• May 29, 2010
The Chevrolet Cobalt is old and tired, and in a few months, it'll be replaced by the vastly superior Chevy Cruze. While the Cobalt may (deservedly) have an inferiority complex, Chevy's generic sedan has one feather in its cap that the Cruze may never earn: the Cobalt has officially served as a (very) mobile delivery room.

Amanda McBride, Minnesotan and Chevy Cobalt driver, was in labor and driving to the hospital when it became apparent that her baby had an entirely different timetable in mind. Amanda wasn't going to make it to the hospital. So, did she pull over and give birth on the roadside? Well, no. Instead, McBride told the baby's father, who can't drive due to a medical condition, to grab the wheel. She quickly pulled down her pants and gave birth right there. In the driver's seat. According to McBride, the baby "just slid out." We're pretty certain that this is distracted driving at its zenith.

Anyhow, Chevy's pretty excited about all the free Cobalt publicity for McBride, and to extend the news cycle make things a bit easier for the new mom, General Motors is springing for a year's worth of diapers, a stroller, child seats and unspecified quantities of toys and clothing. See? Driving a Cobalt apparently does have its advantages.

[Source: Detroit Free Press]


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      Diane
      • 4 Years Ago
      I was born in my parent's car 53 years ago. I wish they would have been given all that free stuff. Of course, nobody used car seats then.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Baby is named Joseph.
      • 4 Years Ago
      How about a free cleaning of that driver's seat?
      • 4 Years Ago
      { We're pretty certain that this is distracted driving at its zenith. } EPIC.... ROFLMAO
      • 4 Years Ago
      not as cool as the baby born in the new camaro on camaro5
      • 4 Years Ago
      The only thing we need to hear from the auto industry is when are they going to pay back the 74 plus billion dollars they owe america. Please do not stand up for them. They take pay raises (union and management) and get huge bous checks. while we have toraise taxes for us to pay for their good life. PAY UP thats a good story > Yes GM paid back one loan of 5 billion but used other tax dollars to do it
      • 4 Years Ago
      I give it to GM for trying to cash in on this rare chance, lol what a better way to send the cobalt out in a bang ..

      I wonder if the child's name will be cobalt , lol hey it could be cool.." Cobalt Mcbride " ok if that's too strange, if it's a boy call him cole, if it's a girl call her nicole .
        • 4 Years Ago
        Cobalt McBride doesn't sound bad at all, actually.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Cobalt McBride? Sounds like a bad porno name :)

      • 4 Years Ago
      A baby born literally in the driver's seat...if it weren't a Cobalt this could be the future's best race car driver.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well...

        Rickey Bobby was born in a 1969 Chevelle. So it's only fair to say that the kid has a chance.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Any kid that's conceived or born inside a Chevy Cobalt sedan has to be ugly.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Clearly the point of my post - that the Cobalt sedan is butt-ugly compared to the Cobalt coupe - was not well understood.

        Fair enough. :)
        • 4 Years Ago
        When I saw this headline, I thought to myself: "Hey! That's true! GM does provide CRAP!"
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah but look how that turned out. He was born with a disability and can only turn left. :(
      • 4 Years Ago
      Chevy might be setting a bad precedent with this. At least 5 babies a day are born in the back of El Caminos.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And the statisticians are still out trying to figure out how many babies are conceived in the back of El Caminos!
      • 4 Years Ago
      UGGG it's so bland!
      • 4 Years Ago
      dukeisduke: I'm with you!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think I heard Bob Lutz say, "Thanks for buying and putting up with a Cobalt for so many years. In return for your suffering we'll give you diapers, a stroller, crib and some clothes."
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