Hi from HI
Hi folks, I haven't bought a Cobalt yet but I definitely am in the market for a small car.
I currently own a 2001 Chevy S10 extended cab 2WD with 4.3 V-6. I used to get about 23 MPG from it until the government decided that all our fuel needed to be diluted 10% with ethanol. Now I average 19 MPG with the A/C on. If I turn the A/C off, I can get around 20.5 or so. Gas here is currently $3.40 for 87 octane so my gas bill has been around $200-$250/month. I've been thinking about a small car for a while and even more so now.
Around the beginning of November I got rearended while driving the S-10. When the truck went in for repair, the other party's insurance paid for a rental car for me. Enterprise Car Rentals offered me a Chevy Malibu but It's just myself so I asked for a compact. I got a Cobalt LT1 sedan because that was all that was available. I was pleasantly surprised with the Cobalt. It has a peppy engine, the ride and handling are great and the gas mileage is just fabulous (compared to my S10) with the poorest tankful rendering 33.6 MPG and the best being 36.9. The temperature is pleasant here this time of the year so the A/C was off about 60% of the time. Driving here is mostly fairly short runs with the longest stretch driven during the 3 week period being about 23 miles. I noramally don't drive much over 55 MPH.
As I mentioned, I'm in the market for a small car and I've been looking at different makes and models. I've always owned GM cars (except for my 80 CJ-5 Jeep) and am a strong supporter of American industry. I thought I would monitor the forum to see what people have to say about the Cobalt.
Last edited by cobaltrenter; 01-02-2010 at 11:00 AM.