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Pros: The sporty look of the car
Cons: The turning radius of the vehicle, its terrible!The cover plates inside the door handles and around the stereo started flaking off not even 6 months after I got it. The turning radius on this car is horrible and it's not my driving, I have had several friends drive it and they have said the same thing.
My 2006 Cobalt
Cons: the rideThis car is now 5 years old and I still owe $7,000 on it! I do not think it will last the 18 more months I have left to pay on it. The a/c is going out and the transmission is going out. I have had it in the shop for recalls three times. I never liked the ride in it because it rides rough like there are no shocks on it. It takes bumps hard. I would not buy another one nor recommend it. Too may times in shop during warranty period.
Worst vehicle I have owned!This car certainly has some real issues. Not sure of how many recalls it has had, and still waiting for the last to be done. (waiting for parts). I feel that this is a very unsafe vehicle. My daughter also owned a 2005 cobalt, but with so many issues... traded it within a year.
Reliable, Affordable and Fast
Pros: Nice sound system, spirited performance for a 4cyl.
Cons: Small trunk opening.I love my 06 Cobalt SS. It now has 105,000 miles on the clock and has never seen the inside of a shop. I've driven it pretty hard (even taken it to the track a couple of times.) Though she has a few performance mods, she's never given me any problems whatsoever, other than normal wear items like tires and brakes. I average about 29-30 mpg with mixed driving. I had her tuned to run on pricy 93 octane fuel for max hp (stock they only need 91 octane.) It has a nice factory sound system too. For only $17.4K new in 06 it was a real bargain, considering it's combination of excellent reliability, good mileage and great performance.
Great car for the money.
Cons: Break wearIs a great car for the money. Mine has the 2.4 non super charge engine and has plenty of speed. Great handling with the tires and the tight steering.
Pros: heated seats
Cons: front wheel driveGreat Car
Pros: The power for a small car and looks.
Cons: cruse control button to close for set and resum.
Advice: Back is real hard to keep clean but it looks good when it is.Like the car so much bought one for my wife. The gas milage is 28+ driving to work with the air on, air off 33, on the highway if you keep it at 55 to 60 it will get up to 40 with air off 34 with air on. the car runs out good with a lot of power, however on straight roads it seem to float a little on back roads it handles well. The braking is very good handles well on quit stops. The car has blind spots when backing up even worst with air foil.