Cobalts SS banner

Which should i buy?

  • Cobalt SS

    Votes: 16 72.7%
  • Cobalt Coupe/Sedan

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Any new Grand Am

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Any new Grand Prix

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Any new G6

    Votes: 1 4.5%
  • Dont consider the Cobalts at all

    Votes: 2 9.1%
  • Dont consider the Pontiacs at all

    Votes: 3 13.6%

  • Total voters
    22
1 - 20 of 28 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
I am a really big chevy fan but even i have to admit that even the supercharged cobalt's engine is a pony. But i am only 15 and a half right now so my parents wont let me get a Camaro which i really want. I will be getting a car in six months. So i want to know if these cobalts are good because if they are not, can you tell me whether i should by a G6, Grand Am, or Grand Prix.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
90 Posts
Um, this this poll kinda sucks. You leave no room for anyone liking something outside GM's market. I wouldn't buy any GM product myself.

But a Cobalt SS should be the best out of the ones listed.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
90 Posts
But since you're almost 16, I'd say go with a Grand Am. You're less likely to kill yourself as a result of first car syndrome.

It'll also teach you to take care of a car, it'll put a little humility in you (which so many people are lacking nowadays) and it'll teach you the value of worth. I'm one of those who do not believe in spoiling people as they then think they can get whatever they want.

And sorry if I sound mean. It's what I feel.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Um, this this poll kinda sucks. You leave no room for anyone liking something outside GM's market. I wouldn't buy any GM product myself.
Well then can you give me some other considerations? I like the Celica's, Eclipse,s and cars like that, but their engines suck ass.

But are the Celica's good because i really like the design.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
90 Posts
You'd have to buy a used Celica then. They've been discontinued. They're pretty fast cars that handle well, but keep in mind they're also pretty light. It's good if you're pretty light yourself. Toyota engines don't suck. They're reliable. And a Celica's not the best choice for a fast Toyota.

Anyway, are you for sure getting a brand new car? Do you know how much you're allowed to spend on a car?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #6 (Edited)
I dont know how much im going to spend. But i could probably afford a 2003 grand am, and probably a 2004 Celica. But dont worry about the price.

I came down to my decision. I am either going to get a Celica or a Grand Am. So can you or someone else just quickly tell me the differences between the two and which is should buy.

Are the 2004 Grand Am's only inline 4 cylinders?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
241 Posts
celica is 2 door, and grand am's are 2 and 4 door depending on the kind. Also depends if you want a manual or automatic transmission.

I think everyone should learn to drive a stick, as its becoming a lost art. With a choice between those 2, i'd get the newest Celica GT-S you can afford.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
498 Posts
Get a used SVT Focus..has everything you'd want, and not FI ( which you don't need yet). But it has a nice 170hp engine. And it has no problem hanging and even beating celica GTS's ( I know from experience).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
I would never buy a ford. Ecpecially that one since is looks gay. reminds me of those big honda civics. But the interior is nice.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
8,648 Posts
Actually the SVT Focus IS a REALLY nice car!! Im not a Ford guy either but my buddy let me drive his and for a NA motor, it definitely has some balls, and it would be the only domestic compact you'll find w/ a 6spd that I can think of.... Most of the others have only 5 forward gears...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
Even if it was faster than a camaro, i still wouldnt buy it because i dont like the shape of it. But i do appriate your reply.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
8,648 Posts
I would say a four cyl. Grand Am w/ a 5spd. The guys over at newcelica.org say there is NO room for boring a cylinder wall on the new Celicas. So if you mess up a cylinder, instead of havin it bored/resleeved you'd have to buy a WHOLE new engine!!! (But what are the odds you'd haveta do that right?) The Grand Am would be a lot cheaper and w/ the Ecotec motor puttin out 145hp stock , that aint entirely bad, w/ the cash you saved from buyin a more expensive car you could throw an RSM S/C on it and smoke the dog shit out of a Celica!! Good luck w/ whatever you decide!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
220 Posts
I'm gonna have to go with Scorge on this one. Get something "mild". I'm 18 and drive a 2000 Mitsu Mirage :eek: Let me tell you, in the first 3 DAYS i got my license, i tried topping the ar out...i never got there and havn't tried since. The worst part was i was just on an old backroad rather than on a long stretch of highway. You might tell yourself that "oh, i won't do anything like that", but TRUST ME you will feel the need.

BTW: i know of at least seven 16 year-olds that go to my school that have ALREADY totaled one car....keep that in mind.

Not trying to scare you, but stay safe and WEAR YOUR SEATBELT!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,187 Posts
I am 19 and i will be 20 in July and my first car was my 87 Camaro and i have never had a ticket and only had 1 very small acident. But that is just me. And just about all of my freinds have crashed one or more of there car's. But i would reconment not getting a new car.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
200 Posts
Buy a Grand Am GT. They run mid 15's stock and with an exhaust and CAI you should be able to pull low 15's, plenty quick enough for a newbie driver. Theyre fun little cars and look pretty cool as well. A G6 or Grand Prix are a little too nice and expensive for a new driver to start out with.
 
1 - 20 of 28 Posts
Top