As a former GM salesman, I thought that GM got things right with the Cruze. I read that the "new" Chevrolet Sonic (rebadged Aveo) has the same engine as the Cruze. So, did GM put a decent engine in the Sonic or does the Cruze have the [censored] Aveo engine? Always thought that the Aveo would be a neat "run around" car but know that the engine was not built for longevity. The last base Aveo I sold about three years ago sold for $8000. Shortly afterward, the same car retailed for $12000. The Sonic that I saw last night had a retail price of $18k. It was a 2LT. I think GM is pricing itself out of the economy car market. But, that's another issue.