Weird, we've had numerous Chevrolets pass 200,000 miles with only minor problems. Never towed and never lengthy downtime. But when you buy $20,000 it should be expected. It's what I tell people with Cobalts and Cavaliers, you didn't want cheap? They make Malibus and Impalas for that. I've never had anyone I know personally experience that with their Cruze, kinda shocking to me.