2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Sedan from North America
This car is overpriced, unreliable plastic
57600 miles and the motor is burning oil severely, with no visible leaks anywhere inside the motor or underneath, and it isn't smoking.
Tires wear unevenly or oddly.
Brake pads constantly crack.
There is a power steering recall that could include the whole system, and my steering column does shake a lot. Speed doesn't matter; it shakes at all speeds.
Driver's door lock snapped off.
CD player randomly won't work, and gets hot.
Knob for air/heat quit working.
Air conditioner leaks water on the floor boards, fixed once and still leaks.
Trunk opening too narrow.
The worst is the defective motor, I have all my maintenance receipts and my warranty just went out, so I am stuck with 12 payments and no running car. The dealership is taking no responsibility for this defective car.
This car does corner well and the paint job still looks new after washing.
Do not buy this car if you want something reliable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st July, 2010
I had a similar issue with a GM product, a '95 Chevy Lumina. At around 40,000 miles, my engine died with a loud bang driving down the highway. I pulled over and found a large hole in the oil pan. The connecting rod failed and went right through it. Like you, I also took care of my car, and had all the service records. That was the last GM product I ever owned and it's going to stay that way.
My is a Cobalt 2005 LS sedan with 75240 miles on it, and it runs real good, no mechanical problems yet, already changed the power steering from the recall, change sparks plugs at 70,000 miles and change the MAF sensor after engine light went on, regular check up and oil changes, rotate tires at 5,000 miles. I don't know why people say that this car is a junk; mine runs good for the mileage it has for now...