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I love this car
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By John Underwood
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl S/C 5M)


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This is the most fun I've had with four wheels since 1969. It goes, stops, turns, all with a great feel and precision. 20 MPG in stop and go commute and 34 MPG on a freeway trek of 200 miles doesn't hurt my feelings either. Best bang for your buck hands down.


Best Features

Recaro bucket seats. Good security and anti theft features. Supercharger. There is no substitute for forced air induction


Worst Features

Wheels are nice but the finish is not durable. Motor mounts are too soft, excesive torque movement. Needs caster-camber plates at top of strut for more accurate alignment. Carpet quality is a little low.


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From Monte Carlo SS to Cobalt SS/SC
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By 06blackg85ss
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl S/C 5M)


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First new car, used to drive a 1986 Chevy Monte Carlo SS. Much nicer car, better handling, no problems, great fuel economy, and much more comfortable. Only thing I've had to do so far is change the oil. I'm at 23,000 miles so far and it's been great. Interior is a little cheap looking, due to the plastic used everywhere, but the seats are fantastic (G85 Recarro package) but for a $20k car it's great.


Best Features

Favorite feature is the supercharger. Instant power on tap. Second though would be the seats.


Worst Features

Reduction of wheel hop and stronger axles


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Best bang per buck
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By mikedubreuil
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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This car has to be the best bang per buck for performance and styling. I get nothing but compliments about it and the same people are very surprised its a Chevy


Best Features

Excellent audio system. Great steering column controls


Worst Features

Interior plastics could be improved


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Avoid at all costs
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By kemorc
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I've been in the dealership for constant warranty work on this thing. I've got the 2.2 and the terrible Getrag manual transmission. Let's start with the tires. Continentals are junk, if there is moisture on the road, traction has become a thing of the past. Brakes have ceramic pads but terrible rotors. You'll find that they warp rather quick! Engine leaks like a sieve, and I'm only at 12k miles. Needs new head, valve cover gasket and if the main seals leak, those too. Transmission requires you to sit 10-15 seconds at a stop to shift into reverse. Tranny is incredibly weak, it's built to withstand the engine. Anything added for performance is questionable to the tranny. Please note that this is a SAAB designed engine, and an OPEL designed car, its not truly a GM vehicle, and it's starting to show, a GM vehicle wouldn't be this terrible.


Best Features

The warranty, and that sums up my favorite features. I've used it so many times its ridiculous.


Worst Features

New 4 cylinder engine, new transmission, quality tires are a must!


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2.4 SS Excellent
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By SSport
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I would recommend this car to anyone. It's a little car with a big heart. Minor problems here and there, but to be expected in a brand new car! I love it and plan to love it for many years to come!


Best Features

Exterior design, trunk size, Pioneer sound system.


Worst Features

Bigger opening of the trunk


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