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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt SS

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One year after review! Problems a plenty
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By vahdyx
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Vehicle

2009 Chevrolet Cobalt SS SS 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

I'd like to educate some with the flaws. The problems I'm experiencing after a year of owning this car has been a pain. Cylinder 4 misfire after 1000 miles, MAP Sensors fail especially after getting the optional "GM Stage 1 kit", Intermediate steering shaft rattles, condensation in headlight, rear brake pads scoring rotor, plastic charge pipe cracking due to extreme weather, thud when shifting into gear, etc. I have taken this car to get warranty work more than any other car I've owned. It's getting old. I don't recommend the SS unless you know your way around a car. After my warranty expires, I anticipate selling, but unfortunately, this car has poor resale value. Maybe I'll start tuning it


Favorite Features

XM, GM Stage 1 upgrade kit did add a lot of power, while keeping warranty, Onstar piece of mind, seats are comfy, boost gauge, reads MP3 CDs, exterior styling, Brembo Brakes, warranty itself, subwoofer, cheap parts, traction control, Steering wheel controls, competition mode, "No Lift Shift" feature


Suggested Improvements

If you plan on buying this car, you should consider buying new performance parts to replace the plastic charge piping and intercooler. This will prevent it from cracking during extreme weather. I also advise against upgrading the performance with the GM Stage 1 kit, instead custom tune with Trifecta


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The SS actually stands for "SS"
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By Blake
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt SS SS 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

I'd been eyeballing the SS Cobalt when it was supercharged. However, instead of purchasing it, I bought a 2007 Subaru Forester, XLT. (turbocharged) I turned 50 and decided it was time for my midlife crisis car. So, I added the 2009 Cobalt SS Turbocharged to my stable. I use my SS Cobalt as a commuter vehicle. Part of my commute is on a narrow winding road perched on the side of a canyon. The car is amazing on that road and I look forward to the drive. After the 14 miles of twisting road, everything else is boring. The car has an excellent ride. Oddly enough, the car rides better than the Subaru. I get a combined 28.5 mpg with the car and I don't drive conservatively.


Favorite Features

XM Satellite radio, hands free calling, handling, braking, acceleration.


Suggested Improvements

Revise the trunk opening. Lots of trunk room, small opening to put anything in it.


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GREAT BANG FOR THE BUCK
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By JOHNC352
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Vehicle

2009 Chevrolet Cobalt SS SS 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

I have had this car less than a week and I love it. Engine power is great and the handling is very tight.Very good brakes. the sound system is very good also. Things that I don't like. Small fuel tank, only 13 gal and the fuel economy isn't that great but I hope that it will better after being broke in. Chevrolet needs to redesign the interior. To much cheep looking plastic. Also after I got my car home I discovered that the underhood liner was missing! Now this car went through at least half a dozen quality control people plus the dealership new car PDI and no one caught it! How the dealership handles this problem is yet to be seen.


Favorite Features

power, looks,sound system, braking and handling. Very fun to drive.


Suggested Improvements

Larger fuel tank, get rid of the cheep looking plastic inside of the interior. Install a center arm rest. make sure all the parts are on the car before it leaves the factory.


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Little Demon Car
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By Kevin
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt SS SS 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

First off, I always get tons of crap from my buddies when I tell them I got a cobalt until I take 'em for a ride. Amazing power for such a little car and the brakes stop on a dime. Only real problem is everywhere I go, people try to race me lol


Favorite Features

Power, speed, styling, Brembo Brakes.


Suggested Improvements

Weak Weak WEAK AC, Definitely needs an upgrade. More inside storage, maybe an armrest?


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Super fun to drive
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By scooter
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt SS SS 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

This little car has definitely impressed me, its performance form acceleration to cornering to brake is incredible especially considering the rear axle is only a semi independent solid axle.I work on cars for a living and have done so for 20 years,the amount of power this engine produces for its size is amazing. Also amazing is the fuel economy, combined driving around 25mpg. I do not baby this car by any means and it still amazes me too get 33 mpg at 70mph on the highway. I highly recommend it,its not real cheap to own since tires are ultra hi performance and around $150 each and up.Its well worth it tho.


Favorite Features

power handling and braking, all exceptional.


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