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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Consumer Reviews

4.3
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Much better car than I expected

by from Chicago Il on December 27, 2010

Wanted a second inexpensive car for our daughter to use. We also wanted a car with front and side airbags. We found a 2009 Cobalt with stick shift for a good price. My wife and I let our daughter use ...
Wanted a second inexpensive car for our daughter to use. We also wanted a car with front and side airbags. We found a 2009 Cobalt with stick shift for a good price. My wife and I let our daughter use our minivan until she got use to the stick shift. After using the Cobalt for 2 weeks, we did not want to give it back. The car handles great. It the quietest car we have had in 30 years. The fit and finish is excellent. The Cobalt goes forever on a tank of gas. The car has a lot more room on the inside than mid size cars we have had in the past. I would recomend the Cobalt to anyone looking for a used car.
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2009 Cobalt Coupe

by from Colorado Springs, CO on February 22, 2010

I am a Honda and Toyota lover but I ended up buying a new Chevy Cobalt. I bought a Automatic LS model. I commute 132 miles per day and consistently get over 37 city/highway average mpg. The seats are ...
I am a Honda and Toyota lover but I ended up buying a new Chevy Cobalt. I bought a Automatic LS model. I commute 132 miles per day and consistently get over 37 city/highway average mpg. The seats are comfortable, the XM radio sounds incredible, the heat and A/C do the job very well and the ride is very smooth for a car that size. GM has done an incredible job refining the old Cavalier line. There are hundreds of these cars for sale with over 200k miles out there. I paid about $8k less for this car than an import. I feel the ride is better and the mpg is better than my previous favorite.....the Civic. Hat's off to GM for getting it right. Imports have a real competitor now. If I have had more cash to work with, I would have seriously considered the Malibu. GM gas mileage rocks!
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SS Turbo offers great performance

by from Texas on April 24, 2010

The SS Turbocharged is a huge upgrade over the previous SS Supercharged or n/a engines. For around $22K, the performance is incredible. I have 17,000 miles on mine, and I've yet to have an issue. The ...
The SS Turbocharged is a huge upgrade over the previous SS Supercharged or n/a engines. For around $22K, the performance is incredible. I have 17,000 miles on mine, and I've yet to have an issue. The launch mode and no-lift shift are great additions to the car. The knock I have on it is some of the interior is cheap. I love the way it is set up, but the dash material is lousy. With four or five relatively cheap bolt-ons from Hahn, this car goes well over 300 horsepower. I don't like the exhaust note as much as the SRT-4, the GTI or the STI, but it sounds better than a Civic Si. I never cared for the previous versions of the SS Cobalt, but this one is super fun. With a good driver, this car completely stock can run faster than 14.0 in the quarter. Don't buy the high spoiler. It looks terrible.
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Great first car

by from Smithtown on June 28, 2009

My dad bought the cobalt with the intention of me using it during my senior year of high school. While it is a little hard to see out of the back window due to the high back-end, the car has very good...
My dad bought the cobalt with the intention of me using it during my senior year of high school. While it is a little hard to see out of the back window due to the high back-end, the car has very good handling, great acceleration, and I've never had a problem with it. It's not too big, so I don't feel awkward driving it, and my friends can fit in the back, even if they are a little squished. It's good that it's small; fewer people, fewer distractions while I'm driving. I seriously recommend this car, especially if it's a new driver.
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Poor man's Porsche very rare!

by from Orlando Fl. on April 15, 2011

With Brembos and LNF upgrades will keep up with Camaro ss , Corvettes, and Audi tt for half the price. It still can eke out 35 mpg by feathering the gas. Only 400 4drs were produced in 2009 and only 1...
With Brembos and LNF upgrades will keep up with Camaro ss , Corvettes, and Audi tt for half the price. It still can eke out 35 mpg by feathering the gas. Only 400 4drs were produced in 2009 and only 14 Rally yellows out all most were Red Get one and drive safely
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Cobalt SS Turbo

by from Central Ohio on August 9, 2012

Really great car, you can't beat it for the money! Hanlding is is solid and feels like it's on rails in the twisties. Gas mileage is around 29-30 average mpg. Front seats are very comfortable and keep...
Really great car, you can't beat it for the money! Hanlding is is solid and feels like it's on rails in the twisties. Gas mileage is around 29-30 average mpg. Front seats are very comfortable and keep you snug during spirited driving. Shifting is great with the manual short throw shift knob. Steering feels good with little to no torque steer. With the GM stage one upgrade, the car feels even stronger. Driving this car would put a smile on any and everyone's face. You can't go wrong with buying a turbocharged Cobalt. Quit second guessing and just do it!
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SS Turbo Model Only

