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Chevrolet Cobalt, Car Warranties, Coupe, Sedan
#146 of 212 Will have my 09 Sedan soon
Dec 02, 2008 (6:19 pm)
I am new to the forum, and first want to thank all the contributors for their posts. It has helped me already to answer a few questions as I await delivery of my 2009 1LT Automatic with the MyLink package. It was ordered and delivered sooner than my bank account was ready for payment, so I must wait for a few days.
I had my choice of a Cobalt, Focus or Elantra. My brother-in-law owns a Ford dealership in Colorado, and could have gotten a Focus through him at a good price. We own a Sonata, and like it a great deal, and seriously considered the Elantra. But I chose the Cobalt after spending 10 days and 2000 miles in a rental in North Carolina and Tennessee this summer. As well, I wanted to support my local economy here in Missouri (although I love my brother-in-law) and ordered it through a Chevy dealership owned by a former student of mine.
It isn't fancy, or fast (except the SS coupe) but it seems to be solid, comfortable and reliable. The price is reasonable and the warranty and options are very good.
The MyLink package adds most of the 2LT options at a lower price; radio upgrade with USB port, Bluetooth capability, 12 months OnStar with Directions and Connections, 12 months XM radio, 16" Machine Face Aluminum wheels and touring tires, ABS, Traction Control, Cruise Control, Leather Wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, all for $995 MSRP additional.
I am anxiously awaiting the purchase of my Cobalt. Looks like the middle of the month is an early Christmas present for me!
#147 of 212 Re: i hate my cobalt [cobalt_bc_]
Dec 10, 2008 (12:58 pm)
Well I do feel sorry for anyone that has bought one of these cars. They are not safe and getting reid of one is not so easy. I own a 2007 and its well let say its a pc. I do have a attonery and he is pushing a law suit and I do hope to win. I have heard it all from the dealership from bad sensor to well we dont hear anythig. I can turn my car off and the gauges still jump up and down. my cd player pushes the cd in and out and its freakes me out. the gauges sensor are always going off and they blink alot. i would like to tell anyone that if they are thinking about buying one of these cars to rethink again. i did somthing that i think everyone who been screwed by the dealships will find amusing. I printed 8x10 lemons of the internet and i pasted them all over my car front to back and put a big sign that i bout this car a hertiage and if you want to know my experince call me lol. if you guys have any ???? you can email me at kismeckhotmail.com I would love to chat.
#148 of 212 Re: i hate my cobalt [abrat71]
Dec 10, 2008 (3:22 pm)
thats to bad i got a 06 and it is the best car i have ever owned. it has 30,000 miles on it and has operated flawlessly. the dealership that i use has serviced and done a number of modifications for me. i am more than pleased with my cobalt. what model did you purchase? i have heard of some problems with the ignition switches and battery cables that might cause some problems. have you had the car evalueated by anyone else?
Dec 10, 2008 (9:15 pm)
The only problem I have with mine is the front end and steering. Nothing unsafe, but the car doesn't ride smoothly at all and handles poor around turns.
Dec 11, 2008 (12:34 pm)
Not knowing what year and model you have, the reports on the XFE models have been that they do ride harsh and tend to slip in turns, due to the tires used to boost MPG.
#151 of 212 Re: [Amunhotep]
Dec 11, 2008 (1:56 pm)
I have an '06 LT Sedan with brand new Michelins.
#152 of 212 Re: [steve333]
Dec 11, 2008 (3:24 pm)
What pressure are you running in your tires? These symptoms could be simply due to overinflation. Not saying they are, just that they COULD be.
#153 of 212 I hate my car 2007 cobalt
Dec 11, 2008 (3:49 pm)
Well I was explaining on the last post my expernice has been really bad. I would let anyone know that if they are buying a colbart they are buying a calvier. We all know that Chev has to out out one crapy are well I guess it was the cobalt. I started having trouble with my car they day I pulled it off lot. A sensor for the airbag went out and it been out twice the dealership tell me that I have unpluged it twice but if that was the case and it was unpluged then why was it replaced. I also have a knocking in my frontend that never been fixed and they claim they cant find it. my car been in the shop thirteen times and I now have a attonery. I am suing them under the va lemon law ast and I hope to win. I have been told everything from the dealership that my car just has not broke it self in to we cant fix what we cant find. I also get really bad fuel milages.
I guess i can best end this by saying I and everyone else has been screwd they sold us a pc of ****.
#154 of 212 Re: i hate my cobalt [abrat71]
Dec 15, 2008 (8:16 am)
Luckily your situation seems to secluded.
#155 of 212 Re: Will have my 09 Sedan soon [Amunhotep]
Dec 16, 2008 (1:43 pm)
Picked up the car on Saturday and have driven it in mixed driving. Color (Silver Moss Metallic) is very nice, interior is a little spartan, but well done. I purchased Weathertech floor liners (just in time for snow/ice).
MPG readings on the highway (65 mph) are around 34, and in town are around 29.
The ride seems a little rougher than the 2001 Prizm it is replacing. Handling is good, and the 4 wheel ABS came in handy at an icy intersection yesterday.
Visibility is good, climate controls work well. XM radio is a blast and the Onstar is bluetooth capable, and it set up with an older cell phone quite easily. Great for the possible in car cell phone restrictions that are being considered here in Missouri.
At this point I am pleased with the car. Time will tell.