front door speaker problems

Discussion in 'LS, LT, LTZ' started by Destrii1, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. YelloEye

    YelloEye Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You've been here a day and posted nothing but complaints about the car. Go trade it in for a Honda. We get that the car isn't flawless, but you don't have to bash GM at every opportunity.
     
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    Listen you are 28 and I'm 57, I've driven GM cars for longer than you have lived. There are 2 in my driveway and one in my garage right now. This is the first one that has made me so unhappy that I'm thinking about switching brands. My what one of the other forum members here calls " stealership " has been little or no help. I am going to take it there and give them one more chance to keep me as a customer. They don't know it but they will be auditioning for my future business. Your right I posted 5 years worth of complaints in one day. I sincerely hope I don't need to post any new ones in the future. I would not have added to these threads if they were not already there. Thank you so much for the warm welcome.
     
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    Cheers. Great intro thread. Now quit being a prick.

    If you want help with you car ask, but if you're here just to complain nobody likes a whiner. The Cobalt was built a budget car in one of GM's slumps, there have been ones before it, and ones from other companies as well. I had minor issues from the last 2 Cobalts, and the same with my current one. I'm collectively around 200k mi between the three, my first I traded at 90k, the second was traded with the first at ~20k for my third, which is currently at 91k. I haven't had any major issues that I'm not willing to overlook.
     
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    YelloEye, thank you for your reply. You crack me up!!! Your Cobalt resume reminds me of a person I used to work with that told me she had been married for 20 years. I was surprised as I was sure she had mentioned to me some weeks prior that she was going somewhere with her boyfriend. When I asked her about it she said," I have been married for 20 years but not to the same guy, I've been married 3 times!"
    When I was your age I knew everything too, in 30 years you will feel differently about a lot of things. I'm sorry you have a hard time accepting that not every brand loyal GM owner feels exactly as you do. As tempting as it may be to continue this verbal sparring match with you, I have got to concede the match as I will never reach almost 6000 posts. I have too much to do and a life to live. Unhappy as I am with my Cobalt, it still is just "a car" Best wishes.
     
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    I'm not trying to say that I know everything, or even everything about this chassis. I'm not specifically brand loyal, I just really enjoy the car and the small community we have. If I had it all to do again I'd of probably gone with a Solstice GXP Coupe, but then I was rather short sighted 4 years ago and thought turbo FWD was a great idea :lol:

    Anyway, I was taking this conversation entirely too serious. It's the internet after all.

    I hope the rest of your stay goes smoother. :party52:
     
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    looks like i am late to the party but looking at speakers to determine a cars "value" or really anything about the car is a poor decision. Honestly how many car manufactures are defined by their speakers? In most cases you are lucky to over pay for a 3rd party (bose, pioneer, rockford fosgate ect) upgraded system
     
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    I would say you are right if we were talking about the quality of the speaker but my and many others problem is that the drivers front speaker just stop working and some who have upgraded theirs had the new speaker not work as well or work for a little while and then stop. Some have been told it's a radio problem because some of the warning chimes use the drivers speaker. I've not had mine looked at because I'm not going to spend 200.00 to have it replaced and then find out it may be the radio. I have a fancy radio in my Camaro, this is my daily driver and it is all about cost and reliability.
     
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    Perhaps it has more to do with the vibration of closing the door or maybe water damage? They aren't real high quality speakers.

    You could always pull the speaker out of the door and hook it up to another stereo to test it. The wires by connecting another stereo.
     
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    the speakers in my new 07 run just fine. cant say how long my first ones would have lasted as i ripped them out within the first few months

    also if you are all for cheap and reliable not sure why you would spend 200 to get them replaced. you can easily get a cheap pair of speakers for 25.00 or so, and a more reliable set for 100 or so labor shouldnt be costing 100 bucks and if you have some time you could probably do it yourself
     
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    If I take it to a dealer they charge around 120.00 hr for labor. I think the factory speaker is around 50.00, add tax and their shop supplies etc and your at 200.00. I read on another site where a guy had his replaced at a dealer and it was 200.00. That's how I came up with the price. When I was a young guy I used to enjoy fixing my cars and I can't count how many repairs I've made on cars over the past 40 years. At almost 58 years old I'm just tired of working on cars and I'm not nearly as patient as when I was young. I can afford to have my cars worked on and don't mind paying a fair price for work done but it seems every time I bring a car in for something the service writer comes walking into the waiting room with his clipboard and I know I'm about to get reamed. Their favorites are your transmission needs flushing, 180.00, your cooling system needs flushing 159.95, you need a new air filter, around 25.00, you really should have your throttle body cleaned 139.95. Geez how about just fixing what I came in for. Oh that "we couldn't find the problem,everything looks okay". I swear these guys have a 500.00 cover charge. I rarely get out for less than that. I may take a look at the speaker myself when it warms up. I'm not crazy about pulling the door panel with the power locks etc. I did see a video on you tube and it looks doable, just kind of a pain. Thanks.
     

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