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Old 03-18-2007, 10:34 AM   #1
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Thinking about Cobalt SS-SC

I had been seriously thinking about the Cobalt SS or SS-SC....

I really like both model, but prefer the SC a bit more (who doesn't~)

The brochure say both SS and SS-SC model recommend premium fuel but not necessary, what does that mean??
-Do I get poor performance using regular gas?
-Will I fxxk up the engine?
-and will it get even waste fuel economy by using regular gas?

Also, anyone experience with SS-SC yet? are they reliable? also, how bad is the fuel economy difference between SS and SS-SC?? on paper, is 1.1 liter different per every 100kms...

I really like the SS-SC not b/c of its power, but more toward the 18in rims, leather seat, and better look overall! all for only $2500CAD!! i just worry on the gas~~


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Old 03-18-2007, 10:43 AM   #2
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My buddy has the SS-SC with the comp. package. All i can say is wow. It is a really nice car,m pretty fast too. I would say get the REAL SS...the one that's SC. all athers are not worthy of the SS badge. Only problem so far was a broken track on his sun roof. I say go for it if you like it.
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A friend of mine just bought the 07 SS non SC, the car is amazing, i love the thing. You can get every option off the SS SC on the regular SS. as to your question about the fuel grade, I dont know wether it will hurt the engine, but if the manufacturer reccomends using premium, use it. it dosn't cost that much more, maybe five bucks more on a full tank. (His SS is great on fuel)
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Old 03-18-2007, 10:58 AM   #5
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my friend has one. its pretty fast. but he has had 2 wheels replaced, all the interior trim replace all from them peeling. IMO the non-Recarro seats are uber-uncomfortable. u can get them with LSD though which stops some of the traction issues, but not much. and if you get one, you have to lose the back wing. the thing is abnoxious and flimsy. i dont like seeing someing flapping in the wind when im on the highway.
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I'll agree with the seat comment, I've driven a few Cobalt LS/LTs as rentals for work when I've had to go out of state, and it seems that every time I get one my lower back aches for an hour or so after getting out. Also based on my experiences with them, its not exactly an easy car to get into or out of...its like you have to stand up while sitting to get out. I also didn't like the design of the interior, and I found the rear window makes the review mirror pretty much useless unless you're looking at the driver of a semi or raised truck that's tailing you, or you want to check out the other side of a highway sign/overpass after you've gone under it. I'm sure that the SS is nicer than the base models, but most of my complaints are chassis-specific and aren't going to change just because the car has a SS badge on the back.
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one other thing with the ss/sc is its already bosted at 12.5, doesnt leave a whole lotta room to up the bost. and if you do any mods chevy will try to get out of warranty work.
If you do get one, spend the extra on the recaro's they are definitely worth it.
just as the srt4 is nothing more than a dolled up neon, its the same with the cobalt ss. strip it down you have nothing more than a cobalt.
and check insurance, it would be a bigger worry than gas milage. one other thing to consider is resale value, look at some used ones and see what they go for, betyoull be surprised, they lose alot of value over a year.
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Based on 20k miles a year and $0.20/gallon difference between regular and premium gas, you would only spend ~$150/year more for premium gas. To me, that is a pretty insignificant amount considering the cost of the vehicle.

I would totally get the SC model. If not, you'll end up wishing you had.
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save some more $$ and get something with quality...just my 2 cents
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