Compairison of The Cobalt SS Supercharged and Neaon SRT4.

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Compairison of The Cobalt SS Supercharged and Neaon SRT4.

Post by calmb4dastorm » Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:38 pm

Thaought you guys might find this article interesting. Also, it alows those of you guys that are curious to learn more about the Cobalt SS/SC.

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/cou ... index.html

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:22 pm

Neoan? Cavilier SS's are nice. I just don't like rear of them. Its jacked up way too high and isn't as appealing to the eye as the "Neon" SRT-4. :wink: This is my humble opinion of course by looking at both vehicles from a broad perspective.

Plus looking at the last page it out performs the Cobalt in almost every category, from price, to passing at 100. Cobalts are 2 doors right? I wouldn't mind owning an SS though. :oops:

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Post by TNK » Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:20 pm

there is no such thign as a comparison between adn SRT-4 and Cobalt SS. SRT-4 > ALL.
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Post by (sic)Arkangel » Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:49 pm

Do a battle of the interior's

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Post by c2k » Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:51 pm

wow.. very interesting..

*VERY* close in compeition!

one thing that really grabs my attention - the SRT uses premium fuel and the cobalt ss uses regular.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:12 pm

Maybe its due to the SRT-4's turbo?

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Post by INVUJerry » Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:17 pm

Did you notice the 0-100mph times vs the 1/4 mile times?

0-100 Cobalt: 15.4 SRT-4:13.8

1/4 mile Cobalt: 14.4 sec @ 99.3 mph SRT-4:14.4 sec @ 100.8 mph

WTF? It dosen't help that motortrend is totally sponsored by GM
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Post by NiteHawk » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:39 pm

to quote another article, that i cant find right now...

"Compared to the SS, the SRT-4 is like an over-caffeinated 10 year old playing with a new toy- wanting everyone to know what he's got and showing it off to everyone who looks, while darting around quickly and making a lot of noise in the process. The Cobalt though, it's just sort of slightly sporty looking: more mature while just as fun. The driving experience is less rowdy too- the ride not as rigid, the seats more forgiving, and they have even installed a muffler, so the Cobalt SS is actually fairly quiet. Both cars work well to rush you off to wherever you have to be in a real hurry, but each accomplishes it in a different way. The Cobalt firmly grabs you and whisks you along your way instantly. It does so with authority and poise, but while slipping relatively unnoticed through traffic, never being violent, or dare I say it, frightening. When you ask the SRT-4 to take you somewhere fast, it punches you in the face, throws you over its shoulder, and runs, screaming, so quickly that its tires can barely keep up. Whichever one you pick, both will have you arriving with a smile on your face and more than a few curious stares."
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Post by calmb4dastorm » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:40 pm

Canuck_2k wrote:wow.. very interesting..

*VERY* close in compeition!

one thing that really grabs my attention - the SRT uses premium fuel and the cobalt ss uses regular.
I saw that too..... We actually are supposed to use 91. It's in the owner's manual. But all the other info seemed to par.
Neoan? Cavilier SS's are nice.
1. Typo
2. Cobalts ar NOT Cavaliers!! They replaced the cavilier. SRT4's are still Neons no matter how you look at it.

I still like the SRT4 tho. If they were still in production it would have been a hard choice to make. In the end tho, I'd still pick my SS because I've always been and will always be a Chevy guy. One day tho, I will own an Neon SRT4 (not the ugly Caliber SRT4) as a project car. lol... anyway, I figured that some of you might find the article interesting.

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Post by 03blackrt » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:42 pm

NiteHawk wrote: When you ask the SRT-4 to take you somewhere fast, it punches you in the face, throws you over its shoulder, and runs, screaming, so quickly that its tires can barely keep up. "
That is the best description of an SRT ever. :runaway:

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Post by Canada » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:52 pm

invujerry wrote:Did you notice the 0-100mph times vs the 1/4 mile times?

0-100 Cobalt: 15.4 SRT-4:13.8

1/4 mile Cobalt: 14.4 sec @ 99.3 mph SRT-4:14.4 sec @ 100.8 mph

WTF? It dosen't help that motortrend is totally sponsored by GM
W - T - F Mate?!?!

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Post by racer12306 » Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:11 pm

Is it just me or does it seem like this fellow came on here to harass us about how he believes the Cobalt SS is better than the SRT-4?
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:45 pm

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Neoan? Cavilier SS's are nice.


