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2006 Cobalt LT Coupe
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By shift2n
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe LT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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Good small car. Excellent value. Sticker price was $17,000. I bought this car because the price of the imports was $3000-$5000 more for a comparable Honda Civic. Don't always believe what the magazines and web sites tell you about any cars!!! I test drove a Civic and it was a dog in performance and handling as compared to the Cobalt. The exterior styling on the Cobalt was so much better, I could not believe people were paying that much for a Civic. After 60,000 miles, the only problems have been: 1. Key sticking-warranty. 2. Power steering pump recall - warranty. 3. Front wheel bearing noise-out of warranty. This car is fun to drive - not like our Honda Crv which is a chore to drive.


Best Features

Performance. Gas Mileage. Appearance. Reliability. In that order. Again, don't always believe what you read in the magazines and web sites. Many are bought and paid for. Just like the Toyota coverup, sooner or later it all comes out.


Worst Features

Cheap painted plastic plates with window and door lock controls lose the paint to easily. They should have been anodized aluminum.


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You get what you pay for
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By kelcic
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe LT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I have had my Cobalt for 5 years now, and I have put about 70,000 miles on it. Around 45,000, the brakes began failing. Around 60,000, the transmission began failing. Just recently, it has begun violently shaking whenever I brake or accelerate. The car has served me well, and I haven't had to replace anything yet. Once the transmission fails, though, the car is totalled. I have manual locks and windows, so I have not had any problems with the doors locking me in or out. This is a good car for first-time drivers, but if you want a long-lasting car, I would avoid the Cobalt.


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Not too sastified
1 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By dstevens1204
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe LT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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i own a 2006 chevy cobalt lt coupe for 2 years now. pretty much, the main problem is that the cd player never want to work, the engine light keep coming off and on.


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exterior


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Decent car for the price
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By abgtbikes
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe LT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I drive this car everyday I used to put about 150 miles on it a day but the facts, brakes got pretty crape fast I bought new ones and the just went through them so fast, front end makes a lot of road noise, struts rattle a lot just had new ones put it and they still rattle, when you brake the steering wheel shakes as well as the car sometimes (might be the brakes who knows) insides cheap plastic has decent stereo in it. Not the fastest car but does pick up pretty quick its a fun little toy car that will start up for you everyday and give you the gas mileage you want. I'm not disappointed with this car its pretty good and worth the price


Best Features

Sunroof by far, the stock stereo was good, tight steering fun to drive


Worst Features

front end road noise and lifetime of front end parts other than that this is a good car


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I would never recommend this car
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By woody
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe LS 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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This car is bad news. It looks sporty and is inexpensive, and that's what got me. I bought with 18,000 miles. Having issues with transmission, front struts are bad, parking break is too weak to hold on a hill, fuel economy calculator is not accurate. Stick shift makes it fun to drive sometimes, but does not have cruise control. Came with SS spoiler, so it looks sporty, but is a pile of junk. How can the struts and tranny have issues at 20,000 miles? This car is cheap for a reason. GM cut corners big time. I used to love them, but I don't know if I will be able to buy one again after this pile. As much as I hate to say it, look for a ford. Stay away from Chevy, especially the cobalt.


Best Features

Engine is very quiet at low RPM. Decent pep for small engine. Seats are pretty comfy.


Worst Features

Improve build quality all around. Get rid of plastic under hood, it rattles all the time. Better manual tranny, not smooth and now issues with 1,2,3 and R at 20,000 miles. Improve fuel economy calculator accuracy. Stronger parking break. Better interior quality. I think I know why Chevy discontinued


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