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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-08-2007, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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how reliable are the cobalt ss/sc's?

im going to be looking at an left over 06 silver cobalt ss/sc some time this week since the guy is giving me a good deal on it. i was wondering how reliable they are?
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same as any car, they are as reliable as you make them. if you take care of it and not rag on it on the time it will run for a long time. but if you dont maintain it and beat it up it may break down on you
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same as any car, they are as reliable as you make them. if you take care of it and not rag on it on the time it will run for a long time. but if you dont maintain it and beat it up it may break down on you
other than horrible tread life on stock tires its a wonderful car, good luck and congrats.
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im going to be looking at an left over 06 silver cobalt ss/sc some time this week since the guy is giving me a good deal on it. i was wondering how reliable they are?
Not very. Especially if you plan on modding.

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Not very. Especially if you plan on modding.
let me guess he should go buy a subaru? funny i know alot of people with modded cobalts that never had any issues. this guys is asking a serious question quit screwing around. i have not been here very long, but i have picked up on some friction related to you on here , eh? so lets leave the smack to related forums????
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let me guess he should go buy a subaru? funny i know alot of people with modded cobalts that never had any issues. this guys is asking a serious question quit screwing around. i have not been here very long, but i have picked up on some friction related to you on here , eh? so lets leave the smack to related forums????
So out of those "a lot of people with modded cobalt that never had any issues." none of them have had problems with their clutches???

Subaru at least covers their clutches and brakes for the first 3years/36,000 miles. The clutch warranty would probably be pretty helpful to you SS/SC guys.

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hey dude i am not saying they have the best clutches in the world, but based on what you said the problem would be with the warranty not the car. but to me if you put a stage ii kit on a stock car and all kinds of other goodies and dont upgrade your stock clutch you are looking for problems in any car
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hey dude i am not saying they have the best clutches in the world, but based on what you said the problem would be with the warranty not the car. but to me if you put a stage ii kit on a stock car and all kinds of other goodies and dont upgrade your stock clutch you are looking for problems in any car

My car has stage 2 and is fine. The car has 22,000 miles and stage 2 for about the last 8,000 miles. I DRIVE IT HARD. So speak for yourself.

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ok and continue to drive it that way and see what happens. bet you get outside of your prized 30k mile subaru warranty and you have issues, then you will be singing a different tune. your car only has 22k on it, give it a while, anyway i am not going to keep arguing with you. my whole point from the get go was if you take care of your car it will be reliable. "DRIVING IT HARD" is not taking care of it. your not having issues, thats good you shouldnt but i am sure its not the case with everyone.
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ok and continue to drive it that way and see what happens. bet you get outside of your prized 30k mile subaru warranty and you have issues, then you will be singing a different tune. your car only has 22k on it, give it a while, anyway i am not going to keep arguing with you. my whole point from the get go was if you take care of your car it will be reliable. "DRIVING IT HARD" is not taking care of it. your not having issues, thats good you shouldnt but i am sure its not the case with everyone.
It is the case with STIs, WRXs though sometimes their clutches crap out and Subaru being a good company BACKS UP their products. Also it's 36k, not 30k.

A Cobalt is only reliable if you drive it like an old lady. If you drive it hard the clutch goes out, if you hook with decent power the axles snap, if you make around 300whp the engine blows. This is just with driving hard. With normal driving the car dies, shift knob pops off, sunroof button falls off, paint chips, wheel paint chips, etc. etc. etc. Now I will say the 2006 and 2007 Cobalts are leaps and bounds more reliable than the 2005s but still have a lot of problems.

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