1. Typo
2. Cobalts ar NOT Cavaliers!! They replaced the cavilier. SRT4's are still Neons no matter how you look at it.
I was joking about the Cavilier thingy. :lol: Don't get mad.
Is it just me or does it seem like this fellow came on here to harass us about how he believes the Cobalt SS is better than the SRT-4?
I don't think he is.....


Didn't GM finally release an upgrade to the stock supercharger? How much HP gain?

You think the Cobalt will ever throw this much power? 8)
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Post by Neonix » Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:54 pm

03blackrt wrote:
NiteHawk wrote: When you ask the SRT-4 to take you somewhere fast, it punches you in the face, throws you over its shoulder, and runs, screaming, so quickly that its tires can barely keep up. "
That is the best description of an SRT ever. :runaway:
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:54 am

Neonix wrote:
03blackrt wrote:
NiteHawk wrote: When you ask the SRT-4 to take you somewhere fast, it punches you in the face, throws you over its shoulder, and runs, screaming, so quickly that its tires can barely keep up. "
That is the best description of an SRT ever. :runaway:
:sign3: That's the kind of car I want. :lol:
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Post by rOniN » Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:51 pm

My skittle can run a 14.4 backwards...lol

If you are buying a little car like these you want something that will scare you, not "whisk you away"

Though maybe it's scary because I don't have a roll cage lol
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Post by scneonchic » Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:56 pm

CAVALIER :lol:

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Post by MoxHair » Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:58 pm

My GTECH has me in the mid to late 13's in the Quarter. Just another reason why Certain Magazines shouldnt be trusted because of Advertisement money.
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Post by bad04srt » Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:05 pm

1/4 mile 14.4 sec @ 99.3 mph 14.4 sec @ 100.8 mph

um.....how does that work
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Post by racer12306 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:20 pm

bad01neon wrote:
1/4 mile 14.4 sec @ 99.3 mph 14.4 sec @ 100.8 mph

um.....how does that work
dont quite get what you mean.

but the motor trend number for the srt is wrong. we have all seen it time and time again that the srt will run between 13.8 and 14.1 in show room stock form.
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Post by JustANeon » Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:24 pm

best stock SRT4 is 13.6
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Post by calmb4dastorm » Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:59 pm

racer12306 wrote:Is it just me or does it seem like this fellow came on here to harass us about how he believes the Cobalt SS is better than the SRT-4?
No i didnot come here to herass you guys. I thought the info was interesting. Besides I like the Neon SRT4 more because its agreesive like nobody's business but the only way to get one when I got my SS/SC was to get one used and you know that no one buys that car then trades/sells it before the beat the snot out of it first. I was done with used cars. Ya, I could have waited for the Caliber SRT4 but my girlfriend has the SXT model and it's so ugly inside and out. I'm cool. Plus I'm a chevy guy.
I was joking about the Cavilier thingy. Don't get mad.
I just get that a lot. It's getting old.

One thing bugs me tho.... You Neon guys (includes SRT4) get all the USDM Sport Compact Media exsposier. I'm jelous.
Didn't GM finally release an upgrade to the stock supercharger? How much HP gain?
Yes a stage 1, 2, and 3. The stage one is practically useless because the stage 2 has everythiong the stage 1 has plus a pully and tensioner and belts.

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Stage 1 Performance Upgrade Kit, Cobalt SS/ION Redline.
For 05-07 Saturn ION Redline and Cheverolet Cobalt SS only.
This kit enhances engine performance to 230 hp (up from stock 205 hp).

Stage 2 Performance Upgrade Kit For 04-07 Saturn ION Redline And Chevrolet Cobalt SS only. This Kit enhances engine performance to 245 hp (up from stock 205 hp). Includes high-flow injectors, supercharger pulley, new special length supercharger belt & specific performance engine calibration.

Stage 3 Performance Upgrade Kit is available but can't find out where but is said to have 76 mm pulley unique pcm 2 pass intercooler in the pcm adjustable revlimit up to 8000 rpm octane switch spark curve for 100 octane racing fuel and a nitrous switch into the pcm to run a 55 shot. I can' remember what the HP and TRQ gains are. This kit has been shown off at a NOPI event but which one I can't remember.

Supposedly Gm is coming out with Stage 4 and 5 but no one knows for sure.

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