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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Displaying 21 - 30 of 77 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt reviews.

kjp writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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5

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Great Fuel Economy, great sport look with rear spoiler, Fun to drive with a smooth ride priced reasonable,great second car low maintenance cost and has 23,000 miles left on power trane waranty.

Cons

Limited space rear seating that fits two car seats though, small blind spot right rear mirrows will compensate.

kjp
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Impressive Mid Size Car For The Money, — Loved it, great acceleration and handling not bad for long drives does great for the daily commutes on high way miles, city well its a stick if like that sort of thing its great!!. Small yet sporty and nice ride overall.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nikko writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT2 Coupe Review
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I like this car for its drivability to get too and from work with a low cost of ownership.

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I dislike front wheel drive and the lack of power.

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Reccommend For Young People And Commuters. — Performance - For a 4 cylinder vehicle this car is fun to drive. The acceleration is not the worst and the handling is great. This car is a good car for a young person learning to drive. Not to mention this car is very easy to parallel park.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Josh writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1 Review
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5

Pros

The get up and go.

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My cars brakes vibrate, but don't let that hender your buying the cobalt.

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Cobalt's The Best — I love my Cobalt. I wouldn't trade it in for anything else. It handles really great. One thing's for sure it gets up and goes. The cobalt is fun to drive. I recommend this car to anyone looking to get an affordable deal.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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hartsdale writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT2 Review
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more then satisfied but concerned with the out come results of the new power steering electrical motor about to be put on my 2008 limited edition cobalt with only 547 miles on the car miles not a type o thats right 547 miles not drove much.

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i hope the chevy dealer  and recall part are a good out come

hartsdale
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Concerned On Recall Part Being The Answer. — i would have liked leatheret seat covering not gray cloth and fog lights. great acceleration breaking very good not as firm as i would like yes safe yes fun to drive. car has 547 miles on it .recall part concerned.

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ksiemb writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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Pretty Peppy

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So far, so good except for coolant light

ksiemb
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Not A Bad Ride — Bought as Certified Used Car 8 months ago. Little ticked I already have a coolant light problem to get resolved. Not that impressed with the gas mileage either 2.2 ltr 24mpg although I was used to 30mpg 1.9 ltr Saturn !

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jon writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Sport Coupe Review
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Good performance for the money.

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It has already had a few mechanical problems.

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I Love My Car. — It has the compact car record at Nurburgring. It has been in the shop a couple times. It looks awesome. It get 30 MPG on the highway. It's fun to drive. I tend to randomly find myself flooring it. All in all, its a good car.

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

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Cj writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT2 Coupe Review
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Fun to drive, cute, good mileage

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Cheap interior plastics!

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Good Car To Have But Make Sure You Get At Least An Lt2 — This car is fun to drive and comes in awesome colors, mine is blue with a purple hue and a black interior! Although the car is cute, it is slow to accelerate and the interior is cheap plastics! I get 35mpg on the highway and 24mpg in the city but that is doing the speed limit or under. The car would be even better if it was a convertible! It is also very reliable!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nick writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT2 Coupe Review
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fast

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none

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Best Car Ive Ever Had And This Is My 5th Car — carr goes great very fast handling is great to everyone looks at me when i drive by cuz it sticks out built great to have had no problems with it at all its a 2008 with 40k miles on it and i only paid 8k for it fun is absolutly fun to drive and good on gas

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

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Jason writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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Fun, easy on the wallet, great mpgs.  GET A MANUAL.

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Cheapish dash.  Don't abuse it by punching buttons, one will probably fall out eventually.

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Good — First of all, let it be known that I love my car. That being said, the worst thing about it is definitely the build quality of the dash and panels. The dash is mostly tough plastic, if I push firmly on a few places it will bend inwards and make a noise. The body panels are like most other cars, it feels like it can get dented pretty easily in some places (more the rear of the car) , and the spoiler feels like if I pulled hard enough it will just pop off the car. If I push on it it will rock/bend back and forth, though not too badly. With the bad stuff out of the way, we can move on to how fun this is to drive. Although it's a 4 cylinder, it still is pretty quick due to its low weight, and can accelerate respectably. Mine's also a manual transmission, another thing I love, which makes it even more fun to drive. Handling is pretty good, I love keeping it in a lower gear and going down twisty back roads, it can take turns pretty well (even at speed). For highway driving, it's still a good car, it gets 37mpg or more, doesn't shake at all at higher speeds, and doesn't rev too high in 5th (at 80mph in 5th gear, it's at 3000 rpm, redline is at 7000 if I remember correctly). Looks are all opinion, so I won't even bother telling you I like them. I've had the car for 3 years now, and the only maintenance problem it's had was a blown fuse which rendered the AC useless, but it was an easy fix. Overall I feel like this is a great car, especially for the $14,000ish base price, but too bad the horn is nothing close to masculine.

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TimKreutter2010 writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Sport Coupe Review
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fun yet economical

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Not being able to keep it in Manhattan - no parking here

TimKreutter2010
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Excellent — Perfect condition, looks great, fun car, loaded with cruise control, cd exchanger, MP3 port, sport wheels. I would love to keep this car but moved to New York city for med school and there is nowhere to keep it in this city.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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