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Chevrolet Cobalt SS specs

Car type Compact
Curb weight 1273 kg (2806 lbs)
Power / weight 163 ps (161 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 213 Nm (157 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2005
Origin country United States
Views 15.6k

Performance

Top speed 230 kph (143 mph)
0 - 100 kph 6.4 s

Powertrain

Engine type Inline 4, Supercharged, 16v
Displacement 2.0 l (122 ci)
Power 208 ps (205 bhp / 153 kw)
Torque 271 Nm (200 lb-ft)
Power / liter 104 ps (103 hp)
Transmission 6
Layout front engine, front wheel drive

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aaaa  5y ago

I just got a cobalt ss recently, first car of my own! mine's the naturally aspirated version with 171 hp, so i'm not planning on racing it anytime soon lol, but the car handles amazing and is fairly quick (I used to drive a 2003 kia rio so yeah...) mine's black and I agree it looks amazing in black, surprisingly it rarely gets dirty contrary to what I expected. great car for first time car buyers :D


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BR2+  6y ago

Smh...


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Shaggy  6y ago

Serenity, nice name. My Pontiac Grand Prix was black, and I thought the color complimented the car's styling, then again, I think every vehicle loos best in black.


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Flabernat  6y ago

Shaggy, I totally agree, and thanks! Black can be a pain to keep clean, but it looks fantastic after a good bath, like the in the pic :)
I named her "Serenity" hense the Serenity stickers on the sides... ^_^


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Shaggy  6y ago

@ Flabernat: Niiiice, it looks awesome in black.


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Flabernat  6y ago

I was bored so I uploaded a photo of my actual car... :)
It's an '07 with the low-profile spoiler.


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rex_king_1979  7y ago

i don't care is its a failure or not what matter is we have a world of tuning cars you care so much about tweaks maybe you should more about how much will you spend in order to achieve greater performance level...


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Flabernat  7y ago

@monkeypop
Very true, in fact the Cobalt SS Turbo is still the fastest FWD production-car you can buy in America. I've test-driven a few(recently too).
It handles soo well that there's no sense of under-steer at all, in fact if you try hard enough the back gets lose before the front does.

I'm surprised, and disappointed, that Chevrolet never followed up with a Cruze SS. It's a shame really, some of the concepts looked great!(I think)... This is my favorite:


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BR2'  7y ago

I actually really like the Cruze, but a performance version is needed.


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Mental  7y ago

According to my sources the vehicle with nameplate 'Cobalt' is still manufactured especially for Brazilian market. But I tell you, that's a piece of crap.

And if Cruze (which seems to me not less crappier than the current BR-spec Cobalt) is supposed to be Cobalt's successor, where is Cruze SS then?... And that Buick is boring as a waste... GM has to do something in this segment.


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monkeypop  7y ago

I cant imagine GM made much money off the SS cobalts. The turbo model was priced similar to a plane ole Civic and came with brembo brakes. I cannot imagine there was much of a profit margin.


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Hamcee  7y ago

the cobalt would be a perfect fit for the european market, seeing how much gti vw sells here for a imo overpriced rate


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BR2'  7y ago

They stopped making this like 3yrs ago lol

But i agree its a shame, Id like Chevrolet to put this back on the map, Make it be a Big Player like the Corvette and Camaro, A Cobalt made by Chevrolets Z Divion....bye bye every othe Fwd car..

I can dream...-_-


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Apathy  7y ago

Yup. The cobalt was replaced by the cruze.
The delta 2 platform is pretty nice.

I prefer the buick version. The verano has a sweet interior and you can get the turbo ecotec like in the cobalt ss.

250hp and 3300lbs isnt bad.


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Viking  7y ago

Yep, they stopped making the Cobalt. I guess the Cruze is supposed to be the replacement.


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monkeypop  7y ago

Is GM even making the cobalt? I did not see it on their site. I thought they still produced the turbo cobalt. Just dont understand why they would drop it after having made it so good.


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Mental  7y ago

Well, the car was, of course, a good tool for someone who is looking for a cheap compact sport coupe. This is a serious competitor to the Golf GTI, but I'm not a big fan of it. Being RWD it would be better.

And the current Cobalt is just a piece of cheap crap... GM has to do something.


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monkeypop  7y ago

I just realized after br2's comment that they are no longer making the cobalt. WTF is up with that? The cobalt SS was hands down one of the best performance values around.. even holding the ring FWD record for a short period.

