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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 04:02 AM Thread Starter
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Pros and Cons of Owning a Cobalt

I've had this car for a few years and think I can give an informed evaluation. Overall, the car has met or exceeded my expectations.

Pros:

basic, reliable, economical transportation
made in USA
reasonably priced
good fuel economy (could be better though)
responsive power train
ample trunk space
comparatively low cost dealer parts and service
reasonably good base sound system
convienient access to controls (like the digital information center)
easy DIY cleaning and service

Cons:

ingress/egress difficult for larger/older frames like mine
mediocre seats (inferior comfort and cover material)
cramped interrior space due to low ceiling height and styling decisions
small tunk opening

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pro and con

i would agree on everything except for seats, i love my ss. seats!

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well he has base seats like i so i can agree on that, i need to get my hand on tc seats!

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i agree with most. but i dont fimd the car overly cramped....maybe in the back seat, but up front i find i have a good amount of room. i'm only 5' 9" and dont have a sunroof though


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Re: Pros and Cons of Owning a Cobalt

6'4" and fit up front great

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I agree with the trunk opening! My trunk looks huge, but the opening doesn't allow you to use it.
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just cut a big ass opening in it

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Maybe I should, it could save me the hassle of trying to fit a box in my trunk for ten minutes then giving up and putting it on my passenger seat.
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or shove it in the trunk via folding the passenger seat down?

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I've tried, I think I look like just a big of an idiot trying to do it that way haha
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