Last post on Aug 13, 2010 at 5:38 AM
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Subaru Impreza, Mitsubishi Lancer, Chevrolet, Car Comparisons, Sedan, Wagon
Oct 02, 2008 (1:10 pm)
Cobalt in first place? Seriously?
I just rented one while my Miata was in the body shop.
Honestly, if GM said I could drive one for free, but I had to drive it every day, I'd still say no. Even for free. Seriously.
OK, OK, I'm sure the SS is 1000 times better, but it's still sharing the same basic platform and most of the issues I had with the base model - poor visibility, cramped rear seat, cheap plastics, poor fit and finish.
Bottom line: it feels like a brand new car from 1990.
You can't just slap nice seats and a booming engine on to that platform and say it's the best compact with the turbo. I think they're nuts.
And for it to score that much higher than the Lancer Ralliart? Seriously?
Oct 05, 2008 (10:39 am)
I'd second your emotion without ever having driven a Cobalt of any flavor nor a new world order Lancer Ralliart, ateixeira.
#6 of 7 C&D Comparison
Aug 13, 2010 (4:44 am)
Remember, these are the same people who put diesel in a Legacy GT. The Cobalt SS is indeed a quick car: ditto the MazdaSpeed 3. It's just that many people want to drive a quick car in rain, snow, and ice.....
The Plan B career for most auto writers is to practice saying "Would you like fries with that?"
#7 of 7 Re: C&D Comparison [garandman]
Aug 13, 2010 (5:38 am)
They should add a traction test to their road tests.