2005 Chevrolet Cobalt User Reviews

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    2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged Review
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    If It Were Coffee It Would Be Half Caf — From a mechanical standpoint this car is awesome. In 2005 it set a record for production fwd cars at the historic nurburgring in germany. However Chevy opted to do things that dont make sense to me. For example they dressed up the motor with fancy covers, they gave me a massive spoiler, a 7 speaker sound system and pointless 18" wheels. While to some this may be a good thing, but when the interior build quality isnt up to par with anything in its class I would have much rather had a moderate stereo cloth seats no spoiler 17" wheels off some other car in the gm lineup and cloth seats in exchage for NO RATTLES.

    Pros: The motor, the suspension.

    Cons: The Interior sucks quality wise.

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    2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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    Mine's Dodger Blue — It's great for a single family! It made a 5 state trip with little trouble. only problem of course was going up the mountains, it is only 4-cylinders! Other then that it's a cool little ride.

    Pros: Great gas

    Cons: 4-cylinder

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    2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Base Review
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    Great Reliable Car, Lacking In Extras — I have the most basic cobalt you can own. 4dr sedan. Victory red in color. Very reliable, simple but I would recommend the coupe.

    Pros: Good on gas, inexpensive, Clean look, Fun to drive

    Cons: Boring Interior, that's about it

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    2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged Review
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    Street Built From The Box.... — I've had this for 2 years with just now 46k miles on it, and I haven't had any problems with it.

    Pros: Great car for a college student... gets good good mileage cruising around 90mph... ha

    Cons: small trunk opening...

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    2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Base Review
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    Not Worth It. — This base model is crap. Everything on the inside is plastic. It struggles to get to 60mph. Cheaply made American car. Then again, look at the price your paying for it.

    Pros: It gets you from point A to point B.

    Cons: Check full review.

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    2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Base Coupe Review
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    Base Ain't Bad — This car can handle hard times. The interior is better than the previous SL1, featuring great seats and a classy dash layout. While the CD player in that dash is very prone to failure in extreme heat or cold, it can be replaced. Unfortunately, such replacement costs a lot of money since so much of the car is wired through the radio harness. The audio is below average, but that's upgradable as well. The handling impressed me, and the acceleration was familiar since the Cobalt uses the same motor as the SL1. It's a little heavier than the Saturn, but it looks so much better that it doesn't matter. Also, the Cobalt responds very well to quality performance parts. I added a Magnaflow catback exhaust and an AEM cold- air intake to gain a little power with much success. This is definitely better than the average 4-banger.

    Pros: takes incredible amounts of damage without being totaled, reliable, automatic locks

    Cons: terrible in snow, ugly hub caps, uglier steelies, long antenna, manual windows, bad CD
    player, cardboard speakers

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    2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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    This Car Is Nuts! — Great car just put brand new flowmaster exhaust on. everything works the way its supposed to.

    Pros: everything

    Cons: color and it shakes when coming down from 60+ mph

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    2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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    Love The Car, Having Difficulty Working On It. — I love the way it runs, and the stock stereo is great. The ride is very smooth. I just wish they made it easier to work on.

    Owner for 0 years, 6 months

    Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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    2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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    Good For Short Commutes, Easy Handling — 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 drove didn't have it but other than that it was nice to drive. Good handling and traction on dry roads. Overall good and reliable car. Hasn't had any major issues yet.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Smooth and quiet ride, fairly comfortable seats, pretty good gas mileage and easy handling.

    Cons: Kind of plain looking, no cruise control and as soon as I step off the brake the car starts to move (on flat land and even slight upward hills). Also not a great car to drive on snowy roads. I had difficult time driving in 1-2 inch snow.

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    2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged Review
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    Looks Good, Goes Better — With that supercharger the acceleration is awesome, 2nd and 3rd gear really pull. Corners good and flat, though it is front wheel drive. I like the look of the interior, I think it should age well style wise. But the trim around the window switch gear is peeling and it's been replaced once all ready, come on GM you can't paint plastic. Looks wise, everybody thinks I put the body kit on and compliments me on it. Tires and oil changes are brutally expensive but I guess that's the cost of owning a fast car. I can get 40mpg on the highway and V8 power when I step on it, best of both worlds.

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

    Pros: Faster then all it's competitors and cheaper then most.

    Cons: A little expensive to maintain, and the trunk opening is way to small.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    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

    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 migration_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

    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 migration_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

    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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