I do my car research on the EDMUNDS site.
I find they have a pretty comprehensive list
of features, specs, driving tests, etc.
( and, no, they're not a tool of the "Evil Asian Cartel".)
I remember reading a tepid review of the Chevy Cobalt last year.
In fact, they said "GM should be able to do better".
I revisited the site recently,
and looked up the review on the 2010 Cobalt.
In effect they said; "Nothing has changed"
All of the shortcomings listed last year are still there.
Their conclusion; Since this is the last year for the Cobalt,
GM didn't want to waste any money on changes or improvements.
I guess the Japanese approach; "continuous improvement"
has spoiled me. How could you build a product,
and not address the shortcomings in the next model year ?
??? ( I'm sure that Mike Hunter will have a plausible reason )