I looked at all the other small cars in this class and the Cobalt shined. The Kia's and Hyundai's I drove had no guts and felt very shaky. Honda and Toyota are expensive and aren't what they're billed to be. The Chevy has a great engine and tranny. The auto holds gears much longer than expected, and it can move onto the highway with no problem. The inside is well appointed also. The auto headlights are a plus, and so is the sound and climate controls. The little bits of chrome arounf the controls is a good finisher. The thing looks great after a wash and wax. GM did a great job here.
The 2.2L I4, auto lights, MPG(32.5 and I drive highway and city mixed), sound system
Wish they standardized all the power equipment on the LS, but I'll live.