I bought my Cobalt as a GM Certified Pre-Owned in early 2011. It was 3 years old and had 1 owner, 32,000 miles on it. It was a good deal... or so I thought. Not including the 2 re-call repairs I have had this car in the shop so many times that a $8,500 steal became a $13,500 robbery. This does not include the minor things I have not fixed: the cheap plastic interior parts are all broken/ breaking, the speakers blown out when I only listen to easy listening at reasonable volumes, etc. The headlamps, turn signals, fuses all need to be replaced at regular intervals (every 3 months!). I do regular maintenance and keep it up too, but it still breaks. Cutting my losses now and leasing a Honda.
The ride used to be really quiet ride and great A/C.
I would scrap the Cobalt and start fresh-- oh, wait the Chevy Cruze. Alright, I still wouldn't touch it and would go for another manufacturer.
P.S. - When I filed a complaint, GM just signed me up for advertising spam.