2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LX from North America
Annoying at best, dangerous for most
I've been driving a Cobalt for two weeks, since my car was stolen, and I can say that this is one of the worst offerings from the US domestic auto market. With no armrests and poor layout, it's uncomfortable at best. Visibility is limited by thick awkward columns, and over sized trim making this a dangerous car to drive as well. Road noise is deafening on the highway. No power windows or locks on the basic model render this model annoyingly inconvenient. The auto headlights are also annoying making a simple procedure like flashing your lights to signal semis to change lanes a chore. Drive this car, and you'll be convinced to buy a Honda Civic.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th December, 2007
You are driving a rental and a base model at that, quit whining about the armrests and power windows, you should have a death grip on the steering wheel if it is so dangerous to drive.
Oversized trim? Thick colums? The outward view is no worse than my 06 Nissan Sentra (totaled last year) that the Cobalt replaced. The road noise is no higher than any other compact and is less than many including my Sentra and the Civic that I drove before I bought the Cobalt. My wife and I have a easier conversation now on trips.
Again, I don't have any trouble with the visibility of my Cobalt and I have a coupe - you're just not used to the car and you blame the car for that. Leave the truckers alone, they can change lanes without your help.
Why spend the extra $4,000 to $5,000 for a Corolla or Civic? I researched them on here and some other websites. The new models don't appear to be any more reliable than my Cobalt and aren't made in Japan anymore. The glory days of Japanese reliability from the 80s and 90s are over, IMHO.
The original review isn't appropriate, he doesn't own the car and has a padoga sized chip on his shoulder.