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Old 05-24-2008, 04:39 PM
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How long will cobalt last

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I wanted to know what your opinion is on how many miles a cobalt will probably last until the engine needs replacing. Assume an even mix of city and highway driving. Also assume the car is well taken care of. Would you say 200,000?
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For motor replacement, I'd say 300,000 aslong as you have steady oil changes, and replace any parts that go. But that being said, Iv'e seen timing chain gone and head gaskets with in 50,000 so, depends on the driver and how they baby it.
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Jonno, it also depends on the type of parts used, of course, something of low quality is more likely to go before something with a little better backing. So depending on what parts were used in the initial build of the car, could also affect the lifespan of that particular motor.
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my brother in law is a mechanic, he says they last 160,000 until they start to get shitty.
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Yes, as long as you are using some good parts, there is no reason why it should not last a long time.
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depends on way to many things, there are always lemons in the basket, crappy parts gm decided to put in, the driver/owner(s), if its maintained and not just replacing old parts that go out, better to replace parts that have a recommended time/mile thing in the manual and not just wait for something to go. take 3 balts for instance, all driven the same way, same maintaince. One might go at 75K, the next at 125K and the last still kicking fine at 250K. I would say 200k is not to much to ask out of the car, but w/ all the electronics and stuff who knows anymore. This also does not go for the Cobalt but any car really.
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Well, my '05 is at 104,000 miles and still going strong...had the plugs changed at 95,000, regular oil changes, etc etc.
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Well, my '05 is at 104,000 miles and still going strong...had the plugs changed at 95,000, regular oil changes, etc etc.
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Come on everyone knows american cars and trucks are better then their crappy competitiors. My dad drives a chevy tahoe, at 165,000 right now. The only problem he ever had with this car was a burnt out blinker so far. My sisters accord... transmission fell apart at 68,000 miles. i guess it depends on the driver like most of you stated though.
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well i work at a chevrolet dealer ship the foreighn cars are outlasting these american things far better...a typical hondais going strong at over 250,000 miles americans make these things to break.and now are making all kinds of special tools for each specific car..us americans are making it hard on ourselves we better improve soon before there gone..LONG LIVE THE U.S.A
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