2013 Chevrolet Sonic
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Chevy sonic saved my life

by from Vista,CA on February 20, 2015

I bought the chevy sonic ltz hatch sep.1 2014 because of the look and safety. I was in a accident, on a freeway when a drunk driver struck me on February17,2015. My car was totaled not one salvageable...
I bought the chevy sonic ltz hatch sep.1 2014 because of the look and safety. I was in a accident, on a freeway when a drunk driver struck me on February17,2015. My car was totaled not one salvageable part. I walked out of that accident with no broken bones no fractures the everyone who witnessed, cops and paramedics said that car and all its airbags saved my life. I am lucky to be alive.
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college graduation gift

by from rothschild, wi on January 13, 2013

Great car. Alot of space for a compact car. Good gas mileage. Like the touch screen radio and hands free cell answering. Smooth ride. Love this car.
Great car. Alot of space for a compact car. Good gas mileage. Like the touch screen radio and hands free cell answering. Smooth ride. Love this car.
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Really good car, small issues

by from Florida on September 5, 2015

I bought my Chevy sonic LT 3 months ago, had to do an oil change but that's because it was previously owned the car runs amazingly, i live in Lehigh Acres FL, but i work in Naples, that's a 39 mile co...
I bought my Chevy sonic LT 3 months ago, had to do an oil change but that's because it was previously owned the car runs amazingly, i live in Lehigh Acres FL, but i work in Naples, that's a 39 mile commute 80 miles round trip every day, and the gas mileage is nice, i have a 10 gallon tank, and it takes $20 to go from empty to full and that tank will last 4 days so having $40 for each check on gas is good, i dropped points on interior design because there is only one arm rest and the cup holders are a little to low, as for seating im 6'4" and the steering wheel is almost a good height, its only telescoping, other than that super nice car couldent be happier
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Great Car

by from Milwaukee WI on June 6, 2013

traded my 2010 nissan sentra in due to many problems it had, and bought a 2013 Sonic Hatch LS. Test drove a number of other competing cars and definitely enjoyed this the best. Has great pickup for a ...
traded my 2010 nissan sentra in due to many problems it had, and bought a 2013 Sonic Hatch LS. Test drove a number of other competing cars and definitely enjoyed this the best. Has great pickup for a litte car, lots of interior room and handles great. Definitely a very fun car to drive which explains my gas mileage only averaging about 30, can get more i'm sure... with that said the Avg MPG display is almost dead on. Opted to purchase the cruise control a week later for $390. Wish i could fit my golf clubs in the trunk sideways but that is minor. So far so good!
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just had it 1 month

by from delano tn 37325 on April 30, 2013

I just love my new Sonic.had it for 1 month. It is a dream to drive,handles well & has great acceleration. Looks great, & I love the interior. will love my heated seats in winter, too. Love my On Star...
I just love my new Sonic.had it for 1 month. It is a dream to drive,handles well & has great acceleration. Looks great, & I love the interior. will love my heated seats in winter, too. Love my On Star & Sirrus XM ! There isn't one thing I don't like about it. Really love the gas mileage. Will love it more when football season starts, will be driving to all of UT home games.
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Excellent Economy Car

by from Durham, NC on May 27, 2013

Just purchased my 2013 Chevy Sonic LS Sedan and I am enjoying it. Even though it is a base model, it is still roomy, sporty, and very good on gas. Can't get enough of it. It had been a long time since...
Just purchased my 2013 Chevy Sonic LS Sedan and I am enjoying it. Even though it is a base model, it is still roomy, sporty, and very good on gas. Can't get enough of it. It had been a long time since I purchased a new car. I am lovin it!!!
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Very Good Value

by from Fairfield, Connecticut on May 1, 2017

My chevy sonic has certainly been an excellent, minimal cost, commuting machine. Great fuel mileage on the highway or city! I initially switched from volkswagen, back to chevy, because of my need for ...
My chevy sonic has certainly been an excellent, minimal cost, commuting machine. Great fuel mileage on the highway or city! I initially switched from volkswagen, back to chevy, because of my need for long term reliability. The chevy was exactly what I was looking for, at a great price! My only negative comment about the vehicle is that they do not retain their value over time, so when choosing to purchase, it would be best to own for the entire life of the vehicle.
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The best car I have ever owned.

by from DUNDALK on May 11, 2017

I have the turbo edition and it gives me the pick up and go you usually don't get in sedans. I love that the. Car is small but very roomy. I have a choclate brown with a shine which is a unique color....
I have the turbo edition and it gives me the pick up and go you usually don't get in sedans. I love that the. Car is small but very roomy. I have a choclate brown with a shine which is a unique color. I feel that it is fancier then other brands. I bought it used and i still got the free onstar and sirius xm. The car is very computer savy.
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Best Chevy Yet

by from Knoxville, TN on July 31, 2014

Love this car, it's good looking, fun to drive and the fuel economy is great. Bought 2013 LT Sedan in Crystal Red Metallic and get lots of positive comments. The car is equipped with the fog light pac...
Love this car, it's good looking, fun to drive and the fuel economy is great. Bought 2013 LT Sedan in Crystal Red Metallic and get lots of positive comments. The car is equipped with the fog light package, and it looks more expensive than it was.
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Sporty, Comfortable, Convenience

by from Chicago, IL on February 6, 2014

I have heard a lot of negative things about small, domestic cars, and was reticent to consider the Chevy Sonic. But I did a lot of research before I test drove the RS, including reading reviews from c...
I have heard a lot of negative things about small, domestic cars, and was reticent to consider the Chevy Sonic. But I did a lot of research before I test drove the RS, including reading reviews from critics and consumers and comparing the Sonic RS to other small cars. I test drove it and liked it, so I looked online at several car sales sites and found an outstanding deal through this site (I had to drive 300 miles to get the car, though). I am a very large person but find the Sonic's seat and cabin perfect for me. I looked at other small cars - like the Honda Fit and the Hyundai Elantra - but the seatbelts dug into my side. I also had a hard time getting into and out of those cars, but the Sonic is high enough off the ground, and the door opens wide enough that I can climb in with relative ease. I like the heated seats a lot, and the heater runs pretty well. The pick-up on the Sonic is fairly good. The ride itself is kind of rough. I pretty much feel every pothole. The steering is very tight, though, so I always feel in control. And I really like the remote start (standard on the RS). I like the My Link sound/technology system. My Android phone works fairly well with it and I can get and make phone calls easily, though I do have trouble with the phonebook; the car won't recognize my phone's phonebook. The sound system pics up my favorite music app - TuneIn Radio - and the system easily transitions me into and out of the car. So if I'm talking to someone through the car, and I turn the car off and get out, I'm still talking to them when I'm walking up to my front door. No disconnection. I wish the back seats would lay flat, and I wish the cargo space would hold more. Chevy could take notes from Honda about utilizing backseat and trunk/hatchback space better. The mpg is not anywhere near what it is advertised to be. I get about 18.8 in the city if I'm being really good. Overall, I'm pleased with my purchase and feel I got what I paid for. I'm satisfied that the 36000 mile/3 year bumper to bumper warranty follows the car and not the buyer, so, since I bought this car used, I have some peace of mind knowing if anything breaks down in the next couple of years, it will be covered. And the extended powertrain warranty of 100,000 miles stays in effect as well. And with that, roadside assistance. I called Chevy with several questions about the warranty, and a rep was able to help me right away.
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