Chevy Cobalt comparisons - nearly all the magazines concluded same thing

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  1. mucky

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    It sucks. :noes:

    Edmunds:
    1. Mazda 3
    2. Honda Civic
    3. Kia Spectra
    4. Ford Focus
    5. Hyundai Elantra
    6. Chevrolet Cobalt
    7. Suzuki Forenza
    http://www.edmunds.com/apps/vdpcontainers/do/vdp/articleId=106881/pageNumber=13


    Car & Driver:
    1. Acura RSX Type-S
    2. Subaru Impreza WRX
    3. Dodge SRT4 ACR
    4. Chevrolet Cobalt SS
    5. Saturn Ion Red Line
    http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?section_id=15&article_id=9845&page_number=3


    Motor Trend:
    1. Mazda3 S
    2. Toyota Corolla XRS
    3. Kia Spectra sx
    4. Ford Focus ZX4 ST
    5. Chevrolet Cobalt LS
    http://motortrend.com/roadtests/sedan/112_0507_citylites/index9.html
     
  2. spooled2.2

    spooled2.2 OT Supporter

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    Did you miss teh comparo of the SS vs the RSX-S? I believe R&T did it and the Cobalt came out ahead. Not sure I agree but the SS is a damn good car for what it is. Huge departure from the cavalier. At least they are making an effort.
     
  3. mucky

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    Barely came out ahead. I think their point system had them seperated by .3 pts. Cobalt SS was the better performer, but the RSX-S was the better everyday car. The RSX-S had a only a $300 higher msrp and was deducted .7 points. If it wasn't for that, the RSX-S would've came out ahead. :noes:
     
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    Still tho, it's pretty huge improvement for Chevrolet to come on par with Acura. Look at how far apart the Integra and Cavalier were....
     
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    Dos Equis4 nebraska democrat (oxymoron?)

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    Even so, i'd say chevrolet releasing a car that can be neck and neck with the RSX-S speaks volumes compared to the shit they were selling before (cavy)
     
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    Dos Equis4 nebraska democrat (oxymoron?)

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    Yeah.. what he said :)
     
  7. How expensive is the SS? :ugh2:
     
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    Dos Equis4 nebraska democrat (oxymoron?)

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    I think they are both around 22-23k fully loaded
     
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  10. The RSX - S was 25 or so I believe.
     
  11. TigreTek

    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    not all those comparisons use the same cobalt. some are base models, others use the ss supercharged (there's a non-blown ss, but that's for the poseurs)
     
  12. mucky

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    Car and Driver has a different opinion. :eek3:
     
  13. mucky

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    Price as tested for R&T:
    RSX-S: $24,240 msrp
    Cobalt SS: $23,910 msrp
     
  14. spooled2.2

    spooled2.2 OT Supporter

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    who says C&D > R&T?
     
  15. mucky

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    I don't know, who did? :run:
     
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    threeclaws R.I.P.

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    But was it actually neck and neck or was the Cobalt SS just faster.
     
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    I can't believe Kia came up so high.:ugh:
     
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    Gundam Tell Drama he's on my to do list, right after inse

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    Regardless, that's still quite a feat by Chevy. At least they are on the right track.


    Unless the RSX-S sucks cock :o
     
  19. Thats kind of a big deal with sport compact cars. :run:
     
  20. mucky

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    For performance:
    RSX-S: 190.9
    Cobalt SS: 199.2

    For all other:
    RSX-S: 196.9
    Cobalt SS: 188.2

    For pricing:
    RSX-S: 199.3
    Cobalt SS: 200.0

    -R&T

    :eek4:
     
  21. Dos Equis4

    Dos Equis4 nebraska democrat (oxymoron?)

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    I think the cobalt is faster, but i mean neck and neck regarding overall car.
     
  22. spooled2.2

    spooled2.2 OT Supporter

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    You were saying that C&D says differently...

    anyhow, anyone who actually takes the time to go experience the SS in person can see that it is a vastly improved car. Would I buy it over an RSX-S? nope, the Acura will retain its value much better. However, GM has put forth a great effort and has provided the GM sackriders with a decent car for very little money... just in time for the SRT-4 to be discontinued.
     
  23. mucky

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    Uhmmm...I never said their opinion was neccessary 'better'. I just stated their opinions are different. :hsugh:
     
  24. MAD PUNK inDC

    MAD PUNK inDC Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    Don't think so. The RSX is a pretty nice car, and the Cobalt is pretty close in quality, definatly a leap over the previous J-bodys. I still like the RSX better though, the thing has an exceptionaly smooth shifter
     
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    Gundam Tell Drama he's on my to do list, right after inse

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    :werd: I'd choose an RSX-S too simply because of the interior and better aestethics for the exterior. Neither are fast.
     

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