2009 Chevrolet Cobalt User Reviews

2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Review Ratings

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  • 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" 25 reviews
"handling" 18 reviews
"power" 17 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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5 spd manual, Great MPG, Lot of easy power

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trunk has an awkward opening so hard to fit thing in it

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Totally Under Estimated This Car — 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 does that really wake up that little 2.0 turbo engine. a couple other simple mods and you are quickly over 300 hp in them. and for only being like 2900 lbs makes it alot more fun.

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

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Good car for students, easy to handle, comfortable, bright yellow, gets good gas mileage, sporty with low maintenance.

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Not much room for passengers in the rear bucket seat, the color is bright yellow.

Waynebell01
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Sporty And Economical — 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 is perfect for students or someone on the go!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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MPG is ok, could be better, handles nice, and has a great sound system.

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Always having problems with it, already had to replace the clutch, WAAAYYY over priced.

catmeyers90
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Great/horrible Car — I love my car, but hate it at the same time. I've been modding it a little bit. But can def, use more work. Eventually I'm going to put a intake in it, and put the muffler back on. right now its just straight pipe. More of a project car for me.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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The power and handling is excellent, matched with the fuel economy its best in its class.

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its a coupe so its small. and you cant exactly have a baby with a car seat in the back, its too tight.

freemanr
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Catches The Eye And Envy Of Many — I've had this car for almost 3 years and not a day passes me by that i dont get a "hey, nice car!" or "what is that, how much did it cost?" and my answer always shocks them. as this car is ver inexpensive, it a steal to anyone who owns one. to fix it costs nothing and it doesnt break down as often like foreign cars, but will still smoke them off the line. SS super sport. the name says it all

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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1 Review
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It's very cost effective, both with gas and maintenance. It's comfortable to drive.

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If you're the only one driving you can fit a lot of stuff in it for something like moving, but it gets difficult when you add more people.

adibben
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A Good, Reliable Car, But Nothing Fancy. — Everything works like it's supposed to, it runs well and accelerates pretty quickly. I like how it looks, it kind of brought me into the "adult" world of owning and taking car of a car as opposed to a breaking down Olds. It can drive cross-country with nothing wrong, but at times the road noise was loud.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Pros: Tyhe Mileage is the best part of car. Averaging over 30 MPG so far. so not bad. the brightwork is nice too

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Cons. Low roll resistance tires are horendous on handling.

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Its A Good Reliable , Economical Car — I needed a car after the move to MSP. When we traded in the Nissan for Gordon's car. Gets great mileage so far. a bit pedestrian but like the brightwork of the LT version. Makes it look more expensive. overall nice car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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AMAZING car for the price, true tuner sports car.

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it was front wheel drive and i didnt opt to get the Limited slip differential

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09 Coballt Ss Turbo — I loved this car to death until I sold it for a rear wheel drive sports car. The brakes were amazing with the large brembo front brakes, the steering was amazing with the sport tuned suspension, the performance was ridiculous with the 2.0L LNF turbocharged motor, the interior was sporty and sleek. I owned this car for 3 years and put 22,000 miles on it. I put a cold air intake, intercooler piping, and full catless exhaust and got it tuned making 310whp and 383wtq reliably. for the price you cant get much better of a performance car than this. I have never owned a more fun car. and the stock sound system was great with the 8 inch stock pioneer subwoofer. if you get a chance get it.

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

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Fast fast fast, Reliable, over 30 mpg, brembo brakes, pioneer factory subwoofer, SS embroidered seats, great handling

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no bluetooth, import high rise wing

stuntit
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Mini Vette — Overall very impressed with the power and handling capabilities compared to cost of ownership from this small chevy! Not to mention the endless tunes and add ons you can buy to match your style and customize your SS. Would buy all over again

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Good power for a 4 Cyl chevy and good control at higher speeds

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No room in the backseats

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Love It — stock this car suprised me. it has much more than i thought it would. with the K&N intake i installed it added some power and and made the car sound fantastic. it added about 8 HP and 10 ft lbs of torque. Build quality is very good nothing has broken or malfunctioned. I keep it well maintained so there is really no reason for anything to break down. The exterior i feel is good looking for the price of the car. it has a sleek design and the spoiler gives it a sporty feel. The window tints and halo headlights add some good characteristics to it that make it stand out from the rest. Its fun to drive whether your going the speed limit or really opening it up on a straight. the car leans alot around corners for a coupe but for stock suspension its not terrible.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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

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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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

Great For Commute By Kamrud

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 ... Read More

Fun Commuter By mlejeune

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 d... 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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