Last US Built Chevrolet Cruze Finds A Loving New Owner10
The last Chevrolet Cruze to leave the production line at General Motors‘ Lordstown Assembly plant in Ohio has found an enthusiastic new owner.
According to local news outlet WKBN, the white Chevrolet Cruze LS was recently purchased by John Kufleitner, the owner of a Fiat Chrysler dealership Columbiana, Ohio. The car is now sitting on his dealer lot, but he may transfer the car to a “galleria” of classic cars that he owns in Salem – posh treatment for a run-of-the-mill economy car like the Cruze.
But Kufleitner knows this is no ordinary Cruze. He calls the last example of the compact four-door a “piece of history,” and is inviting local car enthusiasts out to his showroom to see the car and pose for pictures with it.
“I’ve had a lot of family members and friends and neighbors that worked at the Lordstown plant,” he told WKBN. “So let’s be honest, that plant’s a part of all of us.”
Kufleitner bought the car from local woman Mary Pipino, who previously purchased it for $35,000 from a local United Way auction. Kufleitner thought about bidding on the car at the auction, but didn’t want to outbid local Chevy dealers for it, whom he figured would want it for their showrooms. When he found out a Chevy dealer didn’t buy it, he reached out to the new owner to strike a deal.
“I really thought it would end up on a Chevrolet showroom and probably should be on somebody’s (Chevrolet) showroom right now,” he said.
Lordstown may be purchased by commercial vehicle company Workhorse, which intends to build a new electric vehicle of some sort at the facility. GM is currently trying to work out a deal with the company and the UAW, the latter of which wants GM to keep the plant open and under its operation.
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I saw today that Kia is recalling 500k cars due to catching fire.
Warms my heart. Keep buying those pieces of crap America.
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AND THE LIST GOES ON
You must really hate GM. Also, I’ve never seen a video of a GM vehicle going down the road on fire. Have you?
A good friend of mine has a 2019 Cruze LT rental hatchback for a week while his Nox is getting bodywork. It was a very pleasant little car and certainly deserved better than this.
I purchased a 2017 Cruze Hatchback LT w/RS package to replace a 2008 RAM 1500 I was using for commuting to work. Got a great deal. Instead of 18 mpg driving the RAM, I almost get 40 mpg in the Cruze. Great little car, faster than my 1985 Citation X-11. Heated seats with the convenience package is nice for those early morning commutes.
Thanks for your purchase. Too bad the hatchbacks were all assembled in Mexico.
Chevy cheap crap. My wife’s 2013 is reliable, except burnt ot turbo and crappy coolant return. No recall on that because it is only 80.00 part, but if you can’t do it yourself a 450. repair at dealer. Make a cheap car gets a ton of service profit.
I just bought a 2018 redline for my son it’s a great looking little car and runs pretty good!
I’ve had two Premier RS Hatchbacks; an orange 2017 and a black 2018. I was fortunate to find a leftover 2018 model to lease. GM had so heavily de-contented the 2019 model that I didn’t want it.
I think the Hatch is vastly more attractive than the sedan and in Premier trim, the interior is pretty nice, especially the uncommon Kalahari interior color. My kids love the heated rear seats and I love the heated steering wheel and advanced safety features. It’s too bad that GM gave up on this car.
I bought a 19 Cruze in November 2018. People can say what they will, but it’s a fantastic car. Plus It’s better looking than almost everything on the road. And the 4 cylinder has plenty of power without using the turbo. It has 3300 miles, and my average MPG is 35.