2008 Chevrolet Cobalt User Reviews

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 78 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 LS Review
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the gas mileage and the handling

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the color

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Its A Great Car So Far — Its great on gas, handles good, and looks nice. I still rather have a foreign car, but dis works i have had this car for bout 3 months, i got so fixin up to do like rims and stero system, its already tinted so don have to worry bout dat. Its really clean inside and outside there is only two scratches on it but little

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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NONE

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Not for me

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Cant Wait For My Next One — It is not the car for me. I am way to tall. It might be the car for some people. The radio does get pretty roudy that is about it. Nothing else to say about the chevy cobalt four door.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1 Coupe Review
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Its comfortable

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Its a bit under powered

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Its Got Its Nitche — Its a good commuter car. Perfect for everyday driving. Its a bit small and weak but it gets awesome gas millage. The looks are not bad for being what it is. Definitely good for general driving and it also handles pretty good in the winter.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Sport Coupe Review
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FAST

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haven't found any yet, except front wheel drive and easily spins them expensive 225/40R18's

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Not Bad For 16g — Performance, very agile and responsive in the corners. 4 piston Brembos provide great stopping. The turbo spools and pulls the car to 60 in 5 seconds.. (not bad for front wheel drive).. short throw shifting is great.. i am never let down when i wanna go when i need to go.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Sport Coupe Review
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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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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Sport Coupe Review
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its very niceee

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not the biggest engine

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Good Vehicle — nice, could be faster but hey its a 4 cylinder. handles good brakes good decent take off. gas mileage is good maintainance is minimal. cost is low. fun car to drive in the summer with the sunroof down and windows down over its nice.

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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Gas Mileage

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Not enough horsepower

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A Good Car For Gas Mileage — It's a really nice car, comfrotable to drive long distances. Love the satilite radio. Nice take off and really good on gas if you don't have a lead foot. My plan is to keep it till it falls apart so it'll be around for awhile.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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:D great gas mileage

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everythings manual...but i cant complain

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Cobalt — I havent found much that I dont like about this car. The only thing is that it is completely manual. The locks, windows, everything in the car is manual. Besides that there isnt really anything I have found that I dont like yet.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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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

Totally Under Estimated This Car By Jimmy

I am used to big muscle cars and rwd cars, so down sizing to this was a tad bit awkward for me. but wow was I blown away when I drove this car. it had the GM Stage one kit on it when I bought and wow ... Read More

Sporty And Economical By Waynebell01

This Cobalt is fast, responsive, easy to handle, and gets good gas mileage. Low maintenance keeps this vehicle very economical. There's not much room for passengers and the trunk is small. This car ... Read More

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

Great Gas Mileage And Sharp Looking Car! By Ecyenoor

What drew me to this car was the sharp look and great red color. The gas mileage is wonderful and the car is really fun to drive. It handles very well and I always felt like the car was solid and sa... Read More

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

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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

Great For Commute By Kamrud

It is what it is. It is a very inexpensive vehicle that gets great gas mileage. Just don't expect any luxury. I have had an issue that I have read on countless discussion forums; there is a rattle in ... Read More

Fun Commuter By mlejeune

Good pickup power for getting on the highway. Cargo space is surprisingly big. Two full size luggage bags and at least one carry on bag can fit in the trunk. Fuel economy is great for commuting. The d... 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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