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" 35 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 31 - 40 of 77 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt reviews.

Christina writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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5

Pros

the gas mileage and the handling

Cons

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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Carmen writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT2 Coupe Review
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5

Pros

Safe, stylish,good on gas, reliable, smooth

Cons

Small rear spoiler

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If You Want A Sporty Car, Good On Gas, That You Will Love And Your Friends Will Love, This Is It. — The Chevy Cobalt. Its shiney looks make it look expensive but really people buying this car brand new off the lot isnt worth it. Your better to go buy a used one of these for around 6-10 grand for a basic model and 16 grand at the most for a super charged one. At dealerships this car brand new sells for 21 grand when really you should only be paying 15 grand for it brand new for a base model. Other then the initial cost of the car it does save you money in your pocket when at the gas pumps. It was fuel meter telling you when its low on gas. Its cheap to fill up and doesn't gas munch. Low maintenance I have never had a mechanical problem with this car. i give it 5 stars for safety. It hugs the roads at high speeds, takes corners beautifully, its quiet, safe in winter to drive, always starts even when not plugged in for the night, it warms up fast,if you do get into a snow pile it usually can can its self out. It does get complemented everywhere it goes. Its a smooth quiet ride. Super fun to drive can give speed when needed and can go all day without a problem.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sean writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1 Coupe Review
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4

Pros

Its comfortable

Cons

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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Scott writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Sport Coupe Review
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4

Pros

FAST

Cons

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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John writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Sport Coupe Review
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4

Pros

its very niceee

Cons

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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Steven writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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5

Pros

Gas Mileage

Cons

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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cta4theo writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT2 Review
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5

Pros

Reliability, good performance and acceleration, and a huge versatile trunk.

Cons

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

cta4theo
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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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Jessica writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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5

Pros

:D great gas mileage

Cons

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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Ryan writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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4

Pros

its a nice car to drive.

Cons

nothing

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I Like The Car. — well this car has nice interior and comfortable on the highway roadtrip. the acceleration is nice for a stock sedan. it cost around 15 grand new. this is a nice car to drive around everywhere. so this car is a nice car to start out with as a new driver.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Matt writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Review
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5

Pros

It has potential.

Cons

If you dont like fast cars.

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The Best! — awesome acceleration with brembo brake, stops on the dime. with a loud exhaust its still quiet inside. when i bought it 10000 miles. 30 miles to the gallon change oil myself. THIS CAR IS FUN TO DRIVE! This is the best car that i have ever had.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

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

Dependable And Efficient On Gas By Jamhemp

We have had no problems with performance at all. It is a very dependable and efficient car. It is ideal for a college student or just an every day car to commute to work daily. Definitely recommend it... Read More

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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

Sports Car By maandrew

Very powerful, good handling and moderately priced sports car. Great gas mileage - up to 30 miles per gallon on the freeway. Easy to work on and parts are economical compared to comparable cars with w... Read More

Fastest, Best Handling, Practical, And Affordable Car Out There. By SLD88

I bought a stage one yesterday! I am loving it. I am a little scared something might go, but am going to try to not rod it too much, just here and there for fun and to get the feel, or when some boys ... Read More

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

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

It Was Alright By jckmuzak

Great gas mileage, but has a small trunk opening, I think Chevy should of designed the opening to be wider/bigger to fits things better then trying to put them in your back seat. You could fit the coo... Read More

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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

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

Cheap Daily Driver By zeus1233

The best reason to buy a Cobalt is to get one for very cheap with 100k+ miles and then just drive it into the ground. Spending 5k+ on this car would be a travesty given what else you can find for tho... 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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