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Hi, I want to know how long a cobalt should last. It"s a tough question, but maybe you can answer it for me. I currently have 159,000 miles on my car. I haven"t had any real issues involving the engine or the transmission. My car gets regular oil changes, tune ups and other necessities done to the car. The only thing I have really replaced is the lower control arms to the suspension. I do drive this car a lot and drive long distances usually which adds on miles. Please tell me what you think of my situation. Thanks
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It will last as long as you"re willing to do the upkeep. The answer you"re looking for is not possible to actually get. Every car is different
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I have a customer with an automatic 2005 cobalt and his has 203k miles on it. Engine sounds like the day it was made and drives nice still. I can say these should go for 250-300k miles if you keep up on things. The body may be another story, depending on where you live will have a lot to do with that. A friend has a 2004 sunfire with a 2.2 ecotec and he has 500k kilometers on it, the body is rough but the motor is still going
2009 Ford Escape Limited - 3.0L, 6 speed auto, 4x4, 25/33 city/hwy imp mpg.2017 F150 XLT-XTR - 5.0L, 4x4, 3.55"s, E-locker, xtr chrome package, fx4 off-road package.20/25 imp mpg
Cool, thats good news well I live in chicago. Is there any particular thing I should do with the body to keep against corrosion and other problems?
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My manual says to wash the undercarriage aswell to remove corrosion. I"ll make the assumption undercoating helps cars down south too so maybe think about getting your car undercoated.
2009 Ford Escape Limited
- 3.0L, 6 speed auto, 4x4, 25/33 city/hwy imp mpg.2017 F150 XLT-XTR - 5.0L, 4x4, 3.55"s, E-locker, xtr chrome package, fx4 off-road package.20/25 imp mpg
ok that sounds good i"m thinking of cleaning it this week that should be bad. By the way is it tough on the engine that you drive a lot of miles? or does it have no bearing on that?
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Depends, are you in dirt and dust or is it all stop and go? Is it mostly highway driving? How do you drive the car, are you beating it everywhere you go or taking it easy and driving like a normal person? Mileage is going to put wear and tear on the motor anyway but if its all freeway driving you could pile on a serious amount of miles before you had any serious motor issues.Longer drives are better than short ones because the motor gets a chance to warm up and you get rid of condensation in the oil
2009 Ford Escape Limited
- 3.0L, 6 speed auto, 4x4, 25/33 city/hwy imp mpg.2017 F150 XLT-XTR - 5.0L, 4x4, 3.55"s, E-locker, xtr chrome package, fx4 off-road package.20/25 imp mpg
Im accelerating sometimes on the highway but not too much. Been easier on the car ever since its been getting older. I think im good so far i just want to get 300,000 out of it.
Keep doing the oil changes religously and watching levels and you will make it no problem if those are Kilometers of course.

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My 2006 Cobalt was good to me from Sept 2006 until Feb 2011.That was with regular oil changes, one coolant flush, with thermostat replacement (was not needed, but did it anyway). 2 Wheel bearing replacements, and some shocks.In the late time of 2011 I needed a new engine according to some mechanic I no longer trust, according to another competent mechanic, I probably just needed a new timing chain or timing chain guides, anyway, he changed out my engine with a 2004 Saturn engine, which felt ok, but after a I added some marvel with the oil I brought that engine to par, even still, this moron mechanic, lost a flywheel bolt, then simply replaced it with some other bolt, which caused a crack in my transmission, so I had to replace that too, after doing that, I started having shifting issues, the car wouldnt move, weird stuff.. Now even with that said, I"m not a hater, yes, my cobalt did that to me, but I know since that mechanic touched it, it was never the same, I"m sure if I had gone to the right mechanic about my clicking sound issue in the first place, I would probably still have it.The cobalt engine is pretty special, most things like cooling and power steering are never an issue since only a few select items are run by the serpentine belt, pretty much only the AC, Alternator are run by this, the water pump is run inside, the power steering is electric, so all in all this engine is a good design.Your engine will last long as long as you look after it. Take care of it.
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