I was wondering has anyone, or if not WILL anyone maKe a sort of diy dipstick for the automatic transmission on these cars? It's just ridiculous these things don't come with a dipstick! GM had no right trying to come up with some sealed for life transmission which is complete bull crap considering it has intervals for the tranny fluid to be changed. So if it's for life, does that mean the Cruze only supposed to last 45,000 miles under severe conditions and to about 100,000 miles under normal? Anyway, I was thinking it would be nice if some one has something long enough, perhaps a dipstick from something else or a long enough stick like material (of course something that wouldn't deteriorate risking getting material in fluid) that you could use perhaps a yard stick or ruler to put measurements on it. This would have to be done by a member who has either had no transmission leak problems or has recently had theirs refilled the correct way. Stick this measured and marked stick down into the fill hole where a "normal" transmission would have a dipstick and see where the fluid goes up to. I would do it, but my transmission has been leaking from the cooler lines. If someone could do this, it would give me and other members who have had the common transmission cooler line leak an idea of how much fluid we have lost.