The Cobalt is, thankfully, a massive improvement over recent Cavaliers. The car just feels so *solid*, and I haven't felt that from a GM small car in years. I enjoy driving it even more than the Pontiac G6 I test drove, and I feel a lot more connected to the road than I did in the Mazda 3 when I test drove it. The interior is the nicest surprise, too -- all the high quality materials are just such a surprise considering the Cavalier's interior. You all should test drive this car, you won't be disappointed.
A hatchback version would be nice, the front of the vehicle almost looks like a Ford Taurus from the wrong angle (eww!), ABS should be standard like it used to be, and I wish there were better airbag packages.