by from Phoenix and Marana, AZ on December 20, 2011

After over 61,000 miles with our Cobalt SS turbo, I can honestly say it has been my favorite car to date. Pros: Turbocharged engine with strong torque band Rigid chassis with excellent suspension 27-...
After over 61,000 miles with our Cobalt SS turbo, I can honestly say it has been my favorite car to date. Pros: Turbocharged engine with strong torque band Rigid chassis with excellent suspension 27-32 mpg with 29 mpg average fuel efficiency Comfortable interior featuring Recaro seats Excellent Brembo front brakes Communicative electronically assisted steering Perfect reliability record so far Real trunk with 60/40 folding rear seats Tasteful 18" alloy 10-spoke wheels 10,000 mile service interval PW, PDL, Moon roof, Pioneer stereo for cheap Amazing overall performance for the dollar Cons: No overhead light for rear seat Cheap plastic here and there in interior Engine adversely affected by extreme heat (limits boost after turned off/on on hot days) Expensive tires (sports car gripe) Expensive synthetic oil required Somewhat stiff ride (smooth for a sports car) Restrained exterior styling I purchased this car as a replacement for my wrecked 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR. The SS has proven to be a superior car in almost every way. Other than the lack of a light for the rear seat occupants and some of the cheap plastics that have broken off in the interior, there is nothing I would change about the stock car. A truly great drive. For those wanting more performance, I highly recommend getting better tires and an upgrade to the ECU as its direct injected engine and turbocharger are capable of a lot more power than the stock tune. If you can find one in good condition, I would highly recommend it. My girlfriend and I are considering purchasing another so we can each have our own. It's that good of a deal.
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Best car for the money

by from Rochester, NY on February 28, 2010

I was looking for a good vehicle with great gas miliage and this car delivers plus it has some zip to it.The 5 speed manual is nice.It handles the road great.The interior is comfortable. This car is a...
I was looking for a good vehicle with great gas miliage and this car delivers plus it has some zip to it.The 5 speed manual is nice.It handles the road great.The interior is comfortable. This car is also alot cheaper than its competitors.Great car for the money, plus its american!
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GREAT CAR!

by from BIGGS, CA. on March 2, 2011

I PURCHASED A 2009 2 DOOR COBALT COUPE. LOVE THIS CAR! GETS BETWEEN 35-40.5 MILES TO THE GALLON DEPENDING ON YOUR DRIVING HABITS. SMOOTH RIDE! QUIET! AWESOME RADIO! 5 SPEED TRANNY SHORT SHIFT SWEET! I...
I PURCHASED A 2009 2 DOOR COBALT COUPE. LOVE THIS CAR! GETS BETWEEN 35-40.5 MILES TO THE GALLON DEPENDING ON YOUR DRIVING HABITS. SMOOTH RIDE! QUIET! AWESOME RADIO! 5 SPEED TRANNY SHORT SHIFT SWEET! I USED TO BUY HONDAS AND THEN GEOS. NOT AS GREAT MILES TO GALLON AS GEOS. BUT AWESOME LITTLE CAR! WANT TO BUY A SS COBALT NEXTIME!! GREAT JOB GM! GREAT PRICE TOO! $9975.00 FOR A 2009, 23,000 MILES. I WILL GIVE THIS A THUMBS UP.
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Buying again.

by from Manteca Ca. on February 9, 2010

I had my 2009 Cobalt from March 2009. I commute 130 miles. I need a car that can get me up the hills, and pass if I need too, and be good on gas. The Chevy Cobalt does that for me. I get 35mpg and zip...
I had my 2009 Cobalt from March 2009. I commute 130 miles. I need a car that can get me up the hills, and pass if I need too, and be good on gas. The Chevy Cobalt does that for me. I get 35mpg and zip a long too. Last week my 2009 Cobalt and I were in a accident. I Love OnStar, I was seeing stars, when I heard someone talking to me, it was OnStar. So Now I am looking at getting another Cobalt.
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