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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Consumer Reviews

4.0
Average based on 24 reviews
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Second Cobalt, twice the fun and value

by from Lanexa, VA on April 12, 2011

I bought an LS XFE imperial blue metallic Cobalt in 2010. The five-speed paired with the quick little motor was quite fun. The radio was awesome, as was the multi-function information system. About si...
I bought an LS XFE imperial blue metallic Cobalt in 2010. The five-speed paired with the quick little motor was quite fun. The radio was awesome, as was the multi-function information system. About six months later I had an extremely serious rollover accident. Boy, it felt good to have an Onstar adviser call the authorities right away, and talk to me to calm me down. The car was totalled. Take two: 3 months ago I purchased a white LT Cobalt coupe. First of all, the upgraded seats and fabric (with driver lumbar, yes!) is just what I needed. The black interior looks much better than the grey of my first Cobalt. The manual was fun, but this car has a super-smooth 4-speed auto, which is one of GM's better products. Granted this car isn't as quick as my XFE, but it's still quick. I can get up to about 65-70 MPH when I'm merging into interstate traffic, and the high-speed response of the engine is fantastic. I get a steady combined 33 to 34 MPG. I like the layout of the interior and the attractive dash and chrome-rimmed guages. Yes, the interior plastics aren't as good as most imports, BUT it is an economy car and comes with tons more content than a comparatively priced Civic or Mazda 3 or Corrola. And with all the GM rebates, I got a great deal because the dealer wanted to get rid of the car as it was just sitting on the lot as a discontinued last-year model. My car's fit and finish is quite good...no rattles from loose trim. Another great thing is the upgraded radio with the USB port - the radio will control my i-pod easily. The fabric on the doors is a nice touch. I personally like the siver trim - it keeps the interior from being bland and monotonous like many of the imports. The 2.2 L LAP engine is very smooth and spools up with plenty of power, especially with high RPM's. The continuously variable valve timing and double overhead cam motor is just as good as the import's motors, and for the price point considerably more powerful. I don't care what anyone says, the exterior is very sporty and the panel fit is great. I have steel 15-inch wheels, but the wheel covers that Chevy uses are the best ones I've seen. Overall, this is a great car and a lot of car for the money.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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I own one and like it.

by from southeast on April 7, 2010

This is a solid vehicle at a reasonable price. The base model has more horsepower and gets more MPG than other cars in its class and cost less to buy. It also has a 100,000 warranty. The imports are o...
This is a solid vehicle at a reasonable price. The base model has more horsepower and gets more MPG than other cars in its class and cost less to buy. It also has a 100,000 warranty. The imports are overrated.
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Purchased a used car

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Does recommend this car

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Excellent Car for the Money

by from Laguna Hills, CA on July 23, 2012

I purchased my Cobalt used for a very good price, at one time it had some light damage to the front cover. Repairs had been made when i purchased. It is a excellent car on the same platform as the Cav...
I purchased my Cobalt used for a very good price, at one time it had some light damage to the front cover. Repairs had been made when i purchased. It is a excellent car on the same platform as the Cavalier. I previously owned a Cavalier which ran over 240,000 miles with the only major repair being the air conditioning compressor. I am quite happy with my purchase of a Chevy Cobalt.
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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2010 Cobalt XFE BASE

by from Ohio on February 4, 2012

Bought when Chevy was closing them out- No frills, not even a/c. Fantastic gas miliage - over 40 MPG Highway. 5th gear pulls good- plenty of power for passing. The bad- no spare tire- had to buy ja...
Bought when Chevy was closing them out- No frills, not even a/c. Fantastic gas miliage - over 40 MPG Highway. 5th gear pulls good- plenty of power for passing. The bad- no spare tire- had to buy jack/spare from a wrecked 06. Not a car you want to go cross country in. Cramped. But for cheap money- it does the job.
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One of the Worst Car's I've Owned

