Value and style tend to lead consumers to check out compact cars such as Chevrolet’s Cobalt model. Fortunately, buying a Chevy Cobalt in Harrisonburg, VA is not difficult. The Cobalt was initially introduced in 2004, for the 2005 model year; it was made specifically to replace by the Cavalier and the Prizm models that Chevrolet carried prior to it, and to a large degree it succeeded. The Cobalt received the top designation of “Good” from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety with an overall score of Acceptable. In a 2010 National Highway Transportation Safety Administration test, the Cobalt scored four stars in frontal driver’s side collisions as well as rollovers, five stars in passenger side collisions, and three stars in side driver collisions—making it an overall very safe vehicle.
For those interested in buying a Chevy Cobalt in Harrisonburg, VA, there are a few matters to consider. The final model year was 2010, so it is becoming more difficult to get your hands on a brand-new car in this model. However, dealers can offer you competitive prices and in some cases warranties on the maintenance the car may need over the course of the first few years.
The Chevy Cobalt is the best economical American, front-wheel drive, four-cylinder compact car. The car is perfect for anybody who is looking to save money on gas with its small, yet efficient sizing. This car is great for students who are looking a convenient car they can drive to school, work or play.
The base Cobalt comes with four-speaker stereo with an auxiliary input jack and satellite radio. The higher trims include cruise control and MyLink. The My Link package includes an AM/FM/CD/MP3/USB audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, steering-wheel audio controls, OnStar Directions and Connections, and 16-inch alloy wheels. The higher trim levels come standard with a sunroof and performance displays. The interior of the car is elegant and as the car is, compact. Its design is very straightforward, with easy to read, nice graphics. Taller people are advised to be aware of its size, with people over six feet complaining about the size of the sedan.
The Chevy Cobalt is available in two four-cylinder engines, depending on the trims that you are interested in. The first option is a 2.2-liter that gets 25 city mpg and 35 highway mpg. It may not be the most powerful, but it one that provides great fuel economy and a practical ride for wherever your journey may take you. The 2010 Chevy Cobalt models do not have SS trim, but they provide LS and LT that come with other trim options that can meet any needs.
The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration have awarded the Chevy Cobalt four stars in all tests, minus those involving the front passenger, which received five starts. In safety, there are dual front and curtain-side airbags, automatic headlights, with daytime running lights and a tire pressure monitor.