2010 Chevrolet Cobalt XFE – Click above for high-res image gallery
Toyota Corolla is one auto being investigated by NHTSA over steering complaints
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Turbo - Click above for high-res image gallery
GM made big promises when the Cavalier was finally supplanted by the Cobalt. It was to be a departure, a break from the not-so-fondly-regarded J-Body to an all-new vehicle capable of competing head-on with the Civic. Yeah. Then it debuted and reality was "not so much." It's worlds better than the Cav, but for a car that was supposed to be a clean break, it certainly looks like a continuation of the J, no matter how much pent up lust we harbor for the Cobalt SS in any form. Pardo
Sometimes news is just too good to keep to yourself. Just ask GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz. With his company supposedly claiming 13 spots on Edmund's Consumers' Most Wanted list, Lutz just had to brag a bit on the corporate blog before the winners were made public.
In an obvious effort to keep its readership alive (and in turn circulation numbers up) Forbes magazine has made a list of the least safe cars of 2007. Before the flame wars start, note that cars on the list are not necessarily unsafe, but instead are not as safe as other cars available. Therefore, they are the least safe 2007 model year cars.
It seems that the Chevy Cobalt has become quite the bright spot for GM. Through August, Cobalt sales are at 163,300 -- up 10% versus last year, when they sold 212,700 total. The rise in sales has reportedly prompted the General to consider bumping up its 2007 forecast for Cobalt by 24,000.
Over three dozen high school students will compete at this year’s National Automotive Technology Competition. The competition is to be heldduring the New York International Auto Show, and will pit students (paired in teams) with the task of diagnosing and repairing MINI Coopers. Prizes to be awarded include a pair of Chevrolet Cobalts and various scholarships.