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Old 08-25-2015, 11:27 AM
 
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I drove a supercharged one many years ago and it was a blast to drive.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:39 AM
 
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It would cost me $40, wonder if the dealer would provide this. They do not have a link on their ad
Use GM's own lookup tool, you'll need the VIN https://recalls.gm.com/#/

Or https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:51 AM
 
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1. Depending on the VIN, there are 16 recalls, the one that everyone is talking about is NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V047000 for the ignition switch.

2. Its overpriced.

3. Its a Cobalt, they're expensive to repair and you will have a lot of repairs.

4. It wont make 240k.
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Absolutely not!

Please see video:

https://youtu.be/HvPuzie1GEM
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:50 PM
 
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3. Its a Cobalt, they're expensive to repair and you will have a lot of repairs.

4. It wont make 240k.
Expensive to repair? As compared to what, a bicycle? There are so many of them on the road and in junkyards that used parts can be had dirt cheap, and new aftermarket parts aren't much more expensive. Maybe if you get the work done at the dealer, sure, but any monkey with a wrench can fix an American car (especially a Cobalt).

If people are calling the lower end American cars expensive to repair, I wonder what qualifies as a fair price anymore.
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:55 PM
 
Location: CT
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Expensive to repair? As compared to what, a bicycle? There are so many of them on the road and in junkyards that used parts can be had dirt cheap, and new aftermarket parts aren't much more expensive. Maybe if you get the work done at the dealer, sure, but any monkey with a wrench can fix an American car (especially a Cobalt).

If people are calling the lower end American cars expensive to repair, I wonder what qualifies as a fair price anymore.
If they sell so many parts that they're cheap, and there are so many in junkyards that the parts are easy to get, what does that tell you?
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Old 08-25-2015, 05:42 PM
 
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How many miles did you put on it?
40,000. The only reason we got rid of it was because wife wanted a newer, bigger car with more whistles and bells...
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Old 08-25-2015, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Utah
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I have an '08 Cobalt LT Sport coupe with 30,500 miles. I bought it new with 41 miles on it. Aside from the engine shutting off on me twice before the recall was issued, I haven't had any problems with it. In the 7+ years I've had it, I've spent under $1,500 on it for routine maintenance & new tires.

Two things I don't like about it.....the front seat headrest are angled forward in an uncomfortable position; the a/c kicks on whenever I have my temperature set to cool & my recirc button pressed. This is WITHOUT pushing the a/c button.

I've had recall repairs for power assist steering, ignition switch/lock cylinder & something to do with the fuel pump regulator or module or something.

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Old 10-10-2015, 12:55 AM
 
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Cobalt is a love/hate car. Lots of room for a car that size, smooth acceleration, when it is bad, it is bad.

We had one week in 2011 where it took three repairs and cost $1000 total on a 2006. It had several recalls as noted before. We had the power steering cutoff in 2007. We brought it in for the ignition problem twice before the recall. Dealer did not seem to know what to do, and GM was accused of covering it up. It probably is more a matter of bad dealer service and the company wanting not to have a recall, which made the problems worse than they had to be.

On the good side, it made dozens of cross desert trips between California, Arizona, and Nevada. No problems going up the hills. We lived on an upslope to the San Gabriel Mtns. Also this car made a RT from SoCal to Chicago, and finally a one way to Texas. Traded it in after 8 years and lots of use.

Ours was black, but the Cobalt Cobalt is a nice color. Maybe a year later than 2007 will have some refinements against the early model year problems.
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Old 10-10-2015, 01:32 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Much better cars our there that are reliable and fast than this POS.
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