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Chevy released there new Cobalt Concept. Looks like the Chevy is trying to keep up with the rest of the world in terms of style. This is one Chevy that actually looks decent. A little to much like the cavalier, but definately a step in the right direction for Chevy. Offered as a sedan or coupe models with three engine variations. I was really impressed with power and options they will have. Too bad they dont come out till later this year with no price given until late summer. I would go test drive one if I dont already have a MZ3 by then (lets pray I dont have to wait that long :roll: ). Wonder if Chevy will stay competitive in pricing with the MZ3 and now the new Scion. Here are some pics....







Also here is the link to the article...

http://www.canadiandriver.com/news/031229-6.htm

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Exterior styling = 6 (Wow an even roundier Cav)
Interior styling = 5 (Ye gads GM just can't figure it out)

And if it's built like any other GM I expect it to fall apart and start rattling at the first sight of a bump. I'm sorry but I dislike GM product more than I do Toyota. ;)
 

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But you have to admit it is a step in the right direction. I am not a GM guy either. I was just impressed that GM would try to be competitive in a class of vehicles they know nothing about. I would rather drive a Ford or Mazda any day.
 

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There is a lot more new to the Cobalt than meets the Eye. My best friend was the lead designer for the Cobalt. Yes it was freshened a lot to try to compete in the small car market. The pictures do not do it justice. There is a lot of form in the rear that for GM is a huge leap in the right direction. The interior may be a bit bland, but at least it does not look like the current GM large plastic round buttons from the parts bin that is carry over parts from the last 8 years. Just wait some sites, like autoweek and other insider places are talking about the 2.2 supercharged 220 hp ss version in a few months. That one will spank our MZ3's like a red headed step child. :oops:
 

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I wouldn't mind a supercharged 2.2L, but at the same time, I don't really like it. I feel like a cavelier, neon, and accord(maybe integra) banged, and that is what popped out. It is a start though.

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No I will give credit it is a better looking car than the outgoing Cav it presumably replaces. To be fair I rate that car a 4 for ext. and a 2 for int. respectively.

Like the 3 though I'll have to see it in person, the 3 Sport looked wacky in the first pictures I saw of it too. ;)

In fact the more I look at it the more it reminds me of the Olds Alero, probably one of the few GM cars I didn't mind the exterior styling of.
 

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Cowtown- I wouldn't knock GM myself, my last car was a 95 Monte Carlo Z34, and it had absolutely 0 problems till at 169,000mi the timing belt went and killed my internals. Not the most powerful car around granted, but it handled like a dream and was more than reasonably smooth in the ride department. My ex-GF's Cavalier was also near trouble free (power steering went at about 80k but i had the same problem multiple times with my Escort). And Grand Ams are freakin bulletproof, i see more old Grand Ams runnin about than old toyotas and hondas even. I am a bit biased though as if i could have found one locally before my buying deadline, I'd be driving a grand national and not a 3. but i loooove my 3 :)
 

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That's for the aftermarket, Absinthe... gotta love regulations.

Anyway, I saw it at NAIAS... it's nice. Personally I don't see anything wrong with teh interior. It's nothing high class, but it's a nice clean look.
 
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