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Old 05-08-2009, 11:49 AM   #1
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Cobalt SS Sedan: Dead

Cobalt SS Sedan: Dead


Thanks to a little investigative journalism, the folks over at Autoblog have uncovered that General Motors will cut the Cobalt SS Sedan from its product lineup for 2010. A sad day indeed.

The discovery came about due to GM hosting its Order and Reference Guides online. Look for the Cobalt and noticeably absent is the SS Sedan. Chevy will, however, continue to bring seven Cobalt models to market including the Base Coupe, LS Coupe, LT Coupe, Base Sedan, LS Sedan and LT Sedan. Oh… and don’t get too worried… the SS Coupe has been spared the axe.
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:29 PM   #2
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should've killed the ugly ass coupe version rather than the sedan.
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:42 PM   #3
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Hope it's not the start of a run on V8s
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:04 PM   #4
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Probably killed it because it wasn't selling as much as the ricebait coupe. Makes sense.. Now if we can just get the G8 thrown into Oshawa and turn that plant into Zeta-land.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:08 PM   #5
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I don't get the connection...
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:18 PM   #6
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should've killed the ugly ass coupe version rather than the sedan.
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the ricebait coupe.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:21 PM   #7
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irpq...lovin the sig and avatar dude, bot good thing you have the caption underneathe to let everyone know you're a guy...now the only thing you have to worry about is some of the new people asking what kind of a man you are...
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:26 PM   #8
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Wasn't it always a plan to replace it with the Cruze?
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:54 PM   #9
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Wasn't it always a plan to replace it with the Cruze?
They've waffled on a Cruze SS. The Cruze definitely replaces the Cobalt but they wouldn't commit to an SS version. In fact, they hinted against it. Shortly thereafter GMPD shut down.

You'll likely get a hot Cruze at some point, but I wouldn't put money on it being an SS spec. Plus Cruze's are supposed to start closer to 18+k even after discounting so that would put a true SS closer to 27-28 which may be hard to stomach.
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Old 05-08-2009, 03:04 PM   #10
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They've waffled on a Cruze SS. The Cruze definitely replaces the Cobalt but they wouldn't commit to an SS version. In fact, they hinted against it. Shortly thereafter GMPD shut down.

You'll likely get a hot Cruze at some point, but I wouldn't put money on it being an SS spec. Plus Cruze's are supposed to start closer to 18+k even after discounting so that would put a true SS closer to 27-28 which may be hard to stomach.
I don't know.
If it runs the nurburing as quick or quicker than the cobalt SS. It might be well worth it.
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Old 05-08-2009, 03:47 PM   #11
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http://jalopnik.com/5246047/gm-axes-...important-ones

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GM's already axed the Chevy Impala SS, Cobalt SS Sedan, Pontiac G6 GXP, Cadillac STS-V. Confirmed dead now include HHR SS and Cobalt SS coupe. But the Camaro SS, CTS-V and ZR1 still live.
good move! well except for the cobalt ss sedan maybe.
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Old 05-08-2009, 03:58 PM   #12
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Wow, unfortunate. Considering 2010 is the last year for Cobalt (supposedly) I can understand it - kind of. But the SS was really making a good name for itself in it's segment.
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Old 05-08-2009, 04:04 PM   #13
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Sorry for double post- but just read more and realized, is this death of the ecotec LNF engine? Solstice/Sky/HHR/Cobalt all dead.
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Sorry for double post- but just read more and realized, is this death of the ecotec LNF engine? Solstice/Sky/HHR/Cobalt all dead.
Looks like it. But I think there's next gen in the works.
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Old 05-08-2009, 04:13 PM   #15
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I couldn't believe they were gonna build a Sedan SS anyway.
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I don't get the connection...
For every 2 killed equals 8 cylanders?

Ok, fine, I was thinking it was a V8. So sue me.

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Old 05-08-2009, 04:52 PM   #17
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I'm so upset now that I'm going to go lurk on on MTBR.com for a while where they hate cars.
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:51 AM   #18
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bad move--now if you want a fast 4 dr sport compact you have to buy some Asian car. My DD is an 07 2.4L "SS"--great little car but needs more power. I sure wish they had that back in 07
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:08 AM   #19
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Sorry for double post- but just read more and realized, is this death of the ecotec LNF engine? Solstice/Sky/HHR/Cobalt all dead.
Not yet, it will still be used in the Cobalt SS (coupe), the Sky (for a few years) the Solstice (for about a year and a half), and the Fisker Karma, to name a few. It might be used in the new Cruze as well, but who knows.
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:44 PM   #21
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Not yet, it will still be used in the Cobalt SS (coupe), the Sky (for a few years) the Solstice (for about a year and a half), and the Fisker Karma, to name a few. It might be used in the new Cruze as well, but who knows.
I would expect to see an Alpha platform version of the current Kappa cars using the LNF. It might take a year or two to convert the car over to a Chevy, though.
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