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Chevrolet Cobalt, Coupe, Sedan
May 04, 2004 (7:55 pm)
Surely the 84 pictures at http://www.wieck.com/public, and the many other pictures at http://www.chevrolet.com/cobalt, are pretty indicative of what the 2005 Cobalt will look like. I see a Mazda3 front end (including the bulging hood I dislike in the Mazda3) attached to a Cavalier rear two-thirds. Others may well see something quite different. And, strange me, I have never seen very much wrong with Cavaliers. But my point is -- where is the enthusiasm within this discussion group? My last six cars have been: 1984 Cavalier hatchback, '87 Cavalier hatchback, '89 Cavalier coupe, '92 Cavalier coupe, '96 Cavalier coupe (which I still own) and a 2002 Mazda Protege. I have enjoyed every one of my Cavaliers and I had very little trouble with them. So I am not biased against Chevrolet in any sense. I just wish GM had gone for a bigger leap forward in styling.
#517 of 2240 Transmission hokey pokey
May 05, 2004 (5:08 pm)
From what I've read of the specs for each trim of the Cobalt, Chevrolet is doing the ol' tease again.
The LS and base models offer the manual transmission. But the SS model seems to be only offered with an automatic. For crying out loud why???
If you want performance with the manual tranny then you'll have to step up to the supercharged model. Which doesn't really appeal to me because it'll probably require premium gas. Hello? Defeats the purpose of buying an 'economy' car.
Why the hell isn't Chevrolet offering the SS model with a manual Getrag transmission like all the other trims?
This pisses me off.
May 05, 2004 (5:24 pm)
Do the math. Premium isn't the killer you may think. In our area it is $.10 more then regular. If you drove 18,000 per year and got 24 MPG, you would buy 750 gallons of gas. 750 gallons times the $.10 difference is $75 per year or $6.25 per month. Adjust the calcualtion for your needs, but I wouldn't rule out a car just on the need for premium.
#519 of 2240 Re: Transmission hokey pokey [jeigh1194 #517]
May 05, 2004 (7:57 pm)
The manual in the SS models is due in June 05.
May 06, 2004 (9:29 am)
That's really dumb, the press will test automatics and call them slow. By the time it does come out they will have lost people's attention.
#521 of 2240 Re: Transmission hokey pokey [bigdaddycoats #519]
May 06, 2004 (10:20 am)
How do you know that? You work for GM?
#522 of 2240 Re: Transmission hokey pokey [jeigh1194 #521]
May 06, 2004 (3:16 pm)
No, I do not work for GM. That is the information I was given by a GM employee. Very credible.
May 07, 2004 (3:27 pm)
the Cobalt isn't an economy car anymore. That niche is for the Daewoo rebadged Aveo. The Cobalt is a "premium sport compact car" (GM's words, not mine)
May 08, 2004 (7:43 am)
If the price matches the name "premium sport compact car", then I believe there will be few who will buy a Cobalt. Certainly very few of the former Cavalier fans (and there were many --- just check the overall sales figures).
May 08, 2004 (8:12 am)
In the G6 press kit, it says it's not getting the 2.4L Ecotec until the 06 model year, and it will be automatic only, at least upon release. The same may be true for the Cobalt, I have to check that.