2005 Chevrolet Cobalt consumer reviews

$13,625 starting MSRP
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72% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.5
  • Interior design 3.5
  • Performance 3.6
  • Value for the money 3.9
  • Exterior styling 3.9
  • Reliability 3.9
Explore the 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt

Good For 13 G's

I bought a 2006 Chevy Cobalt LT with the 2.2 liter four banger. I have about 2K miles on the car and I have not gotten less than 30 mpg... the car is quiet at low speeds and at highway/interstate driving. It has plenty of power. My wife owns a 2004 chevy Cavalier with the same motor and while the cavalier is a good car it does have its squeaks and rattles however the Cobalt is completely different. This time GM did it right. I have the four door sedan and it came with the 2LT pkg, 16" alloy wheels... it looks like a million dollars and I get great comments about its appearance all the time for college students and faculty employees. Everything about the Cobalt has been improved, headlights, interior, exterior... its extremely easy to drive and handles responsively... its the best buy for the money on the market today. Toyota, Honda and Nissan eat your heart out,,,, I've owned them all Corolla, Civic, Sentra and the Cobalt is a much better vehicle


Great car to own!

I currently own a 2005 Chevy Cobalt LS 2 door in rally yellow. Compared to my last vehicle (1999 Chevy Cavalier) the performance, option's, and most of all style is much better. It's a great car for every day driving, very reliable, performance is great for a 4cyl, good on gas and low maintenance. Lot's of color's, model's and option's available and from my experience with this vehicle I would recommend it and you'll get a lot out of this car for your money in performance, style and most of all reliablity.


Great car, for an okay price

The Cobalt is a great car that is fun to drive. It handles great, and has plenty of acceleration for whatever you need.


Cobalt LT worth the extra $$

I was looking to replace my aging S10 with something a little more family-friendly and cost-efficient and after driving most of the cars on several dealer lots, I chose a 4dr 2005 Chevy Cobalt LT fully loaded. The ride is EXCELLENT, handling is responsive, the car corners well and has a very small turning radius. I was AMAZED the first time I did a U-turn with how much road was left. The car has decent pickup for a 4 cyl. on the highway even fully loaded. The car gets GREAT gas mileage The leather interior is soft and sturdy...be careful what you clean it with; some of the leather cleaners leave a residue or discolor the leather, I use Meguires. There is plenty of interior space, I have a 6'6" friend and he sat fine in the front seat (with it back all the way of course) the trunk is huge especially with the rear seats folded down. A solid performer, the first week I had it, we drove it some 900 miles and it purr'ed the whole way and used MUCH LESS gas than the old S10. All in all, I'm VERY happy with the purchase. The only complaint I have is that the brakes sometimes feel a little "mushy" but they still perform well...might be I'm not used to the combo of discs and drums...oh, and winter driving was FUN in the snow, it took me everywhere I wanted to go here in Wisconsin without griping and handled very well. Pretty to look at and worth the cost.