2009 Chevrolet Cobalt 2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - One year after review! Problems

2009 Chevrolet Cobalt - Consumer Review

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

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One year after review! Problems a plenty
By vahdyx on


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


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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