2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission  
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.6 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Ford F-150

Summary:

My car is no good!!

Faults:

I have had all the problems with my car that everyone else has, it's crazy. My passenger door handle has started to come off, and now my A/C is leaking.

General Comments:

This car is terrible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th August, 2010

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Passat

Summary:

Inexpensive, questionable reliability, quality and dealer service

Faults:

The transmission and then the clutch, all between 55K and 59K miles.

Poor quality interior.

General Comments:

The vehicle had the GM Goodwrench Bumper to Bumper warranty until 58000 miles, and the Drivetrain Warranty until 100 K miles. It was a good thing it had the warranty, as the transmission started having problems at about 56K miles. The problem was with 5th gear, and it appears that the syncro went out. It was repaired under the warranty. The dealer asked about the condition of the clutch and we were informed that it was in good condition. 2K miles later we had to replace the clutch.

The vehicle isn't really expensive to purchase, but the materials used in its construction reflect that, especially in the interior. The carpet on the drivers side was already worn through when we bought it. All the cloth on the arm rests was really shabby, and continued to get rapidly worse with age.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st July, 2010

1st Jul 2010, 18:38

It wasn't just your clutch. The clutch on my 2007 Cobalt started chattering and being grabby at 14,000 miles. I'm not hard on clutches, I've never had to replace one on any Japanese car I've owned. The ones in my VWs would last about 75,000 to 100,000 miles before needing replacement.

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe LS from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired87000 kilometres
Most recent distance89000 kilometres
Previous carNissan 200SX

Summary:

Sporty and cheap

Faults:

Nothing so far!!

General Comments:

Haven't had the car for very long yet, but so far so good. There is a rattle in the glove box when at highway speeds. Along with the gas not being as good as my last car. But other than that, so far the car is good. Will re-post later on if anything comes up!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th April, 2010

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 2.4 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired50 miles
Most recent distance22000 miles

Summary:

I miss the gas mileage... that's it

Faults:

Rattling interior.

Bad wiring harness.

Zero front collision protection.

Interior paint coming off several painted pieces.

General Comments:

This was my first car ever, so I was happy to get it and everything. It seemed real sporty and handled very well, and I loved it. But after a year, I started having problems with it.

Certain parts of the interior started rattling if I hit big bumps, and some of the pieces that were painted silver from the factory were chipping. Got the dealer to replace the pieces under warranty; they did nothing for the rattling.

One day I couldn't take my key out of the ignition, no matter what I did. Had to leave it in the ignition over night, and the next morning, the battery was dead, so the tow truck took it to the dealer under warranty. Bad wiring harness soon after, a recall was made. My car went through 3 recalls.

I consider myself an awesome driver, seriously, I do. When driving a car this small, you pretty much learn to dodge everything just because you don't want it to get scuffed or anything. That's what I did, but I didn't know that I NEEDED to dodge everything. I hit a raccoon doing 45mph one night. Knocked out the lower plastic grill and put a hole in the radiator. Had it towed to the dealer, and after a $500 deductible, got it fixed. The invoice said it was over $1000 worth of damage.

A month later of getting that fixed, I hit a fox doing 55mph. Totally messed up the front bumper, put a really BIG hole in the radiator, messed up the A/C condenser, fan and some other things. Another tow to the dealer and deductible, and that was fixed. The invoice said over $2000 worth of damage done. Needless to say, I was becoming pretty good friends with the tow truck driver and at the same time, a pain in the "you know what" with the dealer.

I had had my fill, and got rid of it before something else went wrong. Good little car, if not for the zero protection, cheap interior, and faulty components.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd April, 2010

22nd Apr 2010, 09:35

You hit a little animal like a fox and it did that much damage to the car? Ouch!

22nd Apr 2010, 21:59

Hitting animals at 45 mph/55 mph is like hitting a rock at the same speeds.

Of course it will do fairly serious damage to your car.

I hit a fox at 35 mph, and it knocked my wheel alignment out and damaged my shock absorbers.

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 24 reviews