2009 Chevrolet Cobalt XFE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
I looked at a few different cars in this class and ended up buying a great Cobalt XFE. The interior door panels are in need of new materials and and a better design. The Chrome door handle and storage are great but the Plastic is so rough you can grate cheese on it. That is the only dislike however about this great car. I looked at an 09 Corolla and that interior looked extremely cheap and was full of bad plastics & poor fitting panels. The cost of the Corolla 5 speed was 14,500 rock bottom price. The Cobalt with all the same equipment plus onstar and XM radio was $11,000 before tax. PLUS the Cobalt is getting 39 mpg in mixed driving &ts not even broken yet. The Cobalt is the way to go.
XM RADIO, Standard A/C, Onstar, 39 mpg, tilt wheel and lots of room inside. The new Hubcaps are nicer too.
Better Quality door panels. A soft touch Dashboard. I'd love a hatchback design similiar to the Dodge Shadow.