2012 Chevy Cruze Maintenance Issues
I bought a 2012 chevy cruze lt almost 2 years ago (june 2017) and I have had to do a lot of repairs on it. When I bought it there was a coolant leak I believe and we factored that into the sale price and I would just take care of it later. A few months after the purchase my car started to run really loudly after the car was on for a while. I took it to a mechanic and he told me the thermostat was leaking coolant and needed to be replaced. I paid $120 to fix that. 6 months after that I noticed that my coolant level was getting quite low again so I took it to the mechanic. He said it was the hose coming out of the reservoir tank that was leaking. I paid $130 to have that replaced. At the end of december of last year I noticed that my coolant level was getting quite low again. This time it was the water pump that was leaking. I paid $270 to have that replaced. Then march of this year I noticed that once again the coolant level was getting low. I had another mechanic inspect everything for me and they said that it was water pump. I took it back to the original mechanic and he replaced the part for free because it was in warranty but I paid $100 for labour. Just 2 weeks ago the check engine light came on and the car was rough idling especially at stop lights. I took it in to the mechanics (another one this time) and was told it was the valve cover/gasket. I paid $226 to have that replaced. Just last week the check engine light came on and I took it in just to make sure that they did everything right. The rough idling was gone but they told me that the intake manifold needed to be replaced and if it wasn't then the valve cover may get screwed up again and it would not be covered under warranty. The price they gave me for swapping that out was $580. I am probably going in today to get that fixed.
I guess I am getting fed up with this car and how many problems it has. I just wanted to know if this sounds about right for a used car or if it it seems like I am incurring too many problems? I have also read a lot about 2012 chevy cruzes online and it seems like there is a lot of issues that come up with it. Before I was quite inclined to sell it because I have a bad back and no matter how many cushions I tried the drivers seat was still uncomfortable. However, recently I have found a cushion that is working so now I am looking at the maintenance issues as the only reason for getting rid of the car. I was considering fixing this issue and selling it and buying a more reliable car like corolla or civic as I feel like there may be even bigger repair costs to come with my current vehicle. Also, I live around the Mississauga area and any prices I mentioned included the part and labour. Any input would be appreciated.
Edit: the cruze had 83k km when I bought it and now it has 101k km on it. It also is a 1.4L turbo