By life expectancy I actually mean chance of trouble-free ride. It's a 2013 1.8L 5spd manual, no LCD panel, pretty basic trim with 10k miles on it. I've driven Japanese cars so far and taken them to road trips to Russia, Ukraine and the Balkans, never even worrying about a car dying on me. After reading this forum, I'm not exactly regretting that I bought Cruze because first I have 3 years warranty left and secondly I do not necessarily have to take this car out of the country, but just out of curiosity I'd like to know if the horrific "car has been to the shop 5 times this year" are just lemon cases or is this more like an everyday reality for those cars. I mean, really, I'm not a car person at all and not interested in those arguments, but I have absolutely always driven Mazdas, Hondas and Toyotas purely on routine maintenance. Didn't even suspect that this would not be the case with any make, except maybe few exceptions like French bullshit etc.