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


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First year: Radio replaced twice due to shorts, door panels replaced twice due to peeling, instrument cluster replaced was shorting out, a/c blower replaced was making lots of noise. Power steering went out now 1200 repair. Any review you see that is good, theyre lucky. Stay away from this car like the plague, never will buy chevy again! Emailed GM with my issues and they have never contacted me. They have issues with their cars and don't care....safety concerns....WARNING STAY AWAY!!!


Best Features

Does accelerate quickly and handle well when the electric steering is working


Worst Features

Poorly made car inside and out. Everything is cheep, handles which peel, emblem in rear, peeling, door fabric stains easily and peels. Should be sent back to drawing board!


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Great car so far
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By jo26
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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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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)


Best Features

The cost, for a small car it is fairly spacious, nice exterior look, so far no engine problems, never had a problem starting even in very cold weather (i.e. ND winters).


Worst Features

The seats could be more comfortable, the factory windshield wipers are poor, some minor interior design flaws, would be nice if it came with power windows/locks, keyless entry and cruise standard.


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this is why imports are better
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By jhodges83@yahoo.com
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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

NONE


Worst Features

the seats are the most uncomfortable i've ever sat in.


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POWER STEERING
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By TODD W.
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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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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).


Best Features

Power of a 4 cylinder - when it is working properly. The fuel economy is great. The easy mobility in traffic. The fold down back seats.


Worst Features

Upgrade on the interior...upholstery.


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By reallybadcar
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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl S/C 5M)


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I have had the most trouble with this car, i bought it with 2k miles. Then everything started going wrong. The windows motors stopped at 3k. The steering column had locked up and needed to be replaced, at 12k. At 24k miles, a horrible knocking sound started up, the dealership, said the 2 front struts were faulty, the manifold had a leak in it and needed to be replaced, and the wheel bearings in the front dif were faulty, and of course the supercharger was faulty and was replaced. Cant forget the boost gauge meter went out and needed to be replaced at 8k miles. And now the big pool of water that comes from the leaking ac unit, this is my new fun thing to get fixed, but now its out of warranty


Best Features

The sound system is nice for sure, the leather isn't the best but looks really nice. I honestly like the car, it is fun to drive, nice and fast, but im not much of the speeder type, so really its more trouble then its worth.


Worst Features

Make a better parts for the car!!! the lighting is crap wont be finding anything in the backseat at night. The rotors are crap, worthless at 8k miles, warped and torn up.


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