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Chevrolet Cobalt, Coupe, Sedan
#1748 of 2240 Re: i think not ! [chevysalesmen1]
Aug 22, 2006 (9:08 am)
--"i sale chevy's and cadillac at rancho motor co. and the cobalt has a ecotec 2 engine thats the same engine that honda puts in the civic"--
Help me out here since I appear to be confused. According to Ward's Automotive 2006 Passenger Car Engine Guide, the 2L Ecotec is built in Kaiserlautern, Germany - and at that, based on an original Saab design before the Swedes were absorbed into the hallowed domain of the GM Mark of Excellence. The 2L Civic si's 2L engine is built in Suzuka, Japan. (I'm not current on geography, but I believe the two factories are seperated by a few miles.) The Honda motor has variable valve timing. The Cobalt's 2L motor does not. The only thing the two motors share is an identical, "square" 86mm x 86mm bore and stroke and perhaps some similar heat treated metric fasteners. TIA!
#1749 of 2240 chevy cobalt...or pontiac G5?
Aug 22, 2006 (11:57 am)
Has anyone seen the G5 by Pontiac? its supposed to come out pretty soon. Exactly like the cobalt, re-badge for sure.
#1750 of 2240 Re: i think not ! [chevysalesmen1]
Aug 22, 2006 (1:11 pm)
Civic Si 197HP Honda engine. It is possible a Cobalt may smoke -- just kidding, but it is no Honda engine.
Where was GM at Indy this year? Oh, now I recall, only Honda engines came to play. First year Honda came to Indy they had the winning car, if not for a controversial light call. I would take Honda engines over GM any day. That said, the Cobalt is great torque for the buck. Buy them cheap, drive them 'till they drop, and you got value in a Cobalt. Not the worse choice in sub $15K cars.
Aug 22, 2006 (5:03 pm)
if you looked lately at most course's in america you'll see the supercharged cobalt at most tracks not pro tracks yes but shortly they'll be there, that i promise you, plus like you said "the Cobalt is great torque for the buck." and like i said there's not a stock civic out right now that can beat the cobalt and if you think other wise then prove me wrong. but i'm not here to bag on civic'c i had a 93 hb civic that had 334000 miles and ran perfect but i'm also have a 2007 cobalt that is very nice in every aspect.
Aug 22, 2006 (5:08 pm)
go to cobaltrage.com then you'll see what can be to cobalts for the track and watch sv ( speed vision ) for those of you that dont know, and you'll on there as well from time to time .
#1753 of 2240 Re: chevy cobalt...or pontiac G5? [forever350]
Aug 23, 2006 (7:05 am)
I have seen it on Pontiacs site and like it. It is not exactly like the Cobalt with a different front end but it does cost more and obviously shares the majority of the Chevy.
#1754 of 2240 Re: i think not ! [m1miata]
Aug 23, 2006 (7:09 am)
GM is nolonger supporting an Indy team like Honda does. If I recall the Aurora engine and Chevy engines did quite good when introduced to the circuit. Cadillac's Northstar was also used in the Trans Am races but now they are cleaning up with the racing CTS.
I probably would stay with the Generals engines over Honda if given a choice.
#1755 of 2240 Re: go here [chevysalesmen1]
Aug 23, 2006 (8:47 am)
The Cobalt since 2005 has dominated pretty much all racing in its class especially professional drag racing. The car also holds top speed and other performance records.
There is a high performance accessory Cobalt catalog available from Chevy parts that has everything you would need to modify an engine including special engine blocks. The catalog is at least $20.
Aug 26, 2006 (11:36 am)
i just found some new site's to go to for the performance parts for cobalts, but not only them but all of gm's cars and ford and i think some imports as well not sure , but the site is cardomain.com it has a lot performance parts for the listed makes go there and see what you think its a good site.
#1757 of 2240 Re: 2006 Cobalt Ignition Coil Module Problem [rlange]
Sep 06, 2006 (2:42 pm)
This car has continued to be a major problem for us! Several times the air bag indiator has lit up with no explanation as to why. Now the key is sticking in the ignition and not allowing the car to be turned off. I believe as more of the cobalts hit the road, we'll find out they live up to the reputation of their name. Don't buy one! If you read this and still buy one, don't come back here to complain!