I just bought my Cobalt back in February and I can't complain about it at all. The Cobalt is decades better than the Cavalier and you cannot compare the two. The car handles so nice and the build quality is excellent. As well, the car has plenty of power with the 2.2L, especially on the highway in the higher RPM's.
The Ecotec 2.2L, Comfort, and overall Design
I wish the standard base model would come with an armrest.