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Chevrolet Cobalt, Coupe, Sedan
#1827 of 2240 Re: Cobalt Will not start [shovelman]
Feb 09, 2007 (6:48 am)
I do not recommend this car to anyone. I have had nothing but problems from day one. Yes, it does have a problem with not starting and if I don't press in the clutch a certain way, it won't start. I brought a 2007 SS Supercharged and you have to use premium unleaded in it. My has a problem with wanting to speed up even when I don't have my foot on the gas pedal. The chevy dealership tells me it is how I am driving it. When the car had 500 miles on it, the clutch master cylinder went out and left me stranded. My car is a lemon....I am going to be trading it in soon....and it doesn't have that many miles on it...save yourself some headache and heartache...don't buy this car....
#1829 of 2240 Re: Cobalt Will not start [tsarmywife]
Feb 09, 2007 (11:04 am)
If you find one bad apple in a basket, are you going to throw the entire basket away?
If your dentist finds one bad tooth cavity in your mouth, are you going to tell him to pull all of them out.
You're right, there are lemons out there in every kind and brand of vehicule. Unfortunately, you got one. Get rid of it, but don't declare the Cobalts all lemons, lots of my friends own Cobalts and all are trouble free.
Better luck with your next car.
#1830 of 2240 Re: Cobalt Will not start [grosloup]
Feb 09, 2007 (12:46 pm)
Oh puleeeeeeeeze. Sometimes poor reputations are well earned.
If you heard that a restaurant had bad food and went there anyway and got a bad meal, would you go back?
Pay the extra couple of grand for a Civic and stop dealing with those problems.
#1831 of 2240 Re: Cobalt Will not start [gsemike]
Feb 09, 2007 (7:19 pm)
DUH! If somebody would tell me that a restaurant had bad food I wouldn't be so stupid and go there in the first place to have a meal.
I often go at a famous steak house. My first times there we're great but it happened once that my steak was burned but I returned and all the other times the steak was excellent (as usual).
Maybe that Cobalt SS was a bad steak and the others are great. (Like my friends).
Yeah! Buy a Civic and put one of our citizen on unemployment insurance. Great for our economy.
#1832 of 2240 Re: Cobalt Will not start [grosloup]
Feb 10, 2007 (2:26 pm)
"DUH! If somebody would tell me that a restaurant had bad food I wouldn't be so stupid and go there in the first place to have a meal."
Yet you disregard all the reviews of the Cobalt and recommend it to others.
All Civics sold in America are made in Ohio. The Cobalt is probably made in Mexico. I'm a patriot, but I'm not buying an inferior product. I was a GM loyalist, but after getting burnt by them I have no intention of going back.
#1833 of 2240 Re: Cobalt Will not start [gsemike]
Feb 11, 2007 (10:34 am)
You must be a very unlucky person. I'm a loyal G.M. owner since my first car and all were G.M's 1971, 1975 (used) and then 1977, 1983, 1990, 1994, 1999, 2005 (new) and I'm looking forward to buy a new Cobalt, YES A COBALT in 2009 and I'm not afraid at all of that car's performance. All those cars, trucks, vans, suv's that I owned gave me satisfaction and no major problems. On average I drive 12,000 to 15,000 miles per year.
My father and grand father were G.M. maniacs. I guess it runs in the family cause my son is in love with his car. Can you guess what he's driving? A COBALT SS.
#1834 of 2240 Re: Cobalt Will not start [grosloup]
Feb 11, 2007 (1:19 pm)
My lucks been great in the last dozen years that I've owned 2 hondas and a nissan..... go figure. My Altima has 40k and has never had any repairs (not just major repairs but any repairs). My Camaro on the other hand was falling apart at 50k.
#1835 of 2240 Re: Cobalt Will not start [gsemike]
Feb 11, 2007 (3:38 pm)
I agree with you, the camaro and firebird were real "junk" cars. Unfortunately, lots of people who didn't know to much about cars fell for them and got caught.
I see that your Altima, hondas and nissans are as good as my chevrolets, pontiacs and G.M.C. were.
The only repairs I've done on all my previous cars were normal repairs, tune-ups, brakes, mufflers, shocks, light bulbs etc... One of these days, you'll have to change (repair) those parts to.
#1836 of 2240 Re: Cobalt Will not start [grosloup]
Feb 11, 2007 (6:49 pm)
One of these days but if I bought a Chevy I'd be changing them already. I'm the only import buyer in a family of domestic loyalists. None of their recent cars have been horrible but they've all dealt with stupid little problems that they just accept as normal. I'd rather not deal with it.