Worth the cash, and would buy again
At 79K 5/15/11, the catalytic converter went out, due to a rich running condition. Replaced 4 plugs and coil pack to the tune of about $375. Dealer covered the cat under the emissions, stating that it was covered for 8 years or 80,000 miles, whichever came first.
Great, gas efficient car. I have owned at least 20 cars over the years, and Chevy's took up a good part of that list.
Now, as with the other reviews on this site, know that the car isn't going to win a beauty pageant, won't come in first in the Daytona 500, and probably won't be in any showroom anytime soon, but if it runs, DRIVE IT.
Our Cobalt has required ZERO maintenance other than tires, brakes, oil and air filter changes, belts and gas. Have not once replaced suspension parts, transmission parts, or any internal engine parts.
Bought it with about 42K already on it, and it wasn't maintained by some little old lady who only drove it to church.
The car has good acceleration, and handles fine for me with Firestone Touring tires on it ($418 out the door), and gets me from point A to point B.
The engine is loud, which is fine; it's no louder than any other car its size, spinning at 5,000 RPM while really on it. The car tops 115 easily and with minimal effort.
All the other reviews on this site are an opinion of the person whom wrote them, and that's fine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd November, 2011