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whats up....i am gettin a new car soon...I went to the chevy dealership the other day and saw a black SS and i fell in love lol....My Favorite car was always th WRX so im stuck between the two....HELPPPPP!!!!
 

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If you want to spend an extra $10k on the STi, it's up to you. I think the Cobalt SS/SC is far better looking in every way and I would think you can mod it to be as fast as the STi without spending the full additional $10k (umm, for those kinda bones I would hope faster). The STi doesn't even have a radio, or so I've read. But comparing the regular WRX and the SS/SC, I would definately go Cobalt all the way.

Disclaimer: I've never driven nor even sat in a STi or regular WRX for that matter, and all the above is based on personal opinion after reading up on the two. But I do own an SS/SC and I love it so far :D
 

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Well actually a radio IS an OPTION (doesnt come with it unless you ask for it!) on an STi, but its like a $1000 option!!! As far as a regular WRX The AWD is good but an SRT-4 can smoke a regular WRX so I would assume the SS would be right about the same speedwise, and dont think just cause the WRX is AWD that it will handle better, the SS pulled a 69.XX mph through a 60ft slalom :eek: :eek: Thats awesome for a stock econocar!!!! The new base model C6 Corvette also trapped a 69.XX just to show you how well the SS performs. Trust me this thing was MADE to handle, and its fast too!!!
 

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Are you made of money?

Last week, I was in your shoes... I had been studying the market for several weeks. I went out and did my due dilligence. I drove the Subaru WRX STI, the Lancer EVO, the Mazda RX-8, that bolt on Dodge Neon srt-4, the Acura RSX, the honda Civic si, and each one of these cars lacked "something" I was looking for. I had no idea Chevy was even in the market until I saw some wag in some blog mention not to overlook the Cobalt SS. HUH? Chevy is waking up? I went to the Chevy website to have a look. I wanted 18" tires without paying an extra $750 & up... I wanted a car that wouldn't eat my sack lunch at the local gas station. I wanted a car that had enough creature comfort to be liveable day in and day out, as this car is going to be my driver, (I already have my mod tubbed out 73 Dodge Charger... 360 rebuilt, 600 series ProCharger, edelbrock everything else... get the hell out of my way trailer queen...). I intend to enjoy this car for years, and not feel like I was in a 12 round prize fight everytime I stepped out of the car after going crosstown. The second I saw the Cobalt SS, I saw a winner. Excellent looks, excellent performance, and a price that screamed AFFORDABLE !
I opened a picture page on every model I had reviewed, tiled them, and brought my 15 year old daughter and 16 year old son to take a peek at each one of them and asked.... "Which is the coolest looking car????" I hinted at no preference. It was no contest. They both thought the Cobalt SS was the "Bling Machine", hands down! I told my son.. looks can be decieving, so I hunted up inventory at my local dealers, and EUREKA... A local dealer was showing off the only one I could find in the state of Kansas. Saturday, It was off to the dealer for a test drive. The car has the power of a little Hercules, and the grip of a hungry panther on the curves. And that Pioneer stereo with sub woofer???? My ears are still ringing from my son's stereo test drive. (plus it plays MP3s.. 5 years and 30 gigs of downloads were not in vane.) If I REALLY feel the need to go out at night and spit rubber on rice burner windshields and Neon bolt ons,, I'll untrailer the 73 Charger and drive it between gas stations. For the price difference between the WRX STI and the Cobalt SS, I bought a 7 year, 90000 mile $50 deductable warranty, and with the left over funds, and the MPG difference between the STI and the SS, I'll be able to run this car for the full extent of it's warranty and still have enough money left over to pull thru the local Sonic for a burger and milkshake every now and then.
But hey, if you love those higher insurance payments, and lift enough weights to go 12 rounds a day and still be able to hit the dance floor at midnight... Take your pick. My money is with the Chevy Cobalt SS.
Hope this helped... That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it!
 

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There ya go right there! Firsthand experience!

Oh yeah and I just heard that a LOT of Redline oowners are havin problems with SCDyne so be wary of them!
 

