Our 'new' ('07) Cobalt has a digital temp readout. Temperature varies substantially, depending on driving conditions - I've seen it as high as 210(F) on city streets, on a not-very-warm day. Our old Cavalier, and every other car I've owned, just went to 195(F) and stayed there.
My initial thought was that the fan wasn't coming on. But, googling, I get the idea that the fan doesn't even start until 223F.
Which is my question: just to be sure we're not frying the engine ... is that really true? And, not that I can do anything about it, but are they sure it's a good idea?