2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews - Page 9 of 9

2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LT2 2.2 from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired78 miles
Most recent distance450 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

Great Little Car!

Faults:

No problems to speak of as the car is brand new.

General Comments:

The car is not a high performance sports car by any means. Although I am really pleased with it. Decent style, very good fuel economy, and many options for the money!

If I were to change anything I would make the seats easier to fold forward. When you have your hands full it is difficult to push the seat forward. Bending down to pull up the lever is annoying. I would prefer just being able to pull forward on the head rest.

Secondly, the seat belt is very difficult to grab while seated in the drivers seat. the shoulder belt is mounted lower than your shoulder so reaching back is a bit annoying.

I love the comfort, the fuel economy, and the information center under the speedo is neat. I love that the a/c comes standard. Regardless of what others think, the car has enough power to get out of its own way.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd February, 2007

2007 Chevrolet Cobalt base standard from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission standard Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance250 miles
Previous carPontiac Vibe

Summary:

Love this car. Great value. Great ride!

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

My 2007 5-speed Cobalt is getting great gas mileage so far with at least 34 mpg around town and 38-40 mpg on the highway (going 60-65 mph). My fill-up at the pump matched the MPG on the dashboard read-out. That read-out is wonderful, by the way. It really helps me maximize gas mileage. (Our other car is a Prius which has trained me how to get everything I can out of a gallon of gas.)

The Cobalt handles great! I love the soft-ride suspension. The car handles curves extremely well. My wife and I love the ride. It handles bumps very nicely.

I've heard others complain about the seats.

I LOVE the seats. I like a firm seat, and these seats felt very comfortable when I took the car on a 150-mile drive the other day.

The stick shift is very smooth. The sound system is very good for a base model. The back seats are pretty good for a car this size. Our two kids (7 and 8) are very happy back there. The trunk is huge.

My only complaints would be the lack of an armrest - I really found myself longing for one on my longer drive. There could also be better storage areas within the car as well as larger cup-holders. The opening to the trunk is a bit small, but it handles large suitcases with no problem. Larger items would be tough to get in and out, though.

So far, I'm impressed the most with the gas mileage. On a 12-mile trip around town today, I averaged 36.2 mpg with an outside temperature of 40. I'm anxious to see what I can get out it in warmer weather.

I really think Chevy has a winner with the Cobalt. It was one of the top ten cars in sales in 2006. I see why. It's a good little car.

I'll add more comments later after I've put more miles on the car. So far, so good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th January, 2007

26th Jan 2007, 19:32

Great review, please comment again and let everybody know how your Cobalt holding up after a few more miles!

26th Jan 2007, 20:53

Thanks for a great review. Having owned imports and having had nothing but trouble with them, I'm now firmly in the GM camp again. GM currently builds the best cars on the planet (with the possible exception of the really awesome Ford Fusion). I'm sure you'll get hundreds of thousands of miles of great service out of this car if you want to keep it that long. I've known folks who got well over 200,000 miles out of a Cavalier, and this car is a step up from it. For half the price of a Corolla you got TWICE the car!!

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 25 reviews