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Chevrolet Cobalt



  • grosloupgrosloup Posts: 239
    I'm looking forward to buy a Cobalt in the future. Is your Cobalt a Coupe or Sedan? What model? and I don't know how much snow you get in Washington but if you had some this winter, How did it do in snow driving?

    You're right, I think dealers have their own maintenance schedule because mine and my dealer's differs pretty much. Yes, they like to make easy money on their customers.
  • cwo4cwo4 Posts: 90
    Mine is a 2006 Gray LS sedan. Auto, ABS and traction control are the only major options. I even have to roll down my own windows.

    We didn't have much snow this year, but the Cobalt did fine in the snow we did have. Mine came with Continental tires, which many have complained about but they have done fine too, and still have plenty of tread left at 30,000 miles. And now that gas is over $3 a gallon here I'm even more satisfied with my Cobalt.
  • grosloupgrosloup Posts: 239
    My son has a school project that he's working on right now. It's about economical compact cars design and owners choices. It's like a statistic thing. He decided to take the Cobalt as his subject. He needs to know two things to build his chart. The model (2 or 4 doors) and the age of the owner.
    Can you please help him by telling what model you own and how old are you.

    Thanks in advance.
  • sharkman1sharkman1 Posts: 19
    '06 Ls coupe. 39 years old. :(
  • Hey sharkman, why the glum emoticon? You have a new car, man!.............speaking of that, I just priced the Cobalt coupe online, you can land one for $11,200, with a/c.

    Sure, it's a stripper. But you can't beat that price! And it has, in my opinion, the best small car engine available. Is the Cobalt the new Model T ??
  • sharkman1sharkman1 Posts: 19
    I'm not glum about the car. I love it and enjoy driving it everyday. The glum emotican is for being 39.
  • bporter1bporter1 Posts: 229
    My car is a 2007 Cobalt LTZ sedan, and I am 36 years old.
    On another note, I really like my car. It is very comfortable on long drives, and pretty good on gas.
  • times2times2 Posts: 45
    2006 Cobalt LS 4-Door. 42 years old.
    By the way 5-speed manual - get between 32 and 35 mpg mixed driving. Zero Problems with the car so far (about 11,000 miles).
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    I read on another forum that the supercharged model will be discontinued after this year. The article didn't say why but the reasoning is because they are switching over to turbo engines. The HHR SS, or whatever they call it, will have a 2.4 turbo.
  • grosloupgrosloup Posts: 239
    My wife and I are not sure what color to choose for our Cobalt. We decided on a Coupe LT or SS (not supercharged). We never owned a black car before, my wife would like it black but I'm not convince yet.
    What do you think of black cars. Good choise or not.
    In the past my cars were beige, gray, red and blue. Now my wife wants black for our next car. Need some advise, negative or positive.
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    The darker the color the more dust/dirt it will show. Also waxing will show swirl marks easier if you aren't careful. The car will also be a little hotter from the sun.
  • okko1okko1 Posts: 327
    i just got a black cobalt and you can see it on my page. if you get the black it will only stay clean looking for about two days provided it is garaged. the morning dew in combination dust and hard water make it very hard keep water spots and swirl marks from showing. so if you choose the black get ready to put some effort in paint
  • I have a 2007. Basic model, sun burst orange color. I love it so far but it's my first big purchase on my own so I'm nervous. Plus the $273 a month payment isn't fun but hey, thats how it goes. :)
  • exzur2071exzur2071 Posts: 43
    Anybody out there geting annoyed with too much crampled or wrinkled on the leather seats? So far this is the only annoyance I have with the 2006 Cobalt SS Supercharged that I purchased brand new the last day of January 2007.

    When I got the car the leather surface looks fine. After several usess, it started to crampled and wrinkled a lot.

    I got this car with 29 miles on the odometer. At 1,000 miles mark at I reset the mpg computer and never reset since. Today, at almost 6,000 miles on the odo, mpg computer displays 32.3 mpg. Is this accurate?

    I am driving mostly in the Buffalo, NY and suburbs area. Twice I drove the car to NYC. One time to Toronto, Canada.
  • grosloupgrosloup Posts: 239
    I don't own a Cobalt yet but a Equinox with leather seats. My seats are a bit wrinkled to and like you, when I bought it (new) they were very nice. Now they're wrinkled and full of lines. I thought I was the only one with that leather problem.
    I see your driving mostly in Buffalo, right in the "snow belt". I am looking forward to buy a Cobalt next year. How did it do in winter driving and did you changed your tires for winter tires or you drove on the 4 seasons? That's my biggest concern... winter driving with a Cobalt.
  • exzur2071exzur2071 Posts: 43
    The Pirelli Pzero Rosso tires that comes with the Cobalt SS supercharged are no good on the snow. I think, the other Cobalt models will be just fine driving on the snow.

    It's a 2001 Pontiac Aztek AWD that I drive most of the time during wintery weather.
  • okko1okko1 Posts: 327
    yes that is a very nice color is it easy to keep clean
  • exzur2071exzur2071 Posts: 43
    I was surprised to see there is no grille or cover to protect the radiator in the front lower portion of the car.

    Dealer say it does not come stanadard. I have to pay $103.81(part # 15773841) plus labor.

    It's hard for me to believe GM allows the car to leave the factory without this important piece to protect the radiator.

    Anybody who owns a Cobalt SS supercharged or not. Does it comes with the lower radiator grille stanadard?

    You may save me over a hundred bucks.
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    I take it you didn't get the optional Recaro seats?
  • exzur2071exzur2071 Posts: 43
    What I have is the standard leather seats wuth yellow inserts.
  • ya. boyfriend washes it. his entire family has chevys and he has an impala so he was proud. :D
  • Update: today my cobalt proved it can handle. LoL There was some accident on the freeway and the person in front of me slammed on their brakes so I had to swerve twice to avoid an accident. My boyfriend would have been proud :D
  • okko1okko1 Posts: 327
    glad to here ya kept the shiny side up and scratch free
  • well, spoke too soon. Some old man sideswiped my car coming out of Walgreens two weekends ago. Still waiting to hear from them again. But we already had a trip planned for Georgia so we took my car like planned, scratches , dents and all. :sick:
  • grosloupgrosloup Posts: 239
    The prices between the Cobalt Coupe LT and the Cobalt Coupe SS (not supercharged) is pretty high. I wonder if its really worth paying that difference between both models?
    We're talking of a couple of thousand dollars here for almost the same car. I know that the SS (not supercharged) is a bit more equipped and has more h.p. but is it worth that large difference in price?
    What would be my best buy for my money's worth? LT or SS?
  • okko1okko1 Posts: 327
    well i hope your luck changes or you gonna have to get a hummer
  • okko1okko1 Posts: 327
    the lt is the better buy just less standard equipment but most options are available on the lt
  • grosloupgrosloup Posts: 239
    Thanks for your reply (okko1). I'll take that in consideration. Very logical. Thanks again.
  • bporter1bporter1 Posts: 229
    Well my 07 Cobalt LTZ has 6100 miles on it and as of this writing I still like my car very much. I have a few minor(hopefully) issues to get taken care of ,but overall the car is great. The gas mileage is pretty good, and I am still impressed by the power the engine has. I absolutely love the Onstar, and would recommend it to anyone. I would also recommend the Cobalt to anyone. A very good car overall. :)
  • grosloupgrosloup Posts: 239
    I see so much cobalts on the road that sometimes I wonder. What is the most popular color for the cobalt?
    There's so much of them, there must be a most popular color?
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