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OK, I was reading a Chevrolet Cobalt SS advertisement in the back of the December 2005 issue of Automobile Magazine's "Buying & Leasing Guide" and saw that they might be hinting at Toyota:

The Cobalt competes with the Corolla, right?
And the Corolla has a trim level called the S, right?

It says in the advertisement, "The only thing better than one S? Two of them."

I don't know, I found the coincidence awfully intriguing. :whatthe: :mad:
 

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True, and also according to the "buying guide" the Colbolt sedan can be had in SS, so I put 2+2 together.

I never thought about the Acura, mostly because I forgot about it, plus the 2006 RSX supposedly sells for at least $2000 more than the top-line Cobalt...just being a base model, let alone a Type S.
 

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it's still a cobalt, which is still no better than the cavalier
 

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Fresco Bob said:
It would also be intended towards the rsx type S
I think this is the case.... considering how there have been comparos done on the RSX type S and a Cobalt SS....

I haven't seen a Corolla S vs Cobalt SS comparo
 

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Deuce said:
it's still a cobalt, which is still no better than the cavalier
Or an Ion Redline.

I would ahve to say they are going more for the Acura also. SInce the Corolla S is not even in the same category as the Cobalt SS. I mean that would be like comparing apples to oranges in teh extreme. Cobalt SS 2DR supercharged sporty car against Corolla S 4DR, with some body kit stuff put on it from the factory. Not even close comparison.
 

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Deuce said:
it's still a cobalt, which is still no better than the cavalier

... anything's better than the Cavalier. ;)







Insulting? Being a little nitpicky? :dunno:
 

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The Cobalt is better than the Cavalier (what isn't ?) but it fails on the market still.
 

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I admit it looks better than the Cavalier, but it's still junk and still is ugly in my opinion. GM can say whatever they want about Toyota, Acura, whomever, too bad they do not have the numbers and the styles to back it up. :lol:
 

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Didnt Colbalt get the worst rating in Consumer Report?.... so um...
 

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CamryEvolution said:
GM can say whatever they want about Toyota, Acura, whomever, too bad they do not have the numbers and the styles to back it up. :lol:
2006 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
MSRP - $23,845
201 hp @ 7800 rpm
140 ft-lbs. @ 7000 rpm
City - 23 mpg
Highway - 31 mpg

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl S/C 5M)
MSRP - $21,400
205 hp @ 5600 rpm
200 ft-lbs. @ 4400 rpm
City - 23 mpg
Highway - 29 mpg

2006 Honda Civic Si 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
MSRP - $19,990
197 hp @ 7800 rpm
139 ft-lbs. @ 6100 rpm
City - 23 mpg
Highway - 32 mpg

2006 Toyota Corolla XRS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
MSRP - $17,780
164 hp @ 7600 rpm
125 ft-lbs. @ 4400 rpm
City - 26 mpg
Highway - 34 mpg

All these numbers were taken from Edmunds.com

Apparantly, the Cobalt does share the same numbers as the competition... although styling is a matter of personal choice. I, for instance, am not a fan of the new Corollas.

All the cars listed are the top of the line models available at time of post.

Those numbers on the Cobalt are impressive... especially for the price.... but it's still a GM product and I haven't seen too much come from them that's good in the long run.
 

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The cobalt actually has better numbers than everyone else......

The others also look like they have a huge power/torque curve.......
 

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/\ The Corolla has a comparable torque curve but it looks like to achieve any power you have to wind it up some... which is to be expected in a 4 cylinder IMO.
 

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who cares if it's ugly and falls apart?

it's fast...


that's what made old school hot rods fun...


my neighbor bought a new cobalt sedan..

the front's nice, but anything behind the A pillars is ugly..

the coupe in blue or black is pure fucking sex, in my opinion..
 

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epinionator89 said:
OK, I was reading a Chevrolet Cobalt SS advertisement in the back of the December 2005 issue of Automobile Magazine's "Buying & Leasing Guide" and saw that they might be hinting at Toyota:

The Cobalt competes with the Corolla, right?
And the Corolla has a trim level called the S, right?

It says in the advertisement, "The only thing better than one S? Two of them."

I don't know, I found the coincidence awfully intriguing. :whatthe: :mad:

you seem to be forgetting GM has used the SS designation in their muscle cars for 40 years....how long as toyota had the "S" 5-6?
 

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