2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Sedan 2.2 Ecotec from North America
Why are Civics so highly regarded?
Nothing has gone wrong with this car in over a year now. Which really is a good thing because I have not taken very good care of this car.
I love my baby. His name is Zoro, because he is all black and sexy!
Anyway, this car has been absolutely excellent. I would like to point out that I picked him out of the bunch because of his nice low price, and lack of optional equipment.
Standard equipment on these cars includes a CD player and air conditioning, XM satellite radio, head curtain air bags, so on and blah blah blah. The base model Civic I had before didn't come with any of it. It came with 4 wheels and that was about it. Who ever heard of getting a AM FM radio as optional equipment on a car these days? Obviously Honda has. Everthing that I got standard on my Cobalt, was optional equipment on the Civic. Except for the air bags.
When I was buying the Cobalt, I appreciated the fact that the sales staff didn't find it necessary to slam my Civic to sell me this car. Even though I did hate the car because it used to make me roast in the summer time, it was still mine. Yet when I bought the Civic, the Honda salesman found it necessary to try and point out every defect with a Chevy or American product to make up for my Civic's lack of everything.
Anyway, to make a long story short, glad I dumped that Civic for this car. This car is more straightforward, cost about $1000 less, and came with creature comforts standard. AND!!! I have a stereo in it! Best of all, I feel proud that I bought an American car. Great quality, great reviews, and saves money.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd September, 2008
13th Aug 2009, 14:35
I just don't like Chevy's. Or any domestic really. Maybe the ones I've gotten have been flukes (which I doubt) but they never lasted me much longer than 100,000 miles. Meanwhile, all of my Honda's have lasted me well over 200,000 miles without any problems.
13th Aug 2009, 18:47
Funny. All of my domestic cars have gone over 200,000 miles with minimal to no problems. I wonder how you treated yours.
13th Aug 2009, 20:40
You dumped a Civic for a Cobalt? Well, the jokes on you then! Wait until you get a few more miles on that dog, than you'll come back to Honda, and realize the mistake you made buying that Chevy.
13th Aug 2009, 22:30
Trading a Civic for a Cobalt just to save 1000.00. Heck the depreciation on the Cobalt will make that look like a small amount.
14th Aug 2009, 00:49
"Why are Civics so highly regarded?"
Because they are built better, last longer, and have a 36 year reputation of being reliable, quality vehicles. That's why.
14th Aug 2009, 11:48
The whole concept of depreciation is a fallacy invented by loan officers and car dealers. Depreciation is meaningless for those who intend to keep their car for 10 years or more instead of becoming a slave to trading every 4-5 years.
14th Aug 2009, 13:59
She (or he) makes sense to me. A loaded Cobalt should be very satisfying compared to a bare bones Civic.
To the other guy: depreciation is not fiction, it's for real!