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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.
My favorite car....ever!
Pros: Very easy to handle. Fun to drive.
Cons: I do not have any complaints.A great car. Compact with a roomy interior.
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 little FUN car
Cons: lack of after market optionsWe just bought this vehicle a love it. It has ALL the bells and whistles and drives well.
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.