I got the 2006 Cobalt lt sedan for my first car. I love how easy it is to drive, it is small enough to fit into tight parking spaces. It has great turning capacity as well! It has really awesome gas mileage. It has a large trunk which surprised me when I got the car because most smaller cars have small trunks. I have had it for two years now and it runs great. It has great brakes too! I haven't had any problems with it except for recently the back window stopped rolling down so I am having the window motor replaced. Interior is holding up well so far. It is a good size for a first car or for a small family. I have one son now and it works well for everything that I need to bring with me.
Turning capacity, good brakes, easy to drive, good mpg, large trunk, mine came with a nice sound system, I am very glad I got it. It is perfect for errands and work/school.
The seats could be more comfortable, could be more leg room in backseat. But overall it is a great car!