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San Francisco:  The all-new Chevrolet Cobalt is part of Chevy’s strategy to become a major player in the compact car segment in the US. The old compact model was the Cavalier and that car has been around forever. The 2005 Cobalt is a quantum leap ahead of the model it replaces and brings with it a higher level of refinement, quality and performance.

My test car was equipped with the base 2.2L DOHC 4 cylinder engine mated to a 4 speed electronic automatic transmission with traction control at no extra charge. This drivetrain package produced just the right of amount of power and performance for a 4-door compact car and still delivers a respectable 24 MPG city and 32 MPG highway fuel economy. And it does this with a long list of safety and security packages that are standard of the Cobalt LT 4 door sedan.

With a base price of $18,195 plus the extras of On-Star, side curtain airbags, XM satellite radio, a rear deck spoiler and a premium sound system with CD and MP3 players this sedan is well equipped.  Adding in the $1,840 in options plus the $565 destination charge the total MSRP came to only $20,600. This is a great price in the compact class for a 4-door sedan with the power and pickup of a mid sized car of just a few years ago.

Ride and handling was better than some of the best in class cars from Japan and Korea, plus the trunk was spacious and the rear doors opened up wide for easy access to the 60/40 folding rear seats. Our friends Janis and Mark were in town for a convention and were quite impressed with the Cobalt. Four adults were very comfortable on a quick dinner trip to Noe Valley in San Francisco. This car is easy to park and easy on the wallet. And with fuel economy that’s at the upper end of the spectrum it makes the new Cobalt a Best Buy compact car for 2005.

Our Cobalt LT 4-door sedan was painted Blue Granite Metallic and came with a nice neutral beige color interior. The LT package included 16” polished alumimium wheels with P205/55R16 touring tires for a smooth ride and great looks. Air Conditioning, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, dual stage airbags and battery rundown protection are all included in the base price, plus power windows, mirrors, door locks with keyless entry and heated leather seats.

The list of standard features is a long one, as Chevrolet wants this car to be the leader in the compact car class. High product content coupled with a low $18,000 base price tag gives Chevy a great head start in this model segment, and that’s before the generous cash discounts, sales programs and bonus bucks that are available in the marketplace right now.

Call your Chevy dealer today to arrange a test drive and you’ll be impressed with the Cobalt in all areas with the competition. Size, performance, handling, ride and comfort are better than most of all the compact cars on the market today. And in addition the Cobalt is just plain fun to drive too. A combination that’s hard to beat in today’s automotive world for the price.  By Tony Leopardo  © AutoWire.Net - San Francisco

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“Tony the Car Guy” is a freelance automotive writer, editor and publisher in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you have a question or comment for Tony send it to and he will answer your automotive questions in the order received.

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