Manual Crapbox: 2014 Chevrolet Cruze

I’ve spent the better part of the past six months complaining about how expensive used late model (5 year old-ish) cars are these days and for good reason, they are stupidly priced and total garbage. But this next car is only one of those things. I’ll give you a hint — it isn’t overpriced. But it is one of GM’s bargain basement parts-bin specials that are sold to unsuspecting buyers who could have gotten a Toyota or Honda. But the lowest optioned Cruze was available with a 138 horsepower 1.4 liter Ecotec turbo-4 that was attached to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox. Find this 2014 Chevrolet Cruze offered for $5900 in Space Coast, FL via craigslist.

From the seller:

2014 chevrolet cruze
fuel: gas
odometer: 90000
title status: clean
transmission: manual
2014 Chevy Cruz LT

1 owner. Clean title. Fuel efficient 4cylinder – 90,000 miles. 5speed Manual transmission. Runs and shifts PERFECT! Flawless interior. Ice cold ac. New tires. Bluetooth. New tires. Everything works as it should. No check engine lights. No oil leaks. Asking $5900 cash. Serious people only please

See a better way to drive an econobox?