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Get a WRX. You can get a brand new Rexer for the same price as the cobalt. Expandabilty of the car is greater, aftermarket support is greater, the WRX has a legacy behind it, AWD is a plus, stock motor is capable of almost 500awhp. Oh yeah, when equally powered to a FWD car the WRX will guarantee you an almost 1sec quicker quater mile. Did i mention it was turboed and AWD?
 

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Get a WRX. You can get a brand new Rexer for the same price as the cobalt. Expandabilty of the car is greater, aftermarket support is greater, the WRX has a legacy behind it, AWD is a plus, stock motor is capable of almost 500awhp. Oh yeah, when equally powered to a FWD car the WRX will guarantee you an almost 1sec quicker quater mile. Did i mention it was turboed and AWD?

Thats a tough call, why not give it a few months to see and hear more about these cars. I have a feeling they will do well!
 

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It will take more than a few months. it took the srt a year to get where it is with aftermarket support now. Remember research and development takes time. i think it will be a capable car but until GM starts to drop these things off at the dealerships on a daily basis, vendors will stay weary.
 

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1 whole second or a .1 of a second, cause havin AWD will not give a WHOLE second, I have heard of people in older AWD turbo Talons converting them to just FWD and runnin FASTER because of the weight difference!!!
 

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I've driven the WRX. Kinda fun... it had it's good points, but overall, it was a pretty dissapointing car.

I'll reserve my judgement until I drive the Cobalt SS as well... but I'm expecting it to be much much better.
 

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1 whole second or a .1 of a second, cause havin AWD will not give a WHOLE second, I have heard of people in older AWD turbo Talons converting them to just FWD and runnin FASTER because of the weight difference!!!
Thats bullshit. plain an simple. Your telling me that equally powered, equally modded 1g talons. The FWD will win in the quater?? No buddy its almost a 1 second difference. The AWD car will be damn near half way down the track while the FWD car is trying to gain traction. I grew up around JDMs, the caribbean is a turbo fanatics dream. I have two friends, 1 has a 420awhp nissan pulsar the other has a 430whp nissan sunny( the american sentra) with a SR20det wap. Both cars are equally powered with the same motor, please give me a logical explanation why the pulsar runs 11.9 all day on street tires and the sunny cant manage to get over 12.6-12.8

i'm anticipating your reply.

And also growing up around JDM imprezza turbo's. AWD folks dont convert their car to FWD, that would be ludacris. they convert them to RWD.
 

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That's the funniest thing I have heard all day.
since someone wanted to be a prik.

I grew up around JDMs.
 

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JDM = japaneese domestic models
 

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I have to say, I think I have a biased opinion on this one. ;)
I will admit that out of the box, the WRX is not as straight-line fast as an SRT-4. But it is SOLID. We don't have much data to compare to the SS. Generally the WRX, bone stock, will put down about 170-ish to all 4 wheels. Due to AWD it is heavier and loses about 25% through the drivetrain... but once you get a few restrictions out of the way it isn't hard to bump that power up at all - depending on your level of "mechanicability" and/or desire to learn....(or $$$ if you have that.) AWD will give you a lot more of a solid launch if you plan to drag race. But my personal opinion is that it is trickier, at least on the WRX, and your clutch will take a whole lotta abuse from the AWD traction.

and dont think just cause the WRX is AWD that it will handle better
I beg to differ on that one. Among other conditions,drive a WRX in 7 inches of snow and say that. :) :) :) But I do know a lot of research went into the suspension of the Cobalt. It's a win-win situation

WRX gas mileage is 20 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy..so not quite as good, but not too bad.
 

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oh yeah another point....A subaru will hold a greater resale and trade in value than the cobalt would.

Im still waiting on this guy's reply about fwd vs awd in the quater.... im dying to hear the logic.
 

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I don't know about FWD conversions, but I do know Ali Afshar of ESX converted his WRX to an autmatic RWD to take it into the 8's. But he is back with a bigger badder AWD this season.
 
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