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Chevrolet Cobalt, Car Warranties, Coupe, Sedan
#76 of 212 Chevy Cobalt Paint Fading On Side Trim Silver
Aug 04, 2007 (10:11 am)
I bought my Cobalt back in 2005 and I find my silver car losing the paint fading on both sides of my car with the trim. I can't believe what I am reading on here abnout my car the key sticking it has happened twice to me so far and now the fan isn't working for the air and heat when you turn it to the highest setting 4. And of course the paint fading. I am calling the dealer and taking it over next week. I hope the trim is under warranty as I still only have 25,000 miles on it. Any one else having this problem with there cobalt.
#77 of 212 Re: New To The Forum [guyman63]
Aug 06, 2007 (6:13 am)
I bought my 2006 Cobalt LS (Sedan) last August. Between the end of the year rebates and my GM cashback, I got it for less than 10K. It's pretty basic with the only extra option being Cruise Control. It's a 5-speed, manual windows, locks, etc. I'm 42 - very happy with the car as a commuter car. I usually get around 34mph with it back and forth to work, and have no work done so far other than oil changes. I'm at 15,000 miles so far. I say, if you can get a good price, go for it.
#78 of 212 Love it, so far.
Aug 15, 2007 (6:50 pm)
07 LT 1 sedan W/Auto & cruise.
Only has 200 miles on it but am having a blast with it. Makes me feel 20 years younger, don't know if that's a good thing yet. Might not be if the cops watch me too close.
One minor problem that I'm not going to worry about. The detent spring for the left side dash door, that hides the trunk release, fell out. Door still works OK so no biggie, probably will fix it myself when I feel like it.
Otherwise, glad I bought it. Had put it off for year and maybe that's a good thing since the first year or 2 of a new car & more so with the economy class usually has several bugs.
#79 of 212 Re: 2007 chevrolet coablt 2dr lt coupe(red) [cobalt4life]
Sep 19, 2007 (4:08 pm)
The 1986 Nova was actually a Toyota Corolla. I'm not surprised at the reliability there. I had an '87 Nova for 11 years!
I hope you get to report back in a couple years to tell us how the Cobalt's been running for you! It's the longevitiy I'm mainly interested in reading about.
#80 of 212 Re: Love it, so far. [cmhj2000]
Sep 19, 2007 (6:42 pm)
From an old fart that drove pickups, vans and SUVs for years with the last being a 05 Pontiac Vibe, this car is a blast. It's nothing like my old camaro, chevelle and Nova from the 60s/early 70s but it's just plain fun to drive.
Maybe my next car will be a convertable!
#81 of 212 Re: Love it, so far. [cmhj2000]
Sep 20, 2007 (4:44 pm)
i think us old guys just haven't had any fun driving for a long time. my wife says i am having an affair with mine haha
#82 of 212 Re: Love it, so far. [okko1]
Sep 20, 2007 (5:53 pm)
My wife decided to try mine out for a few days. Right now it's parked in her stall. Hmmmmmmm should I be worried? Naw, Chevy makes em' every day.
#83 of 212 Re: Love my cobalt [chevyguy55]
Nov 28, 2007 (10:49 am)
ha ha, read and dream on. No one should be that loyal. These cars have problems which are well documented.
#84 of 212 Re: another experience [nyguy1]
Dec 05, 2007 (11:43 pm)
I'm really happy that you have had no problems with your '05 so far. I have to say when I bought mine I was really nervous because of all the problems people were having. So far I have had to replace the transistor pack and the blower moter (I just got it used about two weeks ago). Thankfully the dealership I bought it from took care of it (because of how soon I started having these problems) but it has no remaining warrenty on it (I bought it with 40k miles on it).
Before I bought my Cobalt I had a '97 Ford Escort and while it wasn't the best car I had no major issues with it...dealing with an almost brand new car and having to replace things on it makes me really upset.
While the Cobalt has some great features that my old car didn't have I find myself almost dreading to drive it because of all the safety problems people have had and the issues I have already had to deal with. Should I trade it in or should I give it some time?
Mar 08, 2008 (6:51 pm)
This was my first new car pruchase and I had a couple requirements: It had to be inexpensive without looking like it, it had to be good on gas, and last but most important it had to be a GM. I bought one of the last 2007's in January. A Victory Red LS coupe. The only option was the auto tranny. After rebates, trade in, etc I got it for $10,300. I got $1,000 off because I was related to a former GM employee. My last car was a 2001 Chevy Cavalier Z24 which wasn't too reliable (rare for a Cavalier) but I decided to give Chevy another shot and so far so good. With a difference of 2hp and 3ft/lbs of tourque the car is just as quick as the Z24 although the handling is softer. I love the look of the coupe better than the sedan... the only thing I want to change is the wheels since the hubcaps look kinda dorky. The interior is alot better than the Cavalier although the door panels should be dual color like the dash. I love the DIC and auto headlights. The only thing that I miss from the Cavalier was the RDS and keyless entry (I have manual locks on the Cobalt). I don't miss power windows since the manual ones are more reliable. I would compare this car favorably against any other car in its class. In response to that comment about Consumer Reports saying this car is unreliable I will quote George Costanza (Seinfeld) "I am the consumer." If this car stays reliable I will be back in a Chevy showroom again.