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#2123 of 2240 Seat comfort in Cobalt LT coupe?
May 24, 2009 (10:25 am)
I'm deciding on whether to purchase a Cobalt uplevel LT coupe, but I'd like to know if the front seat are comfortable enough for long drives. I've read in some reviews of this machine that the front seat cushions are flat and definitely brutal, so to speak, after cruising for a while...it's something that a short test drive just won't reveal.
I hope the Cobalt is continued, at least, for part of the 2010 model year. Its replacement, the Cruze (please General, change its name to NOVA!), doesn't interest yours truly in the least even with improvements like electronic stability control, etc. I still think Chevy should have continued with the Cobalt and improved it instead of replacing it with this Cruze, IMHO!
Hope to hear from y'all...
#2124 of 2240 Re: Seat comfort in Cobalt LT coupe? [aladdinsane]
May 24, 2009 (4:49 pm)
Well, let me start by telling you that the front seat is better in the Cobalt than in the Impala. Go figure!
What I don't like about the front seat cushion is that there to short resulting in thigh pain (in my case) on long distance drive but in revenge you have enough leg room to change position once in a while, it helps a bit. But you'll get used to it.
Yes, the Cobalt came out in 2005 and already changing it's name, what a shame. Like you said...lets call it the Cobalt again for a couple of years and improve it instead.
CRUZE what a idiotic name. I really can't understand G.M.
People like the Cobalt as it is, it's popular and a good seller and G.M. is changing everything again...the name, the body.
They really want to be in trouble.
Did you see the Chevrolet "Orlando" (suv / van) coming out in 2011 ? Another ridiculous idea of G.M.
#2125 of 2240 Re: Seat comfort in Cobalt LT coupe? [laserblue]
May 24, 2009 (6:00 pm)
I thank you for your reply. I appreciate it! I hope to hear from other owners here too concerning their experience with Cobalt's front seat comfort.
The General's suits should have re-thought the Cobalt too and continued with the line, improving it and making it a class leader, instead of starting with a whole new replacement line. If it ain't broke don't fix it. But no...If if ain't broke throw it out and start fresh with something new, untried and maybe untrue, if you get my drift. Little wonder G.M's in trouble. I agree: change is good...but I also believe that good change can come in evolution...improving what is, and keeping with it until it's beyond "just right"...much like VW did with its original Beetle (R.I.P)...Am I making sense? I hope so.
Again, many thanx...
#2126 of 2240 Re: Said Goodbye to My Cobalt [dispencer2]
May 25, 2009 (7:48 am)
The Cobalt was a fine little car, and I can't believe GM is even THINKING about discontinuing it. I just felt like it was time to move on to something that would last about a gazillion miles and get great gas mileage.
I think the Yaris fits the bill very nicely, and I am having lots of fun driving it. I have kept up with my gas mileage on every fill-up so far, and the overall average MPG is 37.07. Not too bad, huh? That little car is really fun to drive, even though it doesn't come close to having the acceleration of the Cobalt.
I have moved from a compact to a sub-compact, so I realize that there are some sacrifices to be made in order to gain on fuel economy.
As far as looks, I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as they say. I like the looks of the Yaris sedan just fine. I'm not crazy about the looks of the hatchback "Yarii."
I'm happy with the Yaris, but I would recommend the Cobalt to anyone for a compact car.
#2127 of 2240 Re: Seat comfort in Cobalt LT coupe? [laserblue]
May 29, 2009 (7:07 am)
Cruze is an idiotic name? You must not like the majority of auto names if you think this is bad.
#2128 of 2240 Re: Seat comfort in Cobalt LT coupe? [poncho167]
May 29, 2009 (7:13 am)
The majoriy of car names aren't embarrassing.
Cruze is embarrassing.
#2129 of 2240 Re: Seat comfort in Cobalt LT coupe? [steve333]
May 29, 2009 (7:17 am)
Embarrasing how. Have you really thought this through or are you just upset that the Cobalt is being replaced.
#2130 of 2240 Re: Seat comfort in Cobalt LT coupe? [poncho167]
May 29, 2009 (4:23 pm)
They can't even spell it right. How can they build it right?
I still say it's idiotic, ridiculous and shameful to name a car that you can't even find the word in the dictionary.
#2131 of 2240 Re: Seat comfort in Cobalt LT coupe? [laserblue]
Jun 05, 2009 (7:18 am)
A lot of cars out their with worse names and not in the dictionary. Would something like G38 or C220 be better? Give me a name not a number.
I didn't care for the Cobalt name either but it grew on me as I figured. The Cavaliar name was a good one.
#2132 of 2240 Re: Seat comfort in Cobalt LT coupe? [poncho167]
Jun 05, 2009 (9:23 am)
I got lots of laughs (and still do) every time I mention that I've been rear ended last year by a "Probe" and I got badly hurt.
A "Ford Probe" that is.
I bet it made you laugh to?