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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-29-2005, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thankfully I waited.....

Well, not to offend anyone here w/ my post, but here are my thoughts.

With as many problems as this first year run of Cobalt SS/SC's are having, I'm very glad that I decided NOT to order one when I was getting ready to back in January or so. Seems they have way too many problems, I think GM rushed them and didn't do their R&D or something. Either way, hopefully many of the problems will be cured next year.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-29-2005, 06:21 PM
 
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Wtf I've never had a problem. You make it sound like a yugo.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-29-2005, 06:36 PM
 
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It's the same with any 1st year models. I haven't even had any real problems with my '04 Red Line and that was a 'test' year before they even brought out the SS. You can wait and wait and wait till they get all the bugs out and by then something better will be out.
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Lol actually this entire section of the forum makes the car sound like a yugo, some of them are falling apart before they ever get out of the dealer's lot.

Don't get me wrong, I still want one.. I just want to enjoy driving my first "new" car and don't want the service department to have it more than I do.

I'm actually leaning towards the redline ion now.
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You'd be able to get an '05 Red Line for probably about 17k or less right now. I got my '04 for 16k last nov.
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Not here in Greenville... back in January or February I stopped in to look at one, they had an '04 on the lot that one of the salesmen had used for his personal ride.... it had 6K on the clock and they were still asking over 18k for it, talk about a stealership. I laughed in their face when they told me how much they wanted, especially w/ guys on the redline forums saying how they picked up brand new '04's for 14k and some change.
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i have to say im surprised at the # of problems that ive read about our cars, but they have never been anything serious. minor interior or exterior problems.
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i have to say im surprised at the # of problems that ive read about our cars, but they have never been anything serious. minor interior or exterior problems.

Minor problems are to be expected with new models. The engine (in turbo form) and the trans have been in use with the Saabs for a while already.
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Not here in Greenville... back in January or February I stopped in to look at one, they had an '04 on the lot that one of the salesmen had used for his personal ride.... it had 6K on the clock and they were still asking over 18k for it, talk about a stealership. I laughed in their face when they told me how much they wanted, especially w/ guys on the redline forums saying how they picked up brand new '04's for 14k and some change.

There are 4 '05s on the lot at a dealership very near my place and another 6 or so '06s sitting in back. They don't want a bunch of '05s sitting on the lot in March or so of '06 so they will deal at some point.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-30-2005, 04:35 AM
 
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From what I've seen (Service department) the Cobalt has far fewer first-year concerns than other models.

Take the Trailblazer for example.. I'd call it an Isuzu if I didn't like my job. In ether case, it has alot of problems. Cobalts were realeased 2nd quarter '05? I've yet to work on five of them.

Its usually stupid stuff like a door handle breaking, or a door panel not fitting properly. This is corrected by ordering new parts, installing them and sending the customer on their way.

Don't get me wrong. Cobalts have been selling almost as well as HHRs (like hotcakes). I've already ordered my 1LT.

We'll have to see what the -real- problems are.
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