A good economy car for a bad economic time
Nothing has gone wrong with this car. However, I have only owned it four days.
Well, high gas prices and zero percent financing lured me into the Chevrolet showroom to trade my 06 Impala in on a more economical car. My new Cobalt is a rare 4 door with a five speed. It is Victory Red with Gray Interior. I have only owned it four days, but so far I am very satisfied with it.
Overall, the car seems to be assembled well. The Continental tires are very quiet and the car has a very smooth ride. Wind noise is the only complaint and this seems to be a Chevy trait. The seats are fairly comfortable, the A/C works very well in the hot South Florida summer heat and the standard XM radio is a nice bonus. The electric power steering is very precise. It is light at low speeds and firms up as speed increases. All of the instruments are legible and the controls are easily reached. The trip computer is a nice bonus for a basic car. It gives you actual tire pressure for each of your tires, instant mpg, average mpg, coolant temp, average speed, two trip odometers and odometer. The automatic headlights are another nice feature. The clutch engages easily with no chatter. The shifter could be a little less notchy, but it works fine for me.
While this is no luxury car, it does everything it was designed to well. As I have done on my other cars, I will update after each servicing and let everyone know how my new Cobalt is doing.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th June, 2008