If you're looking for a pocket rocket on a shoestring budget, the turbocharged Chevrolet Cobalt SS finally takes the fight to established class-leading performance economy cars like the Mazda Mazdaspeed 3, Volkswagen GTI, and Honda Civic Si. And now you think we've lost it, as the Cobalt SS starts at $24,000, about $500 more than the Mazdaspeed 3, $1000 more than the GTI and $2000 more than the Si. "And the Cobalt has a terrible interior," you say. Yes, I agree it could use some attention, but after a day at the track, I can definitely say, that's fine with me.
First, you can buy the car in silver, white, or black and without the over-sized rear spoiler. And this year it also comes in sedan form - even better for not arousing suspicion from the 5-0. You'll need a subdued color because the speeds the SS are capable of are simply amazing. No, that isn’t a misprint - read on.
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