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Chevrolet Cobalt, Coupe, Sedan
#1869 of 2240 2008 Cobalt details?...
May 12, 2007 (10:52 pm)
I keep reading about how poor the Cobalt is in comparison to other machines in its class. Wotta shame. While it certainly isn't a Porsche or Cadillac it seems to be a vehicle that is satifactory for those venturing from point A to B. GM pays little attention to it though, and instead of improving it they simply continue to churn it out, knowing that many will buy it because it's inexpensive, easy to buy and repair(?). Anyone into wheels can see that there is a great potential here to make this into a first class machine by listening to what buyers want and acting upon that. Telescoping steering wheel, better front seats, durable and well made interiors with plastics that don't look mismatched or cheap...the list can go on. And what does GM do?
My question is does anyone know what Chevy has in store for the 2008 version? I gather that there will be changes, for the better, hopefully. Is there any web-site online that can furnish what these changes are in detail? I do know that XM radio will be standard, that certain exterior colors are being dropped with new ones introduced, StabliTrak will now be available (finally!)...but that's about it. The SS supercharged model is being dropped too. I hope the interiors get a re-do also. In some models the interior looks like a bad boy racer's dream, if you get my drift. GM, are U listening? I doubt it.
#1870 of 2240 Re: 2008 Cobalt details?... [aladdinsane]
May 13, 2007 (5:36 am)
I've been searching the "net" myself to see if any changes were in for 2008 models. Found nothing else but the same info that you have. The only car with major changes for 2008 (and GM is pushing it) is the Malibu, that's all what G.M. is showing everywhere. As soon as I find something I'll reply and let you know.
#1871 of 2240 Re: 2008 Cobalt details?... [aladdinsane]
May 13, 2007 (5:45 am)
This is all what I could find. It comes from Wikipedia.
2008: Supercharged SS dropped from the model lineup, while the SS Coupe and SS Sedan were renamed to "Sport Coupe" and "Sport Sedan" respectively. XM Radio, side-impact air bags for improved safety, and MP3 player are now standard instead of options. StabiliTrak stability control system introduced. Other changes include the adding and removing of several colors and interior colors.
I'll keep in touch.
#1872 of 2240 Re: 2008 Cobalt details?... [grosloup]
May 13, 2007 (10:08 am)
Thanx, friend...I appreciate your effort!
PLEASE keep in touch!!
The 4-1-1 U have is from Wikipedia. I know. And as U said the focus, excuse the pun, is on the "new" Malibu. GM: wake up!
Peace, and thanx again<- --
#1873 of 2240 front door/window seal wind noise
May 15, 2007 (11:36 am)
does anybody out there have a similar problem to the one we have with our 2007 cobalt sedan LT.
There is a sound around the front doors/windows like the door/windows aren't shut properly, but they are.
Our dealer has tried to fix this problem but with no decent results.
I was wondering if anybody else has had the same problem.
#1874 of 2240 Re: front door/window seal wind noise [vauxhall]
May 16, 2007 (6:23 am)
We had incessant wind noise from day one on our 2005 sedan and after several hours poking around and sliding dollar bills around door seals while driving discovered that the driver's door outside weather stripping where door meets glass was not fully seated. We pushed down (hard) and it snapped in place. Problem gone. Can only hope it's that simple.
#1875 of 2240 Re: 2008 Cobalt details?... [aladdinsane]
May 16, 2007 (6:26 am)
aladdinsane, I have heard that they are thinking of dropping it or doing a complete new vehicle....maybe they are thinking of using the new Saturn Astra across the line up once they see how it fares in North America.
I know what you mean about the potential in this car, we have a 2007 LT Sedan, so much better than our 2004 Cavalier before.
We have some annoying problems that our dealer is trying ti fix but all in all we really like it, apart from the very poor rear leg room!..
#1876 of 2240 Re: front door/window seal wind noise [prdm]
May 16, 2007 (6:31 am)
Thanks for the info, I will look into it later, our dealer has reset the small rubber seal around the window and also readjusted the door catches to pull the door in tighter on the seals, but problem still there, just sounds like the window is open slightly, really annoying!...
#1877 of 2240 Follow up to my post number 1743
May 20, 2007 (4:32 am)
Hello, It has been nine months since that post and I am now at the 30,000 mile mark on my 06 Cobalt. It has taken me on numerous trips to Augusta, GA, Boston, MA, Virginia Beach, VA, Atlanta, GA, and the Delta of Mississippi. In addition it is my daily commuter car here in the Washington D.C. area. I am happy to report no problems at all with the Cobalt so far. I do advise any owner to read the maintenance owners manual. I listened to the Chevy Service Writer and had the dealership 15000 mile maintenance performed at a tune of $200. All I wanted was an oil change. Yesterday, when I had the oil changed at the 5000 usage mark, roughly at 30,000 total miles, I declined the 30,000 mile service. According to the manual nothing has to be done until 50,000 when the transmission fluid is changed with the oil change. Even with 5000 miles on the oil, the computer said I still had 41% oil life left. So, other than the dealership making extra money off me, my Cobalt is doing fine and serving me well. I only wish XM radio was an additional after market Chevy option. I got one of the clip on receivers for my birthday and absolutely love XM radio. I just wish Chevy had an in dash system I could now buy for my Cobalt. I hope you are having the same good fortune I'm having with my Cobalt. A fine little car!
#1878 of 2240 Re: Follow up to my post number 1743 [cwo4]
May 20, 2007 (5:26 am)
Isn't there an aftermarket XM receiver that will slide in the Cobalts dash?