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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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1 Coupe Review
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5

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Starts in any sub zero weather...ALWAYS...handles great at high speeds, I love this car.  One of the best I've ever owned.  Low maintenance, sexy.   I wouldn't be selling it if it weren't for my 130lb pup!  Great on gas!

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No sunroof, back seat not big enough for a small elephant.  (Madison, my dog).  Doesn't have great pick up speed, but is great once it gets going.  The earlier models have a well deserved bad rap, but this was not one of the recalled models...Chevy should work on getting their formerly good reputation back.  This model helps.

Maceo11
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Loved This Car — Not big enough for my "family" of two large dogs. That is really it. I guess since they want at least 19 more words, the pick up could use a bit of improvement. I like speed and to get to a high rate quick...this is great, just takes awhile to get there. Fun to Drive. Feel totally safe and secure. Tight control...I love standards so that, to me, is a plus as well.

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Rob writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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Good if not excellent gas mileage. Very reliable.

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Can be a bit cramped and is boring to drive...

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Good A To B Car. Very Reliable. — Great A to B car, has been very reliable. Some of the chrome on the inside is chipping and isn't a very flashy ride. Front Speakers stopped working in 2012 but after replacing seems fine. Gets very good gas mileage.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gregg777 writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1 Review
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Fun to drive.  Easy to park.

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You would move the seats forward if large people sit in the back

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Fun And Econimical — Handles like a sports car. Lots of nice features like power everything. Sips fuel so you don't stop all the time for gas. It does ride like a small car but that is to be expected. Great two passenger or with two small to medium size kids.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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sfrobar writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1 Review
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Large trunk, awesome highway miles, great for long trips!!

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Small back seat if you have multiple children.

sfrobar
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Great Car For Small Family. — This car can get up and go! it is fun to drive, comfortable, stylish and affordable! I've had it for three years and it's never given me any problems!! Car is easy to drive and I always felt in control. It will stop on a dime which has saved me a few times from hwy traffic.

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Ray writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Sport Coupe Review
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i like the look, interior space, and the stance

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power could be improved, interior needs a re-design

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To Be Or Not To Be — could be better, has great grip, tires and rims are lighter than stock, still needs to loose some weight. with my upgrades i can keep up with a ss, all it needs is a turbo and a better clutch. not sure if i want to keep it

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

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Lissa_Anne07 writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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Gas mileage, handling

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Small

Lissa_Anne07
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Compact — Really great gas mileage, little room for cargo, handling is good, small car that sits really low and not meant for a husband that is 6'4. Maintenance on car is really low. tires are pretty well needed every 2 years

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Cobalt2008 writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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There are quite a few benefits of driving a Chevy Cobalt.  I truly love the handling and drive of this car.  It's not branded as being super fast or super comfortable on long rides, but I beg to differ.  Great highway mileage (~33mpg), awesome sound system, reliable and affordable.  Great car.

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Cargo space is somewhat limited.  Not much leg room in the back.  That's about it!

Cobalt2008
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Great Commuter Car At A Bargain Price — My girlfriend and I own three cars: a Jeep, a truck, and this Cobalt. The oddest thing is that I feel most comfortable driving my Cobalt. Whether it's in snow, ice, rain, or sunshine I'll usually pick the Cobalt out of them all. The handling and acceleration are superb, despite it being a low-end model. There is plenty of bang for your buck. I've rarely felt unsure while driving this vehicle. The gas mileage is excellent, too. You're not going to get hybrid MPG, but it's in the low 30s. Sound quality on the inside is great. And to top it off, it has a sleek and smooth look to it. It's definitely a good-looking car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Steven writes:
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grate gas milage and a great family car. my first choice for long car trips

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its a small car especially for a taller person

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Great Starter Car — In the two years I have owned it it’s never let me down. Pretty much I have only had to do scheduled maintenance on it. it saved me and my wife when our ford and jeep failed us. (my wife says the cobalt's here to save the day every time my jeep needed fixed)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Coupe Review
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turbo

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reliability

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??? — pretty fun but not very reliable. Its got a goot bit of performance and handling but the clutch is only rated for 300hp and its already at 260...bad on chevy's part. It is a good car though. Not regretting anything.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nicole writes:
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Its red

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Its a two door.

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My Baby — I like my car, its dependable, the mileage isn't bad and its a very sport red :) My only real complaint would be that its a two door instead of four door. What I really like is that it feels like a sports car but isn't.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

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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