Beaver, West Virginia
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe
“My Daughter's Chevy Cobalt”
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS
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About “My Daughter's Chevy Cobalt”
This is my Daughter's 2006 Chevy Cobalt, After she owned 2 Chrysler's PT Cruisers, she decided it was time for a change. I kept looking locally but just didn't find anything she might like, So I started surfing the Internet for a car just her style and we found this in South Carolina. The 17 inch Rims and wheels and body decaling sold us on this immediately. We called the Dealership and set up an appointment for my Daughter and I to Drive down and have a look and a Test Drive.
In late 2005, I decided that I didn't want to subject my '66 Corvair daily driver to another winter of Pennsylvania road salt. Its floors had virtually no rust, just a little surface rust, and I wanted to keep it that way! GM was having one of its rebate promos, so I checked into how much a Cobalt would cost. The local dealers (I have three within 10 minutes!) all came in too high, but there was one about ten miles away that quoted me a price that was just too good to pass up. They pitched me the SS, with the equipment I wanted, cheaper than one of the other dealers quoted me on am LT!
I call it "Bud" because I'm a big NASCAR fan, especially the Earnhardts. Dale Earnhardt was, is, and always will be THE MAN! Dale, Jr. is currently my driver, because, after all, he is his father's son. Now, at the time, JR. drove a red Chevy SS with "Bud" painted across the hood. What else am I going to call MY red Chevy SS? (I have no plans to repaint it in his current colors!)
And for all you other NASCAR fans out there, I'm open to guesses as to what Bud's license plate "BOOG8Y 3" means.
Specs for “My Daughter's Chevy Cobalt”
Base engine size: 2.2 L
Cam type: Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Cylinders: inline 4
Torque: 155 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
Horsepower: 145 hp @ 5600 rpm
Turning circle: 33.5 ft.
Base engine type: gas
Specs for “"Bud"”
171 H.P. Dual Overhead Cam 4-cylinder.
0-60: About 7.5 seconds (official Timex wristwatch timing!)
Top Speed: I've had it up to an indicated 130, but I ran out of road. It still had some left in it.
Factory Options for “My Daughter's Chevy Cobalt”
Width: 67.9 in.
Height: 55.5 in.
Length: 180.5 in.
Ground clearance: 5.4 in.
Front track: 58.7 in.
Rear track: 58.1 in.
Wheel base: 103.3 in.
Cargo capacity, all seats in place: 13.9 cu.ft.
Maximum cargo capacity: 13.9 cu.ft.
Maximum towing capacity: 1000 lbs.**
EPA interior volume: 97 cu.ft.
Drag Coefficient: .34 Cd
Curb weight: 2991 lbs
Drive type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 5-speed Auto
Modified MacPherson strut front suspension
Torsion beam rear suspension
Front independent suspension
Factory Options for “"Bud"”
SS Equipment package.(includes 171 HP. Ecotec 4-cylinder Engine, 5-speed manual Transaxle, Sport Front and Rear Facia,
Power Windows and Door Locks, Body Color Rear-View Mirrors
Driving Lights, Remote Trunk Release, Carpeted Floor Mats, Multi-Function Trip Computer, 17" Polished Alloy Wheels, 4- Wheel Disc Brakes)
Victory Red paint.
Charcoal Leather interior.
AM/FM/XM Satellite/CD Stereo
Mods for “My Daughter's Chevy Cobalt”
After-Market Wing with 17 inch rims and 17 inch Low profile tires..
Body GTS decal that sets it off.
Mods for “"Bud"”
None (Yet...) except a set of Falken tires - it used to corner well, now it handles like a go-kart!
I'm planning Silver Chevelle SS-style stripes and full window tint next summer.
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