While browsing the 2010 online order guide for Chevy dealers, AutoblogÃ‚Â discovered the Cobalt SS four door has been quietly deleted from the 2010 Cobalt line. Granted, the Cobalt is about to enter its final year of production, but it seems a shame to see such a nice little package go. For a little over $23,000USD, you had a 260hp turbo four at the ready. The Garage reviewed a Cobalt SS CoupeÃ‚Â and confirmed the car is a hoot to drive.Ã‚Â
There are a lot of hot sport compacts on the market, and given American buyers aversion to hatchbacks, I thought the Cobalt SS four door would hold a lot of appeal to young families seeking speed and practicality in an affordable car. Still, the competition was strong-the other four door sport compacts competing against the SS were the Honda Civic Si, VW Jetta GLI, and Nissan Sentra SE-R. Critics of the Cobalt decried an interior not on par with its rivals, and the airport rental car stigma of lesser Cobalts.
Call it a one-year wonder, as the Cobalt SS four door was just introduced as a 2009 model. The SS Coupe will be available in 2010.