Dylan and I recorded our second video for Automotive R&D. This time, a comparison between the 2012 Chevy Cruze and 2003 Pontiac Sunfire. Two cars from GM separated by 10 years, a global recession, and a huge automotive bailout. How far has GM come?
One trend I like (that seems to be most pervasive at the extremes of the car market) is wacky colour choices. It seems like if the car is either absurdly expensive or inexpensive it’s okay to paint it neon-metallic-vomit. The Sonic I was given for testing wasn’t neon metallic vomit colour (unfortunately). It was, however, metallic orange, which suited the bold styling of the Sonic (and me) just fine. From tip to tail, the Sonic’s styling is chunky and strong, basically the polar opposite of most of its present competition, the Honda Fit, Mazda2, Ford Fiesta, and Toyota Yaris to name a few. Continue reading