HELP! 2015 Trax LTZ Chugging during acceleration. Urgent.
I test drove a 2015 Chevy Trax LTZ yesterday. The mileage is 91k. One owner. I would have bought it on the spot if not for one thing. I stopped at a stop sign. Put my signal on to turn right. The turn was up a hill but not incredibly steep. The car "chugged" or "jerked" and just really would not go faster. Maybe 5-7mph. I was able to get things moving by taking my foot off the gas and trying the acceleration again a couple of times. It didn't start immediately though. This happened again about 20 minutes later. This time I was not at a complete stop. Maybe 10mph and turning left. Car took the turn fine but again, when I tried to accelerate, the chugging started. Maxed out at about 7mph. It felt like it was running out of gas but I had a solid 1/2 tank. Both times, the RPMs seemed to be in the right place and didn't appear to lose power to the radio, air, lights, etc. This specific car DOES have the turbo.
If this is normal, I'd be happy to adjust my driving style lol. I'm currently driving a 2007 Dodge Caliber SXT.
Please let me know if this is something normal, and just part of the turbo or if it something really wrong. I tried to get a video but of course I couldn't make it happen a 3rd time.