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These cars get 30mpg and are half the price of our Evo's (or were as Chevrolet is no longer making them). They have 40 less horsepower and are FWD and are competing and sometimes beating our cars?? I used to have one of these cars.. and they are very fast for what they are but I never knew they took on our Evo's :/

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At the VIR they beat our MR Evo .. I am wondering why Chev got rid of the SS's and put in the damn Cruzes.
 

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I had a Cobalt SS/SC stage 2 with all the bolt ons, and a 1.6 inch super charger pulley. Never had any engine issues, although that stock cavalier clutch they use is garbage. Surprisingly I got 56000 miles out of my stock clutch on my SS/SC, and i learned to drive stick on it. was probably making 260WHP and the car only weighed 2700lbs. Cut a 13.2 in the 1/4 and thats a FWD car. It was quite a little crotch rocket.

the Turbocharged ones are way faster. I have seen people tune them with mild bolt ons and hit 12's e z. People turboswapping them hitting 11's all day long. Bang for the buck, they are probably one of the cheapest cars you can easily make fast with just a few bucks. However, at the end of the day its still a cobalt. My brother had a saturn ion redline, and he got himself in trouble alot cause he always felt like he had something to prove. You drive an Evo, so you really shouldnt have to prove yourself to anyone, and hell yea, the Evo is way nicer, especially if you were lucky enough to get the heated seats/leather/sunroof, I really wish I would have waited a year lol.
 

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I had a cobalt ss too. The newer ones go up in the 116 traps on e85 stock turbo plus their gearing is sweet. VERY troublesome buggers from rolls
 

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My MR; 290hp does 0-60 in around 5 seconds. ; 50-60,000$

Used Cobalt SS/TC; 265hp does 0-60 in 5.5 seconds; 15-20,000$

I am saving 30-40,000$. How fast could I make this cobalt with that money o_O.

Why bother buy an expensive car ? Why not just build one to your liking.
 

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My MR; 290hp does 0-60 in around 5 seconds. ; 50-60,000$

Used Cobalt SS/TC; 265hp does 0-60 in 5.5 seconds; 15-20,000$

I am saving 30-40,000$. How fast could I make this cobalt with that money o_O.

Why bother buy an expensive car ? Why not just build one to your liking.
to that mentality, you could buy a used Civic or Integra for 5,000, and then you have 45000-55000 thousand to spend on upgrades :D

However, at the end of the day, you still have an old ass integra/civic.

thats why some people buy 100,000+ Aston Martins, sure my evo's faster and costs less, but its also still not an Aston Martin :D


p.s. yes, I wish the evo had the cobalt gearing. I could get up to about 110 in 3rd gear. I was usually able to finish the 1/4 mile in third. 4th gear went up to 145mph, and hit fuel cut off at 155 in 5th gear with plenty of RPM's to go.
 

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My MR; 290hp does 0-60 in around 5 seconds. ; 50-60,000$

Used Cobalt SS/TC; 265hp does 0-60 in 5.5 seconds; 15-20,000$

I am saving 30-40,000$. How fast could I make this cobalt with that money o_O.

Why bother buy an expensive car ? Why not just build one to your liking.
if you only drive in 0-60 increaments in a straight line...i guess so
 

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My MR; 290hp does 0-60 in around 5 seconds. ; 50-60,000$

Used Cobalt SS/TC; 265hp does 0-60 in 5.5 seconds; 15-20,000$

I am saving 30-40,000$. How fast could I make this cobalt with that money o_O.

Why bother buy an expensive car ? Why not just build one to your liking.
Why don't you sell the evo and go do it?
 

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I had a Cobalt SS/SC stage 2 with all the bolt ons, and a 1.6 inch super charger pulley. Never had any engine issues, although that stock cavalier clutch they use is garbage. Surprisingly I got 56000 miles out of my stock clutch on my SS/SC, and i learned to drive stick on it. was probably making 260WHP and the car only weighed 2700lbs. Cut a 13.2 in the 1/4 and thats a FWD car. It was quite a little crotch rocket.

the Turbocharged ones are way faster. I have seen people tune them with mild bolt ons and hit 12's e z. People turboswapping them hitting 11's all day long. Bang for the buck, they are probably one of the cheapest cars you can easily make fast with just a few bucks. However, at the end of the day its still a cobalt. My brother had a saturn ion redline, and he got himself in trouble alot cause he always felt like he had something to prove. You drive an Evo, so you really shouldnt have to prove yourself to anyone, and hell yea, the Evo is way nicer, especially if you were lucky enough to get the heated seats/leather/sunroof, I really wish I would have waited a year lol.
You want a car that's nice and is excellent bang for the buck... get a gti. A 1/4 mile means no more than the person who's running it.... hey look at me!!! I can't drive fast in a straight line. At the end of the day the x is simply a heavy car... but wayyyy more technically sophisticated than some pos chevy.
 

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Difference of course is how technically advanced each are. Evo is AWD (which is why most of us bought the car), the looks and overall general enjoyment of the vehicle is way better than a Cobalt. Oh well.. I've been through the Cobalt stage, it was fun in Highschool and College.
 

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Like most have been saying in a straight line you really don't want to mess with a turbo SS, once they stop spinning they will catch up to an X in a heartbeat I hit 12.9 @ 119 I want to say? I have to find time slip
 

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Same thing with the Neon SRT-4, lightweight FWD turbocharged car that takes kindly to modification. They have awesome straightline power and pretty stout engines....ends there. I owned a SRT-4 Neon put a 3076 in it and was making 400whp, it was hard not to spin the tires. I thought about building the engine but didn't want to invest 10,000 into a neon...lol Car was fun as hell though, took out alot cars roll racing.
 

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If I was doing straights I would jump into a Mustang. Cobalts and Srt4s are also good track cars. Obvioulsy wouldn't last a second in rally against an Evo but on the road..don't mistake the tc/ss as a cobalt L.T.
 

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I think the american car company's are finally starting the realize the massive potential of making turbocharged lightweight vehicles based on their compact segment cars. Instead of muscle car wars you going to have lean car wars lol.
 

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Loved my cobalt and it was quite a strait line monster. Ate many a corvettes up for sure. Evo's not so bad either IMO. Yea launches had shit loads of wheel hop. Was lucky to get 1.9x 60's, but still trapped 105+. I also got 26mpg average, and I get about 19 in the evo. A fun little pocket rocket. I think mine looked really good too, got more compliments on it then i did on the evo lol. I do miss it, but also love my evo for many new reasons. I almost lost control of the cobalt many times, and I have never once felt like the evo would let me down, even though I am making much more power with the evo then i was with the cobalt. Just be careful if you run across a well modded cobalt cause they may look like hte dunderdog, but given the right mods, can surprise you :D

my old baby

 
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