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Chevrolet Cobalt, Coupe, Sedan
#1839 of 2240 Re: Cobalt Will not start [grosloup]
Feb 16, 2007 (10:25 am)
I definately agree! My parents bought a 1993 Chevy Lumina Euro brand new, it had 3 miles on it. Wheny I got my license, they gave it to me and when I finally got a new car, my lumina had 185,000 miles on it. My sister bought it from my parents, and then sold it to one of her friends who is till driving 15 years later. It has 250,000 miles on it, and my sis's friends says it runs great. It goes to show ya, if you take care of a car its going to last you. Chevy is a good a good product and I will probably buy chevy for the rest of my life! By the way, I have a 2005 Cobalt, and I absolutely love it. The SS gets great reviews.
#1840 of 2240 Re: Cobalt Will not start [shovelman]
Feb 16, 2007 (10:31 am)
I have never heard of a problem. The only big problems are the ignition and a seal on the air conditioning hose. I had both problems, but my warranty covered them, and the problem is completley gone now.
The ignition: The key gets stuck, and when you turn the car on, you can take the key out and put the car in gear and everything, its kinda funny at first.
The Seal: I live in Michigan, and we have some pretty hot summers. Summer of 06 was hot, and I used my air everyday it seems like. One day I noticed this huge puddle of water on my passenger floor. I immediately took it the dealer, they fixed it and end of story.
So, for the Cobalt being a completely new model, I am going to expect some problems. But GM is working the kinks out, and I believe the Cobalt will do nothing but get better. Nice replacement for the Cavy.
#1841 of 2240 Re: Cobalt Will not start [kate17]
Feb 16, 2007 (10:34 am)
They're supposed to work the kinks out before you buy it. You set the bar too low.
#1842 of 2240 Re: questionsquestionsquestions concerning the Cobalt [ejackson75]
Mar 03, 2007 (12:38 pm)
"but if consumer reports is giving bad marks you may want to listen after all it is a CONSUMER REPORT!!"
A little late for a response, but I couldn't resist.
Consumer Reports, auto's, you have got to be kidding me.
CR is a good source for toasters, lawn mowers, vacuum cleaners, etc., but I wouldn't go much further than that. Their recent scandal involving the child safety seats and the outsourcing of the test was not good for them, not to mention other questionable practices.
#1843 of 2240 Re: Cobalt Will not start [shovelman]
Mar 03, 2007 (12:56 pm)
I haven't been on the message board since the big Edmunds change over.
The early Cobalts had the starting ignition problem and I thought they corrected that. The issue was with the ignition model if I recall. This was also an issue with some Toyota's and others as well.
The notion that a Civic is far superior is a false. The cars are so close that there really is no gap in quality to speak of. Most of us already know that Chevy's are long runners. The Civic has been a real good car for Honda for a long time but in 2006, it was one of the most recalled models so that inconvenience is not good for their reliability rating.
#1844 of 2240 Re: Cobalt Will not start [gsemike]
Mar 08, 2007 (1:40 pm)
Set the bar too low? Ok, Donald Trump. What do you drive, a Mercedes Benz?
#1845 of 2240 Buying a Cobalt
Mar 08, 2007 (8:41 pm)
If all goes well, I will be the owner of a 2007 Cobalt LTZ on Saturday. The color is the Sport Red, and some of the options are the sunroof, Onstar, and the CD changer. I have driven the LTZ, and I must say I am amazed at how quiet it really is. My Buick was no where near this quiet. Anyway I will keep everyone posted
#1846 of 2240 Re: Buying a Cobalt [bporter1]
Mar 09, 2007 (5:36 am)
Amazing. What model of Buick are you comparing the Cobalt to.
#1847 of 2240 Re: Buying a Cobalt [bporter1]
Mar 11, 2007 (6:28 am)
The Cobalt may be quiet for a small car, but Buick sets the standard for quiet.
#1848 of 2240 Re: Cobalt Will not start [kate17]
Mar 12, 2007 (9:24 am)
No Kate. You can drive a lesser car than a Benz and still reasonably expect to not have to deal with multiple warranty repairs.