In the January 2005 Automobile Magazine there is an article on the new Cobalt. It is a one page review. Believe it or not the author (Michael Jordan) loves the Cobalt. Of course the SS is the favorite but he had good things to say about all the models. He commented on the refinement of the Cobalt and how Chevy is taking advantage of the faultering Civic and Focus.
He also stated that the car is basically a step ahead of the others in it's class when it comes to driving dynamics. The only negative is the steering being well isolated from road feel. Otherwise a completely positive review!