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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt

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Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 29/Comb 24 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.9
Out of 10

Based on 1301 Ratings for the 2005 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.2/10
    Quality
    7.9/10
  • Reliability
    8.5/10
    Performance
    8.3/10
  • Comfort
    7.9/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

worst vehicle ever!

By on Thursday, February 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 113,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
1/10

Pros: "dashboard tac, decent gas mileage, mp3 cd player"

Cons: "mechanical problems, no aux jack, dealer parts"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"As if the barrage of news articles weren't enough to scare you away from this literal death trap, here's an insider look from an unfortunate owner of a 2005 Chevy Cobalt. The short version: run the other way. This car was okay for the first year. But, as you may have seen in the news, after year one it started having all sorts of issues: power steering recall, ignition switch (deadly) recall, ABS issues...and more recently, power window motor out, driver's side window fell out of socket (however that happens), the key gets stuck in the ignition and has to be released using a small button beneath the steering column, charge sys problems and electrical problems...I mean, just an absolute nightmare. And, what's worse, because of the hideous news coverage, the value (as if there ever was any) has now plummeted making the whole thing a total loss. Well, even though it may not affect GM/Chevy profit margins, this car has convinced me to run away and stay away."

I bought this car new and still like it very much.

By on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 30,975

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Visually appealing, good price, reliable"

Cons: "Rear-side window visibility"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"The only problems I found were that the rear-side window visibility required adjustment and I'd hoped for better mileage with combination city-highway use. (Excellent highway only MPG.)"

Great daily driver with a kick!

By on Wednesday, January 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 154,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "great price, cheap repair parts, good ride"

Cons: "Factory speakers aren't that great"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"My version of this car is all stock. No power windows or locks, 2.2 engine, with a manual transmission. However, even for lacking all those options, it still has cruise control! I bought this vehicle with 95k on it, and so far the only semi major repair I've had to make is replacing the throttle body. The parts are cheap, maintenance for the DIY person is easy, and once you replace the original clutch with a stage 2 this car has alot of get up and go!"

12 people out of 21 found this review helpful

A lot of bang for your buck.

By on Tuesday, January 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Loads of fun, reasonably priced, fun to customize"

Cons: "Short first gear, wheel hop in second"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"As a sports coupe, and Chevrolets first attempt to match the Japanese imported tuner, the Cobalt SS SC is really quite a car. Stock 205 horsepower with additional SC upgrade kits is nothing to overlook. The standard 5 speed tranny does a good job of getting the power to the road, with minimal drawbacks i.e. The very short first gear and on optimal traction situations a little wheel hop in second. Like any car the driver has a large roll in keeping things like that under control. The styling of the car, in my opinion, is quite nice and reflects the cars target market, young wanna-be racers. Dont let that fool you, the car will deliver a hard blow to any competiter that wants to line up next to it. The SS SC Cobalt is tons of fun to drive, and would make a great addition to any tuner racers arsonal."

Too many problems!

By on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Runs good when it will start."

Cons: "Too many to list!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Although I have always been a chevy kind of girl, this car should've never come off the assembly line! Too many problems to list, but the major one is the ignition. It won't let me take the key out of the ignition even after spending $100 to put in a new parking shift assembly. Keeps draining the battery. Now there is a recall on the electronic power steering. It just never ends. Although this car runs like a champ when it does run, the rest of the car is a piece of junk! I am trading it in the first chance I get!"

10 people out of 16 found this review helpful

great on gas use it to commute

By on Sunday, December 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"seats are comfortable for about 2 hour drive, and longer a little less comfortable, engine and tranny smooth keep oil changed and will run forever."

8 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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