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Contour SVT vs. Cobalt SS

I need to get a daily. I'm leaning more towards the SVT since I have a Ford background, although I've heard of nightmares with the 24v V6 motors... those cars handle like they're on rails.

The Cobalt SS is another option, but it's a bit expensive... 19k for a 2005 unless I'm looking in the wrong places.

Any suggestions for a daily driver with some style?



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Contour SVT. But I am obvioulsy biased in that Vote. mine rocks.

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my friend has a contour svt nice car, i honestly like the cobalt ss but the wing is a lil silly,
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My vote goes to the SVT Contour! My buddy had one and it is a descent little car.

He did have to get the tranny rebuilt once, BUT he beat the living crap out of it. I drove it a few times. Not as quick as the Bird, but it was definatly peppy! Just hate the fact that it is FWD.

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The Cobalt SS is okay, it just looks a little "cartoony" for my tastes.

I'd say go for the SVT if you can find a good one.

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the cobalt will run circles around the 'tour. i would get the cobalt with the limited slip diff and recaro options and yank the wing, run a pulley, open up the exhaust and get an aeroforcetech gauge




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Let me throw something out there for you to consider. FWD+Roots blower=ridiculous amounts of torque steer. The cobalt will definitely be faster, but those things are impossible to control when you stomp on the gas. The contour will probably be much nicer to drive.

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my vote for the svt as well. biased opinion though i think just about anyone on this board who has/had one would say they are very fun cars.

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shameless plug. lol,

i would prolly go with the cobalt as well.

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why those two choices? BIG Difference in price

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Go with the svt. The wing is rediculous and it looks like a chick car.

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SVT hands down. It'll be more fun to drive, cheaper to own, and less on insurance.
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have you narrowed it down to only these two cars? Im just asking becuase there is so much in between the price range.

but, i would go with cobalt if i had to pick one of those 2.

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I'd go with the SVT. I think the Cobalt is just plain ugly. Plus with the SVT you get the convenience of 4 doors if you need to haul some people around.


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I'm heavily leaning toward the Cobalt. The warranty and styling really do it for me.

The reason I'm picking either of these is because I need something that gets decent gas mileage and looks good at the same time.

I went and looked at a few Cobalt SS/SCs over the weekend and haven't found one with the G85 perf package that has the locking differential. I think if I can find one with that option I'll pick it up.

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I'd go with the SVT. I think the Cobalt is just plain ugly.
To each their own, I guess. I think the exact same way about the Contour.
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Plus with the SVT you get the convenience of 4 doors if you need to haul some people around.
But I've got to agree with you here.

I'm a little biased against Ford in this case, though. The Cobalt is made locally, and I've gotta support the local economy.

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Contour, no doubt. They haul @ss and you can find one really cheap. The Cobalt looks like a rice patty. I've sat in a regular cobalt and they are not very comfortable. Save yourself $15k and the hassle of paying it off for 5 years.

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Don't have an SVT, but I've got a really nice Mystique for sale.


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Personally, I like the Cobalt over the Contour. If I was in the same boat, I would go with the Cobalt because it has a warranty and you will know the service record of it.

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Wasn't it Car and Driver that tested a bunch of turbo/supercharged cars and said it was one of the worst? But also the cheapest. I wouldn't drive one. I'm not sure that my brother even likes them anymore, and he drives a suped up Cavy. Been waiting for the Cobalt, and now he thinks it's not that great anymore.

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My vote is for the SVT! I had one and loved it. Only got rid of it cuz it was time to go fast......... And now im broke :-)


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