Ok, so my civic is wrecked because someone in a huge oldsmobile pulled out in front of me. It was an 88 STD and I loved it. The rental place loaned me a Chevy Cobalt. This thing gets 21 mpg per the readout on the cluster. I can't figure out why such a small car can get such horrible mpg. They were going to give me a PT Cruiser but I thought this smaller car would be better. In the city I get maybe 17. In a nutshell this car is a piece of junk.
Junky transmission gearing, overly powerful motor, nonexistent stick shift. This is the same vehicle that introduced "Revolutionary" new ways to boost mileage - by adding stick shift on next year's models.
Put race-like acceleration times in the hands of unqualified drivers - you get lots of accidents and poor fuel economy.
This from the board members of the car companies who also happen to sit on the oil company boards!
Looking to trade for an early 1988 Honda CRX HF (Pillar mounted seat belts)