I am new to the gmsidenews forum. I am a member of the sonic owner forum as well. I have a Crystal Red 2012 Chevy Sonic 2LT Sedan. I used to love this car. I still love the car but am scared to death of this car. It progressively gets worse the more it's driven. It has done many intermittent things to me, to which the computer is not even registering the issues. I have submitted the info to BBB for a lemon, it's been in and out of dealers for 10 months. I have never asked for money, I have never asked for anything but a safe reliable car for my family. I have been denied this. After being driven by a couple GM field techs it's been deemed as operating as designed. I am concerned that if this is as designed, then why is it the identical models drive much better? Is that considered exceptional performance. I have driven other sonics. They drive a world better than mine. And yet so blatantly get told mine is normal. I feel like I have been betrayed and pushed aside by such a trusted company. I have trusted GM for many years. In fact I traded my 2006 Malibu in for this sonic. It even drove much much better. All I've ever asked for was a replacement with a different motor as they have less problems, but would even settle for a replacement of identical model. I have not asked to be cheated out of a replacement but owing more. I have not asked for any compensation. Just a replacement. I have been lied, on paper, by dealers. So has GM I believe. But at what point does GM feel that a customers concern for safety outweighs what could possibly be wrong with the car? Has GM ever thought that maybe the issue is with the computer of the car not detecting the mechanical issue? Is it simply easier to have someone drive it around for 20-30 mins and say it's normal. What about when driving in traffic around town, running errands? Or when on a long trip and the feelings it puts out while driving? I have had this car over a year. Trust me when I say there is something wrong with it and it doesn't drive like a 1 yr old car, it drives like a 15 yr old pickup. I am not rich and can not afford to just scrap it and get new, or even trade it in since it's worth less now. I always asked for GM to just do the honorable thing and make it right. Driving it around for 20 mins won't recreate a problem that happens once a day, but that does not mean it doesn't happen at all. So my family is left with waiting for when this car dies because they don't detect a problem while driving for a short period or even twice a day for 20 mins each. I don't believe I have asked for too much. Why would you solely rely on a short drive and a computer compared to some longer daily life type driving and old fashioned mechanics? Do we mean so little to you that we aren't worth it? Is only the $400.97 payment to GM only worth it? Is that all that matters? This isn't some laptop or a phone or tv we're talking about here, right? It's something that controls lives, both for functioning daily but also literally hold the very essences of my life. To school and the sitter, to events, to holidays. As with any parent my children's lives are worth more than a car, are they not to you? I am hopelessly filled with grief and sadness of this betrayal. I know it is not a defect with the model. I know this is something with my car, but feel as if we aren't important enough for it to matter. I apologize for the wall post. It's been a very long and grueling 10 months and have been left with no sense of compassion or safety from a place I have loved and boasted about for years. I pray that no-one ever has to go through this. I would not wish this misery upon anyone. Not even the company themselves. It's a shame that is is coming from them, is all. Good day and god bless you all.