I don't really think it's to compete with the Civic Si. It's to compete with the MazdaSpeed 3, which, in a roundabout way competes with the WRX. Cheap speed, essentially, because of the easy power gains from a turbo.Dynasty_TypeR said:Honda anyday...i just find it funny that Chevy has to build a turbo/SC motor to stay in the same class as out Si's ...whatever makes Chevy feel tough...***junk***cough cough***junk***
Actually the Ecotec motor has been proven to be a very reliable engine and able to take a ton of abuse. (I know this too because I had a Cobalt rent-a-car for a week ) It's the transmission and interior quality that give the Cobalt a bad name. I really don't think they look bad at all, and I was considering an SS until I kept hearing about the transmission issues.NIGHTHAWKSI said:lol. the reliability of a turbo motor is not the greatest....and the reliability of a turbo chevy is even worse...hnoes:
they should have stuck with the supercharged motor for any long term drivability.