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