Hi to all! I'm a very old (65) guy, and I just purchased a brand new 2009 Cobalt LS. It's the absolute base model with NO options. It's white color and light grey interior. It really looks great. I won't bother you with a long story (i'm old but they tell me that i'am not senile yet
), but here are the reasons I got this Cobalt:
1) Patriotism - yes, I think that we should all show some more faith in the US/Canada made products, and buy more of them. Although, I must tell you, I did seriously look into Honda Civic.
2) My existing car was a Chevy Impala 1980. Local GM dealer gave me $1000 off Cobalt for it. After 30 years, this Impala only had a water pump changed (I did it myself - total cost $29). and it still was running like a charm. WHO says GM doesn't make good quality cars ??? But it was rusting badly and it needed to go (boy, was I sad to let it go...
3) The Chevy dealer gave me such a low price (I didn't even need to bargain), that I just couldn't resist.
So there you have it. The new Cobalt arrived yesterday and it drives and looks great.
Just to note that "you can teach an old dog a new trick" : I never in my life have driven a stick shift. After 1/2 hour with my neighbour's help I was up and running. Stalled it only once
. Boy, it is fun to drive the stick, I can tell you..., I feel like kid again !!!
All the best regards and good luck to all forum members.
P.S. If anybody cares to, please tell me if I need to watch for, or do anything special, during these first days of owning my new Cobalt.