almprin06 Posted: 9/9/2010 7:34am PDT Mr. Ireson, Here is a respectable 2005 quotes from your peers about what you call the "largely forgettable" Chevy Cobalt: "I was really impressed when I got into the Chevrolet Cobalt. I don't know what my expectations were but the car certainly exceeded them. The Cobalt is Chevy's new entry in the compact sport market. The interior of my test vehicle was nicely done. The materials were of good quality, the fit and finish were good and the Cobalt had a nice feel to it. In other words, I didn't feel like I was driving a cheap car." By Frank S. Washington The New York Beacon 09-28-2005 How quickly journalistic perceptions change. almprin06 Posted: 9/9/2010 7:36am PDT Another respectable 2005 quotes from your peers about what you call the "largely forgettable" Chevy Cobalt: "Chevy's new 'premium' compact replacement for the Cavalier knocks the socks off the model it is replacing. It is clear from the start that the Cobalt is far better built than its predecessor. All the pieces fit together...an absolute blast to drive...inside, the cabin is well done and quite cozy, with a dashboard that has nice sizable switches and controls -- no cheap stuff here....a serious contender now for anybody looking for a small car." Chevy Cobalt clobbers Cavalier for fun, class. By Don Hammonds Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02-04-2005 Yes, the new Chevy Cruze is also receiving great reviews - but many journalists seem to feel some obligation to diss the Cobalt - a perfectly capable car that many of your peers were clearly impressed with when it arrived.