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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
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 ...
Gas Fumes 2006 Chevy Colbolt
i keep my car garaged i smell gas fumes at times but not while driving
I Was Driving My 2006 Cobalt And Engine Light On And The Engine Power Reduc...
I was told it was a sensor problem, what type of sensor? Is it easily repaired?
I Have A 2006 Cobalt And Need To Add Coolant, What Kind Is Reccommended? I...
2006 chevy cobalt what coolant is recommended for this vehicle. I do not have an owners manual.
2006 Cobalt Manual---clutch Will Not Engage
Gave my ultra reliable 06 Cobalt to son (58K miles) who after two days botched the clutch. Clutch will barely engage can hardly move. Jammed clutch spring.. throw out bearing? What could cause thi...