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Chevrolet Cobalt

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  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    You are living in the 1960's. I have never seen a GM car that couldn't make past 100,000, or 200,000 miles for that matter. The same misinformed information can be put on a Japanese car. I have seen and known of people who's Japanese car that was done at or about 100,000 miles. It is all about how you maintain a car. 200,000 can probably even be had by a Yugo or Hyundai if it is maintained.

    Reliability, or the perception of reliability has little or nothing to do with engine reliability statistics. When a car gets a bad rap for reliability it is mostly about small things such as cruise controls, radios, power windows, etc.
  • grosloupgrosloup Posts: 239
    I've been satisfied with GM products all my life.
    (1977 chevelle malibu=97K) (1984 chevrolet blazer s-10= 102k) (1992 safari=28k ride off) (1994 blazer s-10 65=k) (1999 venture=75k) and now I drive a 2005 Equinox since may 2005 with 13k on it. All these vehicles were great.
    And my next could be a Chevrolet Cobalt SS Coupe.
    I'm not interested by bying a foreign car and putting a North American citizen on unemployment insurance.

    Let's return slowly to a Cobalt forum here.
  • gsemikegsemike Long Island, NYPosts: 1,744
    My last GM car (the one that drove me away) was an 89 Camaro. Despite being well maintained and reasonably driven, that car was so unreliable by 50k that it could not have possibly made it to 100. Before I sold that car in 1995, it left me stranded twice. That's never happened to me since then.
  • grosloupgrosloup Posts: 239
    You're absolutly right. When I bought my 77 Chevelle Malibu
    I was stuck between 2 choices of cars, the Chevelle or the camaro (or Firebird). I always had questions on the quality and realibility of the camaro/firebird. I'm sorry to say but by my point of vue G.M. made two flops in it's history, the camaro/firebird and the chevette/acadian.
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    Our families 1976 Chevette, which we inherited from my grandmother in California after she passed away, lasted 18 years and was still running when my sister/husband get rid of it because of its body condition (accident) and loss of power. I used it for a couple of years as my winter car (1976 Grand Prix stored in the garage) and it was very reliable with only the one barrel carborator having to be replaced. Mileage was about 30 mpg on the highway with a stupid automatic, AM radio, and no air conditoning. 1976 was the first year and supposedly the most problematic, go figure.
  • grosloupgrosloup Posts: 239
    Consider yourself as a very lucky chevette owner.
  • sgtbobsgtbob Posts: 2
    Hi, I have a 2006 LTZ, 2.2 auto...Have any of you noticed high coolant temps? I have seen mine go up to between 212 to 219 degrees and I think it kind of high!! I know that the coolant is flowing because the outlet hose gets hot after awhile. Also the temp. hits 130 degrees in about 3 to 4 minutes of idleing. Anybody have any thoughts on this? Also...I do not see a thermostat housing!! Does the Cobalt have a thermostat??
    I'd appreciate any input here. Thanks!!
    PS. I am NOT "sgtbob"!! I don't know why that name is there!!
  • nortsr1nortsr1 Posts: 1,060
    Let's get back to discussing the COBALT!!!!!
  • sgtbobsgtbob Posts: 2
    Hi, I have a 2006 LTZ, 2.2 auto...Have any of you noticed high coolant temps? I have seen mine go up to between 212 to 219 degrees and I think it kind of high!! I know that the coolant is flowing because the outlet hose gets hot after awhile. Also the temp. hits 130 degrees in about 3 to 4 minutes of idleing. Anybody have any thoughts on this? Also...I do not see a thermostat housing!! Does the Cobalt have a thermostat??
    I'd appreciate any input here. Thanks!!
    PS. From: Airmn65 NOT sgtbob!! Wrong name posted!!??
  • gvsunursegvsunurse Posts: 28
    I don't know if you've gotten a response, but with the ignition - it's a bad sensor in the shifter (mine was in twice before they figured it out) and for the brake light - there's a bulletin out on it. Hope this stuff is fixed...CALL GM AND GET A CASE FILE GOING! They won't do anything for you if you don't get on em.
  • gvsunursegvsunurse Posts: 28
    Not sure if people have responed to you in this manner, but you are VERY wrong regarding the ignition. I would turn my steering wheel, restart and move my car and put it back in park and it STILL would not come out. The issue is a sensor in the shifter...so please, do not talk to people like they're idiots...the car SUCKS.
  • gvsunursegvsunurse Posts: 28
    Yeah...I took my car in with the ignition issue with a can of pop in the holder...I have NEVER EVER spilled any liquid in that car...issue, as I've stated before, is a sensor in the shifter.
  • gvsunursegvsunurse Posts: 28
    Might I add that when they changed the solenoid in my car, it fixed the issue for ohhhhh one day...they found out the next day that it was an issue with the sensor in the shifter.
  • thats weird...

    Well, at least most of the problems are in one part of the car, if GM either revises or replaces the engine that should fix things. If things like the seat were not tightenned properly thats b/c its union work.

    Sorry but if you come into work knowing your not going to be fired no matter what you will slack off, sooner or later.

    Man I wish either GM or Ford wrestled off the union. Then the Japanese, in fact the world, would respect and aspire to American cars again.

    In order for that to happen, the workers need to know that GM will reward them, not screw them for leaving the union. This distrust between managment and worker has been the dounfall of many US companies.
  • randydriverrandydriver Posts: 262
    yes it is a sad state.
  • I'm sorry if I through anyone off track, but I'm havign problems with my brand new (05) cobalt and I'd like to know if i'm the only one. I bought my 05 cobalt new, with 100 miles, in September. Since then, the indicator lights on my dash for my high beams and my emergency brake keep flashing on and off. (It will only come on for a brief moment, then go away. Happens about 2x/mth). Now my CD player has twice told me 'ERROR' when I had a CD in it, however the problem would go away when i turned off my car. I just ditched a POS dodge for stupid electrical issues, i'm worried i'm lookin forward to more stress ~ ANY insight *even a 'no, no problems here', would be GREAT, thanks.
  • grosloupgrosloup Posts: 239
    Is there a difference in the ground clearance between a Cobalt coupe LS, LT or SS (not supercharged). I live where we have to deal with a couple of severe snow storms every year and I wonder. The higher the better.
  • wallstfunwallstfun Posts: 12
    Your best bet is the LT. It has no ground effects added as the ss has and has 16 inch wheels compared to the 15's on the LS. The SS does has ground effects lowering the clearance.
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    I believe it is lower to the ground because of the suspension as well.
  • grosloupgrosloup Posts: 239
    I was wondering, in these 3 styles what's the best seller or the best choise? Cobalt coupe LT, Cobalt coupe LT with the "sport package" option or the Cobalt coupe SS (Not Supercharged)?
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