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By chevygirl21
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe LT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I absolutely love this car! Before this car I had a 2008 Dodge Caliber and I am so happy that i traded it. I recently got in an accident with it and it did not cost me more than 500 bucks to fix it myself! and it still runs awesome just like it did before! The manual transmission in it too makes it so much fun to drive and race others all the time cause im first off the line. Fuel economy is great my tank will last me two weeks and im driving everyday to school and work and its only 45 bucks to fill her up. Wouldnt trade her for anything


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Fun First Car
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By mizmwise
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe LT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my Cobalt new and have put 56,000 miles on it. I love it! I'm religious about servicing it and have had zero mechanical problems. I get 40 mpg highway easily. For a relatively inexpensive car it handles great and has decent power. I live where it gets cold as hell in the winter and it starts every morning, and it does alright on the snow and ice. There is pretty limited storage space, and the blindspots are pretty significant. Everything seems pretty solid still. Of course there are little rattles here and there, but nothing crazy. Everything has stayed pretty tight and sealed up. The ride on the highway is smooth and fairly quiet. Overall, I think this is an awesome car!


Favorite Features

XM Radio, nice exterior styling, reliable


Suggested Improvements

More interior storage


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Snowing in July?? Paint is flaking everywhere!
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By blueextc3221
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe LT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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Purchased NEW 2009 Garage kept Cobalt LT Black coupe. After only 6 months - clearcoat on aluminum rims bubbling and flaking. Steering wheel/system rattles & thunks over small bumps after about 10K miles (same problem as my '06). Recall "fix" made no difference. I Drive a lot. 64K of today's writing... just noticed a half-dollar sized area of paint bubbling on the roof.... and chrome on the inside passenger door handle that is NEVER used is bubbling. I know I drive a bunch - but these are cosmetic issues GM will not cover after 36K warranty is up. I have 36K in the first 6 months!! Cheap car with cheap plastic parts - and paint issues not isolated to Cobalt. Black is bad on Camaros too.


Favorite Features

Peppy engine. Nice body styling - but horrible paint. Roomy Trunk. Leg room - I am 6'4" and seat is NOT all the way back.


Suggested Improvements

Paint, clearcoat, and chrome plating is awful. Issues with the clunking in the steering have affected 2005 - present models - FIX IT!! Paint on master switch peeling. All interior is cold and plastic. Cheap construction. Will not be purchasing Chevy again.


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Cheap parts but reliable ride
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By Barbara57
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe LT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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LT 2 sport coupe review: sexy car+reliable under the hood+exterior panels were loose+interior steering wheel neck was broken+new leather seats wouldn't move forward+steering ratio limited>tire too big for wheel space, difficulty making U turns or parking+gas mileage not so good for small car


Favorite Features

once I got it fixed--most everything-great for a small person


Suggested Improvements

fix the wheel space/ tire issue so I can make normal turns instead of 3 point turns-Chevy refuses to acknowledge this-stop using cheap plastic clips for the body panels


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A Great American Made Car
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By MichaelB2009
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe LT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I was in the market for a new compact gar with Great MPG. When I went to Vegas in 2008 I rented a Toyota Corolla, Then in 2009 I rented a Focus for a Week then My next Trip I rented a Cobalt, Each one I rented for 7 days & I put on close to 1000 miles in the week going to the Grand Canyon and Red Rock Canyons. Even drove through the Dessert. The Toyota is a death trap,the accelerator stuck on me. The Focus (Mexican Built 1.8 engine) is not as fast and struggles to get up. to speed and has noisy acceleration. The Cobalt 2.2 is the fastest 0-100 & Top Speed hands down. I drove it hard & it impressed me with 32 MPG with Auto Trans.Paid about 11K with all Rebates combined & my 4K GM Card Rebate


Favorite Features

The 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Auto 2dr Coupe is FAST with Great MPG, I got about 30MPG. I've had my Yellow XFE coupe for about 16 months and 25,000 miles on it, the MPG gets better and better. The car is also extremely Fast & Quiet and had low road noise top speed in the Dessert about 125 American made.


