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 51 - 60 of 77 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt reviews.

Andrew writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Review
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5

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260hp...enough said

Cons

It's still a cheaply made car

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I'd Say Im Happy With The Purchase Of The Car Because I Don't Have Buyers Remorse After 10 Months. — It's quick...but has the build quality of a base cobalt. I wish they made the SS model alittle better. GM has really stepped thier game up with direct injection and adding a turbocharger. With just a tune on the ss/tc they are putting out 290whp and 330wtq!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nick writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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4

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Drove decently and MUCH better than a Kia Rondo

Cons

Seats were quite uncomfortable

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Chevy Cobalt — The performance wasn't nearly were I would have liked it to be, but what is to be expected from a base model vehicle. The build quality was a little lacking, but for the most part should hold up fine. I believe the higher end models would be very fun to drive since they would make up for the lack of power though I question the seats since the base model seats were so uncomfortable.

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Nicholas writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT2 Review
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4

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Small and Sporty with lots of leg room

Cons

Wish I had rims.

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My Cobalt — Well, I am used to Cadillac's, but I do love my new car, great gas, sporty, and enough room for me, jenni, and the kids. I plan to pass it down to Silas when he gets his liscence, then to Maddi.

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Mitchell writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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4

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power, and driveability

Cons

cost for parts

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Cobalt — it is a solid car not really any problems the power is there for a 4 cylinder but there is so much more potential with that engine the manual trans is the was to go gas is cheap and its a good daily driver and weekend racer

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Chris writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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5

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gas permormance mods

Cons

nuttin

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2008 Balt — Well stock the car is not too bad but the fact that you can easily change things on it and it really is not very hard to install and a cherap cost really helps too. i have only had it for A few months but its awesome

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Thomas writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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4

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it's a stick, decent acceleration

Cons

front-wheel drive

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My Car — I love the fact that it's a manual but hate the fact that it's a frontwheel drive. But overall this is a very nice car to drive and it's has decent acceleration considering the fact that it's a 4 cylinder.

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Jonathan writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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It doesn't do anything horribly wrong

Cons

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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Chris13891 writes:
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Space, handling, design

Cons

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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Alexus writes:
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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Brad writes:
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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5

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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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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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