Old 24th June 2006, 19:04   #1
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My new car

I bought a 2006 Chevy Cobalt LS yesterday. I finally got rid of the Jetta I bought a year and half ago that was giving me horrible problems. I'm pretty happy with the car so far.

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Old 24th June 2006, 19:20   #2
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Congratulations on your new Chevrolet. If it lasts you half as long as mine do, you will be driving it for a loooong time.

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Old 24th June 2006, 19:27   #3
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Cool. Cobalts are nice cars. My sister has a 2006 Cobalt coupe.
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Old 24th June 2006, 19:50   #4
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Nice ride
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Old 24th June 2006, 21:19   #6
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I'm not big on domestics so I will just say this:

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Nice colour. Personally I thought that Dukes of Hazard model 4 cars in the back in pic 3 was quite impressive to.

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Personally I thought that Dukes of Hazard model 4 cars in the back in pic 3 was quite impressive to.
What are you talking about?

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I sware I've seen those rear doors on a type of car over here, I keep thinking Vauxhall Astra, but thats not it.

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Are my eyes playing up, or is that the same door moulding with different details?

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Old 25th June 2006, 02:31   #13
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Nah, that's a different car. I know GM has ties with Suzuki and Daewoo, but I don't think either make the chassis for the Cobalt. I don't remember where it's made. Nice little car, though.
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You had problems with a VW, so you buy a Chevy? Talk about a downgrade...

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Coming from a Ford guy, those Cobalt's are pretty nice...Next to the Corvette, the Cobalt SS is probably the only current production Chevy I'd ever consider owning...

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You had problems with a VW, so you buy a Chevy? Talk about a downgrade...

j/k

Coming from a Ford guy, those Cobalt's are pretty nice...Next to the Corvette, the Cobalt SS is probably the only current production Chevy I'd ever consider owning...

Congrats on the new car

I can afford this car and it comes with a full warranty. That was the biggest deciding factor :P. I was always afraid the Jetta would just stop running every day. The constant engine problems just scared the hell out of me.

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The Cobalt is based on the GM Delta platform, along with the Saturn Ion, Pontiac G5, Chevy HHR, and an Opel but I don’t remember which model. If I remember right the platform (chassis) is developed by Opel now but I think the American models are designed (styled) here.
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The Chevy Cobalt is made between my parents house (Mercer, PA) and mine (Akron, OH). The little town which basically has nothing but the car production plant, some places to eat, and a bunch of bars, is Lordstown, OH. A lot of people that went to high school with me make the Cobalts there. They make pretty good money and benefits - more than I did as a teacher, and almost as much as I do as a counselor, and they didn't have to spend a single day in college!

The plant used to make the Cavalier and Pontiac Sunfire (and of course the Sunbird before that) before the Cobalt replaced them. I don't know if the old Chevettes and Citations were made there, but that's going back a lotta years.

BTW, the HHR which uses "An American Revolution" as it's advertising catch phrase is made exclusively in Mexico...

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Nah, that's a different car. I know GM has ties with Suzuki and Daewoo, but I don't think either make the chassis for the Cobalt. I don't remember where it's made. Nice little car, though.
No, its a Vauxhall, there the britsh devision of GM. They share the same models as Opel in the rest of Europe.
Thats the previous generation Astra, 1999-2004 model I belive.

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So the British are suffering from an "American Revolution" once again, eh?

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The Chevy Cobalt is made between my parents house (Mercer, PA) and mine (Akron, OH). The little town which basically has nothing but the car production plant, some places to eat, and a bunch of bars, is Lordstown, OH. A lot of people that went to high school with me make the Cobalts there. They make pretty good money and benefits - more than I did as a teacher, and almost as much as I do as a counselor, and they didn't have to spend a single day in college!

The plant used to make the Cavalier and Pontiac Sunfire (and of course the Sunbird before that) before the Cobalt replaced them. I don't know if the old Chevettes and Citations were made there, but that's going back a lotta years.

