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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-18-2009, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone,

I am looking to purchase a Cobalt in the near future. After doing some research, I feel that they are great cars. However, it seems they are prone to having a lot of smaller repairs. I could be wrong though. Also is the electric steering issue pretty common in these cars? Ive heard its an expensive repair.

I love the style of the car, think its practical and would seriously consider buying one.

Please post the following:
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2) Opinions of reliability, repairs needed would be nice (if you dont mind)

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George
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welcome to the site george. i've gone a little over 5000miles in my '08 cobalt and i have no problems with it at all. the only tiny issue i had was the tire pressure sensors were malfunctioning so i took it to the dealer and they adjusted it. im still under warranty so it didnt cost me a dime. other than that im happy with my cobalt. the ride is smooth and it handles great. not to mention the gas mileage is great too. hope that helps!

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Hello everyone,

I am looking to purchase a Cobalt in the near future. After doing some research, I feel that they are great cars. However, it seems they are prone to having a lot of smaller repairs. I could be wrong though. Also is the electric steering issue pretty common in these cars? Ive heard its an expensive repair.

I love the style of the car, think its practical and would seriously consider buying one.

Please post the following:
1) Miles on car
2) Opinions of reliability, repairs needed would be nice (if you dont mind)

Thanks,

George
welcome, my 07 ls has treated me well! just turned 33,000 miles. and i havent had many issues.(less than i expected from it) the only problem ive had was a check engine light from an aftermarket muffler.
the only common issues seem to be the intermediate steering shaft, the horrible front disc brakes and lots of people have issue with their sun roofs. 05-06 but thats just what i know..............
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Had an 06 LS (owned 1 year) and now have a 07 SS/NA (since July 07)...both bought new. Only time back to the dealer was 2 times with 06 LS for recalls (fuel injector replacement and headliner head protection - no other problems).
Nothing at all with the 07 SS/NA (knock on wood)...

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Ive got a Cobalt LS 05 and have had it for 2 years now. 65000 miles on it, taken in on two 12 hour drives to florida and back, and once on a 6 hr drive to SC. No problems yet!

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Got an 09' Ls with about 3000 mile son it now, Its a alright little car I got it as a dd, it gets good gas millage. Only complaints on it are the serious lack of power and the little tires it has on it are horrible for handling. I have started doing things to it already to try and make it a funner car to drive since I have to live with it daily.

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Bought my '08 new in March of last year. Currently 6086 miles. I just had the sunroof motor replaced on Friday. There was a leak and the rain pooled and caused the sunroof motor to fail. That's been my only issue and it was under warranty.

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