Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt?
Exterior appearance (the coupe only).
Lay-out and design of the radio and H-VAC center stack. The design of the dash is very straight forward and pleasing.
Driver info center with features like oil life monitor and tire pressure gauge.
Gas mileage, considering the nice performance.
Lots of "extra" features not found in other cars of this class.
Lovely brushed aluminum trim inside and quality switches on doors/radio.
Cons: How would you improve your 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt?
The plastic materials used on the dash and doors could use an upgrade.
Poor quality/insufficient height and storage in the tiny armrest/console.
Cramped, uncomfortable back seats (BUT it's is a compact car).
Gas cap is located on the passenger side leading to unusual maneuvering at gas stations.
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Review:
I have had two 2010 Cobalts: A base LS coupe with a manual tranny and no frills, and now a 1-LT coupe with an auto tranny and lots of bells and whistles. I totalled the first one due to my driving.
The manual was fun for a while and helped wring every horsepower out of the 2.2L engine. The base car had very cheap fabric on the seats. However, for an LS (the LS has base content plus air conditioning), I got the wonderful trip computer, tire pressure monitor, and other information features; remote trunk release, split rear seatback, NICE radio with auxillary input, chrome ringed guages, and nice looking brushed aluminum painted trim bits.
When I got the LT, I was really really happy with the content level. First of all, the seats/fabric was so much better! Having power windows, locks, mirrors and remote lock/unlock/trunk is so much better. Remote start is very cool. Also, it has a superb 4-speed auto which seems to almost anticipate my foot on the petal. My car also has the top radio with the USB port. Unfortunately I think it only recognizes Apple Ipods as it won't work with my MP3 device. I also have cruise on the steering wheel, along with driver and passenger vanity mirrors. This car is a great value! Also the DOHC 2.2L LAP engine is awesome, with variable valve timing- it has more horsepower than Corolla, Focus, and Civic standard models and is always willing to play.
This is all a great value because I happened to find this car as a leftover 2010 and a discontinued model that the dealership wanted to get rid of. I got the car for around $13000 (sticker was $18700) with all of the rebates. I plan on keeping this care a long time (long live the powertrain warranty!)!
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