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All i see is the last Mercury Cougar. <_<




But that doesn't mean i don't like what i see! :D

(argg! 4 lugs! GM - why hath you forsaketh thou?)
 

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**claps with excitement** The car looks great, IMO. I love how much the coupe is differentiated from the sedan. The sedan gets "un-round-ish" taillights. Also- the sedan seems to have a nice short rear-- very sporty. The pics of the interior show one that is much more refined.-- fairly nice for entry level. I can't wait to see what kind of drive-reviews the car gets. I looks like GM did their homework on this one... they better have.
 

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Originally posted by Hunter@Dec 28 2003, 02:33 PM
I cant really see the back of the sedan, though.
yeah- it seems there's not a good shot of it. There is a close-up of the taillight, and the sideview of the sedan... I would like a nice full rear-shot though. :(
 

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I like!!!! It doesnt have the ol GM radio, you can get a satin metal or wood trim, you can get a creamish looking interior not just gray and tan... I think they are learning. Is it just me or do the sedans tail lights look the one everyone hated in the G6 spy pic??? Maybe they had the rear ends mixed up? Go get em COBALT!
 

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Originally posted by LGRpup@Dec 28 2003, 04:11 PM
Is it just me or do the sedans tail lights look the one everyone hated in the G6 spy pic??? Maybe they had the rear ends mixed up? Go get em COBALT!
Yeah- I saw a resemblance as well. **looks at the picture again** Hm-- looks very similar... I don't think we could have mistaken a shot of the G6 for the Cobalt though... the rear on the Cobalt is far too squashy for that. Does anyone know if the same designer worked on both cars?
 

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NICE!!! Awesome job GM did on the Cobalt :D I knew they could pull it off.

Inside and out the car looks great. I think this calls for a bud light lol :beer:
 

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Originally posted by Mr_Pringle@Dec 28 2003, 11:03 PM
...I don't think we could have mistaken a shot of the G6 for the Cobalt though... the rear on the Cobalt is far too squashy for that....
I think Chevy is trying to make the Cobalt's rear treatment idenitcal to the C6. For instance - someone might see a C6 fly by them on the highway someday in the future (say it's a "blue devil" powered Z06 ;)). They would look at the rear and see the oh so familiar circular tailights.

Later - they might see a cobalt. If the driver is smart enough - they might notice the simailar characterists of both the rears of both cars. "The small one has tailights like the one that nearly sucked me off the highway eailer. They must be from the same maker."
 

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I hate to be the "negative nancy", but the new 4-door Cobalt is one of the ugliest cars I have ever seen. The rear was ripped off of an old Geo-Metro. The car screams "economy", and although it is an economy car, it doesn't have to look it. The Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla do not look cheap.

If GM expects this car to take Civic and Corolla sales away from the Japanese, they're in for a nasty surprise.

I have no real complaint about the 2 door, other than it doesn't look that much different from a Cavalier. I see evolution, not revolution. GM needs a revolution, and are even advertising that way.
 

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Not bad :) I hope it leads the way to bigger and better things to come from Chevrolet (IE: Camaro or Chevelle).
 

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OMG, I want a SS with 18'' :D :bounce:
 

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Cheers to forward progress. Overall, I like both the sedan and coupe, though I prefer the more sporting image of the coupe. I am surprised at the nice-for-a-sub-$20,000 interior, too, and it shows a *definite* improvement over the present generation Cavalier interior. I hope that the fit of the parts to the interior and the finish of the [faux?] wood on production cars looks better than the photos indicate. Although an improvement, the interior doesn't quite yet match the overall appeal of VW's entry into the same price segment, IMO.
 

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Anyone notice what color the coupe is not? I think you'll see that anything not premium will be grey while premium vehicles (SS) will be released in their halo colors. Just a note to see if anyone is paying attention. Anyone notice the sedans color?

Its also amazing no-one noticed the SS HP/Torque numbers are yet to be released.

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;) It looks great as a replacement for the Cavalier, and in many ways it is superior looking to the new Malibu (especially the front end design). It is certainly far better than it's platform mate, the Saturn ION. I don't think that the interior design is world class, however. Since this continues to be a problem area for GM, why don't they hire the head interior designer from VW, Vauxhal/Opel, or Alfa? The Malibu has a better design for it's dashboard. Why not copy that, or any of the superior design from Vauxhal/Opel (both are GM units)? I certainly don't want to make this posting into an America vs. Japan, or Ford vs. GM discussion, but I am hesitant to give GM too much praise for something that they should have doing a long time ago. While the new Cobalt is competent, the competition continues to move on. Look at Mazda's site, and check out the new Mazda3. It is a small car, in Cobalt's class, and it's interior design and exterior design far outshine Chevy's similarly new entry. On Mazda's site they discuss how the design of the car was meant to be competitive with cars in a higher class, rather than chase other entry-level cars. It seems that GM was attempting (from a design standpoint) to only be better than Cavalier, Focus, and Neon, while not taking into account the worldwide view of the small car market. Premium small cars are a fast emerging segment (A3, Mercedes A Class, Smart, Mini, Golf/Jetta, WRX, EVO, Saab 9-2X, S40). Maybe because Chevrolet does not realistically market cars internationally, they do not have a grasp on what other companies are doing? Again, I'm not a Chevy/GM/America basher. I would love to see GM (Ford and Chrysler, also) make the best cars on the planet, and have to make no excuses for their quality, reliability, performance, or design. Cobalt is pretty darned close (at least from what I can see), but GM has got to take interiors much more seriously.
 

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Originally posted by parakleets@Dec 28 2003, 09:08 PM
Look at Mazda's site, and check out the new Mazda3. It is a small car, in Cobalt's class, and it's interior design and exterior design far outshine Chevy's similarly new entry.
I can say that I'm happy with the exterior design of the Cobalt. The interior looks great too, but after viewing Mazda's site on the Mazda3, I can see where "par" may be moving... But-- the Mazda's interior may be more appealing to some, but many people may prefer the more conservative interior of the Cobalt. The 3 and Cobalt are in the same class based on size and price, but the Mazda is really trying to appeal to a slightly different crowd than the Chevy. Chevy should always be slightly more traditional, IMO. But Pontiac certainly needs an offering in the U.S. to compete with the likes of the Mazda3.
 
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