3rd Jun 2009, 18:50
I'm willing to agree with the 80's Benz being more reliable. My 07' Cobalt has been a big pain in the a... The only thing electric on this car I swear, is the starter, and sometimes it doesn't work either.
I am glad GM is going under, cars like the Cobalt should not deserve to be driven.
7th Jun 2009, 00:49
I must beg to differ:
My daily driver is a 31 year old Mercedes and it gives me exactly zero trouble. It's not very fast, but I know it will always (ALWAYS) start and get me where I'm going. It's not necessarily the age of the car that counts.
Let's see what a Cobalt looks like in 2039...
15th Feb 2010, 18:16
I have a 1990 Chevy Cavalier, and it is still running strong. I would take it anywhere. It is not a Mercedes. However, it gets me 31 mpg. with mixed driving. The air and heat work great. It has a great radio too.
My dog likes it much better than my brother's 80's Mercedes, because it is a diesel and it stinks. Actually I think that the ride and comfort is better in the Cavalier.
5th Mar 2010, 16:25
I have a 2008 Cobalt Coupe that I use for my daily commuter. The car gets 27mpg in the city and 38mpg on the highway with no effort on my part. The ride is fun and very comfortable; I would not hesitate to take my Cobalt on long drives.
My Cobalt has turned out to be very reliable, and is one of the best cars I have had in years.
If you're looking for a luxury car or something to impress your friends, this is not your car. If you want economical and reliable transportation, that looks good and is fun to drive, then the Cobalt is for you.
6th Mar 2010, 12:41
It's also not a good car for you if you like your cars to have working power steering.
3rd Apr 2012, 14:11
BTW, it's not POWER steering, it's electronic. And like the person said above, there's a recall out...
4th Nov 2012, 15:19
Wow! So your Cobalt that was only 1 year old and had 26-27k miles at the time of your review, had issues that my 4 year old Cobalt with 55k miles does not have? Interesting.
6th Jun 2015, 11:03
I had a Mercedes, great car, but you'd have to donate organs to fix it (let's be honest, it's a coin toss of luck with any car). I've got 201,000 miles with my 2005 Chevy Cobalt (new shocks and battery). If you google "Chevy Cobalt 280,000 miles" you'll see autoblog.com and MULTIPLE Chevy Cobalts with up to 300000 miles (no typing mistakes in my message). It really is luck with cars these days, along with routine maintenance.