Last post on Jan 25, 2013 at 9:55 PM
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Chevrolet Cobalt, Sedan
#75 of 84 Potential Buyer
Apr 27, 2008 (7:14 pm)
I currently own a pos 1994 Honda Accord. The thing is pretty much a project car, and I have had to replace a fan and some gaskets in the block. I have worked out a deal with my parents, and they have agreed to match what I have to buy my first car. Although I already own a car it is due to the fact that we had some issues in which I HAD to buy a car and spent all I had on this. I have found a used 07Cobalt the color I want and it has 33,000 miles on it for $10,000. I REALLY like this car and was wondering if anyone who sees this could let me know what they think of the car on ALL aspects. I just don't want another project car and by looking at some of the reviews (and by working for a fabrication shop) was wondering if this would make a nice tuner car. So yeah, any information would be appreciated.
#76 of 84 Re: Potential problems with the 08 cobalt special edition [pjm16]
Apr 27, 2008 (7:28 pm)
Just get in touch with a local fabrication shop. The place I work at orders parts for the customers and we instal everything. You pay for the part, shipping and handling, and then a pretty acceptable labor fee.
#77 of 84 Re: Potential Buyer [jgrandel]
May 03, 2008 (7:08 pm)
Believe it or not but the Cobalt is one of the hottest tuner cars on the market the last few years. Most accessory companies make a variety of parts for this car just like the Civic which basically started the 4 cylinder tuner generation. GM has a special high performance catalog where you can buy basically every part for this car including race engine blocks if you chose. Otherwise they have the engine parts for the stock engine and much more. You can also get these parts from various manufactures. The Cobalt has been the hottest car in drag racing since its release and the Ecotec engines are arguably the best 4 banger on the market and their endurance reliability through racing has proven that. Also, the Cobalt broke all the Civics Guiness Book of World records performance tests when it came out with one run if I recall besting the Civic for a naturally aspired modified engine by close to 40 mph at something like 230 mph.
#78 of 84 2008 cobalt ls $10,990 mileage 6779
Nov 11, 2012 (2:40 pm)
sold my ford focus se to down size. i cannot drive the truck because it is too big for me and i do not want a high payment. i have no trade in or down payment.
thinking of getting dealer down to $8,500. what do you all think. carfax report said everything was ok.
#79 of 84 secondary air injection system 2008
Jan 25, 2013 (9:55 pm)
#80 of 84 secondary air injection system 2008
Mar 13, 2011 (4:55 pm)
2008 Chevy Cobalt w/72k - I have issues with secondary air injection. (2) days after steering recall done I start getting - Code, P0411,P2431 with P2440 - Secondary Air Injection System Switching Valve Stuck Open (Bank 1) was latest code. Think I found the problem - pump was FULL of water. Emptied best I could, tried to disassemble but (2) of T20 torx heads stripped, cut slots in them and still just can't turn them. So reinstalled and works for now (does not sound good) but my question is how did it get water in it and/or what is wrong to allow it to happen? I am pretty sure all my issues are in the pump but before I put in a new one I need to find out how to avoid it filling up again. Any reply would be greatly appreciated as of course NO WARRANTY on this item. Although I'll bet I am not alone with this issue.
#81 of 84 Re: secondary air injection system 2008 [demeop]
Mar 24, 2011 (9:06 am)
Your dealer would be best to figure out and explain why this is happening. I would recommend speaking with them.
GM Customer Service
#82 of 84 Re: secondary air injection system 2008 [demeop]
Mar 24, 2011 (12:22 pm)
There may be a warranty on the emission related components. I would think that is one.
I see a 100K/5yr powertrain warranty, 150,000 MILES
15-Year Emission Select State Component Ltd Wty*, 150,000 MILES
15-Year PZEV Emission Limited Warranty*, and a 150,000 MILES
15-Year Emission Limited Warranty listed in my On-Star list of warranties.
I would ask the dealer if that is a covered item. The owner manual may explain more of what is covered under each of these warranties.
#83 of 84 Re: secondary air injection system 2008 [imidazol97]
Apr 06, 2011 (4:00 pm)
no warranty on this part of emmisions system - cat only!
between this car and my chevy venture, to Ford or Dodge I will go!
thanks for the replies, I'm on my own with this.
#84 of 84 Re: secondary air injection system 2008 [demeop]
Jan 25, 2013 (9:55 pm)
I have a 2008 Cobalt bought New Aug 2008.Just diagnosed with this problem.Secondary air flow valve corroded due to moisture in the system,and rusted shut.I have less than 40k miles on this car! The diagnostic cost me $95 and the estimate to fix $500. How does moisture get in there and why is this part that costs $500 to replace made out of material that will rust!I also have some of the other common problems Ignition sticking(which thankfully is covered as it is a recall problem)and the stereo speakers cut out,taking turns front to back and side to side as to which ones will work,and not all at the same time.Started doing that after 2 years of ownership.I think GM stopped making this car for a reason.Easy on gas but made very cheap!