2009 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 2.0L turbo from North America
The Fast and The Frugal
The car has 20,000km and is problem free. The only complaint that I have is the random rattle I get from the plastics.
Amazing performance for a FWD car! The acceleration is very good. Under 6 seconds without dropping the clutch. Handling is very natural, without any understeer. Braking is a lot very good, with no fade.
The fuel economy is just as well as amazing as the performance! City driving is 9L / 100km and Highway is 6.5L / 100km.
The interior is "cheap" looking, and the outside is not the prettiest either. But as a driver's car, this is a great car. The drivers seat is very comfortable with a lot of support on the sides. The steering wheel is well made, and the shifter is very mechanical and shifting gears is a pleasure. The body is very rigid and doesn't show any roll from cornering.
Overall I am very happy with the car. For $25K Canadian this is the BEST bang for the buck!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th February, 2010