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Chevrolet Cobalt, Coupe, Sedan
Feb 02, 2009 (10:49 am)
Just paid $6,850 (after tax, dealer fee) for a 2006 Cobalt LS Sedan in Victory Red with 51k miles.
Previous owner was obviously a heavy smoker and, as you probably know, the car doesn't have any features to speak of ... but I don't care about those things. My husband in particular is actually very enthusiastic about the crank windows. Power windows in his old car stopped working long ago, and are $$$ to fix.
I was originally looking for a newer Cobalt or a Malibu, but couldn't resist this opportunity to save money. I admit, I am a little nervous to see how the reliability factor will pan out. I get the impression the Cobalt has been significantly improved each time. Only thing concerning me thus far is that the trunk is suddenly hard to physically open, like the key doesn't pop it or something. I've started using the trunk release instead.
Oh, and the fact that I'm not sure if it has the absorbing plastic that is supposed to be put in as an answer to lack of side airbags (recall). It sure doesn't look like it, and it's not listed on the carfax, but then, I don't know if it would be. I'm going to have to take it to a Chevy dealer for the recall plastic.
#152 of 166 Re: 2006 LS Sedan [Kristen81]
Feb 06, 2009 (4:05 pm)
Lube your locks with graphite oil which is recommended for locks, that may help.
#153 of 166 Cobalt prices in Rochester, NY
Feb 08, 2009 (3:37 am)
I just got back from a Chevy dealer here in Rochester NY who has an ad in the newspaper that say they are selling ALL 2009 Cobalts for $5000 off MSRP. They had 268 in stock at the time of the ad. This is a legit price with NO ad ons other than reasonable costs for T,T, and L. The $5K discount is available to ALL buyers with no requirements. They take $2000 off the price then another $3000 in rebates. They will take an additional $1000 off if you have some GM lease that expires soon, (most people do not have this). I am buying an LS with an MSRP of $15,925 for $10,925 less $1000 for GM card earnings! The whole deal took almost no time since I already own a 2005 and 2007 that my kids drive and have proven to be reliable and fun to drive. When I went in I thought there must be a catch here but there is not, I had no pressure to buy any other product and they seemed glad to get the business, just the way it should be.
#154 of 166 Re: Cobalt prices in Rochester, NY [nyguy1]
Feb 08, 2009 (10:52 am)
Since you're in Rochester and seem to have experience with Cobalts and also with different Cobalt drivers. How does this car handles in winter driving? (snow/ice) and Are you driving on 4 seasons tires (originals) or winter tires?
I was thinking of buying a Cobalt next year but It's the winter that scares me a bit cause we get lots of snow here to.
#155 of 166 Re: Cobalt prices in Rochester, NY [nyguy1]
Feb 08, 2009 (5:04 pm)
Anything on the ss cobalt 09 sedan or coupe?
#156 of 166 Re: Cobalt prices in Rochester, NY [laserblue]
Feb 09, 2009 (2:40 am)
Even though I am in Rochester, NY the Cobalts I have spend their time in Florida with my kids so I don't know about winter driving here in the snow with them, sorry.
Also, the Cobalts that my dealer was selling are ALL $5000 off MSRP, they have a big selection of coupes,sedans, LS,LT, SS all available at the same discount dollars. The money off each car is the same which means the % discount will be all different. I am getting a manual tranny with very few options so the savings % is very high at 31% of MSRP.
Jul 28, 2009 (12:59 pm)
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#158 of 166 Re: Cobalt prices in Rochester, NY [nyguy1]
Jan 13, 2010 (5:14 pm)
Sticker 17,500, after discounts and loyalty OTD 12200.
Automatic coupe with a few bells and whistles. Dealer was left with a row of unsold 09s after the first of the year , and obviously wanted a sale on a snowy day.
#160 of 166 Re: Cobalt prices in Rochester, NY [2doorpost]
Aug 24, 2010 (9:41 pm)
OK, its six months later and found a 2010 sitting on a lot.
9850 OTD for an LS XFE Coupe- jumped on it.