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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

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

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.9
Out of 10

Based on 1315 Ratings for the 2005 - 2009 models.

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

too Many Recall notices and insurance too high

By on Saturday, May 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 79,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
3/10
Styling
3/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "gas mileage"

Cons: "no leg room for taller people"

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

"I got the colbalt out of desperation..Cheap little car. That is a great way to describe this vehicle. Cheaply made Cheap on gas and just shotty workmanship. I have kept up on all recommended maint for this vehicle through the dealership. Love them but absolutely hate this car. My car insurance went up over $50/month because its made of nothing but plastic..If you get into an accident its going to cost the insurance company and you dearly. Do not get into one without your seatbelt. If you do get into an accident at least you wont go through the windshield as the rest of the car pops apart."

9 people out of 11 found this review helpful

unbelievable gas mileage

By on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 240,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great car"

Cons: "visibility not great but not bad"

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

"2400000 miles and no major repair. Never had ignition issue. Spent less than a thousand dollars on repairs. Great tire wear except for pirelli tires. Never has needed an alignment. All options still work including ac. Beats any foreign car in its class on pick up. Still does not use oil."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Affordable, reliable vehicle

By on Friday, May 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 123,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
5/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "affordable to fix"

Cons: "not alot of space"

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

"This was my second vehicle. I like this car, aside from the recall & other misc things that have gone wrong, it is a very affordable reliable vehicle. My 4D LT Sedan was a rental car before it became mine, so I purchased it with 85,000 miles. I definitely over paid for it from the dealership and am still paying it off. This car does not carry its purchase value well at all. I am stunned that with the mileage and the condition it is in, that it is worth so little. For a college/starter vehicle, it was fantastic. It had enough space for toting around friends and taking home groceries. This is not the car for a family or someone who moves larger items often. The gas mileage is fantastic but I have my eyes set on something with more space. If you are looking for a cheap, good looking, affordable fixer car, this is the car for you!"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

It's a good car.

By on Saturday, May 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,200

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
4/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Aside from the recalls, I have had no problems with this car. Most of my driving is city driving and I get a consistent 23 mpg"

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Worst car ever

By on Friday, May 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 91,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
3/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
2/10

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

"Always in need of repairs, at almost 10 years old it's time for a trade in. Does not handle well in snowy upstate NY winters, even with exceptional snow tires and driving extremely cautiously. I do not recommend anyone buy a Cobalt. Key snapped in half and got stuck in the ignition...l had recall notice... The list goes on and on haha."

1 person out of 5 found this review helpful

Good, cheap fun

By on Friday, May 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Good price, fun to drive, cheap to fix"

Cons: "interior is meh, average mpg"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Bought this car 2 years ago, and it really has been reliable and cheap to own. Many things that have broken were small and easy to fix. Interior is meh, but for a car that was 15-16 grand new in 07, I cant complain too much. Coupe has enough room for 2 people easily, and a 3rd if you have them stretch across the back. I put some bigger wheels and better tires on it for better performance, as well as a tune from trifecta and the GM performance exhaust and it really woke the car up. MPG was average, but I didnt baby it. If you want a cheap car thats easy to fix and very reliable, check one out."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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