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  • jeyebolt2003 jeyebolt2003 Apr 19, 2014 10:13 AM Flag

    Test driving a 2006 Cobalt

    Perfect. Moment later I was in the driver's seat of a black, manual-transmission 2006 Chevy Cobalt SS two-door with 112,812 miles on the odometer. I drove it according to GM specs: Key in the ignition and only a companion fob hanging from the chain. I drove it hard over Metro Detroit's pothole-scarred highways and back streets. I drove from Taylor to Detroit to Oakland County and back. At 70 mph on I-94 and the Lodge. Through Detroit’s rugged Hamilton Avenue corridor. I even flogged it over the gutted, gritty gravel of Bloomfield's lake roads (which, ironically, are the addresses for some of Metro Detroit’s most beautiful homes).

    During my test, the ignition switch never faltered. The key never slipped back to ACCESSORY from the ON position.

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    • Jeyebolt, you should get the post of the month award. This is better than anything Little Jeye(hawkey) has put up.

    • Remember they have all been recalled. Only GM sells recalled cars. 2 million recalled cars and no loaners or even parts have come to dealers show rooms.

    • I was in the driver's seat of a black, manual-transmission 2006 Chevy Cobalt SS two-door with 112,812 miles on the odometer.
      ----------------------------------------------
      You should have tried a blue one or a silver one. You might have had different results. Did you feel like you were taking your life in your hands in going on this joyride? Bet you had a helmet on. You're a brave man!

    • Jesus Christ you are an idiot.

      Duhtroit!

    • itswhatsintheboxthatcounts@ymail.com itswhatsintheboxthatcounts Apr 19, 2014 11:47 AM Flag

      Jeye, did you really drive the Cobalt or is this an excerpt from an article?

    • robert_dinero_here robert_dinero_here Apr 19, 2014 11:09 AM Flag

      ((((Moment later I was in the driver's seat of a black, manual-transmission 2006 Chevy Cobalt SS two-door with 112,812 miles on the odometer. I drove it according to GM specs: Key in the ignition and only a companion fob hanging from the chain. I drove it hard over Metro Detroit's pothole-scarred highways and back streets. I drove from Taylor to Detroit to Oakland County and back. At 70 mph on I-94 and the Lodge. Through Detroit’s rugged Hamilton Avenue corridor. I even flogged it over the gutted, gritty gravel of Bloomfield's lake roads (which, ironically, are the addresses for some of Metro Detroit’s most beautiful homes). During my test, the ignition switch never faltered. The key never slipped back to ACCESSORY from the ON position.))))

      Jeyedolt, alert the media! You survived a drive in a Cobalt.
      You may wish to consider several more trials at a higher speed.
      That may do it.

      /rd

    • robert_dinero_here robert_dinero_here Apr 19, 2014 11:06 AM Flag

      (((During my test, the ignition switch never faltered. The key never slipped back to ACCESSORY from the ON position.)))

      Of course jeyedolt. It is a GM. You have to allow for a lot of variation.

      /rd

      • 1 Reply to robert_dinero_here
      • [Of course jeyedolt. It is a GM. You have to allow for a lot of variation.]

        There is MUCH MORE TRUTH to what you said then realized!

        When my Electric Power Steering failed on the Malibu, it was without reason or warning. It's more like, SURPRISE!!!

        The scary thing is, not only did you have ZERO CONTROL, the Steering Wheel would VIOLENTLY OSCILLATE, which only made matters worse, kind of how horror films add scary drama music to raise blood pressure and instill fear.

        I am still shocked the EPS is not getting more media coverage. NHTSA shows complaints of people going off into ditches, going onto curbs almost crashing into pedestrians, etc...

        Sentiment: Strong Sell

 
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