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Old 08-16-2007, 03:40 PM   #1
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Car issues- anyone have one of these?
Well, my 1993 Saturn that I got when I started driving (10 years ago...) just finally died. The radiator cracked and it will cost more to fix than the car is worth, so now I'm car hunting.

So- the question I have-- does anyone have a Chevy Cobalt or a Mitsubishi Lancer? These are two of the cars I'm looking at. Any thoughts on these two?
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:44 PM   #2
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My husband has a Chevy Cavalier, which is the original Cobalt. It's over 10 years old and is still a great little car with over 100k miles on it.

I can't remember how much they changed when they became Cobalts... but the chassis is so similar that I get them confused when I glimpse them on the road.
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Old 08-16-2007, 04:01 PM   #3
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Have you test driven both of them? I find that Chevys can be awkward for short drivers (I recently test drove the HHR, but not the Cobalt).
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Old 08-16-2007, 04:05 PM   #4
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I don't own any of the cars you mentioned, but I did drive a Chevy Cobalt recently (rented) and LOVED it. My mom was my passenger and we're both right around 5 feet tall. We were impressed by how comfortable it was.

BTW, we'd originally rented a Saturn Ion on this occasion. I have to say I didn't like it at all. It was uncomfortable and I couldn't get used to the instrument cluster being in the middle of the dashboard instead of in front of me. Due to some tire problems, our rental company switched us over to the Cobalt -- a much, much nicer car.

Good luck car shopping!
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Old 08-16-2007, 04:25 PM   #5
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I drove a cobalt recently on a work trip- liked it then, so that's why I'm looking at that.

My friend's husband sells mitsubishis and they're getting rid of their 06 lancers for cheap (those they have left) and that's why I'm looking at that one....
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Old 08-16-2007, 06:18 PM   #6
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I thought I was the only one driving a '93 Saturn. I bought that thing new and still have it. Now I'm paranoid it will die off too.
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Old 08-16-2007, 06:48 PM   #7
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I drive a Mitsu Mirage (1998) and I just love it. It is a stick shift and really fun to drive. I think the lancer has replaced this model.ellie
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Old 08-16-2007, 06:56 PM   #8
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I drove a '92 Mirage over 100K miles and I really liked it a lot. Quite reliable, great mileage.

We got rid of it because it was getting old and then a one-year-old Civic because available to us -- we had to jump on it!
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I had a '94 Saturn SC2 and loved it! In ten years all I had to do was replace the battery once.

But it was waaaaaay too small for my dog Cyrus so I bought him a 2004 Saturn Vue in Chili Pepper Red to flatter his beautiful black coat!

But you were asking about Mitsubishi and Chevy and I can't help you as I am a Saturn customer for life!
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Out of curiosity:

Those of you driving old Saturns...how many miles are on them (or were when they died)?

I've been driving a '98 SL2 for going on 5 years. Just got a tune up and other than replacing the battery, the muffler, and one of the exhaust pipes (since I've owned it, not all at once), it runs beautifully. The a/c is broken but I'm hoping to get significantly more mileage out of it...
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