My daughter owns a 2005 Cobalt with 50,000 miles. She's in college and works so she needed a reliable vehicle.
So far the she's had two major issues with her Cobalt. Very first day she owned the car, she couldn't get the key out of the ignition. Fortunately, it still was under warranty. Now her dash flashes with a Check Power Steering light, the power steering suddenly goes out, and he has to muscle the car to the side of the road.
After turning the ignition off and on, it works again. Very dangerous. We had GM check it out and they want $1200 to replace the power steering ELECTRIC motor. After searching google about the problem, I can't believe how often it happens.
Even with new Cobalts. GM still will not recall the vehicle for this problem.
Amazing to me considering the reputation GM has, and the continued foriegn competition.