turn off even after an hour when the cars in park and switched off
I have a 2015 Holden Cruz, all of a sudden the heating is not blowing out warm air, does anyone know what may be the cause.
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|Category||Cars and Small / Compact SUVs||Cars and Wagons||Cars and Wagons||Cars and Sedans|
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Fuel Type||Diesel and Petrol|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7.4 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.8L|
|Max Power||104kW @ 6200rpm|
|Max Torque||176Nm @ 3800rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Australia|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2002||Jan 2012||Jan 2012||Jan 2012|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2006||Dec 2016||Dec 2016||Dec 2016|
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