About what I usually do in my 2017 Spark LS CVT. 70 miles round trip to Jacksonville, FL for some Indian food which is not available in my town. Cross country trips are much better in our Chevy HHR. We did 7000 miles in it from Florida to Wash state, then Sun City in AZ and back to Florida. Passed through majority of American states. The worst roads and rest stations were in Illinois.
In the US we only got the spark for the 2013 model year and forward with the 1.2l s-tech engine from 13-15, and a remodel for the 2016 model with the 1.4 ecotec n/a.
The early 1.2s had pcv issues that were solved by a recall, the 13-15 has a problem witb the coolant reservoir which cracks at one of the fittings and some of the cvt cars seem to have problems with the transmission operating smoothly, (which in my opinion most of those are just picky drivers comming from more expensive vehicles)
I owned my 2014 for 3 years, bought it used and it was a dealership loaner car before i owned it.
Only repairs done were ac recharge on warranty, 1 ac flap cable under warranty, coolant reservoir cracked, and one battery.
I traded for a ford fiesta because I disliked driving automatic cars and i needed the trunk space.
The transmission cooler in the radiator leaked so instead of trying to flush the transmission, I got another transmission out of a 3,000 mile wrecked Spark and swapped it out. Back for sale in a few weeks at $6500. Pictures and details at: https://sites.google.com/site/atikovi2019/home/2017-chevy-spark
...3 yrs late but I'm trying lol,
Do you still think that 1.4l is a good one ?
I've been working on bikes for a while and thought that little 4banger looked just fine, so bought one without much research. How do you rate it now ?
that 'oil level monitor' isn't measuring oil level. It shows the ECU % evaluation of oil
quality, based on data from mileage, driving habits, conditions. I don't even bother
about it, just change the oil every 5k.
Mine has only 6kmi, so very happy they can make it to 100k (this is my first 'american' car ever -- japs only untill now...but found the Spark too cute&simple to resist !
Apparently you've had no major issues ? Is that automatic transmission really 100k
troublefree (I don't even trust the jap ones) ? Tell me yours is fine and I'll regret for the rest of my life not having chosen one hahaha !