2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2 Litre Ecotec from North America
Great car with low cost of ownership
Signal light relay malfunctioned.
TPS sensor malfunctioned.
I purchased this car as a way to get to and from work - I wanted something that would be cheap to maintain and operate. So far, this car has exceeded my expectations.
I drive 40 km each way to work in a mix of city and highway driving. The car handles well and has plenty of acceleration on the highway. It might not be the fastest thing on the road, but I've never had a problem passing another car when I needed to. The interior is reasonably quiet, and has plenty of room (I'm 6'3"), while the exterior is small enough to keep it maneuverable and easy to park. I generally use the vehicle for commuting, but it has comfortably fit 4 adults (and all of their luggage) on longer road trips.
Gas mileage is decent(7-8L/100km), and if you drive carefully, it can be excellent (5L/100KM).
The vehicle has been very reliable so far, despite my casual approach to maintenance. I do not wash the car often, yet the paint is still in great shape and there is little to no rust. The car is simple to repair if you want to take a DIY approach (in fact if you wanted to learn how to fix cars, I'd suggest this is a great vehicle to use for that purpose). Parts are plentiful and cheap when you need them. Mechanically very little has gone wrong, and what has gone wrong has been straightforward to repair. Generally, the only things I've replaced have been high-wear parts (brake pads, tires, oil changes, spark plugs, wipers, etc...).
If you're looking for economical transportation, this car is a good option.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th March, 2020