I respect your opinion but I myself disagree wholeheartedly. It's youtube videos and sites and service manuals and the ability to research, research, research, that has led me to be able to change my lower control arms, tierods, balljoints, stabilizer links, struts, coil springs, mounts, engine mounts, wheel bearings, etc etc etc etc myself, all torqued to spec, and working great, saving myself a lot of money.Seems like a respectable video, however it's one of the least watched videos on the first page or so of results for "Cruze 1.4 water pump". He does mention replacing the mount bolts, but he inaccurately says you need to replace the 2 mount-to-body bolts, and doesn't replace the 3 that are required anyway (regardless of his excuse...its a video, he could have easily "lied" and said they were new and gave proper sepcs instead of making up his own from nowhere)and doesn't acknowledge it's required to replace the 2 bolts on the water pump ITSELF.
My assessment of YouTube mechanics and videos in general,and my critique of your view of videso on this job specifically, remains the same. Never seen a single one get it right. There's a reason there's so many Cruzes with repeat repairs, and it's not always GMs fault
The dealership isn't my primary place to go to for repairs that I can't do myself (-30 celcius weather makes it uncomfortable to do my own work) because I know how much they charge and it's a lot. $450 to change a thermostat housing? The OEM housing is $100. The job takes an hour at most. And you sound like a good mechanic which is great, but unfortunately the chevrolet dealership mechanics out here leave nothing but frustration in their wake.