Opinions From Chevy Cobalt Owners Please

Opinions From Chevy Cobalt Owners Please

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:14 pm

I just bought a 2007 Cobalt with 30K miles on it. It has automatic and all the usual power options. It was wrecked and I am repairing it now. How is the reliability of these cars? Any qwerks about Cobalts that I should know about? :)
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Re: Opinions From Chevy Cobalt Owners Please

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:44 pm

I've got an 2008 Sport Coupe(2.2L)& it's performing better than I originally thought. Don't really want to drive it in the winter, but can't afford that luxury financally. Averages 30mpg & has some balls. Can't ask for anymore........
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Re: Opinions From Chevy Cobalt Owners Please

PostBy: europachris On: Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:07 pm

Cyber36 wrote:I've got an 2008 Sport Coupe(2.2L)& it's performing better than I originally thought. Don't really want to drive it in the winter, but can't afford that luxury financally. Averages 30mpg & has some balls. Can't ask for anymore........


Install a set of Firestone Winterforce (all 4 wheels, please) and you will be absolutely amazed at what it can do in the snow. I've been running these tires (and the previous Winterfire version) for a decade now on first a '93 Saturn SL and then my current '02 VW Jetta TDI wagon. The tires don't pretend to be high dollar Blizzaks or similar, but if you don't get a lot of ice, then you don't really need them, either. I have yet to get stuck in either vehicle and I regularly drive to work 20 miles each way over 2 lane country roads out in the middle of nowhere - no trees and just empty farmfields - so we get MONDO drifting - and the wind ALWAYS blows in the winter here. I blast along through 8"+ of snow like it wasn't even there.

Seriously, 99% of the driving public does not have a clue :!: as to proper winter tire selection - they think "all-season" tires are fine, or they think they have to have some gas sucking 4x4 SputVee to drive in the snow. I laugh as I drive past those clowns in the ditch....... :mad3: I will also admit that I'm a rally-driver wannabe and as long as one wheel has some grip and keeps me on the road, I'm happy! :help:
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Re: Opinions From Chevy Cobalt Owners Please

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:04 am

The oldest girl bought one almost 2 years ago. Aside from running over some chunk of whatever in the road and taking out half of everything on the bottom of it, it has been a great car. :)
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Re: Opinions From Chevy Cobalt Owners Please

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:58 pm

Thanks guys. Sounds promissing. I have about one day's work left to do on it and it will be ready for the road. :) Now comes the long waite for Albany to process paperwork for retitleing before I can rigister it. :mad:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.