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 Sport Coupe Review
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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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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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its a nice car to drive.

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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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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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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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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Review
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It has potential.

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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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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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It was my car

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insurance rate

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Black Cobalt — My car used to be a 4cylinder standard it had awesome brakes and it handled the road very well It never squeaked or rattled never had any problems with it . It was very fun to drive . My car had tan cloth seats and its exterior was jet black .

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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great on gas  pretty quick for base modle always relieable and goes good in snow

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umm i guess the grey interior and how they dont have many after market performance parts out for it yet

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2008 Cobalt Ss Clone — It is an ls with stock 150 hp but has new glass pack, cold air intake, and 2 computer chips making around 190 when turned up. goes very good, and is 5 speed, it looks good, and is relieable. i hate the grey interior but will live with it. 5.3 liters to 100 km on highway. it gets 800 km to a 45$ tank of gas if im not givin it all the time. It is a very fun car to drive and sounds good

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

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT2 Review
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36 miles per gallon on highway, 30 mpg city

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crappy rotors and brake pads

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2008 Chevy Cobalt Lt Sedan 4dr — I bought it used with 29,110 miles in May 2009 and currently have 33,300 miles on it. After having it for about a month the rotors rusted and the brakes built up with junk so I had to have 2 rotors replaced and a brake pad replaced. At 32,500 when getting an oil change the air filter needed to be replaced and ever since the car performance has only gotten better. Whatever you do don't get the LS model, get the LT like I have because LS doesn't have cruise, power locks, car alarm, and plus the spoiler helps a lot when its windy out.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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gas mileage, size.

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had electric wiring problems at first, got them fixed though

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It Works For Me And I Love It — Acceleration is what I want with the manual transmission, build quality is pretty good, a few plastic parts make it less appealing to some but it doesn't bother me, gets great gas mileage (I can average around 38 easily). Lots of fun to drive, but that might not be the car so much as my personality.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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powerful engine for its size

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fuel-hungry, possible reliability issues

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Cobalt — Not the best of cars, there are many better than it in its class. For its size, it guzzles gas. The particular car had 8k of mileage on it and it already had squeaky suspension. Luckily, it was just a rental.

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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gas mileage and cost

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cheap plastic interior

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Love It — For the price, the Cobalt is definately work it, gas mileage is great and i've only had the car in the shop once. The one thing I had to get fixed is third and fourth gear, it liked to grind. The acceleration isn't the quickest, unless you want it to be, it handles wonderfully. I love my car, I love to drive it and and it's a great cruising car.

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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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