Zachary Starkey's "Sleek 1.8l" Cruze


H&R Lowering Springs


3SDM Wheels 0.04
Silver Cut
18x8.5 +35
Federal Formoza FD2 Tires 215/40/18


Bad News Racing Tune
ZZP 1.8L Headers
K&N Typhoon Intake
Magnaflow Cat Back Exhaust




Winjet Projector Head Lights
 Clear Benz Style LED Tail Lights
WTCC Style Body Kit
Z Spec Front Grille
All Fit Lip Kit
AVS Window Vent Shades
Depo Clear Side Markers
Thule Roof Rack
Blacked out chrome trim pieces

Why did you choose this car?

I chose this car because the way it looked stuck out to me. I was in the market for a new car entering college and told the dealer it had to be black in color. I walked out originally leasing the Cruze but quickly chose to buy it out. Five years later I am here today, title in hand, and can happily say it’s under 100,000 miles and only has 1 owner.

What was the main goal when the build started and what is it now?

The main goal when the build started was just for looks. I quickly realized that the aftermarket support for performance for these cars was scarce and I geared my focus towards having the car done just the way I wanted. I have changed it up over the years to create the car you see today.

What are your future plans for the car?

My future plans for the Cruze are a better suspension and possibly a different look. I’m deciding whether I should change the color to stand out some more or not. I would like to add a better sounding exhaust setup then what I currently have.

Is there anything you would have done differently if you could go back?

If I could go back, I would definitely try to convince myself to save the money for a nicer quality suspension and a more aggressive set of wheels. I also think I should have worked harder to pay off the car faster.

Shout Outs

Shoutout to Houston Cruzes, Pittsburgh Cruze and Sonic Club, and Cruze Culture! Wouldn’t have the friends I do without sharing this passion of the Cruze.

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