Based on the other reviews it's clear that if you get a sound Cobalt it's a good purchase. The car my wife and I bought was dangerous right off the bat. Aprox. 2 weeks after purchase while going 40-45 mph the car died. A wiring harness had to be replaced. Since then it's been back to the dealership for numerous repairs.
The car's peppy.
Don't turn such a poorly executed car loose on the public. For a few dollars more per unit you could have made a great little car.
I got this car 4 years ago (in January) and when the lease is up, it's gone! Don't get me wrong, the car gets great mileage, and it's fun to just step on the gas and go! But it's a really light vehicle, and I get afraid of driving thru a puddle on the highway. I've had to bring it to get fixed twice, and it's had a recall. The gas gauge also never says that the tank is completely full, something that's evidently a recurring, "accepted", problem for Chevy cars..
Gas mileage, good speakers, driver info center, looks, trunk space is generous for a small car, handles well
Get a CD player that doesn't say "LOCK" half the time. The key gets stuck in the ignition a lot. Make the car a little heavier, the lining in the trunk has come out and hangs over the sides, the seats are uncomfortable, and the back seat is small for an adult to sit in
I bought my Cobalt for 2 reasons. It's mileage was 10x better then my Jeep, and secondly my boyfriend who happens to be 6'5 could actually drive it. It's great for long trips and does wonderful in Indiana's winter season.
I love the heated leather seats and the spacious backseat for the carseats to fit in.
Would have to say that the windows need to be slightly tinted if the car has leather seats, it will help the seats not to discolor.
I bought this car for my wife brand new and we currently have 37,000 miles on it. Other than having the key get stuck in the ignition (fixed under warranty) and replacing front brake pads, we haven't touched the car. It gets great gas mileage and looks good to boot. Could'nt ask for anything better.
This is my wife's car and she puts less then your average yearly mileage on the car. When she first bought the car it was a wonderful. In fact I actually found myself sneaking it time to time for little trips to the store. In terms of reliability. Well that's the sour point of this car. This is a list of the items that have been fixed since the car was new. Throttle body malfunctioned, Sunroof has broke and come off track twice, Every button in the interior has broke at least once. Have replaced the sunroof bezel 4 times. Electrical short in trunk that killed the electrical system. Final thoughts: Fun to drive, good gas mileage, horrible reliability. Will trade for a Honda Civic.
Overall fun factor. It's like driving a go-cart. with out the reliability of a lawnmower engine.
GM overall has made improvements on reliability for all of its line up, but they are still not even in the same league as Honda, Subaru, or Toyota.