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    "Chevy is breathing new life into its small-car lineup with the Cobalt,"

    Magazine Issue: March 2005, page 111.

    Article Quote from Kiplinger's:

    "Chevy is breathing new life into its small-car lineup with the Cobalt - a premium compact that better competes with the Civic, Corolla and Focus. You have a choice of sedan or coupe. All (except the turbocharged coupe) have an amply powered 2.2-liter, 145-horsepower engine that gets 25 mpg in the city and 34 on the highway.

    Acceleration is quite good, and so are the ride and handling, helped in part by a stiff structure and speed-sensitive steering.

    The base model starts at $14,190 but is skimpy on standard equipment. The mid-leve LS ($16,485) offers cruise control, power windows, locks and mirrors, keyless entry, upgraded seats and anti-lock brakes.

    However, the interior is ho-hum, with drab materials and a molded-plastic steering wheel. Side-curtain airbags are a $395 option."
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    Re: Kiplinger's reviews the Chevy Cobalt:

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian
    Magazine Issue: March 2005, page 111.

    Article Quote:

    "Chevy is breathing new life into its small-car lineup with the Cobalt - a premium compact that better competes with the Civic, Corolla and Focus. You have a choice of sedan or coupe. All (except the turbocharged coupe) have an amply powered 2.2-liter, 145-horsepower engine that gets 25 mpg in the city and 34 on the highway.

    Acceleration is quite good, and so are the ride and handling, helped in part by a stiff structure and speed-sensitive steering.

    The base model starts at $14,190 but is skimpy on standard equipment. The mid-leve LS ($16,485) offers cruise control, power windows, locks and mirrors, keyless entry, upgraded seats and anti-lock brakes.

    However, the interior is ho-hum, with drab materials and a molded-plastic steering wheel. Side-curtain airbags are a $395 option."
    What an ****************************. Ho-hum...compared to what? A civic? A corolla? A Neon?

    Another bigoted piece of **************** lazy ass american reporter.

    Way to go! Kill american jobs because you're too lazy to look beyond your prejudices!

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    Re: Kiplinger's reviews the Chevy Cobalt:

    Kiplinger's should stick within their own subscriber territory. It's hard to take them seriously about car and truck reviews.

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    Re: "Chevy is breathing new life into its small-car lineup with the Cobalt,"

    Well, keep in mind he is being better than alot of anti-American reporters... "Acceleration is quite good, and so are the ride and handling..." and "amply powered 2.2-liter, 145-horsepower engine..." at least he's giving some ups instead of all downs...
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    Re: Kiplinger's reviews the Chevy Cobalt:

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    Another bigoted piece of **************** lazy ass american reporter.
    What do you have to say about all the positive Cobalt reviews? Are those all by the non-biased journalists? What if there are journalists that actually want to root American, and gave the Cobalt a great review, even though it's garbage? I don't think it's garbage... but some might think it is.

    I like the Cobalt interior, but prefer the Mazda3's, which is to me the class leader there. Cobalt is second best. The guy started out his report on a positive note... if you read nothing but the title (which I bet many do), you'd be rather encouraged. He might very well find the Cobalt interior drab! Imagine that! Could someone be reporting wht he thinks?!? Egads! Could it be that this vehicle doesn't have the single best interior he's ever encountered in a sub-$20,000 car?
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    Re: "Chevy is breathing new life into its small-car lineup with the Cobalt,"

    However, the interior is ho-hum, with drab materials and a molded-plastic steering wheel. Side-curtain airbags are a $395 option."
    As opposed to the solid gold, alligator skin wrapped steering wheel in the competition's compact car offerings.

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    Re: "Chevy is breathing new life into its small-car lineup with the Cobalt,"

    I dont think it looks ho-hum. It is a far cry from the Cavaliers and better than some of the imports. Chevy made it good where it counted. The Ecotec engine is a VERY good thing. The inside while not being a Lexus or Caddilac is VERY good. Though I dont get all touchy feely with my dash.

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