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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt

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Good car for a good price
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By s1l3nt_1nc
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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A good relieable fun to drive car for a good price. However I have run into some minor cosmetic issues. I have a Automatic LT model and the red light that shows you what gear you are in is stuck. The plastic clip that you press to change gears broke off and my trunk light no longer works. However it runs great and is fun to drive. Gas mileage is OK but could be better. Overall good for the price. One more bit of advice. Get a spare key! If your battery dies and you try to start the car your key will be stuck in the ignition until you can jump the battery. There is a way to manually get the key out but you would have to get into the steering colum to press a tiny button which is hard to see.


Best Features

Good sound system. Sleek design.


Worst Features

More leg room for back passengers.


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Snowing in July?? Paint is flaking everywhere!
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By blueextc3221
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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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Too many repairs for a brand new car.
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By hdryder
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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We have a 2009 Cobalt Sedan W- Auto Trans. Purchased brand new. It currently has 38k miles on it. This is the worst GM car I have ever owned out of the gate. Within the warranty frame it's had numerous failures related to cheap parts: Power steering motor recall. Steering column replaced because of a rattle. Ignition replaced because the key could not be turned off. The most recent is a issue yet to be diagnosed for certain but we are experiencing an erratic slapping noise coming from the drive train. I suspect it's a noise that originates inside the transmission. This car has long term durabilty questionability. Be prepared to spend $$$$ after the warranty expires. It's very cheaply built.


Best Features

Upfront quality is fine with this car. It's the long term durabilty I have in question. Any car that needs numerous repairs early on will probably need the same repairs again and again in the future. Warranty is fine but what about covering these parts that fail early for life. How odd it is that GM usually replaces a failed part with the exact same part? There is no proof that GM improved the replacement part. So when the part fails after 36k miles, the consumer eats the cost to fix a mfg defective part. Personally, I think this is very poor customer relations.


Worst Features

GM needs to select durable parts.... not the cheapest ones they can find that will get through the warranty period. GM tests all their cars before they go into production. They know all the flaws yet they do nothing to prevent them. They throw these issues at the consumer. It's no wonder GM has irate customers and those who have left because of this very same issue.


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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt
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By jjcarter11
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I just purchased this amazing car and from the very beginning have enjoyed everything from the color to the handling of the car.
The acceleration is outstanding!
Would highly recommend this car to any car enthusiast who is looking for outstanding value matched with performance.


Best Features

Performance and acceleration


Worst Features

Cup holders are small and not deep enough. Sufficient to say if that is the least of my worries, no problem here!


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Cupholders!
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By britt369
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I absolutely love this car, its great as a family vehicle BUT the cup holders are TERRIBLE! they are not deep enough for coffee mugs or say a large coffee from dunkin donuts.
around sharp turns they spill and fall over every time!


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