2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Overview

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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Overview

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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    dragon300zx
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    06 Cobalt Rough Idle/stall When Stopping Or Quick Deceleration

    Hello All, Here is the problem I have. 06 Cobalt LT 2.2l 103065 Miles When decelerating on the freeway to come to a virtual stop for traffic, when stopping at a stop light, when pulling out of the ...

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    Glen Ferguson
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    Radio

    I installed an after-market pioneer and it was working for about a week perfectly fine. I noticed after a near-accident that my radio would not shut off comma I pulled the fuse for the radio and it...

    2 views with no answers yet
    Wolf McCormick
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    How Do I Know If My Waterpump Is Bad On A 2006 Chevy Cobalt

    While driving my Chevy Cobalt I noticed the coolant temp rising steadily. After arriving home I checked the radiator fan which was not working. How do I know if it is the fan or water pump?

    6 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 days ago)
    Glen Ferguson
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    Speakers Stopped

    I just installed a 12" L5, everything worked for a bit then my 4 car speakers stop working,they his and pop then shut off. After 3 minutes they pop and come on then hiss a lot...the speakers are su...

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    enycaj24
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    2006 Chevy Cobalt Lt Will Not Start

    I have a 2006 Chevy Cobalt lt. I have had many problems with this car, however, I recently got the catalytic converter replaced and the car has been running fine. The check engine light was off and ...

    3,276 views with 7 answers (last answer 5 days ago)