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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Overview
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The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt saw few changes to the fun little car first introduced in 2005. As the replacement for the late, great Chevy Cavalier, the '06 Cobalt is an entry-level compact that makes a great first car.
Offered in a range of trims (LS, LT, LTZ, and SS) the 2006 Cobalt is available in both sedan and coupe bodystyles. The Cobalt was designed to compete with relatively low-priced imports like the Hyundai Elantra and the Kia Spectra, leaving the Chevrolet Aveo to compete with the very low-priced, very bare-bones offerings.
One aspect of the '06 Chevy Cobalt that may disappoint Cavalier loyalists is its relatively sparse assortment of standard features. If you're buying the base LS trim and want ABS, front-side and side-curtain airbags, or OnStar service, you're going to have to pay for the options. Standard features are more plentiful on the LT, LTZ, and SS trims, but there are some surprising omissions.
The baseline engine for the '06 Chevrolet Cobalt is a 2.2-liter inline-4 that puts out 145 horsepower; the SS models have a 171-horsepower, 2.4-liter dual-overhead-cam inline-four, and the SS Supercharged boasts a 2.0-liter, 205-horsepower supercharged four-cylinder that delivers 200 lb.-ft. of torque. All of these mills offer plenty of power to get the lightweight (under 2,800 pounds curb weight) Cobalt around with ease.
And when it comes to fuel efficiency, the 2006 Chevy Cobalt delivers, with EPA estimates ranging from 25 mpg city, 34 mpg highway to 23 mpg city, 29 mpg highway, depending on engine.
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Chevrolet Cobalt Questions
Car Won't Start Or Even Turn Over Help! Suggestions?!
My fiancé has a 2006 chevy cobalt SS, he took it apart to replace the clutch and the pressure plate, he put the whole car back together and now the car won't start or even crank over but the head...
I Have A 2006 Chevy Cobalt 2.2 L My Check Sys Charge Comes On And Saying Ba...
Check sys charge and battery save comes on charged the battery and lites went out when I hooked it back up it was fine for a little bit and they came back on it has been iduling low when I come to ...
When I Crank My Car It Idles Up And Down Like A See Saw And Its Extremely L...
I Have No Pressure When Braking! What Is Wrong With My Car? This Mama Need...
I have an 06 Chevy Cobalt, I started having issues with my brakes sticking. when they got hot, they reacted as if the brakes were engaged at times. I was told to replace the Brake pads, calipers and r...