Sorry to but it this way, but you buy a Cobalt to keep. Not to trade it because it's out of fashion. Unlike Civic or Corolla, we loose from day one in trade value. You will get raped bad to try and trade it at the dealership. Unless you can sell it to a Cobalt fan, there is no love for it on the used car market, where as people still get hard on's over 10 year old Civics with 200K miles.
Ask yourself this. What happens when the new Cobalt comes out in 2010 or 2011? Will you want to trade in again, too? Next thing you know, the only car you could afford is a Chevy Aveo or a Kia Rio.
We can always justify it in our mind that saying the dealer will give a good deal. But we all know there are mad rebates and dealer incentives, kickbacks, that hide the actual picture.
If you still want to trade it in, just bring a towel.
2008 Cobalt Sedan LT automatic
Last edited by GoLowDrew; 02-11-2008 at 03:38 PM.