[singlepic id=45 w=320 h=240 float=left]I didn’t expect much from the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze ECO. In fact, I’ve never been a huge fan of “econo-boxes”, but expectations are one of the things that can pass or fail a car during a first drive. Those expectations may even continue to sway one’s thoughts during successive encounters. My expectations were pretty regularly exceeded while driving the Cruze. This was the first Chevrolet car I’ve driven which seemed well thought out, designed well, and implemented well.