2006 Chevrolet Cobalt
There are 13 user reviews for the LT Sedan trim shown below
- Strong acceleration, fuel economy, low price, less noise
- not roomy
My previous cars:
Long termly: Nissan Sentra(1989), Nissan Altima(1993), Dodge Stratus (1997),
Short termly: Hyundai Sonata(2006), Honda Civic(2003), Toyota Camry(several models),
I am sure this car will depreciate faster than Japanese cars, but for the 0 down payment, 0 APR I got, I still think it is a good deal. Since the car is claimed to be made from so called "quiet steel", I feel it is generally less noisy than Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla and even Matrix.
Good acceleration is what I like. My cobalt has 145Hp 2.2 Liter engine: the most powerful in its class, of course the most gas consuming. It is also quite small. That gives it very good acceleration comparing to my previous cars. It is very easy to maneuver. Don't say it is because it is new. The Hyundai Sonata(2006) which is much more powerful but not much bigger doesn't have that kind of maneuverability.
I am very satisfied with this car. The biggest problem is still depreciation. If you buy it and only drive it for 2 or 3 years, you will definitely loose money, a lot. I think this trend will not change. So, let's hope Cobalt's quality will prove itself after the warranty period. And owners like us will not end up loosing too much money.
If you are looking for a reliable, cheap, and American made compact car for urban driving, Cobalt is a good choice....read morehide
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- Good fuel economy, features-per-dollar, ride comfort, dashboard design/materials,
- Slight windnoise at highway speeds, tight backseat
The driver's seat is really comfortable, and can accomodate me comfortably at 6 foot 1. It rides well for a small sedan, even better than many midsizers. I just wish the rear seat were more sizeable, and the windnoise reduced a bit more. AirCon controls are higher quality than the Corollas which was surprising to me. Chevy won me over, a die-hard import buyer who never thought he would buy an American car, EVER!...read morehide
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- good fuel mileage and a smooth ride.
Bought this car fully loaded at a great price. excellent buy for my first car purchase!!!
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- Great fuel economy, handles well, tight steering, great comforable interior, great brakes, good bass
- May be too small for some passengers comfort
I own a 2006 laser blue metallic chevrolet cobalt lt sedan and my friend owns a 2006 galaxy grey honda civic lx sedan and we always debate over which car is better, personally i like my car better because japanese cars ruin american economy plus they are extremeley similar in fuel economy, handling, price, and features, the cobalt is a great car but so is the honda civic if you hav to chose between a civic and a cobalt keep this in mind, if ur more into letting our economy plunge get a civic but if u want the same thing and to help our economy go with a cobalt...read morehide
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- Great gasmileage
Never though my wife would like the Cobalt LT -but she loves it.
Size doesn't alway matter.
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- Great Fuel Economy, Fun to drive with Nice Options
- Engine noise inside
I traded in my beloved customized Dodge Ram 1500 with 8-10 mpg for a manual 06 Cobalt Sedan LT with the Sport Package and XM radio. Now I get about 27 city and 37 hwy mpg! I'm amazed at how quickly I came to enjoy driving this car. It has great acceleration when needed, wonderful handling and is very comfortable on long drives. I tested the Corolla and found it to be much less car for about the same price. The Toyota sales people were unhelpful and impatient. After reading reviews for the Corolla on this site (several buyers had their cars recalled with further problems) I was convinced the Cobalt was the better choice. The Chevy salespeople (Muzi Chevy in Needham, MA ask for Dave) were very patient to answer all my questions and find the exact car I wanted. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for an exciting drive with great value from a quality company....read morehide
5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great fuel economy, good braking, good acceleration.
- Transmission tends to act funny at higher RPM's, rattling of antenna.
This car is great, I like it. I would never have thought I'd ever drive a compact car after driving trucks almost my whole life. But man, this is one sweet, peppy little car. However, one or two things do bother me.
First, it seems the transmission seems to hiccup and kick back at higher RPMs' - especially when trying to pass someone in an instant. My second complaint is that the rear antenna seems to come loose and rattle alot, which can become annoying after a while. To remedy that, you simply have to twist/screw the antenna tighter. Those are minor issues, but the car is really great. Good on gas too. I highly recommend it!...read morehide
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- Great options for the price. Drives great. Good fit and finish.
- None so far.
My former car was a 2005 Honda Civic. It was terrible. This car beats the Civic in every way. It is quieter, smoother, and gets about the same gas mileage as the Civic. Don't listen to all of the car magazines. Give this car a chance. You'll love it.
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- Good economy, Good appearance, Good nighttime driving visibility, plenty of crusing speed
- Average drink holders,seats are adequate however they should be more comfortable
A lot better than Cavalier, reliable and easy to drive, easy to get in and out of if you buy the sedan. Sits higher than the cavalier. Very Quiet inside and out. Easy to change oil and keep clean inside and out. Very Good car, no problem with cruising down the road, its more than adequate power makes crusing down the road at just about any speed a breeze and enjoyable...32-36 mpg on the highway 30-32 in the city....read morehide
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- It looks ok
- Uncomfortable seats, not a very good value
I have a rental Cobalt while my Nissan is in the shop (after it was rear-ended at a traffic light). The Cobalt is priced higher than my Sentra and is missing electric mirrors, electric doorlocks, and cruise control. The radio continues to operate when the ignition is "Off". Doors don't fit as well as the Nissan's and there is no hint of any lumbar support in the seat backs. The Nissan has now gone 104,000 miles without repair - no brake job, no tuneup, I haven't even had to replace the rear tires. The Cobalt "feels" older with 12,000 miles on it. There is nothing crisp about its handling or performance....read morehide
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