I was ready for a new car and wanted to spend less than $15k. The Cobalt was a no-brainer. The 2 door laser blue coupe looks fantastic and I got it with all the goodies I wanted for under $14,000. I've owned it for a few weeks and I have only a couple of complaints. The doors are long and locking/unlocking them is awkward, power door locks should have been standard. No armrest, whats up with that? The interior of the doors are all one color, light gray. Adding a darker gray to the door would have looked sportier and hidden stains better. Window crank handle fell off in my hand after only a few uses, just snapped it back on and all is well. Gas mileage seems OK, a few more mpg would be nice
Car looks sporty like more expensive models. Love the automatic hood rod, nice touch. Good stereo system. Quiet interior. Driver information system similar to the one I had on my $50,000 Cadillac. Low price/good warranty. Chevy's best kept secret.
Standard power door locks. Add some color to the boring interior door panels. Better gas mileage.