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Great Car for a Great Price
By mikearcure on 12/19/12 21:07 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Just bought this car last month and I'm pleased so far. The car is very fun to drive and it's a great value. Styling is spot-on. My list of gripes is short. Any 2005 model car should come with standard power locks and windows and a headphone jack. No standard OnStar or center armrest. The storage bin is too small. However, most of these complaints are superficial. Overall, this is a great car that I would recommend to anyone looking for an American compact between $5,000 and $10,000. Just try to stay away from a base model car.
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Bulletproof
By breannarae on 10/26/12 16:17 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I have to agree with Jason2012, I think the real problem you all are experiencing is operator error. My 05 Cobalt Coupe rides, handles, preforms and is more reliable than a lot of new cars my friends own. I have an extremely bad back and long trips in the car never irritate it, I find the seats very comfy. The suspension is unreal, it has nearly 150,000km on it and still runs like new. Never had any problems with it, but I always maintain it. I worked at a GM Dealer for quite a while and these cars don't often have problems. They have a bulletproof drivetrain. You could have this car for 300 000 km + if you maintain it. I just wish I had and upgraded model with more options than base.
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take care of it/takes care of me
By steve on 03/03/10 18:02 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Bought my 2005 4 door base model cobalt new 09/05. I bought a "cheap" model, so, my expectations were commensurate. 79,520 miles later I am quite pleased with my investment. Only problems to date, ignition coil went out at 23,000 miles, warranty replacement. Also, A/C evap drain was plugged with insulation on the firewall, allowing condensate water to drain inside the vehicle passenger side front. this I found myself, after dealer said no problems detected. Tire pressures checked min. of twice/week. rotate every 5,000 miles along with the oil changes, only have used synthetic 5/30. new air filter every 10k, replace HVAC filter spring/fall, plugs every 25,000 miles. fun to drive and own!
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Too Many Problems
By April on 02/04/10 07:22 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Review

We bought this car new and soon after had AC/Heat problems. Dealer fixed those. Replaced tires not long after that. Car always pulls to the left. Interior is breaking and chipping. Had to have a shifting solenoid replaced. A/C started leaking into the car after the warranty was up. We were told it was over-charged and would correct itself (not true). Had to replace tires again. Shifter wouldn't go into park so unable to turn car off. Way too many problems for a new car.
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Great car so far
By jo26 on 11/10/09 09:56 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Review

This car is great so far. I bought it over two years ago and it is currently at around 60000 miles. The car gets fairly good miles per gallon, but it goes down considerably when you drive above 65 miles/hour. The cost of the car is also very affordable. (kind of a long cons list, but they are all pretty minor things)
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this is why imports are better
By jhodges83@yahoo.com on 11/05/09 08:47 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I've always had import cars. I've had an 02 eclipse and a 03 Audi 1.8t. Due to the economy and a recent child I need to get something a little more reasonable. I found an 05 cobalt an decided to buy it. Well now I've had it for a month an I'm mad about it. The thing is junk. It looks like a big piece of plastic. The inside looks looks cheaply made. Even my base eclipse looked an drove a of a lot better then this.
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POWER STEERING
By TODD W. on 10/26/09 18:00 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Review

The Cobalt is a fun car to scoot around town but the reliability of this vehicle severely lacks the dependability that a Chevy product should have. This is the 2nd time I've had to put vehicle in shop because of the power steering problem. If dealership can't fix the problem, why don't they admit to it and possibly buyout the vehicle or offer a refund on balance of loan - to put toward another vehicle (not GM). This continuing problem has changed my mind about GM products (not to the better).
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Average, But A Good First Car
By Cris on 07/22/09 08:09 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Overall it's a good point a to b kind of car it's nothing special but it does what it's supposed to. I got it for around 10k used with 20k miles on it. Not a bad price at all, but unfortunately lacking in features. No power windows/locks; therefore no keyless entry either. It just surprises me that these features aren't standard these days. Every car should have them. The Cobalt is a great car for a first time driver though; it's cheap, fuel efficient, got a little bit of power, and doesn't look half bad in most colors (mine is white and it's really not the best looking color for the car). Standard cruise control would be nice too.
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Never Buy This Car
By Meg on 06/14/09 20:22 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I purchased the car in 2008. Been down hill since day 1. W/in the 1st week, the rear passenger window seal was bad, several fuses had to be replaced, the key got stuck in the ignition and the entire steering column was replaced bc it wouldn't lock into gear. Still does it. The glove box rattles, the instrument panel lights don't come on when the headlamps are on. The clock constantly resets itself to 12:00. The trunk now rattles. The plastic interior scratches way too easily. I know it's not a Lexus, but GM could have done a better job. Will never buy GM again. All I can say is you'll defiantly be using that warranty! Be careful!
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Amazing first car for teenagers!
By Shay on 04/29/09 15:27 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Review

My dad purchased this car for me as my very first car. I was thrilled. We have had it for 4 years and honestly have had no problems! I have a 4cyl so although it's not fast, it has NEVER broken down on me. I cannot find a flaw in it. We have put over 100k miles on it and it still looks and drives as if it was brand new. I definitely recommend this car for anyone looking to make a very good investment. My boyfriend lives an hour away and I have been driving it there and back every weekend for 2 years. It has never given me any kind of problems!
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