2008 Chevrolet Cobalt User Reviews

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 77 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 37 reviews
"ride" 36 reviews
"power" 28 reviews
"handling" 22 reviews
"speed" 9 reviews
CONS
"power" 8 reviews
"brakes" 5 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"rotor" 3 reviews
"storage" 3 reviews

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Theo writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT2 Review
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Reliability, good performance and acceleration, and a huge versatile trunk.

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Trunk opening could be a little larger.  Rear brake rotors (instead of drums) should at least be an option on the LT2 model.

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Great Reliable Performer! — I bought a used 2008 Cobalt LT2 with only 13,900 miles on it back in March of 2009 and I absolutely love it! Great acceleration, stops on a dime, and with the full-time all-speed traction control coming from the front wheels (standard on LT2 models), it makes evasive maneuvering a breeze. Plus the rear spoiler helps during windy conditions. Appearance- wise, this car is not a show car, as the cheap plastic interior and its plain exterior looks are self-explanatory. But that has never bothered me. Plus, with the huge hidden trunk as well as fold down rear seats add versatility to such a small car. Though the opening to the trunk could be a little larger in my opinion. Gas mileage is good, though it is no Honda Civic. The front ventilated rotors only needed to be adjusted once though as well as the rear drums needing to be cleaned. But other than that, just the usual oil change/tune-up. The cloth seats are comfortable for commuting, as they are not too plush, yet not too firm. I would highly recommend getting the LT2 model or higher as anything below that lacks a load of comfort and convenience features. Fun Factor - This car IS FUN TO DRIVE! Great for a long commute as well as in the city. The acceleration is also good with its 2.2 Liter engine and, it also hugs turns quite well on winding roads. All in all, I would highly recommend this car to anyone who's looking for a reliable everyday car with many different configurations to boot at a very affordable price.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Andrea writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Sport Coupe Review
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its very smooth

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you can speed easily due to acceleration speed

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I Love My 2008 Pearl White Chevrolet Cobalt Sport Coupe! — acceleration is very fast when pedel is pressed, braking is average, handeling is very smooth and easy. it hasnt needed any repairs so far.. nothing squeaks or rattles and interior is leather with seat warmers, exterior is pearl white which hides a lot of dirt believe it or not. i get about 34 miles to the gallon which is amazing (depending on how im driving of course) and maintenence is a little expensive but the fun factor is its a cute but sporty and soo fun to drive around in and blast music with the power windows down :) SUNROOFF!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Hawkins writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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5

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FAST And great gas milage

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small, low to the ground

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Its An Awesome Car — Absolute beauty. fast smooth and reliable! she is very fast with fast acceleration. i would deffently recommend one. especailly for a street car. it gets awesome gas milage and always looks so sos good will turn peoples heads. it will make people look

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Ben writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Sport Coupe Review
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I own it

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You aren't driving it

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Cobalt — Amazing car, well built, looks great. Drives smooth, and quietly. Great power, and with the turbo there is lots to spare. It can be a little pricey to own depending how hard you are driving it. Very fun to drive, and the race style seats are very comfortable. Overall a great car.

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Brandon writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1 Coupe Review
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5

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acceleration, exterior design, braking, turning radius, stereo, handling, room, seats, trunk space

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no sunroof, no ABS, steel rims with hubcabs, not an SS TC or SS SC, no premium speakers

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Cobalt Lt - Amazing Car For Sure — This car is the greatest thing ever to happen to me. I purchased this car after my old car kinda quit on me. I found this car on a Sunday browsing dealerships. It was a brand new 08 LT1 with cruise control and a few other options such as the rear spoiler. Too bad it didn't come with remote start or a sun roof. I debated between it and a dark red one at Johnny Londoff Chevy that had a body kit and exhaust on it. Even though the one with the body kit looked a bit cooler, I chose the silver LT. After my parents traded in their work van, the LT cost a little over 12 grand. I'm paying almost $208 a month for it. I got 0% financing for 60 months. I brought the car home on June 18, 2008. I absoultely love this car. Its very fun to drive and very nimble. For the 2.2, its a fast accerator and good at turns as well. Turning radius is awesome - I can turn it around on my driveway, which is a 3 car driveway. I plan on having a lot done to it, such as exhaust and intake.. and a LOT more. The gas milage too is awesome.. between 25 and 35. I would reccomend a Cobalt to anyone looking for a small car.

