2006 Chevrolet Cobalt User Reviews

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 168 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 90 reviews
"fuel economy" 68 reviews
"power" 54 reviews
"speed" 28 reviews
"handling" 25 reviews
CONS
"power" 17 reviews
"interior" 13 reviews
"in snow" 6 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews

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Great gas Mileage, Inexpensive, fairly roomy for a compact, backseats fold down,

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cheap made, rides rough

Kamrud
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Great For Commute — It is what it is. It is a very inexpensive vehicle that gets great gas mileage. Just don't expect any luxury. I have had an issue that I have read on countless discussion forums; there is a rattle in the steering wheel that is actually quite loud. If you can get over this, it is a good car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Fun sporty ecofriendly car

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A lot of recalls, turning radius is too big

mlejeune
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Fun Commuter — 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 design has proven to still look good through time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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quick, comfortable

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plastic interior parts

jmb0326
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Cobalt Ss/sc — 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 model. Makes all the difference.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Truthfully, I love my car because she is my first car. I have had very few issues with my car. I like how easy it is to drive, my 13 year old little sister has drove my car! Not my choice, I was not even around when this happened.

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There has been a lot of recalls. Nothing bad, but plain stupidity and routine maintenance. The seals on the doors and truck are crap. I am trying to figure out why my car is collecting so much moisture, it is causing mold to grow in the trunk and back seat. I have kids in and out of my car on a daily basis, that is not healthy!

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Perfect For First Time Buyers And Drivers — I wish it had more room, storage, and wish that my power sources in my car worked. I would have loved to have power windows and locks, Cruise Control would have been nice too. I wasn't given much choice at the dealership. worked out great, I love my car. Now if she would stop being so dang picky!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Economical, reliable, inexpensive to work on

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SMALL BACK SEAT

WhippleAutoSales
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Excellent Basic Transportation — This two door coup has excellent acceleration, a smooth clutch and shifter combo, its easy to see out of, fuel efficient, practical, easy to work on, and overall, its inexpensive!! I have driven a Cobalt for over 5 years and it is easily one of the best vehicles, all things considered, on the road!

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Great handling and overall style

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Not very Family orientated, Terrible in the snow with factory tires and rims

RodgerRabbit421
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Great Sporty Car — I would recommend this to a friend, definitly not a car you would want to drive in the winter unless you changed the rims and tire. I have recieved many compliments on the overall looks. It also has great acceleration and handling!

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Very reliable and cheap to repair.

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It's definitely on the smaller side, especially in the back seat. It doesn't have a ton of power.

PatrickFisher
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Chevy Cobalt Is A Very Safe, Reliable Ride. — 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 smaller side, especially in the back seat. It's a great, zippy car with only one or two people, but it doesn't have a ton of power. It can struggle on hills with all of the seats filled so not an ideal family car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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When I first bought this car, it didn't have that sporty look I wanted, but my dad chipped in and bought me a spoiler for it.

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It doesn't have a sunroof and the radio signal can suck sometimes.

MDay2011
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This Car Is My Style :) — Colby the Cobalt is my baby! I got him for a really good price and I have no complaints. He's cheap on gas and can be a lot of fun to drive. Chevy runs deep and he certainly proves it!!

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

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love my car

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i have no complaints at the moment but will post if i do have some

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It A Chevrolet And A Fun Car — the car has some power to it for a supercharged 2.0. i love the stock body kit and the rims that are on mine are stock just plasti dipped. and the cost for this car is not bad at all, i would say that i do pay a little bit for gas due to the fact that you should put premium into it but other than that i love the car. a great car for first time manual drivers, i learned from my car

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Good power
Fuel efficient
Smooth ride
handles well in curves and corners

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Kinda crampy interior
Cheap-looking plastic
rattles and groans a little

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A Good Buy — Picked up my Cobalt 9 months ago....for a "throwaway car" it's given me good service so far. Rides well, has good power for a 4-banger, shifts smoothly. Interior is good, but cheap-looking and kind of small when there's more than one person in it. Great gas milage (30+MPG) all the options, (air, CD cruise etc.) All in all a great little car, better than the worn-out Focus I had before it...I'll never buy a Ford again..

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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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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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

Sleek And Dark By alvarad41

Love the body of the Cobalt, nice and dark paint with smoked windows. Hub caps could have been make better. They tend to pop and creek when it's moving slowly in the residential areas. But all in all,... Read More

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

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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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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

Good For Short Commutes, Easy Handling By Robin5457

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 d... Read More

I Love This Little Car! By tgkc3

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 ... Read More

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