I've driven this Cavalier from Vegas to Baltimore, MD. back to Vegas and then to Georgia. It's been everywhere in-between. I've used it as a pizza delivery car! I think GM did right with this engine and body style. I wish the fit-and-finish were up to Asian and Euro standards, but you get what you pay for I guess. I like the Cobalt, but think the Cavalier has a better look. Cavalier may have been a checkered ast, but it still is one of Chevy's best selling cars ever! Cobalt should be renamed Cavalier to keep the legacy alive. I bought my car as a standard 4-door sedan w/o all the bells and whistles inside. I've had to replace the trunk latch. Overall a great American car!
Engine is a great step forward for Chevy!
Toss the Cobalt and reintroduce the Cavalier, have pride in an American icon! GM has the potential to revitalize existing models, instead of banking on the NOSTALGIA of the baby- boomer generation, i.e.- Mustang, Charger, Cruiser, Ford 500! Go with what you got and get better! Look at Corolla, Civic!