Hey Scotty, I know GM in recent years has not made a lot of new fans. It's not hard to understand why when they cut thousands of jobs (near where I grew up) among making cheaper cars. My parents are around your age and have owned a variety of car brands over the years and Chevrolet has been their favorite so far. My first car was a 92 pontiac Bonneville and then I had a 2010 chevy cobalt and now a 2017 cruze. I do my own maintenance work and ALWAYS make sure to do the regular maintenance plus fix problems ASAP. my cobalt had 156k miles and could have gone for another 100k plus, but I was just moving across the country and wanted something new. I never had any major problems with the car other than things you would expect for a car with 156k miles on it (brakes, tires, oil, tune up, water pump, calipers.) Again I will agree GM does take the cheap end out sometimes. My question is, do the people that have these Horrible problems with GM take care of their cars in the same manner I have. I have many colleagues who put down GM but never change oil, brakes, wash the salt off their car regularly, etc. And then wonder why their car doesn't last past 100k. My father's pontiac is over 200k with no problems whatsoever. Perhaps my family and I are lucky in buying cars. Thank you for your input.