Last post on Feb 11, 2009 at 2:18 PM
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Chevrolet Cobalt, Sedan
May 27, 2008 (9:12 am)
I bought a 2007 Cobalt LS which has no ABS or traction control. I live in NE PA so we get some pretty harsh winters. I live in a rural area and where I work is at the top of a mountain. My Cobalt has never gotten me stuck and I drove it in snow storms of up to a foot or more. This is even with the crummy Continental tires. I do wish it had ABS and traction control but so far so good.
#7 of 12 Re: driving 2008 cobalt in snow [kitkat60]
Aug 15, 2008 (11:41 pm)
I have a set of Goodyear Assurance TripleTreds on my '94 Accord, and they've gotten me through pretty much everything. They're not cheap, almost $400 for a set for 14 inchers, but my gosh are they good! Had a late evening at college an hour away from home, and there was snow coming. I left as soon as I could but I couldn't beat it. Here I am driving down the highway at 35 mph in a car with no ABS, traction control, or anything fancy and me not having much experience in the winter driving department. They handled the snow amazingly, the v-pattern tread throwing snow and gripping along as hard as they could. Trust me, you cannot go wrong with these. Yeah they're pricey, but save your money for good tires, it's the only part of your car that touches the road.
#8 of 12 Re: driving 2008 cobalt in snow [94accord_lover]
Oct 24, 2008 (2:24 pm)
I was hoping for some more opinions on this topic with Winter coming soon. I have the Continental tires on mine, the last time I had that brand was on a '68 VW.
As I have about a 4% grade to negotiate on my driveway as starters, I was wondering if I should be looking into a more aggressive tire for the season.
#9 of 12 Re: driving 2008 cobalt in snow [horsey55]
Oct 25, 2008 (5:59 am)
4% grade? GEZ what's the worry?
I go up and down steeper hills than that in the Pa. mountains on my stock contis and no issues. But then I learned how to drive on northern Wis. ice.
#10 of 12 Re: driving 2008 cobalt in snow [cmhj2000]
Oct 25, 2008 (1:02 pm)
Good to hear that the stockers are working for you. I have a few miles under my belt as well in Midwestern Winters, so as long as the tires are good I think I can handle it. Thanks.
#11 of 12 Re: driving 2008 cobalt in snow [horsey55]
Dec 30, 2008 (8:13 pm)
I found that even a lil snow with my stock tires that were on the car when purchased, the car handled terribly in snow. We only had a light dusting and the car was all over the place it was crazy. My '93 Sable handled better and it was front wheel drive. Even the next day when the temps steadily rose overnight to a balmy 55F the car was awful on what spots where the leftovers of snow was left (the slush) on the main roads. I slide a few times while Kia's flew right by me. I also noticed that even when its well above 50 my car will warn me about ICE POSSIBLE. Why is that? On Saturday here in town it was almost 70F, but when I got in my car you would think it was 22F because the first thing displayed on the INFO Center was ICE POSSIBLE. Never could get a clear reason for this.
#12 of 12 Re: Winter Driving
Feb 11, 2009 (2:18 pm)
We have had a lousy Winter here in Wisconsin, and overall I am pleased with how my '08 LS Coupe has performed thus far. The stock Continental tires have proven to be capable performers for me. And they have had to tackle some ugly drifts at times, and now tons of standing water in places with the recent thaw we are having. The Cobalt keeps going, although with a small car you have to be aware of your low clearance level, especially after owning trucks.
This has been a great car. I am very satisfied with this purchase.