2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2 Liter 4 cylinder from North America
Not the worst, but there's much better out there
Turn signal "off clicker", (the thing that resets the signal when you make turns only works 50% of the time. It's super annoying when the stereo is on and I can't hear the signals.
Temperature gauge always reads 88 degrees, even when it's snowing.
I guess nothing on the computer works.
Seriously, if GM were to start driving the cars they made (or cared), we'd see a lot less Cobalts on the road. This car is seriously ugly inside with the giant Fisher Price looking e-brake handle and rental car plastics, and gives performance completely disproportionate to the gas mileage. Not to mention that the one electronic feature it has (the info computer) doesn't work. It's an 07' for crying out loud!! Who makes a new car now days with no power windows, locks, or anything?
I got it for one reason, MPG. Not, LOW MPG. The information computer says 30.4 MPG (which is 7 MPG lower than the advertised 37 freeway), I filled up and got 23.4 @ 60 mph, 80% freeway. That advertised 37 MPG freeway is totally BS because I do mostly freeway driving. This car does nothing that it claims. GM, you disappointed me again.
The car has potential to be great. The car drives alright, and I like the feel of it and the layout much better than the Civic and comparable small cars. But, nothing the car was advertised for, was accomplished or achieved. If it really got 37 MPG on the freeway, I'd be happy. If the info computer worked, I'd be happy. If it had no computer, I'd be happier. If it started everyday, that would be nice too. It's failed to start on me a couple of times as well. That gets old after the first time.
I've only driven the car for a short time, but during that time, it's been a huge disappointment.
I've owned lots of cars, and the Cobalt isn't the worst, but it sure falls short even according to my low standard of expectations.
All I wanted was it to get the gas mileage on the EPA rating... Now I am paying the same price for gas as I was with my last car, which completely negated the purpose of getting it. Cobalt, you suck.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd June, 2009
5th Jun 2009, 19:24
My sister has the Cobalt clone: the G5. It's a 2007 and it has none of the problems you describe. I think the gas mileage is good she routinely gets 30mpg interstate driving. And her info center works good. The only thing wrong is the air bag light is on. She has 30k+ miles on it and had it since new.
I'll agree the interior is not the best, but most new cars interiors look the same to me unless you go up in the class of car. Also the mpg rating probably will only be achieved on long highway trips.
20th Sep 2009, 15:28
With the mileage you purchased your car at, I would bet it was a rental, which are notorious for not being well-cared for.
18th Dec 2009, 23:18
My wife has a Chevy Cobalt LS 2.2L. It has 62k miles on it and front struts are worn out. Like yours, it doesn't get any better mileage than 32...it is usually in the twenties even on the highway. It has okay power, but if I push it, it will drink the fuel... even down to 16 mpg.