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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Overview
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Based on 164 reviews
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
Key Gets Stuck In The Ignition
I have a 2006 chevy cobalt ss 2.4l. I am having intermittent key getting stuck in the accessory position in the ignition. If I drive it an then park it again or jiggle the shifter it will eventual...
2006 Chevy Colbolt Wont Crank
BATTERY WAS VERY LOW HAD IT CHARGE AND STILL NOTHING RADIO,LIGHTS LOCKS ALL WORK BUT STILL WONT CRANK PLUGGED IN OBD2 IT CAME UP WITH 78 ENGINE ?????CONFUSED
Why Is My 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Stalling So Much When I Drive It?
Here's the problem I am having: When I stop for a red light, when I stop at a stop sign, when I pull out into the highway or road, when I pull into a parking space it stalls.The RPM goes way,way down ...
How Do You On Board Program A Key For The 2006 Chev Cobalt?
Sometimes Have Heat Sometimes Dont
Hello was have a problem with my 06 chevy colbalt. i was overheating so they changed the head gasket the water pump the raditor and the temp sencor and 3 thermastat. now sometimes i have heat and so...