2007 Chevrolet Cobalt from North America
I'd like it if it didn't give me so many problems!
I have had numerous problems with my car. For starters, lets start with starting! About 3 months ago my car had some problems; I turned the key and the car wouldn't start. Then I turned the key backwards (as to shut it off) and it would start then turn off. It was like a delayed start. I took it in and the ignition switch was changed under warranty.
I have also had a problem with my car's wheels locking up. It has only happened twice, and it was last winter both times. I'm guessing there was some ice, or they were frozen; when it (the vehicle) was put in the garage to thaw, they unlocked.
Recently the windshield wipers have started going crazy; they won't work on low speed. If I turn them on to low speed, they move an inch and then don't move anymore. However, they work on high speed; it's really annoying when I only need them to go slowly.
The most recent and probably worst problem is that it stalls. Originally it stalled when I stopped at a stop sign and wouldn't restart for about 2 minutes. And then it stalled when I was going 70 down the highway and I sat there for 35 minutes before it would restart. For about a month now it's been doing this, and it stalls about once a week. I've taken the car in twice for the last two problems, and they didn't fix the problems because "they can't get it to do it".
The last problem isn't mechanical, but it is terrible. If I turn the car to the left (like around a circle), I can't see because of the extremely huge frames on the sides of the windshield.
I am a college student, and I bought the car so that my parents wouldn't worry about me in my other car.
I like my car and I'm proud that I bought a new car, but I really wish I didn't have so many problems with it. The idea was to stop my parents worrying, but now they're just worrying anyways, and on top of it they are mad.
My dad has always owned Chevy and I still love him. I don't know why my car is such a pain, but obviously every Cobalt isn't (a pain) because there are A TON of them around.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th January, 2009
28th Jan 2009, 11:59
Sorry to hear you're having so many problems with your new car. That's absolutely sick. You shouldn't have any problems with a car so new, but you never know these days. Quality just doesn't seem to be here.
Both my Dad and step-Mom own Chevy HHR, which are basically a Cobalt under the skin, and they've both had a handful of problems. They love them, but are very disappointed with the quality. They both also had ignition problems; obviously a warranty issue.
As for a stalling; that's a new one for me. I hadn't heard that being too common an issue. If it stalls instantaneously, like a switch being flipped off, then it is an electrical issue. If the car stumbles and dies, it could be a host of other problems.
28th Jan 2009, 14:39
Next time maybe you'll try Nissan Sentra or Honda Civic and experience far less problems.
28th Jan 2009, 17:25
Sorry to hear about your gremlins. Years ago I had similar probs with a Ford... turned out to be a bad ground cable where it bolted to the engine. I went through pain for 2 years over that. A Ford tech finally found it. Now anytime I have electrical glitches in a car, I just replace the ground from the batt to the engine, and from the engine to the fender wall. Cost about ten bucks, and ten minutes to do. It might not fix it, but then again it might. Nothing worse than a new car tormenting you.
28th Jan 2009, 23:08
You should have bought a Honda Civic or a Subaru WRX.