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This is a discussion on What do u guys think of the Chevy Cobalt SS? within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by bthomas6674 Funny, I have owned a few Chevy’s and I believe buying a WRX was a step ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bthomas6674
    Funny, I have owned a few Chevy’s and I believe buying a WRX was a step down. The only reason I did not wait for the SS was no AWD. There is no way the WRX would handle the "Abuse" that I put my old Z24 through. She may rattle a little bit in 16 years of owning it never stranded me anywhere. When I would ask for 120% she would give me 130% That will be hard to beat. But you really can compare to two. A full cast iron V6 is more durable than any aluminum block 4 banger motor.

    When I can I plan to test drive an SS. I hope I don’t like it. But after driving my 2005 for three months now I am a little disappointed in it. I read these forums for awhile before buying it. Mainly “WRX –Vs- the World”. I guess I was expecting more with all the hype and “Kills”. Going from a healthy moded V6 to a turbo 4 was a big change though. Can’t beat the WRX in the snow though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bthomas6674
    Funny, I have owned a few Chevy’s and I believe buying a WRX was a step down. The only reason I did not wait for the SS was no AWD. There is no way the WRX would handle the "Abuse" that I put my old Z24 through. She may rattle a little bit in 16 years of owning it never stranded me anywhere. When I would ask for 120% she would give me 130% That will be hard to beat. But you really can compare to two. A full cast iron V6 is more durable than any aluminum block 4 banger motor.

    When I can I plan to test drive an SS. I hope I don’t like it. But after driving my 2005 for three months now I am a little disappointed in it. I read these forums for awhile before buying it. Mainly “WRX –Vs- the World”. I guess I was expecting more with all the hype and “Kills”. Going from a healthy moded V6 to a turbo 4 was a big change though. Can’t beat the WRX in the snow though.
    Seriously, please don't tell me you're comparing a 16 year old Z24 with the WRX and saying that you would rather have the Z24. You "modded" the 3.1 efi? And got what, 10 whp? It's only 150 crank to start with, and FWD. Start modding your WRX and you won't feel bad about buying it one bit. Go straight to stage 2 if you miss the torque. Stage 4 will suck you back in your seat as well as any car that's reasonably priced, including a corvette. 270 - 290 whp, mid/high 12's and AWD, can't beat that. Just be nice to your tranny.

    I had a 92 Z24 in high school and thought that car was quick. Give me a break. A stock 92 foxbody mustang is slow compared to the cars running around on the street now. Note I said stock. Apples and oranges, my friend.

    Like many have said earlier, I think the SS is a noble (albeit very late) stab at this market segment. I'm sure the quality is fine and all, but it's FWD and who knows how it will take to modding, and how much it will cost to get any horsepower out of it. I'd take an SRT 4 at that price, and for 4k in mods not much will take an SRT 4, those things are sick. But no thanks, I'll take AWD and the proven, bolt on upgrades that make the wrx so great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-H
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    I can understand the loyalty thing because I have been loyal to Subaru. I have had two Chevys and the resale value is just horrible. My last chevy was a pimped out Chevy Blazer. I lost 7k selling the thing.....I must have been smarter and figured out myself that GM had put out 1,000,000,000 blazers that year

    Anyway, the car was good and all.

    It has been proven that japanese cars are much more reliable than ANY american built car. Yeah, once in a while you hear of uncle Jim putting 200,000miles on his ford truck, but you can go out and look for hondas, toyotas, subarus with 100k+ that still run great, and you will find a ton of them out there.

    I like the fact that GM is putting the car out, it will make WRX cheaper (more competition).

    Overall it is a personal opinion and people are entitled to them. I really like this forum because EVERYONE can come on here and talk about their cars (other than SUBARU also!) and everyone is open minded and are open to friendly discussions. This is great, I am a car enthusiast and anything car talk interests me.