The newer TC model had all kinds of cool tricks like launch control and no lift shifting to keep it on boost all for a price comparable to most ordinary FWD sedans. What a shame its gone......


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BR2'  7y ago

I would like to see them bring this back, for such an inexpensive car, it certainly has Street Presence.

Not many Fwd cars break the 6s barrier to 60(SS/TC) And 8s lol, not a single test would do that


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monkeypop  7y ago

0-60 in 8 seconds for a car like this would be a epic failure. There would have to be some kind of massive parasitic power loss through the drivetrain or improper gearing.


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Hamcee  7y ago

i doesnt matter what u find more realistic or not.
it ran 6,4 and thats a fact.
also, similar cars, such as the gti, do run nearly the same so its actually very realistic


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monkeypop  7y ago

@ddd

What makes you say that? These are well documented to run that time.. as are many cars of this size and power level. Good lord even grannys camry can go 0-60mph in 6 seconds.


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ddd  7y ago

6,4s 0-100 ? I would like to see that... 7,5-8s sounds more realistic.


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monkeypop  7y ago

I dont want to sound like I am ragging on FWD.. I just found that I dont enjoy it as much as RWD.

I spent a heck of alot of time and money tuning a couple FWD cars and I never got the satisfaction I got with my RWD projects.


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Viking  7y ago

I have found that front wheel drive cars are only acceptable if they are easy to rotate under trail braking. If I could get the car to oversteer predictably going into the corner, I could get on the throttle early enough as I unwound the steering on exit. Front drive is still limited on how much power can be put down of course, but very easy to drive at the limit (although that didn't stop me from spinning out every once in awhile). Power on oversteer with RWD is much more entertaining, and it is able to be used to advantage as well. Some people even use it for that strange sport of drifting (not the fastest way around a corner though). Lots to discuss on the subject, but it is getting late, and I have been drinking too much wine tonight.


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monkeypop  7y ago

Really don't have a problem with snap oversteer. For me oversteer is enjoyable because its controllable and fun. I find having the front wheels turned and skidding in a straight line to be a sickening feeling. I hate the entire sensation.

Torque steer isnt much more appealing. I know the newer cars have less of it but all FWD cars are power limited by torque steer issues. Was my main problem when building up FWD cars.


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BR2'  7y ago

I wouldn't say worse, id rathe have heavy understeer then snap oversteer, thas horrible, atleast with understeer your car can b more predictable and your more ready to make the right corrections, rathe thn trying to correct something thas been corrected thn end in peril.


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monkeypop  7y ago

If I was 10 years younger and still in my FWD phase I would be all over one of the new cobalts. I just grew up and got really tired of understeer. I swear under steer is the most god awful feeling in a car. Under steer and torque steer are the major reasons I went back with RWD.


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monkeypop  7y ago

BTW

Some troll on here said it was impossible that traction control could cause someone to crash and dared me to provide a single example. A couple weeks ago a AMG Merc SUV was featured on Fifth Gear and the traction control caused Tiff to run off the track twice even though he had it switched off. And that is the exact reason the traction control in my nissan is on a toggle switch and only used off road.


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monkeypop  7y ago

I am as practical as I can be. I honestly got the V6 pickup because its quicker and more nimble than most V8 full size pickups out there not because of economy. It really isnt very efficient when it comes to fuel. The 4.0 V6 gets pretty crappy gas mileage.. about 22mpg and is physically just as big as most v8's. I've done some mild tuning and its producing well over 300 bhp now. I can easily break the rear tires loose at 45mph. Nissan puts a wide open throttle restriction on them until 40mph that robs tons of power. Guess its to keep novices from swaping ends too easily. BullyDog tuner deletes the restriction.. its like a entirely different pickup without the nanny. Removing restrictions, premium fuel tune and deleting the restrictive exhaust produces GOBS more power than they have from the factory for minimal cost.

If I was worried about economy I would have got the anemic 4 banger and wouldnt have a supercharged v8 sedan as a "family" car ; ) I still own a 4 banger pickup but my 13 year old son uses it for farm work and it rarely sees the road. I have a I6 jeep 4x4 that I use during snow/ice or when I really need to climb a serious mountain. Its old school with a mechanical locking differential that is far superior to the new electronic 4x4 systems. Nothing beats having all 4 wheels locked in no matter what.