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By Lucy Gallagher
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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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Chevy cobalt 2005, so many issues latest is the doors not staying closed should be a recall so many people have reported this from 2005-2007. This is a huge safety issue especially with passengers. Dealership wants a one hundred dollars to diagnose? then parts ballpark figure 500 -600. My car is old now this should be a recall sent in a complaint with the Safety Commission if they get enough complaints they will make a recall.


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This car is a horrible mess
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Latrecia Landry
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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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We were always replacing parts now the motor threw a rod, motor is shot. The paint job is coming off, too. So now I have a dead 2005 Chevy cobalt sitting in my driveway. The a/c leaks inside the car. New brakes, starter, rims, etc...


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Economy Yes!
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By Allen Tayler
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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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Parts readily available, easy to work on. Plain car, gets you where u want to get.


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11 years and 203K with a Cobalt
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By markjennings
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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought this car brand new in 2005, LS model 2 door with the 2.2 and automatic. Has a hair over 200K now. Nothing has ever gone wrong with the engine or transmission, it's been a dependable car that has never left me stranded. I love the fact I've never been faced with a $900 timing belt change because the Cobalt uses a chain. The car still runs like new and always manages to get nearly 40 mpg on the highway. I've had all the usual issues that Cobalts seem to have, control arms, wheel bearings, sway bar end links, struts, ignition switch, and a few minor electronic glitches through the years. I consider this stuff mostly normal wear items and was honestly no different than the 1998 Civic I owned previously, the big difference is the Cobalt is much, much cheaper to fix. I'd recommend the cobalt without hesitation, they are basic cars, somewhat spartan in feel, but mine has been a dependable and economical mode of transport.


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The car that never stops falling apart
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Chad Thompson
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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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In two years I've put over 2k into this car in repairs and paid 3k for it. And it still has things that need fixed but something else more serious breaks before I can get the money up to fix the things that aren't more stringent. Repairs are (that I can remember):
Main seal
Front Struts
Gas lines
Brake lines
A control arm that randomly broke
And brakes and rotors all around
Tire rods
Thermostat
Transmission control module
Things that still need fixed:
Intermediate steering shaft
Sway bar mounts
Rear brake drums full rebuild
Electrical problems:
Had to destroy key fab because it randomly made my alarm go off when near car
Most lights in interior don't work
Interior:
Good design and comfy for a taller guy
Leather has worn
Plastic has broken and makes noises
Paint and body:
The roof paint and top off fenders paint is peeled
No rust!
Dents easy
Drive quality:
Good handling
A nice feel in acceleration
Front noise will never go away
Wind noise will be heard
Overall:
The car is cheap and has given me a good year but it has consistently had problems. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. At this point I'm just enjoying it being paid off.


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