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 41 - 50 of 77 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt reviews.

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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Eric writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Sport Coupe Review
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4

Pros

Gas Mileage, Handling, Acceleration, Low Cost of Ownership

Cons

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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Matt writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Review
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5

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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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Amber writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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5

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It was my car

Cons

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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Brian writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT2 Review
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5

Pros

36 miles per gallon on highway, 30 mpg city

Cons

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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Ryan writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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4

Pros

gas mileage, size.

Cons

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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Andrew writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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2

Pros

powerful engine for its size

Cons

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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ashley writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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5

Pros

gas mileage and cost

Cons

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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Akihiro writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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5

Pros

the handling

Cons

gray interrior

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Awesome Car — its a fast car with much room for expansion solid build handles well its a great looking car good lines and flows well a super inexpensive car to own and mod blast to drive, corners are fast and fun to drive any where any time.

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

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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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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

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

Cobalt Ss/sc By jmb0326

Fun to drive car, comfortable for longer trips. Not for more than two people. The stereo is outstanding. Sunroof makes it very nice. Would not go with anything other than a turbo or a supercharged... 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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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

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

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

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

Excellent Family Car By Valinara

Great reliable car, low cost maintenance, still on warranty, fun to drive, clean title, everything works excellent and the car is in excellent condition. Very low mileage, very clean, very well maint... Read More

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

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