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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Whitney writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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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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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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tgkc3 writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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Inexpensive to purchase and maintain

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small vehicle, overall, without a lot of power

tgkc3
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I Love This Little Car! — This is the perfect little car. She was super inexpensive to purchase, even brand new, and very inexpensive to maintain. I've had her for 9 years now, and she shows no signs of slowing down. I plan on passing her down to my daughter :)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nick writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Base Coupe Review
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Acceleration,handling,

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factory Stereo

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2005 Chevy Cobalt Base Coupe — Performance- Acceleration,good Braking,good Handling,good Build Quality- Ok squeaks when cold Replaced Stock clutch with Sachs performance clutch Appearance-interior ok seats are firm exterior good Cost of ownership-Gas milage 28.9-32.2 miles per gallon maintenance- new clutch 450.00 brake light switch 8.00 front windshield 325.00 Car is capable, requires upgrade in performance if looking to be taken seriously. able to maintain traction coming out of corners at 3/4 throttle even when sliding a little.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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iMando writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Review
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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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AC632531 writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Base Review
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Great fuel mileage, comfortable, spacious back seats, large trunk, easily handling, low maintenance, reliable

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FWD isn't great in snow or ice.

AC632531
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Great Low Maintenance, Spacious, Reliable Car With Great Fuel Mileage — Easy to drive, very low maintenance, and spacious for a compact car. Extremely fuel efficient. Overall the Chevy Cobalt is a safe, sturdy car to drive and perfect for families or any individual especially those looking for a car that won't cost much at all in maintenance, gas or repairs. Highly recommended!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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James writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged Review
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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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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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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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Karen writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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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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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

Fun Commuter By mlejeune

Good pickup power for getting on the highway. Cargo space is surprisingly big. Two full size luggage bags and at least one carry on bag can fit in the trunk. Fuel economy is great for commuting. The d... Read More

Cobalt Ss/sc By jmb0326

Fun to drive car, comfortable for longer trips. Not for more than two people. The stereo is outstanding. Sunroof makes it very nice. Would not go with anything other than a turbo or a supercharged... Read More

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

Great Gas Mileage And Sharp Looking Car! By Ecyenoor

What drew me to this car was the sharp look and great red color. The gas mileage is wonderful and the car is really fun to drive. It handles very well and I always felt like the car was solid and sa... Read More

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

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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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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

Totally Under Estimated This Car By Jimmy

I am used to big muscle cars and rwd cars, so down sizing to this was a tad bit awkward for me. but wow was I blown away when I drove this car. it had the GM Stage one kit on it when I bought and wow ... Read More

Sporty And Economical By Waynebell01

This Cobalt is fast, responsive, easy to handle, and gets good gas mileage. Low maintenance keeps this vehicle very economical. There's not much room for passengers and the trunk is small. This car ... Read More

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

Nice Little 2 Car Or Kids 1 Car By Hajoro

Good for 2 people for around good on gas, town ok for 2nd car car rides a little hard but runs good only have one problem pickle power steering well made it difficult to drive but was fixed right awa... Read More

A Sleeper With A Bang For Your Buck By Saimoon

Overall this car is great to have, anyone looking for something fast or something that is comfortable and easy to drive. If your going to buy one, get the full package with the sun roof and the RPD di... Read More

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