Chevy Cobalt

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by sturg57, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. sturg57

    sturg57 Guest

    Is this model built on the same size chassis as the Ion?.Read it
    was,or,it looks like it is.
    sturg57, Feb 28, 2005
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  2. yeah there exactly the same front to back except for the body styling and
    the rear doors or lack there of on the cobalt. Oh yeah and the redline has a
    faster 1/4 mile cause its lighter
    richard soucie, Feb 28, 2005
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  3. sturg57

    Art Guest

    Reportedly they actually built it right though to make it feel like a
    quality car with low NVH. My wife recently rented one and is used to driving
    much bigger and more expensive cars like a 300M and Toyota Avalon and she
    was impressed with the Cobalt compared to most of the crap National rents
    Art, Mar 1, 2005
  4. sturg57

    BANDIT2941 Guest

    What makes the ION lighter than the Cobalt?

    I myself think the ION is butt ugly but the Cobalt SS is pretty nice.
    BANDIT2941, Mar 8, 2005
  5. I think (or I thought I read) that the Cobalt SS (same blown ecotec as the
    red line) is faster than an ION Red Line because the Cobalt 2 door is
    lighter. Seem like he was saying the Red Line ION was faster than a non SS
    Jonnie Santos, Mar 9, 2005
  6. sturg57

    BANDIT2941 Guest

    Yeah I could see how the Cobalt SS would be a little lighter since its not a
    3 door. I thought he was comparing the SS to the Redline though. Of course
    the Redline is faster than a normal Cobalt.
    BANDIT2941, Mar 11, 2005
  7. With no options, the Cobalt SS is lighter than the ION Red Line. Fully
    loaded, the Rel Line is lighter.
    Kevin M. Keller, Mar 11, 2005
  8. I never got around to driving one - saw a Red Line VUE yesterday in that
    wild lime green - still looks good (to me).
    Jonnie Santos, Mar 11, 2005
  9. Ah, the devil is in the detail - thanks Kevin.

    Jonnie Santos, Mar 11, 2005
  10. think about it what is lighter ABS plastic or sheet metal
    richard soucie, Mar 16, 2005
    there is the link comparing the two and just to show you there not making it
    up here is the comparison from chevys site that also says the ss coupe
    weight is 2991.
    and then click on capacities

    Plus the ion is like $550.00 cheaper. But my Ion 2 coupe will blow them both
    away and I paid over $14,000 total to make it that way that.includes the
    price of the car
    richard soucie, Mar 16, 2005
  12. richard soucie, Mar 16, 2005
  13. what the **** i guess your gonna have to cut and paste
    richard soucie, Mar 16, 2005
    richard soucie, Mar 16, 2005
  15. "richard soucie" <> typed until their fingers
    bled, and came up with:

    you must mean in a straight line? because those cars will leave you in the
    dust around corners. So, just what have you done to make your Ion2 so
    Kevin M. Keller, Mar 16, 2005
  16. Jonnie Santos, Mar 16, 2005
  17. sturg57

    blah blah Guest

    Try making it like it is a reply ad "> " in front before pasting.
    Works for me that way.
    blah blah, Mar 16, 2005
  18. i paid $10,000 for it brand new (gotta love all the little discounts you can
    get out of the dealer if you know what you are doin) anyway turbo, 2.5"
    exhaust, coil overs, 18's with low profile z rated tires, lightweight
    alluminum flywheel, lightweight crank pully, strut tower brace, rear sway
    bar and upgraded to urathane bushings also got a short throw shifter, and i
    am currently working on changing the rears to discs. the thing out performs
    and out handles the redline except in the stopping department

    so all together it cost me a little over 16k i forgot about my rims and coil
    overs when i gave you the 14k price
    richard soucie, Mar 16, 2005
  19. Where'd you get your turbo from? Was it a kit like the one SMS has now, did
    you put it all together yourself or ? How much did it cost you (if you
    don't mind me asking?) I need some more punch after a run-in with an eclipse
    hoosier_drifter, Mar 22, 2005
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