http://www.roadandtrack.com/article.asp?section_id=31&article_id=7103 1st: SS 2nd: 2009 wrx updated 3rd: MS3 4th: Lancer Ralliart interesting...The cobalt was without the optional LSD too. I'd like to believe that the MS3 didn't fair as well (at least a little) because it has been tested to death and people are bored of driving it. Here's my take, without driving any of the cars except the MS3: The Cobalt IS a performance bargain. And ASTONISHINGLY!!! PLAIN JANE LOOKING. This car in 4 door sedan version is the ultimate sleeper of all time. if that doesn't look like your grandma's cavalier...yet it could send you home with your tail between your legs. It's kind of hilarious. Way to go GM! I wouldn't say I'd buy one, personally I'd rather have an ACR SRT4 neon than that and save $10k if I'm buying american. If I had my pick of the 4 (If I got one for free), I'd without question pick the wrx. But admit it. It's hilarious that you would step up to this thing at a light/dragstrip and get destroyed! To me its very funny.