Used 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

242 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Cobalt model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Too many problems
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Dayna
on

Vehicle

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


Review

Granted, I bought my car used from a used dealership I'm reading all the above problems from all other consumers and find I'm having the same problems! Struts! Radio locking up! The metal lining on interior doors chipped and very sharp! Power steering! Shakes when I go to a stop like its going to stall out on me and now the car won't even start! The engine light just comes on!


Best Features

gas mileage


Worst Features

everything!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Best car I have ever owned
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Sandra Wyatt
on

Vehicle

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I purchased this car new in 2005. The primary driver is my son who is now 22. Other than regular maintenance (oil changes, fuel filter replacement, etc) the car has not required anything except new front rotors. It now has 115,000 miles on it and runs as good as the day I purchased it. It gets 28 to 32 mpg. My son has also wrecked it 3 times. Two were serious accidents and he did not get hurt in either. The most recent wreck was in March of this year when he was hit by a Semi truck. The car is currently being repaired from this wreck. I couldn't ask for a more reliable and safe vehicle. My mother recently purchased a 2009 and said she will never own another Ford again.


Best Features

Very dependable and safe. I never worry that it will not start even on the coldest days in the winter. Have never had a problem with it.


Worst Features

The interior could be a little nicer. But it has handled all of the abuse from my son and is still in good condition. Other than that you can't improve on perfection.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Happy with the car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By 2005 Chevy Cobalt
on

Vehicle

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


Review

We bought this car with 27,000 miles on it and now it has 90,000+. The car has been great for us, as we have had absolutely no problems. It is a lot more fun to drive than the other economy cars. Ours is fairly loaded with the bigger tires and alloy wheels, and the spoiler. We still get compliments on the appearance of the car. Our city MPG averages about 24, and we get about 30 in the highway.


Best Features

Quickness, great turning circle makes it easy to get in and out of tough spots.


Worst Features

The seats stain way too easily and the back seats are only comfortable for very small people.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

worst car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By danny olsen
on

Vehicle

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I bought my cobalt last year and ever since i have had problems with it i had to replace the radio twice cause it always said (lock or error) the power steering went out the ac started licking the bolt joint on both front wheel broke of there is still a knocking sound in both front wheel and i had a recall last week about it but the warranty is over now. That is for sure the last time i will purchase a GM product. IN SHORT STAY AWAY FROM THAT CAR. WORST CAR EVER.


Best Features

comfortable


Worst Features

everything


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Problematic
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By 05 Chevy Cobalt
on

Vehicle

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The many problems I have had include the car cutting completely off while I was driving, cd player locks or says error, the embellem in the back looks like it is melting, the door handles on the inside have peeled off & is sharp, there is a knocking sound in the back (very scary esp being a woman), my mirrors show different views of the car behind me (the one that says closer than they appear is actually farther away), the back seat release in the trunk broke off, piece of the seatbelt that attaches to the car broke off, etc. there are many more but i'm running out of characters! All in all the car runs and I am thankful but many problems


Best Features

The gas mileage and the overall look of the car


Worst Features

Everything that I have suggested should be improved


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411