Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt?
Too many to list.
It's not a Ford. I hated my Ford!
Cons: How would you improve your 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt?
Power steering went out- fixed with recall.
Odd knocking sound that randomly happens- never have figured out what that is.
Interior paint comes off.
Silver stuff on door handles peels off- friends and I have cut ourselves on it opening the doors on occasion.
Interior stains too easily.
Air conditioner leaks onto my passenger floor.
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Review:
I love my car, she is my baby! I bought her in June of 05 straight off the lot and have loved her from day 1. She handles great and I feel completely safe driving her (minus the 1 time power steering issue).
The only times I have had problems was when the power steering went out (scared me to death because my then boyfriend's 5 year old daughter was in the car with me). It had been briefly mentioned that there had been a recall but no one told me what it was for (letter went to my mom's address where I lived when I bought her), and having the battery changed was a pain in the ass because no one will change one in the trunk. I had to buy the battery and then take it to the dealership to have it installed, but this was 2 weeks ago, original battery held up well.
I heard today that Cobalts have a problem with the engine locking up once they hit 100,000 miles, which is why I am looking at reviews. I am at 94,000 miles today and if that is going to be a problem then I need to get looking. So far I have found nothing confirming this info.
The car wasn't offered with dark interior for the color I wanted so I ended up with light grey, it stains really bad. My son will be 4 in June and between his juice cups that leaked and my friends and boyfriends who just don't care about something that isn't theirs, it is stained pretty bad. I intend to have her detailed soon, whether to trade in or keep, I would hate to let her go - she is the best car I have ever owned. I would love to have another one as long as the 100,000 mile thing isn't a problem I find I actually have to worry about.
So other than these few things, I think she is a great car. Good stereo, I play my metal loud and proud, brakes are very sensitive so I never have to worry about not stopping in time and still have the same brake pads that were on it when I bought it, has the latches for car seats, good trunk space, easy to jump off if you need one, plenty of places to put stuff, black cup holder comes out to make room for larger cups, keep her maintained and she will be your best friend-- as will any good car.
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