Very interesting comparison, that is too bad you couldn't get something different for a rental. I adored the Suburban rental I was given once when my Cobalt was in the shop.
i was soo hoping for the impala loaner we have. would be nice to see how i like its driving dynamicsVery interesting comparison, that is too bad you couldn't get something different for a rental. I adored the Suburban rental I was given once when my Cobalt was in the shop.
I have indeed had that exact thought.You would think it would be more cost effective to have a single brake system and since they have a rear disc option that is the one that would make logical sense.
agreed. as i stated they are more then enough for a spirited street driver. a hard track day maybe not so much but 90% of drivers dont track.I don't know why GM put drums on the rear of the LS, 1LT, and ECO, but once adjusted they work just fine. I've even driven a canyon near my home that would overheat the drums on my old Pontiac Transport (minivan) but my ECO MT's brakes don't even start to warm up. And yes, I was gearing down in the Transport
agreed as well. the 1.4 is defiantly smoother and more refined then the 2.0 but the 2.0 has incredible passing power for the class. the CTD would be soo much better with some better trans programming and the lag taken out of the computer. a diesel is a acquired taste in terms of drivability and characterFor the engine - I've never been a diesel fan and personally found the CTD's engine feel to be rough when compared to my ECO. For steering, the extra 300 lbs in the CTD is noticeable. Both of these are personal preference however.