The uphill acceleration is a serious pain, though, it shouldn't be that difficult for such a light car. The car is an automatic 2005 Cobalt, 4 doors with about 35000 miles. My biggest expense was new tires. The car goes into over drive way to fast and gas consumption is horrible. It accelerates really well most of the time, but trying to convince it to maintain highway speeds up a steep hill is very difficult; you pretty much have to stand on the gas pedal.
This car offers tremendous value for the money. The second three incidents happened in about a 30 minute time span on the same trip in mid October. The seats are very uncomfortable. Locking me inside of the 2-door car. I had them check the wiring in January 2009 and they could not find any problems. Since day one with her, the door panel was falling off. Strangely, that didn't happen all of the time, just when it chose to happen.
They have a good test driving route so we got the feel of the vehicle. They kept telling me it was a failure in the electrical and computer system. I hit a deer and had some repairs associated with that, but the only out of the ordinary repairs that I had to make on this automobile in almost six years were that I had to replace a vent-valve assembly and I had to replace a relay for the fuel pump. I don't know what the problem with the ignition was, but sometimes the key would get stuck and you'd have to throw it back into park half a million times and keep trying until it would eventually dislodge. But at only 30,000 miles the electrical system started to fail after several attempts to repair and lots of money I gave up and traded it in. Lock the door, try to go pull on the lock, it won't come up.
I have to get in and out of the passenger side. This particular issue was that the door lock on the driver's side door got stuck. I'd recommend this to someone because I doubt this is a common issue with this car. Styling is a little bland on the 4 door model, but alloy wheels and rear spoiler improve the overall look. They obviously steam cleaned everything but not good enough to stop or not show evidence of a Real Engine Oil Seepage.
Then not too long after I began to call it my own, it began malfunctioning a little on me. And about a week ago, my car got even worse and I couldn't drive it home. Back lighting for console does not come on all the time while in automatic mode. Interior conforms to driver, instrument placement is excellent. While traveling at highway speeds ~65 mph the car has shut off 4 times.
They replaced the door lock and it was fine from then until I got rid of the car. As stated, only the vent-valve assembly and that relay absolutely needed done, and the automobile had been driven for 104,000 miles. I honestly believe he sold the car and just refused to say he sold the car. Finally, within the last year, the air conditioner started leaking onto the passenger side floor. In this video I give a full in depth tour of a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt. They performed a computer update.
I like the look of the interior, I think it should age well style wise. I mentioned that passenger side headrest. They were fair while we discussed the price. Ultimately, I'd give the front seats five stars and the back seats 1 star ignoring the key issue which happened after about four years of owning it , so we'll call it three stars. I just replaced it with a 2009 Malibu, and was a little sad to see my Cobalt go.
Brake light coming on whether car is in motion or not. Unable to see speed if driving through a tunnel not well lit. Then came beginning of July. It made the car unsafe and I was afraid to drive it anymore. Because he swore up and down that nothing was wrong with the 2014 Chevrolet Cruz L fleet car. Within a week or two the key no longer worked we brought it back 4 times before they were able to find the problem. I bought this car new and have spent a great deal of time with warranty work and recalls.
But yet, no recall, big surprise! This was discovered while we were traveling on vacation. Radio stayed on as it would if the car was turned off. Took the car to the dealership and they said that this was a common problem. I filed a complaint online with National Highway Traffic Safety. Told that the fuse may be going out. The cobalt has a good reputation and it's really not a bad car. The computer has already failed leaving me stranded and the air conditioning is leaking so the passenger side floor is sopping wet.