2005 Chevrolet Cobalt User Reviews

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 49 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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"fuel economy" 27 reviews
"ride" 15 reviews
"power" 12 reviews
"speed" 9 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
CONS
"interior" 5 reviews
"quality" 5 reviews
"in snow" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Syreeta writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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small and fast

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none

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A Perfect First Car! — Love everything about my car! Nontraditional color(Sunburst), lots of trunk space, very good on gas. Passengers say it's small but I say right size for me. Perfect for weaving in traffic. Easy to handle, great for last second breaking. Drivers seat has many adjustment options. Baught used, owned for three years. Never been in for repairs, only for fluids and tire services. I love driving my car and love it more than any other car I've driven.

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Whitney writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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5

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Gas mileage, Sporty appearance, Not expensive

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Not a lot of power, Can't take a hit very well

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The Best Car I Have Ever Owned — I bought the car in 2005 and I have had no problems out of it at all!! I have never changed the brakes or had any engine problems..nothing! It drives smooth and gets great gas mileage. If you are looking for a cute, cheap, good quality car that won't empty your wallet at the pump..the Cobalt is for you!!

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Christopher writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged Review
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Quick, and pretty, makes all the right noises.

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rattles and too many quality issuues.

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Quick — Quick car, handles very well, not so hot on the build quality. I wish I wasn't reminded of this all the time!

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Robin5457 writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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4

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Smooth and quiet ride, fairly comfortable seats, pretty good gas mileage and easy handling.

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Kind of plain looking, no cruise control and as soon as I step off the brake the car starts to move (on flat land and even slight upward hills). Also not a great car to drive on snowy roads. I had difficult time driving in 1-2 inch snow.

Robin5457
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Good For Short Commutes, Easy Handling — The interior is fairly big for the car being the size it is. As long as you're a passenger it's a comfortable ride. It would be more comfortable for the driver if there was cruise control. The one I drove didn't have it but other than that it was nice to drive. Good handling and traction on dry roads. Overall good and reliable car. Hasn't had any major issues yet.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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James writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged Review
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3

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The whistle of that SC

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The amount of parts that break.

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I Like It When It Works — I love the car. It has had a lot of problems since I've bought it. I also don't get to drive it much due to being gone all the time. When I am able to drive it it's an amazing feeling.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Scott writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged Review
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5

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Faster then all it's competitors and cheaper then most.

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A little expensive to maintain, and the trunk opening is way to small.

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Looks Good, Goes Better — With that supercharger the acceleration is awesome, 2nd and 3rd gear really pull. Corners good and flat, though it is front wheel drive. I like the look of the interior, I think it should age well style wise. But the trim around the window switch gear is peeling and it's been replaced once all ready, come on GM you can't paint plastic. Looks wise, everybody thinks I put the body kit on and compliments me on it. Tires and oil changes are brutally expensive but I guess that's the cost of owning a fast car. I can get 40mpg on the highway and V8 power when I step on it, best of both worlds.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Caleb writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged Review
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Nobody suspects a cobalt to be quick

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Every 16 year old chick drives a base cobalt.

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Overall Satisfied With It. — The performance is more than you would suspect with 250hp, 15lbs of boost and drilled and slotted rotors. Of course this is after the stage 2 kit. But thats a must have. Gas mileage is decreased with the power adder but overall a good car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Marshall writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Base Coupe Review
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3

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Its fun if its standard

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Not sure at the moment

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If You're Looking For A Car, Its Cheap And Good On Gas. That Is If You Drive Nice Of Course — The trunk is huge if you need room in a 2 door coupe, this would be your ticket, it also has a decent amout of back seat space and head room. For a base coupe the 2.0l 4 cylinder engine has got a decent amout of balls for a 4 banger. It governs at 170 thought =(, so thats kinda bummer. Parts to improve the car thought are not that terribly expensive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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iMando writes:
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Gas Milage

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Electric problems, steering, frame, axle, engine, space, durabilit, reliability.

iMando
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Worst Than Anything Imaginable. Mafunctioned And Continues To Surprise In A Horrible Way. — The car handled like a dream for the first three months, but on the forth month it was a nightmare to deal with. The things that went wrong were just too much to handle. First the car turned off on it's own, randomly, then it locked and unlocked itself. The power steering went out soon after. To make things worst, they keys got stuck and wouldn't move. This was tied to the shifter, which locked (twice) in 1 year! Horrible vehicle and GM refuses to announce a recall for it. Do not buy their cars!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Karen writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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4

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definately worth the extra $ to get the 7 speaker sound system, the sub sounds great. it's not overkill. good on gas, about 25 mpg. cheap if your on a budget.

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the nickel paint color on the interior could at least stay put, or make those parts that are painted the silver color instead of black.

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Nice And Affordable. — performance- when you accelerate fast it has a little bit of a delayed reaction. kinda sucks. but I don't race so I guess it doesnt matter that much. build quality- on door handle inside, the silver paint is chipping off and the fabric is pulling away from the handle. appearance- it's a pretty car, no doubt. not my first choice but it works for now. cost- pay about $40 from 1/8 of a tank to fill it. i just pay for the oil changes every 3 months. good quality if you take car of it, it's never needed anything else done to it. fun- it feels much funner when it's clean and has some tire shine. =)

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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

Loved This Car By Maceo11

Not big enough for my "family" of two large dogs. That is really it. I guess since they want at least 19 more words, the pick up could use a bit of improvement. I like speed and to get to a high r... Read More

Good A To B Car. Very Reliable. By Rob

Great A to B car, has been very reliable. Some of the chrome on the inside is chipping and isn't a very flashy ride. Front Speakers stopped working in 2012 but after replacing seems fine. Gets very go... Read More

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

Don't Like It By chevysucks

This car saves gas and is cheap but the maintenance on this vehicle seems to be on a constant basis. I have had several issues with this vehicle but does save on gas but I'm sure I would have better l... Read More

Meh... By cheviac72

I had to get a car since my previous one had "blown up" and this was in my price range at the time. I have had a lot of nickel and dime issues with it since. The drivers side door handle is broken and... Read More

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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

Chevy Cobalt Is A Very Safe, Reliable Ride. By PatrickFisher

This is a very reliable car. I've had very few problems with this car. It runs great now, and always has. If something does go wrong, it is usually cheap and quick to repair. It's definitely on the sm... Read More

Excellent Car. Great For Commuting. By DakotaB

I used this car to commute to school and work on a daily basis. It averages 30mpg so you don't have to dump money into your gas tank. $15-$20 covered me for a week. It needed some new things to it whe... Read More

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