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Old 05-12-2006, 12:51 PM   #1
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Looks like the Cobalt is getting a rebadge for Pontiac. www.Pontiac.com is saying it will be in US showrooms in August. Looks like the Canadians have had their model alredy for a year? Also looks like a coupe only offering to the US



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It actually doesn't look that bad. I can say it looks much better than the Cobalt.
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It actually doesn't look that bad. I can say it looks much better than the Cobalt.
I agree, but the whole re-badging thing does absolutly NOTHING for me
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at least it looks better than a sunfire
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Before the GA we looked at both the Cobalt and the sunfire. Niether was roomy enough. Glad we went with the GA.
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Kinda "ricey", IMO, but
As long as it had a stick shift
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I've driven one, the GT is decently quick. Quick enough to be fun with the 5 spd. Overall it is (like the Cobalt) a nice, tight package, and miles ahead of the old Cavis and Sunfires in terms of ride, handling, and build quality.
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Both of them still look girly IMO.
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we have had them up her going on 2 years now, and there much better then what there replacing (sunfire/cavalier)
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Does'nt do anthing for me either,

I seen a Cobalt at Carlilse GM exibit that looked a teenager spent his college fund on X-er mods. I quess it'* good that kids have a choice to buy American, if thats their style preference. The Pontaiac version definatly looks better. The bagde engineering is here to stay, One engineering structure with Cosmetic sub-structures.
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