Hi - This is my second brand new Chevy. After a couple of Fords, I bought a used S10 pickup and found it to be reliable and cheap to keep. Then I bought a new one (this was after decades of swearing I'd never buy a GM). That S10 is the most trouble-free vehicle I've ever owned. So, when it was time for a new passenger car, I compared the Cobalt to lots of similar imports and found it to have the best blend of features, performance, and economy. The 5 speed is the way to go.
Fuel economy and performance. Looks great in Victory Red, too. Nice fit and finish; comporable to a VW or Honda.