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Posted 21 July 2012 - 05:08 PM

I was checking out GM's photo gallery of the 2013 Sonic RS, and lo and behold... it says "FLOWMASTER" on the exhaust tips. How cool izzat, I ask you? Available in Victory Red, Summit White, Cyber Gray or Black Granite, with a lowered suspension and lower gearing with the 1.4t engine, plus some sporty trim in addition to the Flowmaster setup, this thing should be a HOOT.

Wish it came in Blue Topaz.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 06:49 PM

Have you seen the underhood shot? ZERO engine/plumbing visible- finally a 100% shrouded engine. Not that I'm in favor of that... just remarking.
RS looks pretty decent, why do we have the Spark again??
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 07:30 PM

The RS just needs some real power to set it appart. It has all the other parts but just not enough power to make it that interesting to the real performance crowd. As of now it is a poser in the eyes of too many, I hope they pony up a little more and make this interesting. As light as it is it would not take too much more. This way Chevy can pass out little Mini and Fiat stickers for kills.

The Spark is for people who hate cars in general and just want something to get from point a to b. Or it is for someone with enough time and money to put a 2.0 Turbo in just for fun and to tow behind the RV.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 07:52 PM

There are new engines coming to replace the series-0 engines in the Sonic and Cruze. I would think you'll see the performance improvements when those arrive.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 08:53 PM

i think the cruze wouldn't lose much mpg with a 1.6t and DI vs a 1.4.....and probably would get more power.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:09 PM

Have you seen the underhood shot? ZERO engine/plumbing visible- finally a 100% shrouded engine. Not that I'm in favor of that... just remarking.
RS looks pretty decent, why do we have the Spark again??


Simple, the Sonic is so large, there is room for a Spark. Too bad they are not big in the right ways.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:26 PM

Yea; I see that. LOT of people will be VERY uncomfortable trying to pilot the barge-like 159" Sonic around.

The question remains; where will those uncomfortable with a 145" car go ??
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 04:30 AM

I love horsepower as much as the next guy, but I honestly was not frustrated driving my Cruze. Coming out of a Fiesta might have something to do with that, but I thought the 1.4t was a pleasant, torquey little lump. I've never driven a Sonic, but I have to imagine it feels at least on par with the slightly heavier Cruze.

It's true, more power would have been a welcome addition to the RS package. You can buy a supercharged Cooper S, or a 500 Abarth, but the truth is, most "sport" packages nowadays are nothing but trim packages. At least Chevy has lowered the suspension, fitted sportier gearing and put on a louder muffler. This is a decent package, and hopefully it isn't priced stratospherically... that's the key.
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:55 PM

Thought I just saw one of these on the road.


Like it or not, small cars are a big part of our future......
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:33 AM

I agree for small people these cars will become a large part of the future, but for people north of 6', they will not be.
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