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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Overview
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Based on 47 reviews
Getting old and looking old, the Chevrolet Cavalier was not able to compete with the more stylish and better performing subcompacts in its class. So in 2005, Chevrolet ditched the Cavalier for a new design utilizing its stiffer Delta platform, improved aerodynamics, and a dressed-up interior. Thus was born the sleeker, more dynamic, more fun Chevrolet Cobalt -- the sophisticated sibling to the blander Aveo subcompact. Available as a sedan or coupe, the improved and peppier ride surprised both reviewers and owners who were expecting a rebadged Cavalier.
The sedan comes as a base, LS and LT; the coupe as a base, LS, or supercharged SS. All but the base feature ABS brakes, power locks and windows, and cruise control, but even the base represents a good value with its CD player, manually adjustable driver's seat, air conditioning, and split-folding rear seats that expand the already large trunk. Dual front airbags are standard, with an option for side curtain, and the Cobalt performs adequately in crash tests. All models but the SS are powered by the 145-hp, 2.2-liter Ecotec I4 from the Cavalier, paired with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. The SS features a stiffer suspension, larger 18-inch wheels, and a supercharged 2.0-liter I4, delivering 205-hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. It's no street racer, but the Cobalt's light weight doesn't need much horsepower to fly 0-60 in just over six seconds. The SS coupe gets the sports car treatment, with chrome exhaust, ground effects, rocker panels, rounded taillights, and a rear spoiler, which unfortunately causes major blind spots for drivers.
As subcompacts go, the Cobalt is a fun and sporty replacement for the tired Cavalier, and its affordable price is a big draw. Drivers love the crisp handling, sound system, and budget-oriented fuel economy, which clocks in around 24/33 mpg. Major complaints mentioned uncomfortable seats, a small trunk opening for an otherwise spacious trunk, and shallow cupholders.
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Coolant And My 2005 Chevy Cobalt 2.2
Within the past couple days my car has been going between 200-215 while driving or parking, normally its between 180-190. Is this considered overheating with this car?
I Have 2005 Chevy Cobalt That Will Not Crankiit Has Fire And The Fuel Pump ...
I tested one of the injectors and they work fine
I Have A 2005 Chevy Cobalt That Will Not Stay Running It Will Start Up Just...
It will run and drive only when I give it gas . My reader thing is broken the one where you take it to autozone and they give you the codes ...
What Does Code P0236 Mean?
2005 Chevy Cobalt Acting Like Its Going To Die While Slowing Down Or Stoppi...
Every time we go to stop or slow down in my car it starts "jumping" like it wants to die. It has died twice. It doesnt do it when speeding up, just coming to a stop. What could this be?