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Chevrolet Cobalt

About time, Chevy, LOL! I hope the quality is better in this and it moves up from subcompact to compact. Otherwise, it will still be a little bare-bones car like the Cavalier/Sunfire.
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  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    http://autonet.ca/AutonetStories/Stories.cfm?StoryID=8752

    I see the car going up market for sure. The new Korean Chevys will be taking care of the KIA / Hyundia low end starting next year. I thought the Pontiac version was a gonner for sure but I guess GM now wants to keep an entry level Pontiac.
  • vcjumpervcjumper Posts: 1,110
    Hopefully a GM car that attempts to meet the japanese competition civic/corolla head on in most attributes rather than more basic transportation but cheaper. This is what I was hoping for in the midsizers too. Will be nice to see how it turns out.
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 4,002
    Since I am seeing ads for brand new Cavaliers in the $8-9k range, I think the only place it can go is upmarket.
  • libertycatlibertycat Posts: 593
    between Malibu and Aveo. Comparable to an Aerio, Elantra, etc.
  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    You can get a Cavalier or Sunfire sedan up here with air and auto for C$12998 (about U$9200).

    Great basic transport if you are short on dough.

    Cobalt will definitely go up market, it has to if the Korean imports come in.
  • wsag26wsag26 Posts: 124

    I personally think that Chevrolet could really make a hit with the Chevrolet Cobalt, which debuts at the 2004 North American International Auto show along with the Corvette. I think Chevrolet should use the Pursuit name and dump Cobalt and Sunfire at the same time. Then go ahead and keep the Sunfire name for Pontiac. It's kept good for years!

    Anyway, I looked at the sneak drawing Edmunds got from Chevrolet and saw what could've been the Aveo! The Aveo isn't hot at all and it's unexpected due date & just the whole vehicle itself blew us off. When I looked at the Aveo, my jaw dropped and drool started pouring out of my mouth because it was ugly.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    I see ads for Cavaliers with an Automatic and Air Conditionin in Ohio for as low as $8595. The only place the Cavalier can go is Saturn Ion levels. (Civic prices) Remember, Saturn is GM, So Pontiac may be trying to help out Saturn here by reducing one model against the ION Quad Coupe
  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    Current Cavalier is a bargoon if you don't mind a dated car (though it has a great motor). Cobalt is LONG over due and I truly hope GM does a good job. The ION looks better for 04 and sales are growing which is good. I tested an ION and it's much more refined than the Cavalier which boads well for Cobalt.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    probably won't come to the states. We have the Saturn ION, remember?
  • diablo4diablo4 Posts: 40
    I read that the cobalt will get a ss model with 220HP.
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  • I read that GM is going to keep the Sunfire around after the Cobalt is introduced. Then the Sunfire is going to be replaced by a car different from the Cobalt. But it will most likely come from one of the Euro. Companies GM holds (hopefully not a Fiat). IMO GM should look to Holden for another car for Pontiac to replace the Sunfire.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    should give GM most of it's cars. They're great cars at low prices. Who doesn't want that? GM Execs who want to sell you on that Cavalier LS.
  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    Pursuit is a Canada only car. They sell ION here also. Main reason is small cars sell better here on a per capita basis due to higher gas prices.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    In the states, we're being really hit with high gasoline. Especially for all those Hummer H2 and GMC Yukon XL owners.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    I'd be nice to have more compact cars, especially from the General, who provides a lot of SUVs on the road today.
  • odmanodman Posts: 309
    Don't forget that the different retail channels here are the other reason we get Pontiac versions of volume Chevy cars (remember the Acadian, the Tempest, and the fact we sold rwd Caprice-based Parisiennes in the 80s when they weren't available in the US?).

    In Canada, all GM dealers are dualled (tripled?)as either Pontiac-Buick-GMC; Chevy-Olds-Chev Truck; or Saturn-Saab-Isuzu. Cadillac gets attached to either P-B-G dealers or C-O-C dealers, but many markets don't have any Cadillac representation at all. In small towns GM will install either the P-B-G store or the C-O-C, so Pontiac dealers are always clamouring for a version of whatever Chevy is selling.
  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    True enough. Chevy dealers are in need of product more though as they are loosing Oldsmobile after 04. The new Koren Chevy's should be arriving soon to help there.
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