by from NH on February 10, 2014

This is the worst GM car I've owned over the past 20 years. Purchased used and did not have high expectations, but was still disappointed. Bought with 30K for miles and now have 65K. Have had to repla...
This is the worst GM car I've owned over the past 20 years. Purchased used and did not have high expectations, but was still disappointed. Bought with 30K for miles and now have 65K. Have had to replace the power steering motor. Transmission rebuilt, and its still not working properly. Interior design is cheap. Hazard light button broke after first use. Cup holders are in a very poor location under the heat controls. Can't disable the auto lock feature! Front end suspension rattles over bumps. I would not recommend this vehicle and I will no longer be buying GM vehicles because of the Cobalt.
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Does not recommend this car

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Not so great in the city

by from Lexington on February 17, 2012

MPG is averaging 20 in city with an automatic transmission. The car feels solid, but I'm disappointed in the gas mileage. Can't beat the warranty, though!
MPG is averaging 20 in city with an automatic transmission. The car feels solid, but I'm disappointed in the gas mileage. Can't beat the warranty, though!
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Best Car I've ever owned.

by from Chattanooga, TN on June 20, 2014

I have had my 2010 Chevy Cobalt LT Coupe for 3 years now. I bought it used and rebuilt with 58,000 miles on it. It currently has 91,000 miles on it. I get 30 MPG HWY and 33 interstate. I have never ha...
I have had my 2010 Chevy Cobalt LT Coupe for 3 years now. I bought it used and rebuilt with 58,000 miles on it. It currently has 91,000 miles on it. I get 30 MPG HWY and 33 interstate. I have never had any problems with my car. As I was reading some of the reviews on this car a moment ago I realized everyone except 2 people has had a very good experience with this car. So to the few people who aren't happy with this car, it wasn't the cars fault. The only way you have a car like this go bad is if you treat it bad. Make sure to get oil changes done on time. Have your transmission fluid changed every 80,000-90,000 miles. Keep it clean! Don't race it or drift it. It's bad on the car and yes I'll admit I did race it a few time after I first got it. I was young and wreck less. But I bought new tired because of it too. They were worn bad and made noise going down the road because of it and trust me. It's annoying. My family owns an auto shop and every cobalt that comes in has 0 problems other than the recall on the ignition switch. And the ONLY way it will go out is if your keys are too heavy. But that is honestly with any vehicle. Nobody has ever had tranny problems so I'm not sure why one person had to have it rebuilt. We have roughly 10-15 cobalts come in regularly for routine maintenance. The only complaint it that it is too small. My stepdad( who is a strongman weightlifter) can barely fit in my car. It's qualified as a sports car. So there isn't much space. But I'm 19 years old and not even 130 pounds. It's perfect for a teen. It's easy to drive and honestly fun to drive. Thank you for taking time to read through all of this and I recommend getting this car. -Nikki
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Gr8 Car

by from Charleston, SC on June 19, 2015

I am 16 and this is my first car, and i am IN LOVE with it. I get so many compliments on it, and it is a very easy car to drive.
I am 16 and this is my first car, and i am IN LOVE with it. I get so many compliments on it, and it is a very easy car to drive.
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best automobile value

by from rochester,ny on July 8, 2016

great car for the money spent, high praise to bergen auto sales, bergen ny great sales and service. they go the extra mile.
great car for the money spent, high praise to bergen auto sales, bergen ny great sales and service. they go the extra mile.
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reliable but no one could love this car....

by from on July 19, 2016

this is a basic car , I dont see how people who have wrote reviews for this car , love this car.. Its been reliable I give you that but the ride isnt that great , it corners bad and the interior is ch...
this is a basic car , I dont see how people who have wrote reviews for this car , love this car.. Its been reliable I give you that but the ride isnt that great , it corners bad and the interior is cheap. this is a basic commuter car so if driving to you is getting you to point A to point B than buy it , but if driving more than that to you than don't.
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Does not recommend this car

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