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Gregory writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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4

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Overall my car is great to me. I've had since i was 16 and its got me through everything

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I wish the car had more power to it and that I could modify it better

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Irreplacable — The look of the car is great and it very comfortable. My car is very quiet since i bought it brand new. This car is great because it rarely ever need to go to the garage and it was only for check ups and ordinary things. Another thing to love about this car is that the gas mileage is outstanding. For how small the engine is in the car the acceleration picks up fast. The braking and handling are very good. This car is very enjoyable to have especially for crusing around.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Yanick writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Sport Coupe Review
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4

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Great handling

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rear brakes

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Good Price For The Power You Get. — This car has excellent acceleration, great handling and for the price per horse power it is a great deal. The front brakes are really good also, the seats offer good support, the car has good gas mileage and the maintenance is fair price.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Josh writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1 Review
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5

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Good quality for the price

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It doesn't have a very good spot for your sunglasses, or your cell phone

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Chevy Cobalt — I bought this car in February 2010 and love this car. I have owned other cars but this car is the best by far. Although it doesn't have very many good storage for your sunglasses It is an ok car after all.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Eric writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Sport Coupe Review
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4

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Gas Mileage, Handling, Acceleration, Low Cost of Ownership

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Numb steering, freeway passing, fit and finish, trunk opening size

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Cobalt Review — Performance- Decent acceleration from a stop, but swift freeway passing demands a downshift. Strong, easily modulated brakes. Good grip from all season Pirellis, but steering isn't very communicative. Build quality- Mechanically sound to date. No electronic gremilins. Build quality is mediocre. Plastics decently grained and don't look overtly cheap, but their fit and finish is poor. A few rattles from dashboard and sunroof housing. Appearance- Plain Jane rental special is transformed into a decent looking machine thanks to the Sport model-specific front fascia, ground effects kit, rear air diffuser, and meaty wheels. Interior is pleasant, if somewhat bland Cost of Ownership- excellent gas mileage, see 30mpg on average. Maintenance iis relatively in expensive, although the engine does use synthetic oil, which is more expensive. Fun Factor- a blast to drive compared to the Jeep. Despite somewhat numb steering, decent acceleration and lots of grip help make this car tossable in turns with enough pick-up to keep driving spirited. Manual transmission is fun to row, if not WV/Audi smooth.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Elizabeth writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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4

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Great gas mileage; good-looking car; handles well

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No automatic windows; cloth interior

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Love This Car! — Great performance. Takes turns real well and brakes are sensitive. No repairs have been needed, but cloth interior can get dirty real easy. The cloth is real easy to clean though. Sporty exterior appearance looks real sleek.25 GPM, which is great with the gas prices. Love to drive it, real fun!

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

Nice Little 2 Car Or Kids 1 Car By Hajoro

Good for 2 people for around good on gas, town ok for 2nd car car rides a little hard but runs good only have one problem pickle power steering well made it difficult to drive but was fixed right awa... Read More

A Sleeper With A Bang For Your Buck By Saimoon

Overall this car is great to have, anyone looking for something fast or something that is comfortable and easy to drive. If your going to buy one, get the full package with the sun roof and the RPD di... Read More

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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

Great Car For What It Is By Jeff

the cobalt ss is a great car. even stock. the biggest issue is the stock brakes are terrible. i replaced them with hawk pads and r1 concept rotors and steel brake lines. Shifting is as good as it gets... Read More

Perfect Fun Car By Dylan

i love the acceleration in the car, braking is perfect, feels safe around corners, very fun car to drive, handling is superb, it is a fast car, has an Ecotech engine 2.0 engine, which is Chevrolet's e... Read More

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

Don't Like It By chevysucks

This car saves gas and is cheap but the maintenance on this vehicle seems to be on a constant basis. I have had several issues with this vehicle but does save on gas but I'm sure I would have better l... Read More

Meh... By cheviac72

I had to get a car since my previous one had "blown up" and this was in my price range at the time. I have had a lot of nickel and dime issues with it since. The drivers side door handle is broken and... Read More

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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

Chevy Cobalt Is A Very Safe, Reliable Ride. By PatrickFisher

This is a very reliable car. I've had very few problems with this car. It runs great now, and always has. If something does go wrong, it is usually cheap and quick to repair. It's definitely on the sm... Read More

Excellent Car. Great For Commuting. By DakotaB

I used this car to commute to school and work on a daily basis. It averages 30mpg so you don't have to dump money into your gas tank. $15-$20 covered me for a week. It needed some new things to it whe... Read More

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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

Good For Short Commutes, Easy Handling By Robin5457

The interior is fairly big for the car being the size it is. As long as you're a passenger it's a comfortable ride. It would be more comfortable for the driver if there was cruise control. The one I d... Read More

I Love This Little Car! By tgkc3

This is the perfect little car. She was super inexpensive to purchase, even brand new, and very inexpensive to maintain. I've had her for 9 years now, and she shows no signs of slowing down. I plan ... Read More

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