2013 Chevrolet Spark 2LT with AT just arrived...

Discussion in 'GM' started by xcel, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. RichXKU

    RichXKU Well-Known Member

    60 it is!

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  2. 4 people @ 661 pounds. 165lbs per person. Somehow I'm thinking of The Transporter movie - The deal was for 3 passengers combined weight of ___kilos. BOOM!
     
  3. MaxxMPG

    MaxxMPG Hasta Lavista AAA-Vee Von't Be Bach

    I noted that 661 pound capacity, too. I googled average US adult male weight, and the overall average of the body weight US men reported to Gallup was 196 pounds. So four "average male" passengers would overload the car by about 20%. Oh well, there goes the plan to use the Spark to transport a cubic yard of pea gravel from the quarry to the rock garden in the backyard...
     
  4. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Sparks ain't for fat folks.
     
  5. Prozac

    Prozac Well-Known Member

    Or those with wide shoulders. When we were buying our Equinox, my wife sat in one and thought it was a great little car for the money. She asked me to sit in it and was amazed that I had a hard time shutting the door. The width on this car really makes it for smaller sized individuals. At 6'2" and 205 with a very athletic build, I am not the typical American "sized" individual. I have found this to be an issue in numerous smaller cars, though.

    One thing that we are enjoying is the entertainment system that Chevy has put out. My wife is not a "techy", but has no issues navigating through the controls. We have also noticed the glitch when a cell phone is paired to the system and loses signal, the system tends to revert back to the last FM station you were on. The only way to circumvent this is to play USB music, but then you do not get the any of the cool features that accompany the Pandora button.
     
  6. priusCpilot

    priusCpilot George

    Wow factory hypermiling tire pressures!
     
  7. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Seems like a decent little car, but the styling is, well, kinda ugly, and I am not liking the digital gauges. The steady state MPG seems at least a little better, by about 10%, than my Echo.

    Ride and handling seem ok?
     
  8. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi JCP123:

    R&H are very similar to the Echo. A bit rough yet far more precise. Also a bit more "darty" due to the ultra short wheelbase and modern tuned suspension and EPS. Any side wind and it is a two handed operation.

    Also a huge thank you for bringing the forum back to life multiple times while I was on the road the past two weeks.

    Wayne
     
  9. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    The styling I could live with.

    The extreme height ? I don't think so.
     
  10. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    While driving the Spark, I came across this tractor trailer rig with a vanity trailer plate. I did not know there were vanity “trailer” plates even offered?

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    Small town in Central Ohio - Tractor trailer with a vanity trailer plate: “Who Mee”​

    Wayne
     
  11. JohnM

    JohnM Well-Known Member

  12. rfruth

    rfruth Well-Known Member

    2014 Spark = CVT yea !
     
  13. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

  14. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I just checked the Chevrolet site and they do say that the 2014 Spark automatic is a CVT.
    But they show no EPA numbers for CVT or manual. I hope they didn't dumb the manual down ! Which is something I could see them doing if they want to sell more CVT's.
     
  15. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Well-Known Member

    Wayne
    Spark steady 60 mph ??
    Guess= 47mpg if the temp is 75 degrees or so

    Lotta car for the $$

    And the weight limit-rarely would come into play
    Besides- if you want to overload it for a a short trip-say 20 miles maybe 900 lbs
    I would just pump in 3-5 psi more-and drive carefully-maybe best to do it before temps are up-early am perhaps
     
  16. rfruth

    rfruth Well-Known Member

    47 MPG @ 60 works for me ! (50 MPG with a Scangauge is doable ?) ((2LT, CVT))
     

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