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2006 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

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.8
Out of 10

Based on 1339 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

Good value - rides nice

By on Friday, July 8, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Cheap, realiable, inexpensive parts"

Cons: "all the plastic stuff breaks easy"

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

"Of the many smaller cars I have owned, this is the nicest ride. It's 8 years old and it is still quiet, smooth, and feels like a much larger car. Much quieter than my Hyundai Accent and Ford Focus. It's a GM product, so you have your share of stupid stuff that shouldn't break or wear out but it does. But the engine and transmission will easily go 200K miles if you just change the fluids as scheduled. Parts are much cheaper for this car than for the imports."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

nice looking,well maintained,one owner

By on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "easy steering..nice ride.."

Cons: "none"

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

"never smoked in,clean,dependable,regular oil changes and maintence.one owner..i need to add pictures tomarrow..06/23/2016."

this car is a mizer, very dependable, low maint,

By on Friday, May 13, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 66,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Well made American small car. Great gas mileage."

Cons: "The premium wheels scratch easily. Seat belt sucks"

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

"Reliable and very comfortable. I'm a big guy and I enjoy the room it has for me. The CVC joint is the only thing I had replaced, and that only cost $90.00. I won't ever sell this car. I'll drive it til the wheels fall off. Chevy finally made a descent small car. I can say this because I owned a 1972 Chev. Vega ( Yeah, remember this car back then?). I love Chevys, and I have a 2010 Camaro Yeahhhhh!!400 +horses enough to have alot of fun."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Chevy is a disappointment.

By on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 73,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
1/10

Pros: "none"

Cons: "too many to list, perhaps just "it's a domestic""

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

"Never again. Get me back in a foreign sedan, such as a Nissan or Subaru. The design and quality of dang near EVERYTHING was a joke (and this was outside of the ignition switch recall/replacement). Turn signal replacements, truck hydraulic replacement, automatic tranny lever replacement. Water droplets stain the seat upholstery. The radio/stereo system is failing. Lastly, what advantage is it to have my car battery in the trunk under everything? totally illogical and incovenient. Moreover, there is NO safety advantage to having the car lock up (wheels) if the battery is dead."

6 people out of 20 found this review helpful

Awesome SS

By on Saturday, March 5, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 17,900

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Bang for the buck fast and frugal"

Cons: "Plastic interior is on the cheap side"

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

"I bought one of the very rare 2009 Cobalt SS Sedans (only 474 sold in the U.S.) because of it's performance for the dollar or bang for the buck. I have had all of the factory recalls done and GM seems to have done a good job fixing any issues. The only let downs would be the plastic interior is on the cheap side and the trunk opening is too small for large boxes. Crash tests are good, it features 10 air bags, big Brembo disc brakes, and stability control. The Pioneer Stereo sounds great with a USB and Aux input. The interior is comfortable with Recarro sport buckets up front, and 2 adults can easily fit for hours in the back seat.I also have the GM stage 1 performance upgrade that gives the car an increase horsepower and torque(287 hp, 300 tq vs 260 hp, 260 tq on the dyno). The car will go 0 to 60 in 4 seconds, run the 1/4 mile in 13 seconds, and tops out at 160 mph. With 25 MPG City, 30 HWY, and less than $20,00 new no other 4 door sedan can match the Cobalt SS's Bang for the buck and 1 car magazine ranked it higher than the 09 Corvette for the title of fast and frugal! It is now 2016, the car has less than 18,000 miles on it, and it brings just as big of a smile to my face as the first time that I drove it. Used car values are flat for the poor old Cobalt but with this low a mileage and so few being made I think that one day the 09 Cobalt SS sedan will be a collectors item, time will tell."

5 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Waste of money

By on Monday, February 8, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 134,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
2/10
Styling
3/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "Good on gas"

Cons: "Small, cheaply made"

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

"Basically, it's a cavalier. Inside is cheaply made. Just very basic looking. Small car in general. Great on gas. Trunk is extremely tiny-cannot fit baby gear inside. Would be good vehicle for a high school/college student or a winter beater but that's the extent of it. Overall, just "junky"."

10 people out of 21 found this review helpful

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