2009 Chevrolet Cobalt User Reviews

2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 51 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • 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: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 27 reviews
"fuel economy" 23 reviews
"handling" 17 reviews
"power" 16 reviews
"speed" 15 reviews
CONS
"build quality" 4 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"driver" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews

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swimma9182 writes:
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Turbocharged Coupe Review
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4

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Excellent gas milage.  great sport handling.  eye catcher! very fun to drive!

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family on the way.. 2 door:(

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Fun! — very awesome straight out of the factory. performance brakes and very good handling, always felt safe in this car. I bought this car without even test driving and fell in love on my first drive! have tried my best to keep this car in excellent condition!

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Scott writes:
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1 Coupe Review
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Gas, Many options.

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Haven had it long enough.

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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Lt Xfe — Performance- Great pickup. The LT is a 2.2L 155 HP, squealed the tires every shift and i wasnt even close to redline. Build Quality- Havent had it very long so i cant really answer this. Appearance- Eh, aint too shabby when it comes to exterior. not a big fan of the bodyside moldin but i'm kind of used to it cuz of my cavalier. Interior is really nice, i got the sport bucket leather so its like a dream. Cost of ownership- extremely cheap. Yea, i added a few unnecessary packages like the sunroof and that kinda thing but i got it for $15,615 after taxes, tags and all that. Gas mileage? I think its better than my cavalier. The cobalt is 25/37 i believe. Mostly cuz its the XFE version. 5 speed to add the most. Fun factor- Come on, its a 5 spd with great pickup. Of course its fun to drive lol. I would like to take the SS Turbo out for a drive tho. Highly reccommended

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maandrew writes:
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Turbocharged Review
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4

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Power, handling and stopping power

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Stiff suspension

maandrew
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Sports Car — Very powerful, good handling and moderately priced sports car. Great gas mileage - up to 30 miles per gallon on the freeway. Easy to work on and parts are economical compared to comparable cars with with similar agility. The Brembo brakes up front allow for extremely good stopping power and the 5 speed manual allows for sporty driving from virtually any gear / speed.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Donovan writes:
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT2 Review
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The Speed & Handling.

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Plastic,Body Style,Not Much Head Room.

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Its A 50/50 Basically... — Its A Great Car. I Advise Any New College Student Try 1. I Enjoy Driving It Even Though There Are Some Downfalls Toward It, Its Still Wonderful. It Has Great Pick Up & Its A Cool Car 2 Drive. Have Fun.!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Christian writes:
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Turbocharged Coupe Review
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Handles great, nice motor, full of features.

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Rear seat tight- duh, its a coupe.  Build quality is sad- paint issues, panel gaps, etc.

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Great Performance Bargain That Can Be A Daily Driver. — The engine is one of the best I've ever had. Throws you back in the seat HARD. Handles wonderfully, glad I got the LSD or it would roast the outside tire on any turn. It's been reliable, but I've never had to get so much warranty work done ever--recall for power steering, interior trim installed crooked on dash, l windshield washer jet installed crooked from factory, rear brakes squeel incessantly even after having the rotors turned at 12k miles. I average 25 mpg, but averaged 32 on a long road trip. Love the looks w/ the spoiler and the SS factory body kit. Too bad people have a stigma about it being a Cobalt. One of the best performance bargains of all time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Josh writes:
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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Gas mileage

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exterior looks

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Good — I like the gas mileage 30 to 35 on the highway and 25 to 30 in the city pretty light car.great handling for astock car good acceleration for such a small engine nice and quiet when the windows are up. good a/c and heat.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Justin writes:
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1 Coupe Review
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Fun to drive. Cheap to buy. Plenty of power for the class of car. Great car!!

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None

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Looking For A Car With Plenty Of Go With Great Economy And At A Low Price This Is The One To Get. — Love it. Great power for a four cylinder. Brakes a little weak in factory trim but only need a good set of pads and rotors to be great. Would have liked to see and independent rear suspension but handles well. Looks damn sexy outside could have used a little help inside. Gas mileage is excellent, maintenance is pretty cheap and i use synthetic oil. Extremely fun to drive with a manual trans.

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

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Peter writes:
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1 Coupe Review
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remote start feature

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cheap look on the inside

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My Cobalt Coupe — good car overall. naturally the 2 Lexus's that my parents own are so much better. however i love my car. the car is fast and sports. It is so much fun 2 drive! i got the vehicle remote start add-on. so whenever its 2 hot or cold i turn on my car with that and let the ac/heat do its thing. its really good on gas 2. i am averaging about 26-27 mpg overall. full tank gets me allmost 400 miles.

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Patrick writes:
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1 Coupe Review
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Great car

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yellow?

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Sexxxy! — Four cylinder, acceleration medium, braking gret, handling good. No repairs up to now, no squeaks or rattles. Yollow exterior. black interior. add least 450 per tank, 40$ to fill from empty. oil and recals. This car is the perfect car to go lonmg distances, fun for Sunday night cruise.

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

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Benjamin writes:
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Turbocharged Coupe Review
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Great hp, torque, and sturdy suspension

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styling blahs, cheap meterials in some places

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Pocket Rocket — 260 hp, 260 lbs ft of torque, acceleration 0- 60 in about 5.6 secs. goes through the slaloms at 69.3 mph, cost about 22,750, very fun ride, great breaks with front brembo calipers, styling is a little bland in places, gas mileage about 24 - 31, godd sound system, all in all a very exciting daily driver and I would deffinetly recomend it to anyone who is looking for cheap speed!

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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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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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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

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

Meh... By cheviac72

I had to get a car since my previous one had "blown up" and this was in my price range at the time. I have had a lot of nickel and dime issues with it since. The drivers side door handle is broken and... Read More

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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

Chevy Cobalt Is A Very Safe, Reliable Ride. By PatrickFisher

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 sm... Read More

Excellent Car. Great For Commuting. By DakotaB

I used this car to commute to school and work on a daily basis. It averages 30mpg so you don't have to dump money into your gas tank. $15-$20 covered me for a week. It needed some new things to it whe... 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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