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Holden Cruze 2003

The 2003 Holden Cruze range of configurations is currently priced from $4,750.

This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Holden Cruze: Holden design, Standard features, Value used

The 2003 Holden Cruze carries a braked towing capacity of up to 800 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Holden Cruze is also known as the Daewoo Lacetti Premiere in markets outside Australia.

Holden Cruze 2003 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Cruze here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Does my 2013 Holden Cruze have a transmission control unit issue?

    Yes, it could be something to do with the way the transmission is behaving. But it could also very easily be any one of a hundred other things. A faulty transmission can cause a car to surge while stopped, but so can a fault with the fuel, ignition and any number other systems found on a modern car.

    But work backwards for a moment. Did this new problem occur immediately after the plugs and coil-packs were changed? Or was there a full week of normal driving before the new problem set in? I’d be checking the connections on those new plugs and coils and making sure that nothing has been left loose. A poor earth connection can be the source of many problems that seem like something else initially. From there, I think an electronic scan is probably the best advice as this will help pin-point what’s going wrong. The car’s own computer should have a very good idea of what’s amiss and can alert you to it quickly.

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  • I'm looking at buying a 2014 Holden Cruze should I be worried about high kilometres on the clock?

    That certainly is a lot of kilometres for a car that’s just seven years old. However, the car’s service history and how it’s been driven is far more important than the simple number showing on the odometer. If the car has a fully stamped and complete service record (with no missing services) then it’s a better buy than one with fewer kilometres but no written service history.

    How and where the car has been driven is crucial, too. Country miles are generally kinder to a car’s driveline than stop-start city driving. And check for a tow-bar. Has the car towed anything heavy? These are all questions you need to ask before making a deal on any car.

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  • Why is my 2006 Holden Cruze is stuck in Park?

    The gearshift in your Cruze is operated by a cable. When it’s working properly, one end of the cable attaches to the gear-lever in the cabin and the other end attaches to the selectors on the transmission that physically select Drive, Reverse or Park. If the gear-lever is moving but the selectors aren’t, there’s usually one of three possibilities. Either the cable has fallen off at the gear-lever, it’s fallen off at the gearbox end or, the cable has snapped or broken.

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  • My 2004 Holden Cruze manual is getting oil in the number two spark plug tube. Where could it be coming from?

    Like a lot of relatively modern engine designs, the Cruze uses a spark plug centrally located in the cylinder head. That means that it’s between the two camshafts in the Holden’s case, and that means the spark plug lead needs to effectively pass through the rocker cover to attach to the spark plug. In turn, that means that the spark plug sits at the bottom of a tube that forms an oil-tight chamber between the inside of the tube (where the plug lives) and the inside of the rocker cover (which has oil flinging around inside of it when the engine is running).

    The problems start when the seal at the bottom of that tube fails and allows oil to seep into the tube from the rocker cover. That’s when you’ll see the oil you described. The fix is to remove the rocker cover and replace either the whole gasket, or the O-ring seal (depending on the design). If it’s the latter, don’t just replace the one that’s leaking now, replace all of them as the rest won’t be far behind the one that’s already leaking. O-rings and gasket start to become hard and brittle as they age, and that’s when leaks will occur. This is not a huge job to fix, but left unchecked, it can allow the engine to begin to misfire.

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Holden Cruze 2003 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2003 Holden Cruze will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Holden Cruze spans from 15x5.5 inches.

Holden Cruze Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
base SUV 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches
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Holden Cruze 2003 Price and Specs

The Holden Cruze 2003 is currently available from $4,750 for the Cruze (base) up to $4,985 for the Cruze (base).

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(base) SUV 1.5L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
(base) SUV 1.5L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,600 $4,400
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Holden Cruze 2003 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2003 Holden Cruze is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Holden Cruze currently offers fuel consumption from 6 to 6.3L/100km. The Holden Cruze is available with the following fuel type: ULP.

Holden Cruze Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
base SUV 1.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 6L/100km
base SUV 1.5L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 6.3L/100km
base SUV 1.5L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 6.3L/100km
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Holden Cruze 2003 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2003 Holden Cruze are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1640mm x 1605mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Holden Cruze 2003 Dimensions  include 1605mm height, 1640mm width, 3625mm length.
Holden Cruze Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
base SUV 1605x1640x3625 mm 180 mm
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Holden Cruze 2003 Towing capacity

The Holden Cruze has maximum towing capacity of 800kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Holden Cruze Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
base SUV 1.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 800kg
base SUV 1.5L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 800kg
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