it had a pretty complete tune up last spring or so, new belts, plugs, wires, fluids, new mass air flow sensor in october, bout the only hard parts it really needs is struts. It just turned over 134k. As far as the chugging, the best I can describe it is just sounding like very low rpms, feels like the car is very slightly pitching to the left and right, and i mean very slightly. Like i say it evens out within a few seconds, it did not do it when i left from work not 30 minutes ago, so it could have just been a fluke, but if it may be something i need to take care of soon i will seek advise from my regular mechanic.
and yes it is midland michigan.