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Chevrolet Cobalt, Coupe, Sedan
Jun 21, 2005 (9:47 pm)
But they sell for $16,995 often here on the Left Coast. Mazda6 is a pretty fair deal. And they had the Mazda3 for $13,999, or something like that. A Tribute for $15,999 right now, and about three months ago, they had one, I sat in for $14,999. Maybe Chevy just needs to adjust the prices on downward. An Employee Price for All, pricing could become the standard pricing. Since the new HHR starts at $15K, and the Solstice at $20K before air conditioning, my guess is that more pricing changes are to come. The G6 may never be over $20K starting again, but more like $18.5K starting for the V6 and $17,500 for the inline4. I would expect to pay between $12K and $14K for the Cobalt. The larger, as in taller, HHR/Cobalt starts at $15K with air, and ABS, I think - not sure on that. Anyway, it does have more standard than the PT, which is interesting. They tend to really discount the PT though. I have seen them for $10,999, but no air. Who buys a car without air? I think they had one for say $12,500 with air, which is pretty low. The 2006 PT may have some serious competition with the Cobalt based HHR being longer, possibly safer, most standard equipment, and well lets say newer. The 2006 PT has a new front, and easier access to the engine bay. But will that hurt the looks? The PT has a certain charm. The Cobalt Coupe looks like pretty good competition to the Civic. No one knows what the basic Civic for 2006 will look like. There was an Si at shows, which looked kinda cool. One serious contender for those buying a Cobalt Coupe will be the New-New Beetle for 2006, which has the inline 5 engine with 150HP. It is suppose to start at under $17K. It has anti-roll, like ESP system of some sort, and traction control, ABS and a ton of stuff. They could lose the flower vase though
#1191 of 2240 Cobalt production question
Jun 27, 2005 (4:27 pm)
Which GM plant are the Cobalts being made in?
#1192 of 2240 Re: Cobalt production question [ron_m]
Jun 27, 2005 (5:41 pm)
#1193 of 2240 Manual Cobalt
Jun 29, 2005 (11:08 am)
I have seen others on here that have looked but just one more time in case GM is listening. Why don't the dealers stock and Cobalt's with manual trans? Saves $800 bucks for us, more fun to drive and I know many people that prefer to row the gears themselves especially in a 4cyl car. Many will not buy and auto. If GM don't honestly intend to sell them why do they ever advertise they make them? I am sure they would say no one buys them...of course they don't, there are none on the lots.
I was concerned there was no temp gage in the Cobalt but someone else here posted that it is part of the driver information center. A gage would have been nicer but I found it interesting since we have an 04 Malibu and it uses a temp gage instead of making it part of the driver info center.
Unfortunatly with this increased use of the stereo combined with driver info center the option for aftermarket stereo systems is disappearing. Just the way of the future but aftermarket is great for when the factory stereo dies like in my Grand Am.
Thanks for listening.
#1194 of 2240 Re: Manual Cobalt [szerfas]
Jun 29, 2005 (1:32 pm)
I too prefer manual transmissions. My last three vehicles have been manual (including my 1967 goat). The fact of the matter is most people don't know how, or don't want a to drive a stick shift. Figures show that only about 5% of cars in the U.S. come with stick shift now-a-days. In Europe it is above 70%.
I used to upgrade my vehicles stereo systems over the factories, but I have felt for at least 10-years now that the factory set-up, like the Cobalts Pioneer system, is more than enough and quite good. My Chevy truck has an Alpine system like all my past vehicles. I still have the brand new universal AM/FM cassette in the closet. You can likely find a replacement for your Grand Am at a bone yard, or online for under $25.
Jun 30, 2005 (6:11 am)
speed that is. I hate automatics. Hey guys/gals, have you seen the deals on the Saab 9-2X? $19,425 + tax for the base model Aero with 5 speed. 227hp, AWD, 2 yrs free maintenance, 4yr/50,000 mile warranty. Essentially its a redesinged Subaru WRX wagon. An unreal deal for a car of this caliber.
Just wanting to inform others that there are alternatives. Unlike the Cobalt, the Aero can be had with 5 speed.
#1196 of 2240 Re: Manual Cobalt [szerfas]
Jun 30, 2005 (7:51 pm)
I saw a manual Cobalt sedan at my local dealer. It was a very basic base model with no options that I could see. But at least they had one available for test drives. I will say the shifter looks very cheap; the plastics were very low grade. It needs a leather shiftknob bad!
#1197 of 2240 Re: Manual Cobalt [lngtonge18]
Jul 01, 2005 (12:53 pm)
The larger Chevy dealers usually have a few with manuals, at least in my area (Northern Illinois). The standard shifter does indeed look plain, but it is no big deal to me. The upgrade LS (coupe or sedan) with the optional sport package comes standard with the leather shifter as well as the SS model.
#1198 of 2240 Re: 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt/Pontiac Pursuit [libertycat]
Jul 03, 2005 (5:33 am)
This has nothing to do w/your posting. I couldn't find anything that related to my problems and the host made my posting a read only so no one can reply. I just want to know if anyone is having the same problems I am. I posted the following.
have 3,500 miles on my Chevy Cobalt and will be taking it in to the shop for the fifth time on Tuesday. I have had a variety of problems. Mostly with the AC and the radio. But now that its the rainy season here in Florida, I have a major problem with water flooding my floorboard on the drivers side. It seems to be coming from under the door! Doesn't make any sense to me. My friends claim it is an evil car so I've named it Christine.
They have had to replace the radio and reprogram it. The AC has had a few problems. It was making my check engine light come. The radio keeps reading out "LOCKED" which the book says is due to the anti theft system which I don't have on my car. The gas gauge was not working properly. The car hesitates when I pull out on the road.
I am beginning to believe that it is evil!!! Anyone out there having similar problems? What has your dealship done for you? Mine just lies to me but thats another story! HELP!!
#1199 of 2240 Re: 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt/Pontiac Pursuit [frustrated8]
Jul 03, 2005 (5:51 am)
You are posting in the right place now. Here is where folks are talking about Cobalts, so if folks can help you with this, this is where you will find them. You don't have to "reply" to anyone, you can just add a new post, but what you did to get your message posted is fine. I hope we can help.