2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Base Sedan 4 door 2.2 gasoline from North America
Decent car and a great value
Power steering went out - fixed by recall.
Some parts probably should have lasted longer (brakes, shocks, struts, O2 sensor).
A/C water leaked on the passenger side floor.
I bought it new. After over 9 years, I still own the car. My wife's dad was a retired GM employee.
The Cobalt is decent transportation at a very reasonable price. I will keep it as long as possible.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th December, 2014
26th Dec 2014, 21:13
I made the original post above. I would like to add that regular fluid changes (oil, radiator, transmission) are the best advice, as my engine, radiator and transmission are perfect after over 9 years. And warm up the car a bit on cold days.
29th Mar 2015, 19:23
Updating my 2005 Cobalt post. Original owner, 61,300 miles. Maintenance yesterday was synthetic oil change, radiator flush/fluid (every 5 years), and first spark plug change. Running well. Keeping this car for as long as possible. Regards.
3rd May 2015, 12:49
I am the author of the original post. 10 years and 62k miles. I just bought a Nissan. The Cobalt was a decent car, but a lot of parts should have lasted longer, and the recalls on the Chevy as well made me switch brands.
15th Oct 2016, 19:15
Greetings. I am still the original owner of this 2005 Cobalt. It now has 73,600 miles. I am now using the Chevy as a second car. I have recently replaced the entire exhaust, entire fuel line, and the alternator. It's a decent no frills car. I feel that a lot of parts failed too soon. It is almost 12 years old, paid for and I know it has been maintained. I like my Nissan better but it still runs. Best regards.