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Old 05-12-2006, 01:53 PM   #11
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interior looks like a mitsubishi to me, exterior looks like a 2door G6 with the front from a GA.

i dont like it. give me a grand prix.
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ok so lets recap here...

we are gonna have a G5 (successor to the Sunfire (Platform: Compact - Delta)) a G6 (successor to the Grand Am (Platform: Mid Size - Epsilon)) and the G8 (successor to the Grand Prix (Platform: Full Size - Zeta))...now all I want to know is...WHAT IS THE G FOR?
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Old 05-12-2006, 02:10 PM   #13
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ditch the solstice and stick with the G5...
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Old 05-12-2006, 02:13 PM   #14
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interior looks like a mitsubishi to me, exterior looks like a 2door G6 with the front from a GA.

i dont like it. give me a grand prix.
That interior is STRAIGHT out of a Saturn Ion, less the center gauge cluster.
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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.
you're forgetting that the cobalt is already a re-badge. the cobalt was originally the saturn ion. designed to replace the saturn *-series. a task which it utterly failed in every way possible except for the engine. an awesome engine is worthless if it isn't in a good platform. and the *-series far outperforms the ion/cobalt. it was a sad day when the ion was released.
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Old 05-12-2006, 02:40 PM   #16
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They sell quite a few here and its better looking the the Sunfire. All they need to do is SC it and its good to go.

Its girly but hey, they need to cruze as well.
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Actually the cobalt and ion are not true rebagdes. While they may both reside on the same platform(Delta) the Cobalt have quite a bit of differences from the Ion. Main one Cobalt has steel panels while Ion has polymer panels. Also when the Cobalt came out it received quite a bit differnet rear suspension from the Ion.

P.*. I also read somewhere that the US G5 wasn't going to be getting the */C 2.0L just the 2.2L and 2.4L
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Plus the ION has the quad-door system or whatever it'* called. And Logan, the ION has a different interior, at least when I drove them. Admittedly, I drove an 05 ION Redline and an 06 Cobalt SS (not supercharged :(), so it'* possible Saturn changed it for 06.

EDIT: Just checked both sites, the interiors are still different.
http://www.saturn.com/saturn/vehicle...otoGallery.jsp
http://www.chevrolet.com/cobalt/photogallery/
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Actually the Ions do have different interiors from the Cobalt. First thing you would you notice is the center mounter gauges(people complain and howl about it but it is not really that bad) and also the grade of plastics is a lot lower in the Ions than the Cobalt.
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The Cobalt isn't bad at all. My cousin had one as a loaner when she wrecked her Hyundai Accent (YUCK!!) and she loved it.
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