BTW, the HHR which uses "An American Revolution" as it's advertising catch phrase is made exclusively in Mexico...
Yea, I am going to be a teacher too. Gonna get paid shit, but at least I'll like what I am doing. Hopefully my g/f (/ maybe future wife) will continue to pursue her psychology degree and I can mooch off of her ;p
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No, its a Vauxhall, there the britsh devision of GM. They share the same models as Opel in the rest of Europe.
Thats the previous generation Astra, 1999-2004 model I belive.
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So the British are suffering from an "American Revolution" once again, eh?

Erm, no not realy, they just closed the carplant where they made them. There not opening anougher one.

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Yea, I am going to be a teacher too. Gonna get paid shit, but at least I'll like what I am doing. Hopefully my g/f (/ maybe future wife) will continue to pursue her psychology degree and I can mooch off of her ;p
Teachers really do well, just not during their first few years - I didn't wait long enough to see it though - found out I liked counseling more. I'm still working for the same kids in the same school, but with a new position.

Back on the Cobalt - does it's frame/platform really match the pontiac G6? I thought the G6 was a bit larger than the Cobalt. I could be wrong though.

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Back on the Cobalt - does it's frame/platform really match the pontiac G6? I thought the G6 was a bit larger than the Cobalt. I could be wrong though.
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I always thought the G6 was just a way of saying the 6th major redesign of the Grand Am, making the "G5" a step back...

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It's all part of GM's shitty corporate nomeclature that's recently been replacing actually giving cars real names. "Cadillac DeVille? Nah, let's call it the DHS." "Pontiac Grand Am? Pfft, let's call it the G6." I'm actually surprised that they still have a bunch of vehicles with real names, though. But come on, they couldn't think of names for the HHR and SSR? GM isn't the only one, either. Ford is doing the same with Lincoln. Oh well. I guess I shouldn't complain. They're just names after all.

At least Cobalt is a slightly more macho-sounding name than Cavalier.
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It's all part of GM's shitty corporate nomeclature that's recently been replacing actually giving cars real names. "Cadillac DeVille? Nah, let's call it the DHS." "Pontiac Grand Am? Pfft, let's call it the G6." I'm actually surprised that they still have a bunch of vehicles with real names, though. But come on, they couldn't think of names for the HHR and SSR? GM isn't the only one, either. Ford is doing the same with Lincoln. Oh well. I guess I shouldn't complain. They're just names after all.

At least Cobalt is a slightly more macho-sounding name than Cavalier.
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Cobalt - a mineral/rock, right?

Cavelier - a horseback warrier, right?

some names make no sense in other languages, and therefore get replaced with letters and numbers. There are some that actually stand for something, but most don't. My old Volvo used to make sense - it was a 164 GL - meaning 1 series, 6 cylinder, 4 door (sedan, non station wagon) GL meaning grand luxury (all bells and whistles). Although I appear to be defending the idea, personally, I like a real creative name.

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Cobalt, a blue mineral, hence the name "Cobalt blue"

Cavelier, horseback warrior yes, and also one of the sides in the British Civil war. And a Realy crap car by Vauxhall.

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Well, GM does actually put meaning behind some of its monikers. SSR for example, is the Super Sport Roadster. DHS is DeVille High-Luxury Sedan. Etc. But G6?... I don't know. I could understand the 'G' because that car replaced the Grand Am, but there's no 'A' in there. The '6' might be because the standard engine is a six cylinder. I really don't know.
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It's the 6th generation Grand Am.

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I know there's at least a 6 that you can ask for in the G6, but the standard engine is still a 2.4L 4 Cylinder.

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Nice car though, I hope it works out well for ya.
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I just wanted to shout out somewhere random that for once I'm very annoyed with my countries environmental laws. I really need a car this summer - and was seriously considering buying a used 1.6 liter Mazda 3 from 2000, that a friend was willing to sell to me for cheap. But even with my new job and pay raise to 70.000 USD per year - there is no way I'm going to be able to afford it.

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