My first new car! 2008 Cobalt SS Turbo Coupe

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    My first new car! 2008 Cobalt SS Turbo Coupe

    I finally decided to pull the trigger on purchasing a replacement for my ailing Grand Am. After driving an assortment of cars (from used C5's and CTS's to new Grand Prix's, G6's, and Cobalts), I found an amazing deal on a black 2008 Cobalt SS Turbo Coupe. Suffice to say, I couldn't be happier with it! (well, in an ideal world, a 2007 Camaro Z28 would be in my driveway, but that doesn't exist! So I digress..)

    Features and options:
    Limited Slip Differential with the 5 speed manual transmission
    Brembo 4-piston fixed front calipers
    18" forged wheels with Continental summer performance tires
    Low-rise rear spoiler
    Diamond-Kote
    Red accent interior, with black and red suede-insert sport seats
    Onstar
    XM Satellite Radio (big fan already)
    Power sunroof
    And many more!

    It drives VERY nicely, has plenty of power (LSD is a must, for anyone thinking of ordering one), excellent brakes. Ergonomically, everything is pretty decent, the only issue I have is my right arm pressing on the seat bolster as i shift into 2/4/R (I'm 5'8", so sitting farther away isn't really an option!). Seats are quite comfortable, leather wrapped steering wheel feels great in the hands. Very impressed with how well it drove, especially for a FWD car.

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    Re: My first new car! 2008 Cobalt SS Turbo Coupe

    Congratulations! Youre soo lucky! Thats one helluva car!
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    Re: My first new car! 2008 Cobalt SS Turbo Coupe

    Great choice!
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    Re: My first new car! 2008 Cobalt SS Turbo Coupe

    Good stuff, thanks for the pics and have fun

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    Re: My first new car! 2008 Cobalt SS Turbo Coupe

    Finish it out with some black rims.
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    Re: My first new car! 2008 Cobalt SS Turbo Coupe

    Outstanding! Very nice car that I'm sure you'll enjoy. Good job on the pictures too.

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    Re: My first new car! 2008 Cobalt SS Turbo Coupe

    Congratulations!!! I have never driven one of those but I bet they are a blast. I am one of the few people who hate heavily bolstered seats so I can understand your one complaint. They always look so awesome in pictures or when you're looking at the interior of a car but they never seem to fit. They also make it much more difficult to get in and out of the car and tend to be the first spot to wear because of the contact with your rear while getting in and out of the car. I will take a medium bolstered seat everytime.

    Take the dealer emblem off and enjoy!!

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    Re: My first new car! 2008 Cobalt SS Turbo Coupe

    congrats and thanks for the photos..

    Cool ride!

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    Re: My first new car! 2008 Cobalt SS Turbo Coupe

    Have you taken it over any sweet jumps?

    hehe!

    Congrats!

    I'm jealous!

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    Re: My first new car! 2008 Cobalt SS Turbo Coupe

    Very Nice!!!! Congrats man!!!
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    Re: My first new car! 2008 Cobalt SS Turbo Coupe

    First piece of advice, get some decent winter rubber .

    Oh yeah, nice car. Kinda jealous.
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    Re: My first new car! 2008 Cobalt SS Turbo Coupe

    Awesome Car man I have a SS/SC and love it you will like yours a whole lot more!

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    Re: My first new car! 2008 Cobalt SS Turbo Coupe

    Very nice.

    It must be nice to have that 260HP on tap.

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    Re: My first new car! 2008 Cobalt SS Turbo Coupe

    Awesome ride bro and good job getting the smaller wing!

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    Re: My first new car! 2008 Cobalt SS Turbo Coupe

    conguratulations
    Please remove the dealer name on it. It is tacky

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