|Reviewed By||Jeff Sabatini|
|Price as Tested||$23,410|
More grip than Kung-Fu G.I. Joe; anthracite 18-inch wheels far better looking than anything you can buy on the aftermarket; drives as mean and muscular as a ‘Vette.
Hard seats; cheapy center console; trunk opening only slightly larger than a microwave oven; Indy cars have smaller wings, lackluster styling.
When Motor Trend tested the supercharged, 205-hp Cobalt SS, it beat the C6 Corvette’s speed through the 600-foot slalom, erasing all doubts as to whether GM could build a real sport compact. I had more fun behind the wheel of this car than I’ve had in plenty that cost twice as much. Still, the Cobalt SS’s $21,995 base MSRP is two thousand bucks too optimistic, as it really needs to drop below the psychic threshold of $20k. Good thing there are no greater wheeler-dealers right now than Chevy stores.
|Fun to Drive|
|Fun to Look at|
Sep 19, 2005