Suggested Improvements

Replace cloth seats with better washable material,Make Spare Tire, Ash Tray&Lighter Standard instead of a option.Free XM is great for a year but I went through a circle jerk to Renew you have to waist like 6 hours of time with overseas call centers who speak like clones with marbles in their mouths


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I love my Chevy Cobalt LT Coupe!
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By Steph&Lou09
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe LT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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It is my first car! Love love love it! It is the best. Hands down. Others are jealous. It's a sexy car. I named him Lou. It has good gas mileage. Never had a problem with it :) Chevy for life!


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Everything!


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Nice for the money
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By Mike_in_PVD
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe LT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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It's quieter than my 07 Honda Civic. So far no problems. I have 8000 miles on it. Gas mileage on the highway is very good. I can maintain 40 mpg on a relative lt flat highway at 60 mph. I do not like the spare tire. There is none. Chevy now provides an air compressor with a bottle of stop leak attached to the compressor. What happens if I get a flat when it's 20 degrees outside? What happens if I get a blowout? I'm going to start calling junk yards for a real spare tire. It will fit in the spare tire wheel well. So why not just provide a real spare and a jack?


Favorite Features

Comfortable. Handles relatively well.


Suggested Improvements

A REAL SPARE TIRE!!! Heated side mirrors that collapse.


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BUY THE CAR - GET IT LOADED UP
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By PETERSON
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe LT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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Love this car. I purchased the LT package with all the bells and whistles. The pioneer stereo is more than adequate. It sounds as good if not better than some Bose systems Ive heard. Love the XM radio. Love the Onstar (Incase of a serious accident)- Has great comfortable leather seats with the 2-stage heat option. (VERY NICE) and airbags everywhere. I got the 17" Chrome style wheels with the Pirelli tires. This car sticks and corners SWEET!!! And I have owned 5 Corvettes!!!! You can take a 40mph curve at 70 and it will rail right around. Awesome!!!Traded a 07 Civic EX and yes the dash was prettier and may last a bit longer but I hands down LOVE the Cobalt much much better. Smooth/Quiet/Awesome


Favorite Features

Love the ONstar & the remote start & the XM Pioneer stereo system ROCKS OUT!! Also like the MPG (Averaging 26.8 since I bought it 5/09) Like the fog lamps and the 2 stage heated seats- like the TPMS monitoring system and all the info you can get about the cars operation at the push of a button


Suggested Improvements

NONE!


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This is my 2nd Cobalt!
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By C-57D
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe LT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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What can I say - I bought a 2005 because I needed a car (my '92 Lumina Van croaked at 218000 miles). There was nothing wrong with the '05 but GMAC wanted to get rid of their leases and they made me a good deal! The '09 feels like it has a little more power and is a bit more solid overall than the '05. Never had a problem with either car.


Favorite Features

looks, basic performance, appointments, enjoyment, and reliability (did I say looks?)


Suggested Improvements

Nit picking - mileage seems a little bit less than the '05 (down maybe 4 mpg). The trunk could use a bigger opening.


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Great Commuter Car and Fun To Drive
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By Freddie
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe LT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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For the past two months I have been happy to get into my 2009 Chevy Cobalt and drive. There are three things that have impressed me about this car the most, and they are the quietness of the cabin, the strength of the engine at 155 HP and the transmission, being how smooth it is and quiet. There is little to no wind noise at 80 MPH, the engine really responds well and has great passing power when you need it. And the transmission is so smooth whether you are going up or down hills or just cruising on the freeway. The base sound system is great and the steering wheel radio controls make it easy to control when driving. There is plenty of cabins space for a two door.


Favorite Features

Built in Bluetooth, On Star, XM Radio, Auto Start, Informational system about the car etc, MPH, Tire Pressure, Outside Temp


Suggested Improvements

It would be nice if this car rode like a two door coups instead of a four door car without the extra two doors. Also, if the sun roof wasn't a $700 add on, does that seem steep for a sun roof? A redo on the cup holders for sure so that they don't block the AC controls. And they need to be bigger.


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