I went down to the showroom and went for a testdrive on the new Cruze 1.4 turbo. Frankly, I was very impressed.
My previous ride was a Ford Mondeo which I am scrapping.
The low depreciation, very attractive pricing and overall ride is really tempting me.
I have not owned a Chevrolet before and was wondering how is the service from Alpine Motors?
Anybody can shed some light on this?
Alpine svcs is quite OK, but like the other bros here said, nothing special. Reg oil and fluid changes are pretty standard. The car is reliable enough not to warrant any extra attention other than scheduled regular svcs.
Only thing is that they tends to take a long time for svcs... strange considering they have few cars to svcs on any given day as compared to say, Toyota and Honda.
You can always go outside for svcs to keep the cost down. Google around for Chevy parts stockists in SG. The parts $$ are on par with Japs makes.
And being an American model, you have the whole internet, youtube and Amazon to back you up in terms of svcs and troubleshooting. Also, the Cruze is sold in China as well. As such you have tons of parts to choose from at taobao. Whether they are real or OEM quality or not, its a trial and error excercise lor.
I am a Malibu owner.... If I don't feel daunted owning a super rare car in SG (we have less Malibu in SG than lambo and Ferrari), so should you la. Cruze is fairly common in SG already. GM parts are surprsingly durable... and I mean real GM USA models, not rebadged Daewoos eg the old Epica, Optra, Aveo and Daewoo Mati.