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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It doesn't do anything horribly wrong

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Doesn't do anything great, depreciates badly especially in base form

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A Ho Hum Car. Nothing Is Great About It...nothing That Awful About It Either. — I wasn't expecting much out of the Cobalt considering that the previous car was a Cavalier which were almost all bad. This is probably the most common car I drive at work so I can give a rough sense of whether they made several good or bad ones. Performance-wise its not brilliant at anything, its not horrible either. The engine does produce nice hp and torque numbers but doesn't seem to translate in the feeling of power. Handling is ok, once again it feels average, the steering is a bit loose and the turning circle is ok. It has some potential which is probably why the SS version is reasonably popular, buy that instead of a regular one if you want a good drive. Build quality varies on each Cobalt. A good number of them manage to be built properly, but some will produce rattles even at 5000 kms on the odo. Quality issues, the starter can be a bit of a problem when it ages to 50,000-60,000 kms since a few of the 07s refuse to allow the key to start it up. Considering how many examples weren't that bad, it might actually be ok. The Cobalt LS particularly has nearly no options so I'm not sure how well certain power options work like ABS, power windows, locks, etc. They all have gas hood struts oddly enough along with an auxiliary port for your MP3. Fuel economy is not a big strong suit of the engine so it will guzzle more fuel than the equivalent Civic and Corolla. Its not as horrible as a Caliber fortunately. In very low speed hits, it might not take any damage due to the plastic bumpers. More serious damage however will write the car off since it depreciates badly. In terms of looks the 4-doors are really anonymous. The 2-door variant has a decent rear end with Corvette inspiration but still has a generic front end.

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Review
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Space, handling, design

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Small car

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Cobalt — Very good built car, with satelitte radio is a must... I love this car, it has balls for the highway and low gas consumption for in town travelling... if only all cars were made like this chevy wouldnt be in the spot there in now...

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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Its a standard

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I wish i had more HP

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My Whip — I love my car I had it for about a month. Its pretty fast. Its a standard and I luv driving it. I wish it had more horses but im not done fixin it up. Whenever I get done w/ it then it will be so fresh. I luv it.

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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runs good have had no problems

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none to speak off

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Damn Good Car Can Not Complain — i can keep up with a stock mustange gt in the quarter mile handels wewll through the s curve top speed is good in the car for how small it is smoke the tires in second gear it is one hell of a funn car to drive i love this car

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1 Coupe Review
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Best gas milage

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not much horse power

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Chevy Cobalt — I love my Cobalt. Its so great on the miles it gives. Overall beats Toyota and Honda. Runs very smooth. Especially on hihgway once i checked and it gave me almost 39 miles per gallon. Cant beat that!!!This thing wants me to keep writing so donnu wat more to say

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1 Coupe Review
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It drives nice.

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it has two doors

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Cobalt — i dont like that it has only two doors. The performance is good. Build quality is fine. The appearance is good,no dents or any scratches. The cost was really good we got it for $12,000 with 450 miles on it. Car is a lot of fun to drive and a good car to practice on.

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Sport Coupe Review
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Good daily driver good on gas handles nice

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Monthly cost

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Cobalt — I like it but it is Expensive. Its a good daily driver i just wish i didnt have to pay so much a month for it. The car drives nice and smooth it came with xm radio which is nice and on star! Gas mileage is good! The car Handles good for stock suspension.

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Sport Coupe Review
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I own it

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You aren't driving it

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Cobalt — Amazing car, well built, looks great. Drives smooth, and quietly. Great power, and with the turbo there is lots to spare. It can be a little pricey to own depending how hard you are driving it. Very fun to drive, and the race style seats are very comfortable. Overall a great car.

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1 Coupe Review
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Drive's really nicely and speed's up super fast

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Not enough leg room in the back

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Best Car I Have Ever Owned — Performance- Fast, Handle's nicely Best Quality- Body Style Appearance- interior, exterior. Really nice! Fun Factor- Alot of fun to drive, totally pimped out Cost To Fill Up- $35.00-$45.00 Maintence- Only work i have had to do on it, was light's and stereo system. Price- I paid a little over $24,000 Deffinently a good family car!

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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Great Gas!

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None so far!

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Love It — I bought this car in May of 08' with 30 miles on it and I love it, it has great gas miles, my notes a little high but thats okay I make it up with less gas. It has a 4 disk cd changer, radio and an xm radio. It can seat 4 but I prefer 2 people me & a passenger. I Love this 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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