    Sorry for the long post. Just my $0.02




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    I agree with you. I like most sporty cars if they are respectable, and the more I read up on the new Cobalt SS, the more respect I have for it. I just think more people should read up on it before they take out there prejudice, " It's a Chevy, it's crap" standpoints. Right now I am defending the WRX and EVO on a Vette forum...


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    Quote Originally Posted by cbr600f3
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    You are an ign0rant ret@rd. No better than the guys on the Chevy forums that call EVOs and WRX's rice crap....


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    I just think that the domestic makers are missing some of the point with their entries to the market.

    big displacement (relative) and low end torque dont' like FWD. if they want to make these cars appealing they should know what to do. Give these cars a decent suspension and rwd and they would be 2x faster. the drag race mentatlity should have been carried over to the powertrain aswell. .02
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOUTHPAW
    You are an ign0rant ret@rd. No better than the guys on the Chevy forums that call EVOs and WRX's rice crap....


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    I don't think he deserved that for expressing his opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex
    I don't think he deserved that for expressing his opinion.

    Poo> Chevy is not an ignorant/ retarded remark? Please, if someone started shouting poo> Subaru, it would start a sh!tstorm, trust me....

    Express your opinion in a more mature manner.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TRex
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    I know.....he promised to take it down after halloween.....I have nightmares now....

    BTW, I will download the pics from my DC so that you guys can see the 272hp cobalt...pretty impressive if you ask me...




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    Quote Originally Posted by SOUTHPAW
    Poo> Chevy is not an ignorant/ retarded remark? Please, if someone started shouting poo> Subaru, it would start a sh!tstorm, trust me....

    Express your opinion in a more mature manner.


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    We're on a Subaru forum, of course it would start a ishtstorm. If I said that on a Chevy forum I would expect it to start one also. He is here because he likes Subaru, not chevy. If you didn't own a Vette, you wouldn't have blinked at that remark. He didn't directly insult you, so you shouldn't have directly insulted him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex
    We're on a Subaru forum, of course it would start a ishtstorm. If I said that on a Chevy forum I would expect it to start one also. He is here because he likes Subaru, not chevy. If you didn't own a Vette, you wouldn't have blinked at that remark. He didn't directly insult you, so you shouldn't have directly insulted him.

    Sorry that I took " poo>chevy" as an ignorant comment, what was I thinking. I am sick of defending good domestic cars here and good imports there.... You guys can feel free to rip on anything that isn't your own, proceed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SOUTHPAW
    Sorry that I took " poo>chevy" as an ignorant comment, what was I thinking. I am sick of defending good domestic cars here and good imports there.... You guys can feel free to rip on anything that isn't your own, proceed.


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    It's just opinion man, don't take it so seriously. Him thinking Chevys are poo doesn't hurt that vette of yours. I personally think some Chevys are awesome (like your vette), and think some are absolute crap. (and yes, I've owned many)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex
    We're on a Subaru forum, of course it would start a ishtstorm. If I said that on a Chevy forum I would expect it to start one also. He is here because he likes Subaru, not chevy. If you didn't own a Vette, you wouldn't have blinked at that remark. He didn't directly insult you, so you shouldn't have directly insulted him.
    Southpaw is right... poo>chevy is very immature and shouldn't be something that is tolerated here. This forum has a reputation as being very open-minded and respectful so why would you defend that guy?? Now i don't own a chevy but they aren't sh!t.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex
    It's just opinion man, don't take it so seriously. Him thinking Chevys are poo doesn't hurt that vette of yours. I personally think some Chevys are awesome (like your vette), and think some are absolute crap. (and yes, I've owned many)

    I just don't like it when people make bias, generalized statements like that. Again, when I bought my WRX three years ago, people said, "Subaru? Subaru is crap! They don't make performance cars!" Then they didn't, now they do. You got WRX, STi, Forester XT, Legacy GT, and then a whole bunch of slower cars that many still cosider < poo. My point is there are a few good Chevys so don't bash the whole name, that's all.


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