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#196 of 212 Re: any long term feedback (well, over 10k) on 2009 LT sedan 
Apr 24, 2009 (11:39 pm)
Focus is something I wouldn't buy. Heard alot of bad things. Cobalt has style and are good on gas mileage, more reliable, handles great and are good cars. (I have a cobalt LS) Elantra gets more mpg than chevys or any other cars and is great if you need a family car. I know some people who has Elantra, and says those cars gets about 41 mpg hwy/ 36 city (just refering to what they told me) and depending on how you drive.
My ex-girlfriend had hers for 7 years and still runs great with no major problems. She keeps her Elantra well maintain. Still, it's your decision. If you want a good car that will last you years to come, I would suggest a Cobalt. Have my going on 4 years without no problems.
#197 of 212 Re: any long term feedback (well, over 10k) on 2009 LT sedan [pa356228]
Apr 27, 2009 (12:53 pm)
I was watching the business news today, and heard that the Lordstown plant where the Cobalt is built is being closed down and that the Cruze will be it's replacement. I guess that means the Cobalt will end with the 2009 model year. We all know GM is in alot of trouble, ending Pontiac as well. So i guess that says for sure that the Cobalt is history after just a 5 year run.
#198 of 212 Re: any long term feedback (well, over 10k) on 2009 LT sedan [gerald41]
Apr 27, 2009 (2:26 pm)
Yep, that was decided awhile ago. Pretty stupid to kill another nameplate but GM is known for doing stupid things.
#199 of 212 Re: any long term feedback (well, over 10k) on 2009 LT sedan [gerald41]
May 01, 2009 (7:24 am)
From what I heard they will keep building the Cobalt through at least part of 2010. Its to high of a volume car to stop building at once.
#200 of 212 Re: any long term feedback (well, over 10k) on 2009 LT sedan [gerald41]
May 01, 2009 (7:25 am)
From what I heard they will keep building the Cobalt through at least part of 2010. Its to high of a volume car to stop building at once even though it is being replaced.
#201 of 212 Re: I new to this forum. Chevy are great vehicles. [pa356228]
Aug 29, 2010 (12:30 pm)
The inventory on Cobalts is getting low. Last chance for the best buy in compact coupes or sedans in many a year. Some of the rebates may sound as if you do not qualify, but they may be available anyway----be sure to ask.
My 2010 Cobalt LT in the best buy I have made in 55 years of replacing my cars about every three years.
#202 of 212 Four years later....
Aug 07, 2011 (9:10 pm)
So, I still have my '07 Cobalt which I bought brand new. I still love it dearly, but it is falling apart more and more by the day. I have dealt in the past so far with having to get the steering column replaced, getting the recall work done that it had on it last year, and now even more problems. The cushion in the driver's side seat has begun to come apart on the outer edge. I can feel the frame of the seat poking through and the cushion material is falling out the bottom of the seat. Once again, there is a crazy rattling sound coming from the front end, similar to the noise it made when they had to replace the steering column. I can't tell if its the same issue all over again, or maybe just a broken strut but it rattles and thumps like no other. And now am having issues with speaker not working on the passenger side door. It only works when it feels like working. The car is almost paid for, so I really don't want to trade it in, but it just seems like everything is falling apart on it. Ugh.....
#203 of 212 Cobalt Key Stuck in ON position
Aug 14, 2011 (4:50 pm)
I have ready many of these posts about the key being stuck, but my key is stuck in the ON position and wont turn off, I can move it forward as if I am going to start it but it wont rotate back to the off position and turn the engine off. I have tried pushing the white plunger in, tried putting it in gear and driving it around, locking and unlocking the doors, rolling the windows up and down, I even kicked the dog gone tires, to no avail, my car would not shut off. I removed the steering column assembly and found a green electrical connector on the back side of the ignition assembly that when unplugged turned my car off, and when I plugged it back in and turned the key to the start position started my car, so that will work, but is just not acceptable! Thoughts on what is causing this, what the fix is? Much appreciated!
Oct 30, 2011 (10:02 am)
I bought my 09 XFE coupe new, and now have 28k miles on it.
I've had ZERO real problems with this little ride. It did start some interior rattling early on, but what else can be expected of plastic cars?
It's still getting great mileage, and still hits that little power band in third.... yes, a reason to smile. Other than getting on the freeway, I don't do a lot of hard driving... those days are passed for me. These days I'm more concerned with that $3 plus change gallon of gas.
So far no problems with paint, but I do get it washed and spray waxed about once a month. Don't really think that makes a diff one way or the other, no car as new as any Cobalt should have flaking paint..That's an issue with GM.
Wonder how the Cruze is doing in that area?
#205 of 212 Re: Great little car [happycamper6]
Oct 31, 2011 (12:55 pm)
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