W H P in a 2005 Cobalt.


Officer Redneck
05-08-2005, 01:42 AM
I figured I would ask the guru's here at AF what the hp is in the 2005 Cobalts. The dealer tried to tell me that it was around 185 and though i'm not sure, I doubt seriously it's anyware near that. Info would be greatly appreciated.

-The Stig-
05-08-2005, 04:13 AM
well, they're rated at 205hp stock... so I'd expect it to be around 165-170ish.

That's if they truly make 205crank horsepower. They may make more? Not sure really.

-Jayson-
05-08-2005, 09:33 AM
well thats the Cobalt SS S/C the dealer was talking about. But apprently GM has under rated the engine by some. Alot of people are dynoing 200-210 WHP.

Officer Redneck
05-08-2005, 10:36 AM
Thanks for the input guys. Any idea what the non s/c version makes?

-Jayson-
05-08-2005, 11:01 AM
about 120WHP

2000LS1Z28
05-10-2005, 12:20 AM
I figured I would ask the guru's here at AF what the hp is in the 2005 Cobalts. The dealer tried to tell me that it was around 185 and though i'm not sure, I doubt seriously it's anyware near that. Info would be greatly appreciated.
You should pick up the Motor Trend article where they compare the SRT-4 and the Cobalt SS (I'm assuming you mean the Cobalt SS, and not the run of the mill Cobalt). The Cobalt had an identical 1/4 mile time, and the SRT-4 is notoriously underrated. My guess would be that the Cobalt SS is kicking out 190-210 whp. GM has been known to underrate their cars engines (Definitely not the Trailblazer though, talk about slow).

-Jayson-
05-10-2005, 12:52 AM
i have my own personal feelings about that article, i just dont think those numbers are right for the SS. Most of those cars (redline or SS) normally run 14.8-15.1. I saw one running at the track last week, it was 15.1. I think Motor Trend got a bit of a better car from GM to test. Im not saying a 14.4 isnt possible, but not many people can hit or will hit those numbers stock. Also the SRT4 they put it against had less than 1,000 miles on it. It wasnt fully broken in yet.

The SS looks like a great car, but for 24,000 you can do alot better.

drftk1d
05-10-2005, 01:17 AM
it costs 24k??? Are you fucking serious?

spend 2k more and get a wrx or evo rs.

2000LS1Z28
05-10-2005, 01:19 AM
i have my own personal feelings about that article, i just dont think those numbers are right for the SS. Most of those cars (redline or SS) normally run 14.8-15.1. I saw one running at the track last week, it was 15.1. I think Motor Trend got a bit of a better car from GM to test. Im not saying a 14.4 isnt possible, but not many people can hit or will hit those numbers stock. Also the SRT4 they put it against had less than 1,000 miles on it. It wasnt fully broken in yet.

I have yet to see one at the dealership. Also the car you saw probably didn't have many break in miles. I'm sure GM didn't send out a ringer. Besides, the Redline is a little different I believe. I could've sworn it has different gearing.

-Jayson-
05-10-2005, 10:00 AM
nope, same engine and trans, the redline is even lighter than the cobalt. And i really doubt someone went to the track with a car with less than 1,000 miles on it. I mean come on.

chexmixa
05-10-2005, 02:30 PM
Jayson is right, i have browsed by the RL forums and the best times people are posting is 14.6-14.8. The engines are slightly underated. Most people dyno around 200 whp. The RL tranny is different then the Cobalt tranny. The RL has terribly long gears while the Cobalts are quite close. I really don't think GM made an appropriate price choice when building a bang for the buck car. If the SS was priced a lil closer to 21k with LSD, I would consider. But the way its priced now i am not gunna go that far into debt for a chevy.

chevytrucks92
05-11-2005, 01:11 AM
$24,135 for a fully loaded SS s/c, but thats with every option (OnStar, XM, Sunroof, dual-stage air bags). www.chevrolet.com (http://www.chevrolet.com)

They start at $21,995, and that's with a 5-spd manual, leather seats, and like 4.05 gearing. I don't see how that would be considered over priced by todays standards.

2000LS1Z28
05-11-2005, 01:35 AM
Jayson is right, i have browsed by the RL forums and the best times people are posting is 14.6-14.8. The engines are slightly underated. Most people dyno around 200 whp. The RL tranny is different then the Cobalt tranny. The RL has terribly long gears while the Cobalts are quite close. I really don't think GM made an appropriate price choice when building a bang for the buck car. If the SS was priced a lil closer to 21k with LSD, I would consider. But the way its priced now i am not gunna go that far into debt for a chevy
I don't see how Jayson is right, as you just stated exactly what I stated. Jayson, you do know that the Cobalt has a different tranny then the Saturn????? Read up on it. They state that in Consumer Reports. The Saturn's tranny is less aggressive, and gets better fuel mileage.

Officer Redneck
05-11-2005, 02:08 AM
The local Chevy dealear in my little po-dunk town said that we wouldn't see a s/c Cobalt until fall at the earliest and possible as late as Jan. '06 :disappoin

-Jayson-
05-11-2005, 10:03 AM
you know your allowed to buy cars from different towns/cities right?

Officer Redneck
05-11-2005, 10:32 AM
you know your allowed to buy cars from different towns/cities right?
NO SHIT!?! When I said that, I was talking about the region I live in. I could drive 300 miles to a "big city" and get one but who wants to deal with that. :disappoin

-Jayson-
05-11-2005, 11:36 AM
uhh 300 miles isnt that far, and if its a car you really want i dont see the problem.

CassiesMan
05-12-2005, 02:49 PM
300 miles at an avg. speed of 60mph is five hours. So if your gonna draive about 10 hours to get a car, I'd be going for something a little more bad ass than a Cobalt SS. You could always buy the car from the dealer online and have them trasnport it to the one near you.

-Jayson-
05-12-2005, 10:29 PM
i dont drive 60 MPH on the interstate, i dont know who does, maybe my grandma. i drive at about 80 MPH atleast. thats less than 4 hours one way. And if you read what i wrote, i said if its a car you really want.

CassiesMan
05-12-2005, 10:49 PM
I was just doing basic math, I dont know how fast or slow he drives. Still, 8 hours for a Cobalt SS is pushing it. You gotta really want one of those. I don't think I would drive 8 hours for an ///M3, but then again, both BMW dealerships I goto are withing 20 minutes of me, so meh.

drftk1d
05-12-2005, 10:55 PM
if it was a rare, old car i would drive 8 hours. otherwise no.

chevytrucks92
05-12-2005, 11:09 PM
uhh 300 miles isnt that far, and if its a car you really want i dont see the problem.

Well, the smart thing to do would be have the local dealer go get it for you, and if they would'nt, then find another dealer that will!

300 miles is a long way IMO so I can understand him not wanting to drive that far to get the car.

-Jayson-
05-13-2005, 12:22 AM
but if its a car you really want, i wouldnt see a problem with that.

Officer Redneck
05-16-2005, 12:32 PM
It's not a car that I want, it's the car my wife wants. Seeing that I don't trust my local Chevy dealership to even change the oil without screwing it up any warrenty work done eould have to be done at the original dealership. That means I would be doing all the driving to get it fixed or anything else that had to be done.

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