I have a 2013 Cruze LT, auto transmission. I bought it used a few months ago, with right at 50,000 miles on it. Have since driven about 1500 miles. Had to have the negative battery cable replaced (thanks for the heads up on that issue.... no further electrical problems seen) and have had the auto transmission fluid and oil changed, cabin air filter etc. Should probably have the spark plugs replaced soon, but read the entire thread about "No hesitation and spark plug replacement" and ended up a bit more confused as to the right plug choice. My previous daily driver is a 2004 Ford Focus 5 speed sedan, which now has 174,000 miles on it and is in need of a new clutch, but has been an EXTREMELY reliable and fun car. Plug replacement on my Focus was at 100,000 miles and on the 2nd set of plugs, still running strong around town. Point being, I had rented Chevy Cruzes on 3 previous occasions and REALLY had fun driving them. Needing a reliable car, as the newer Ford Focuses are apparently having auto transmission problems, I bought our white Cruze. Gotta admit that I read the posts here a LOT and overall am left with a sinking feeling that if I wanted another car for long term reliability, the Cruze might not have been a good choice. Time will tell of course but at this point don't feel super confident on taking our Cruze on any long trips. Not a good feeling. I guess I might need a confidence boost from owners who have had some sort of long term reliability without worrying in their Cruzes. Anybody out there? BTW... do love driving our Cruze!