2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Consumer Review: Detroit's Little Muscle

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt - Consumer Review

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LS Sedan (2.2L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Detroit's Little Muscle
By Michael on


2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


I bought this car for my wife after trading in on a 2001 GMC Jimmy. Haven't had a whole lot of problems with the car. There were at times that it seemed to run rather hot, but the dealershp mechanics stated that running up over 235+ degrees is common. As long as the light doesn't come on and the vehicle doesn't run sluggish it perfectly OK. Also at around the same time the vehicle tended to want to stall out especially at sudden stops. But after a needed oil change and running the 93 octane with an octane booster/ injector cleaner it went away. The 148hp motor is very responsive and doesn't hesitate to peel the tires from a dead stop. I find it fun to drive when the wife lets me

Best Features

The sporty 148HP, 2.4L motor is great. The fact that it can eat that Ford Focus up the street any day of the week.

Worst Features

Can the motor tweek to up over the 150 mark? I think it needs a little redesigning in the interior. The cup holder situation needless to say stinks, and while we did get the model with those classic manual window cranks for the sake of saving a few dollars but shouldn't everything be powered these days?
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