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Cobalt or ION?

Say you were going to buy or lease a new GM small car, which would you choose - Cobalt or ION?  

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  1. 1. Say you were going to buy or lease a new GM small car, which would you choose - Cobalt or ION?

    • Cobalt
      19
    • Ion
      4
    • Other (please state which car & why)
      10


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You're in the market for an economy sedan and want to stay within GM. Which one would you choose - Cobalt or ION - and why? Share your thoughts on your choice after voting.

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Aveo! Its what im looking for right now since i have my Caprice and silverado for the other stuff like hauling the woman around and the Taxi as it is called.

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Cobalt.

The ION isn't too bad-as you should get a better deal on it (I saw 100 buck leases not too long ago)

Though the Aveo is a fun drive, if you're looking a get-around car with a extra set of doors.....

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11 votes total so far -- 5 for the COBALT, 1 for the ION, and 5 for OTHER (used Alero, Aveo, 9-2x). Keep 'em coming and don't forget to post your thoughts and knowledge on those two cars and the others. As for anything used, I'm not really considering that avenue because I want to lease the replacement.

Which leads me to why I've posted this poll. With the addition of the SKY, the wife wants to trim car payments. The Envoy is leased and I'm not getting rid of the SKY, so the only option is to find a cheaper alternative to the Malibu. Plus I've been wanting to replace the Malibu anyway. What I'm not liking about the choices is that they have small interiors - I wanted something a little bigger than the Malibu on the inside, not smaller. I'd like to consider the VUE, but the prospect of a 4cyl front weel drive cheapo model doesn't seem to impress me (btw, does anyone here have any experience with the FWD models?). I'd consider the FWD VUE because we have the Envoy with 4wd if needed and a FWD VUE might be more economical. If it's a dog, then I'd rather forget it.

Anyway, I'm looking for more experiences with either the Cobalt or ION. Please post away.

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Cobalt 'cause it's adequately safe.

Last I knew, both had 5-star crash test ratings.

Pesonally, I'd prefer the Cobalt for looks and interior, but the Ion for the polymer panels and Saturn experience. Of course, the dealer experience varies from dealer to dealer some with Saturn, as well as Chevy, so that advantage could even go to Chevy depending on your particular local dealers.

Both are solid cars and good choices. Personally, I voted Ion.

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Between the two, the Cobalt-especially the SS Supercharged

Just looks better inside and out than the ION. The ION looks too chunky to me.

However, I'd take an Alero over the Cobalt since it's bigger and looks a little better. I like the 3400 V6, even though the Cobalt SS makes more power.

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Neither, I'd take the HHR over either of them.

What price are you looking for? I might have other ideas depending on what you want to spend.

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I already answered this question June 23rd of last year when I took delivery of a Cobalt :chevy:

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Everyone keep saying SS Supercharged, but you can get one of those with 4 doors, which is what he wants. (Yes I realize the HHR is not a sedan either, but I figured that more doors wouldn't hurt).

If you're open to something used, what about a used CTS? It would be more expensive than the Malibu though so it probably wouldn't work.

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I can't get past the Cobalt Sedan's grandma car look.

I can't get past the ION's interior.

So, I'd say.. well.. a Mazda3 4 Door.

Edited by NOS2006

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ION. It won quietest ride in its class. I think that it looks more classy then the cobalt and the ION 3 gets you a lot of features for around 15k. Plus it has the dent resistant panels...keeps my saturn looking new.

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In that case . . .

G5! : :AH-HA_wink:

I'm pretty sure G5 is supposed to be coupe only.

And even if it is sedan, it'll be uglier than the Cobalt Sedan.. (judging by Canada's Pursuit)

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ION. It won quietest ride in its class. I think that it looks more classy then the cobalt and the ION 3 gets you a lot of features for around 15k. Plus it has the dent resistant panels...keeps my saturn looking new.

Classy? Is you vision impaired and you oversaw it's ugly front end? (it looked better before the refresh). I'm just messin' But still...I don't like the looks of the sedan at all...The Quad Coupe is alright though looks wise. Me? SRT-4 please...Neon or Caliber

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