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2012 Chevrolet Sonic Consumer Reviews

4.6
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Great Car

by from Erie PA on June 18, 2012

I just got the car and I have really no complaints about it at all the outside of the car is beautiful. Inside has nice spacious interior. Has plenty of features usb, 2 aux plugs, xm radio, blue tooth...
I just got the car and I have really no complaints about it at all the outside of the car is beautiful. Inside has nice spacious interior. Has plenty of features usb, 2 aux plugs, xm radio, blue tooth for you phone. The sonic has alot of pep to it, i do suggest getting the 1.4L turbo just adds that little bit more of the get up and go to it.
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2012 Chevrolet Sonic

by from Flint, MI on March 21, 2012

Loving the Sonic....solid car, economical, cute...everything I need in a car for good transportation.
Loving the Sonic....solid car, economical, cute...everything I need in a car for good transportation.
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Affordable yet Peppy

by from Cincinnati, OH on August 3, 2012

I picked an LT Coupe with manual turbo transmission. It has great pick-up when I get on the highway and the gas mileage is awesome! There is plenty of legroom when I have passengers (front & back seat...
I picked an LT Coupe with manual turbo transmission. It has great pick-up when I get on the highway and the gas mileage is awesome! There is plenty of legroom when I have passengers (front & back seats) plus the storage in the back is great. This car has lots of extras at a great price! I enjoy driving the Sonic and think it was a great choice for me!
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Awesome car

by from Maine on February 10, 2014

My sonic is very comfortable, reliable and handles well!!!! I had a small SUV before with several issues ... The sonic is just what I needed!!!!
My sonic is very comfortable, reliable and handles well!!!! I had a small SUV before with several issues ... The sonic is just what I needed!!!!
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eletrical issues

by from Jordan, MN on July 5, 2012

i like this car if they could just fit eletrical issues! (warning lights, everything on tne dash shuts off & a/c quits) i also like the exterior styling but the taillights just seem alittle odd (4 doo...
i like this car if they could just fit eletrical issues! (warning lights, everything on tne dash shuts off & a/c quits) i also like the exterior styling but the taillights just seem alittle odd (4 door)
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Really nice little car

by from Iowa on August 19, 2012

In the mid 80's I bought my first new car after owning a 1972 chevy pickup for my college vehicle. That truck got 9mpg. After saving my money I was able to purchase a new vehicle. It was a Honda CRX. ...
In the mid 80's I bought my first new car after owning a 1972 chevy pickup for my college vehicle. That truck got 9mpg. After saving my money I was able to purchase a new vehicle. It was a Honda CRX. I can say that that was the best car I have ever owned til now. I have owned almost 20 new vehicles in the years since. After looking at and driving the competition and deliberating for a month we chose a Sonic LTZ Turbo. Had to order it and wait 8 weeks. Glad we got the one we wanted. I cant say enough good things about this car. We still own an 06 Toyota Sienna but my wife drives this car so much we might get rid of it too. We are averaging 35mpg in in town driving and when we go on the road it is averaging around 40. Been a very hot summer here and the A/C seems to really affect how much fuel it uses. We bought it to go on road trips for kids sports. But use it almost exclusively because of the mileage. I am not a small man (6'2" and 250) and i have all the room I need. There are 4 of us in the family. 2 teenagers. They love the car as well. I say well done GM. The features of this car and the price make it a great deal. It is a ball to drive!!!
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Love this car

by from Thumb of Michigan on April 8, 2013

I recently was given a 2012 Chevy Sonic as a gift from my husband. It was sitting on the showroom floor and I fell in love as soon as I saw it. It is comfortable, the turbo is so quick for passing, an...
I recently was given a 2012 Chevy Sonic as a gift from my husband. It was sitting on the showroom floor and I fell in love as soon as I saw it. It is comfortable, the turbo is so quick for passing, and it has all the bells and whistles. It is the nicest car I have ever owned and I love it. Averages 34 miles to the gal, I thought it would get a little better, but everything else is so nice I wouldn't trade it. I got the midnight black metallic color and have had many people tell how classy the color is. It is bigger on the inside than what it looks like, too.
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Versatile commute hatchback

by from Bay Area, CA on January 30, 2013

Comfortable nipply hatchback. Handles well. Pros Solid construction good bodysyling great bluetooth hands free system remote start great in winter! Comfortable seating Cons Gas Milage avg ~32mpg arm...
Comfortable nipply hatchback. Handles well. Pros Solid construction good bodysyling great bluetooth hands free system remote start great in winter! Comfortable seating Cons Gas Milage avg ~32mpg arm rest not adjustable- too high front cpholder in awkward position
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Best car I've owned yet.

by from Wilmington,De on August 21, 2012

Fun car to drive and easy to operate much better with a 5 speed manual transmission. Power when you need it. A/C is awesome cold. Salesperson was very helpful and enjoyable to work with and made the p...
Fun car to drive and easy to operate much better with a 5 speed manual transmission. Power when you need it. A/C is awesome cold. Salesperson was very helpful and enjoyable to work with and made the purchase easy.
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Fun, Fun, Fun

by from Waynesboro, VA on July 17, 2012

I purchased my manual trans. LTZ hatchback in March. I put 700 miles on it every week. Love the fuel econ. It is fun to drive,but I regret not getting the Turbo. It doesn't get up to spead on the high...
I purchased my manual trans. LTZ hatchback in March. I put 700 miles on it every week. Love the fuel econ. It is fun to drive,but I regret not getting the Turbo. It doesn't get up to spead on the highway as the automatic trans. did with the same size engine. Also, the clutch has a loud clicking noise. The service dept. was quick to order new one. Unfortunately, all 3 pedals had to be replaced (kit) and the steering column had to be removed to replace them. After all that the new pedal does the exact same thing! Don't bother to get it replaced. It does'nt effect the clutch, it's just annoying. Interior: The front seats are quit narrow, may not be comfortable to some. The finish on the dashboard equipment is already wearing off and scratches easily when wiping clean. If I had not over paid for this vehicle by several thousands, These things probably wouldn't bother me. Still , I would recommend at the right price.
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