I have no doubt that driving on the highway at 65mph will reduce that to 37mpg but I tend to drive slow anyway. Cost difference is only half the picture. Considerable body roll accompanies hard turns, and that's when those low-rolling-resistance tires start howling. I also like how peppy the engine is; for a little 4 cylinder it moves pretty sprightly. Some of these vehicles have a condition in which the plastic supply or return port on the fuel pump module may crack, which could cause a fuel leak. Only 400 4drs were produced in 2009 and only 14 Rally yellows out all most were Red Get one and drive safely 4 out of 5 stars by Soybean from Illinois on Fri Mar 06 2015 I bought my 2009 cobalt xfe about 3 years ago and I have loved it since. Logging over 500 miles through a variety of conditions—mostly long freeway drives punctuated with stop-and-go traffic—we eked out a combined fuel economy average of 32.
A version was sold in the and Mexico under the G5 name for 2007—2009. There are a few features that made this five-passenger sedan inviting, such as a height-adjustable three-spoke steering wheel and adjustable front head restraints. You can't go wrong, even if you buy the most basic model. The knock I have on it is some of the interior is cheap. The Civic and Corolla offer their best mileage with an automatic transmission, which most buyers will want, and even the Focus has a better-executed interior and makes do with 35 mpg on the highway with a manual transmission. Cobalt has a MacPherson strut front suspension and a semi-independent, torsion beam rear suspension. The interior is somewhat basic and cheap but it's a cobalt, it's made to be affordable.
Both the Chevrolet Cobalt coupe and sedan earn four stars for front impact driver protection and five for front impact passenger protection, but when it comes to front side impacts, the Chevrolet Cobalt coupe earns four stars and the sedan only three. The Pontiac G5 in the United States was only available as a coupe. The tall gearing might take some getting used to, but the upside is that the engine doesn't ever feel like it's working too hard. As an overall package, it leaves something to be desired. Recall Date 2014-02-10 Description This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. The cheap materials and jagged plastic edges. However, in the rear side impact test, the 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt sedan outscores the coupe five stars to four.
The way I see it is we only need the second car a few times per week, so we would only put around 5,000 miles on the second car per year which would not be worth it to pay the extra 10,000 for the hybrid. At slower speeds, the Cobalt isolates outside noises well, and the interior is relatively quiet. Would have liked to see and independent rear suspension but handles well. That was appreciated when I was stuck in traffic. I got to test drive the car: it's very basic, handles pretty good but the best part was the 32 mpg average in city driving that I was able to get and on long 45mph stretches I kept the instant mpg at over 45mpg. Here's my experience: We had a second prius on waitlist and we were going to get it for msrp, but the dealership said they were not getting our package level I wanted one of the cheapest possible.
Engineers used Quiet Steel laminated sheet metal, a premium material not normally used on compacts. Nimble handling is accompanied by well-assisted, confident steering, which enhances agility in around-town driving, and the Cobalt is stable on the highway. The rest of the kilometers were in the city 34 percent , in heavy traffic 6 percent , and in the suburbs 0 percent. Perhaps I will get to meet in person some day. The Kia Spectra also has a lower-than-average projected residual and falls just below the Cobalt.
During the test drive, watch out for a knocking noise from the front end. The key fob if applicable , should also be removed from the key ring. We need cars with better fuel economy today. For 2009 Chevrolet has addressed the problem by introducing variable valve timing to its 2. Keep it under 65 and 40+mpg is very possible, under 55 and you can beat out most hybrids. In addition, the 2007 model year marked the introduction of a new 32-bit computer that replaced the 16-bit unit from 2006. Brakes are front discs and rear drums.
There is also a Cobalt with a 260-horsepower turbocharged engine in the lineup designed for producing dynamite performance. My feedback is I would have made a different decision, but thats just my opinion. Even though the highway ride is uneasy at times, the Cobalt otherwise rides very smoothly for a compact car. Enter the 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, an attractive small car with a bit more size, style and equipment than its entry-level competitors, but with a reasonable price tag and good gas mileage. The bottom line then is that the salesperson and customer do not trust each other.
Gas mileage is excellent, maintenance is pretty cheap and i use synthetic. Good job Chevy on building an affordable and reliable vehicle!!!! For an average driver, I'd say it makes less sense. Owners of 2008 and later vehicles will be mailed an interim letter on April 21, 2014. Front and rear stabilizer bars are standard. The Cobalt was available as both a and , and was based on the also shared with the and the. Real-World Mileage I consistently averaged in the low 30-mpg range doing about 40 percent city driving and 60 percent highway.
The switch from the Prius to the Cobalt is entirely up to you, of course, but how much does that thing cost? This expansion represents an additional 823,788 vehicles. All affected owners will receive another letter once parts are available. Under the hood, check the oil level; see if engine oil is not too dirty. Coupes mimic the sedan's profile from the A-pillar forward, but a tapered reverse C-pillar leads back to Chevrolet's signature quartet of round taillamps. I heard something that they can spring leaks from fuel lines from the sending unit or whatnot. It handles great in the winter with the traction control.