there was a cobalt ss post on here a couple weeks ago, and its obviously gonna have the same arguments, but the FWD setup is great as far as getting more bang for your buck, because there's extremely minimal driveline loss.
last weekend i went for a drive with a friend of a friend in his brand new ss, and it was definitely not slow, i mean, i was drunk out of my mind, hence me being a passenger, and not having my car with me, but if anybody wants to know how it goes, i can race him this weekend, and let you know, i'm a more than capable driver, and the kid who owns the ss really isn't but i can have one of my good buddies who put down amazing et's on thier own cars drive it for him. one of them put down a 14 flat on his stock 350z, and he's just an outstanding driver altogether. we're all going up to schaumburg, then probably hitting the city if anybody from chicagoland wants to come pm me, and i'll give ya the details. but yeah, FWD is always easier on the wallet, there's really awesome power packages from a few companies for the cobalt ss, and the saturn RL, and they're gonna be serious contenders this year as far as the track goes.. i'll post if i race the SS this weekend, let you guys know, and i promise i can drive, i've been driving stick since i've been able to drive at all.