Chevrolet Cobalt vs. Honda Accord Lemon Odds and Nada Odds
Other sources of Chevrolet Cobalt and Honda Accord reliability data provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Chevrolet Cobalts and Honda Accords with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Chevrolet Cobalts and Honda Accords that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.
These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track Chevrolet Cobalt and Honda Accord lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Chevrolet Cobalt and Honda Accord have been recently.
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Chevrolet Cobalt Lemon Odds and Nada Odds through March 31, 2013General NotesNote the sample sizes in the right column. For a precise Nada Odds, it'd be best to have 50+ cars. For Lemon Odds, 100+. In most cases the sample sizes are between 25 and 35, and differences of less than six points are probably not meaningful. This is especially a factor with the "Lemon Odds," where nearly all scores are low.
That said, the Lemon Odds figures are probably much lower than many people suspected, so we've posted them. Similarly, the Nada Odds are probably higher than many people suspected. Even with the least reliable cars in this results set your odds of no repairs would be better than one in three. Surprised? MethodologyThe samples include cars for which we have at least nine months of data in the past year. The "Nada-odds" are adjusted based on the average number of months of data per car. These stats are very close to what they'd be if we included only cars with a full year of data.
Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Recalls and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
|Year||Make/Model||Nada Odds per 100 Cars||Lemon Odds per 100 Cars|
|39 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 39800 miles driven2010||Honda Accord|
|37 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 51300 miles driven2009||Honda Accord|
|70 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 64400 miles driven2008||Honda Accord|
|79 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 73700 miles driven2007||Honda Accord|
|61 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 92900 miles driven2006||Honda Accord|
|49 vehicles, 11.1 months per vehicle, 98300 miles driven2005||Honda Accord|
|52 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 111800 miles driven2004||Honda Accord|
|41 vehicles, 11.2 months per vehicle, 130700 miles driven2003||Honda Accord|
|27 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 142000 miles driven2002||Honda Accord||Join or sign in to view|
|30 vehicles, 10.8 months per vehicle, 149900 miles driven2001||Honda Accord||Join or sign in to view|
|33 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 157700 miles driven2000||Honda Accord||Join or sign in to view|
What Our Members Are Saying about Brand Reputation and the Chevrolet Cobalt
|Brand Reputation of the Chevrolet Cobalt: Pros|
|2007||2dr Coupe 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
|Chevrolet best selling car - 100,000 mile warranty|
|Brand Reputation of the Chevrolet Cobalt: Cons|
|2010||2dr Coupe turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
|At the time Chevy was still "owned" by the US government. If a company is so bad with their finances that my tax money has to save them, then the car is going to have to be awesome for me to pay them more money for it.|
|2008||4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
|It may be nice to say that much of GMs line-up before the bankruptcy was crap. The Cobalt was what the Cavalier should have been in the 90s and was hopelessly outclassed.|
What Our Members Are Saying about Brand Reputation and the Honda Accord
None of our members have yet commented on the brand reputation of the Honda Accord.