Yep it is just a cobalt, I do have much better things to waste money on and do, but I like doing stuff to my car(s), worry about yourself not what I am doing. Or, dont hate just because I have more of a disposable income, if i wanted such and such car I would of bought one because I can afford something way nicer but chose not because I am a small car guy and dont give a sh!t to waste money on something else or I would be.
I was at a car show and there was a couple talking to another couple, the people showing their had a 07 Mustang or whatever, it was just a v6 at that. They were talking about this and that(I was parked 1 car from them sitting behind my car reading) and somehow they got dissing my car, asking why someone would waste money on it. I look up and over at their v6 shitstain, they put some stupid ground effects package on wheels and a bunch of other crap. As they continued to critique my mistakes I got up and walked over and looked closer at this beast of a v6 mustang. Finally I decided to say something and said "so, your calling this person whose into cars, just happens to drive a little cobalt an idiot basically for doing things to it, all of which besides a few visual things to help it stand out from the rest of the cobalts is performance oriented and yet you are driving a v6 mustang?
They reply "yea, well a mustang is a real car, has real potential and blah blah blah.... plus all the performance things in that cobalt still only make it a under 200hp slow cobalt."
Best part, the owner of the car between us steps in(06 GTO owner). "You people are pretty misinformed. That cobalt is putting down more power than your mustang. Probably even can take a v8 mustang as even thoughs are pretty much a joke short of the GT500(remember this is before the new stangs we have now)."
So anyway, after shutting up this 40 yr old couple the show ended an hour later. Who do I see on the interstate, yep, the same couple. The guy still trying to make up for his small penis tried to show me his beast. Needless to say I blew by them easily and didnt let off till I could no longer make them out in my mirrors.
In the end, who cares what other people think is worth it. Its your car, you probably love it more than anything else and that is what matters. Best thing is to just ignore their stupid comments. I rarely have this problem with people telling me I am wasting my money, if they did I just ask what they have and than reply "and your giving me advice." Some cobalt owners even think there is better things to waste money on and think everyone should share their opinion, probably why so many cobalt owners on these forums do all the same modifications, haha. Sure you can go get a stupid STi or evo or some v8 and make some big power easier, I well still give props to the cobalt owner who pushed and makes some good power and looks than someone who went out and bought easy speed. I once remember people raving about having a BUILT not Bought car, and yet most talk about buying a car with power to make power...hmmm. anyway, its early and I am bored, sorry for my rambling. Sum it up, everyone is different, even with a much better car sitting in my driveway I still love my cobalt and love doing things to it.