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  •  What's wrong with being compared to the (0+ / 0-)

    Elantra?  The two cars obviously trade off on strengths and weaknesses, with the Elentra coming out a rating ahead - I'm not sure who compares them, but they are in the same class and so criteria to compare would be best to consider.

    And, I note that the Cobalt isn't in last place.  Even the Corolla is rated lower.

    In the next class, Chevrolet is again not at the bottom.

    (you offered the same class twice, btw)

    In the midsize class, outside of the (as usual, laughable) Buick entry, the others are again in the middle of the pack for GM.  This is a category where Honda and Toyota typically dominate, the Accord being practically a given to hit #1.  The Ford Fusion surprises me, given problems I've heard (at least, with the hybrid).

    Still don't see a problem in relative ratings.

    You might want to look into that "context" thing and actually consider what is being shown in these ratings.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Thu Nov 18, 2010 at 06:48:48 PM PST

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      Dude.  Seriously.

      What do you not see above the "Industry Average" line on the graph on page 4?

      I really hate to break it to you, but the answer to that question is "any nameplate by GM or Chrysler."

      As for Cobalt v. Elantra, I own a 2009 Elantra.  What's pathetic is that the Cobalt is the same size as the Accent but costs several thousand more than a comparably equipped Elantra.  It's half the car the Elantra is.

      It gives me no pleasure in admitting this.  I was born and raised around muscle cars and wasted more hot air defending Chevy over Ford than I really care to admit, but facts are facts, GM and Chrysler are improving, but still terrible, not to mention too expensive for what you get, and have engines far bigger than necessary, and therefore worse gas mileage.

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