I bought my Cobalt brand new in 2005, so I'm sure by now Chevy has tuned the model up some. But overall it is a decent car. I would have tried to get rid of it but they do grow on you. The ride is good and the handling is great. You would expect fuel economy to be better from a 4-cyl. though. The worst parts about it are the interior design and room. The backseat isn't comfortable or roomy at all and the trunk opening is tight. Headlights are average and on long drives it can get uncomfortable. Worth a look though.
Sound system. Side airbags. Leather trim. Heated seats (yes, it is optional, but a must!)
Needs better interior design. More room, storage, and better seating with more support. Trunk opening should be wider. The exterior could use help. Visibility is bad for the coupe.