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  •  Sigh... Why isn't this common knowledge? (5+ / 0-)

    The Big Three makes TONS of small cars...  For example, Chevy offers more models than anyone (Honda, Toyota, anyone) with 30 MPG or better.

    Chevy Cobalt gets 37 MPG even with the new stingy EPA standard.  The Toyota Corolla?  25 MPG  Yuck!

    A comparable sedan from the Big 3 also costs significantly less than an import.

    And the quality is a lot better than you think.  Put down the biased Consumer Reports magazine and look at J.D. Power.

    This isn't 1983 anymore... time to put away the drudge over the broken cigarette lighter in your Chevy Citation and go take a test drive on a new model...

    C'mon... take a drive... you have nothing to lose...

    Comments that say "GM workers should get retraining" without SPECIFIC DETAILS about those "new jobs" that never come are trollworthy

    by LordMike on Mon Dec 15, 2008 at 09:46:45 PM PST

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    •  I guess they don't advertise it (0+ / 0-)

      I don't watch much TV, but I don't remember them trying to convince anybody that small energy efficient cars are a good idea. Quite the contrary.

      In God we trust. All others must pay cash.

      by yet another liberal on Mon Dec 15, 2008 at 09:48:45 PM PST

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    •  Maybe the Repugs have the money to pay (2+ / 0-)
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      PR firms.

      Corker- Nissan,Volkswagen Shelby-Hyundai,Honda,Mercedes-Benz McConnell-Toyota

      by khloemi on Mon Dec 15, 2008 at 10:06:27 PM PST

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    •  if my '97 Aerostar (0+ / 0-)

      and '06 Scion xB ever die I'll have to go looking.  If I don't die first . . .

      The mother-in-law did go looking last year, and didn't think any of the small American cars she looked at came close to the Toyota's or Honda's in quality.  She now wishes she'd bought an xB, before Toyota upsized (and wrecked) it.

    •  What Edmunds.com says (0+ / 0-)

      Aside from the hot-to-trot SS model, the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt is far behind the class leaders in terms of handling, seat comfort, build quality and overall refinement. Even General Motors itself offers a better choice.

      "more models" doesn't count if they're all bad . . .

      •  Well then buy the Aveo or the Malibu (2+ / 0-)
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        The Malibu is a great car!  

        If you want a car for strictly mileage then you get the Cobalt, which beats almost everyone else's sedan.  You're going to sacrifice on other stuff, though.  If you want more than just mileage, then pick another model.

        That's why you have multiple models.  Not everyone is alike!

        Comments that say "GM workers should get retraining" without SPECIFIC DETAILS about those "new jobs" that never come are trollworthy

        by LordMike on Mon Dec 15, 2008 at 10:51:12 PM PST

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