Australian living and working in Dubai.
Just bought a 2013 Cruze LS Automatic as a second car, basically because we got it for a bargain from somebody leaving Dubai to return home (happens a lot) needing to get rid of it.
Inherited a few small problems with it, but with what I paid for it, was happy to do some work on it.
Going through this forum, I did the following:
Oil change, all filters (not fuel obviously) change, new spark plugs, trans fluid, coolant flush, rear drum brake adjust.
I took it to a garage for wheel balance and alignment.
All parts were AC Delco from the local GM dealer. In total I spent $170 and a couple of half days of my time.
All I can say is WOW! This little beast is now a different car. What an astonishing difference.
I cannot thank this community enough.
I intend to give something back as I've ordered an aftermarket stereo, and will document my progress in a post once it arrives.