Very good car until recently
March 26, 2019
Have mostly loved my 07 Cobalt for years tho it's kind of challenging the past few years...excellent gas mileage, long lasting shiny paint, big windows for driving visibility, zippy (until the past few years,) roomy, & it feels safer because it's large for a compact car...Cons: driver door lock broke several times even after I paid for repairs. & recently sometimes the door locks freeze up in winter under 34*F, so I can't get the key in the locks!- maybe if I could afford new Fobs, that would help? So I cover the handles during freezing nights. & since about 2017, evap system's loud/has a leak...So the car does not accelerate smoothly or quietly, especially uphill (That & an airbag error lite issue & an electric short? in rear defogger sounded too spendy for me to repair, tho I bought parts & friends & mechanics tried to help w/ cheap fixes that didn't work.) Tough to reach the headlites to replace them..until 1 savvy guy figured out how to just replace the tiny bulb by awkward finagling- without pulling the whole front section/encasing off the car. Other minor & a little frustrating 'older car issues'...I keep putting pieces back in place when they fall off: cubby lid between the front seats, blinker switch cover, parking break button. But overall still a good (tho kind of noisy now) car...Wish things like the Evap, Airbag error light, & recurring door lock issues were covered by recalls--even working a little overtime, I only earn 37k a year for the state of Oregon. My Cobalt recently passed 200k miles. I did have recalls fixed such as the fuel system.