2008 Chevrolet Cobalt User Reviews

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    2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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    25

    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

    Pros: :D great gas mileage

    Cons: everythings manual...but i cant complain

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    2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT2 Review
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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.)

    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.

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    2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Sport Coupe Review
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    45

    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

    Pros: Gas Mileage, Handling, Acceleration, Low Cost of Ownership

    Cons: Numb steering, freeway passing, fit and finish, trunk opening size

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    2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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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

    Pros: its a nice car to drive.

    Cons: nothing

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    2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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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.)

    Pros: FAST And great gas milage

    Cons: small, low to the ground

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    2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Review
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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

    Pros: It has potential.

    Cons: If you dont like fast cars.

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    2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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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

    Pros: It was my car

    Cons: insurance rate

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    2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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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.)

    Pros: great on gas  pretty quick for base modle always relieable and goes good in snow

    Cons: 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 Chevrolet Cobalt LT2 Review
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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

    Pros: 36 miles per gallon on highway, 30 mpg city

    Cons: crappy rotors and brake pads

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    2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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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

    Pros: gas mileage, size.

    Cons: had electric wiring problems at first, got them fixed though

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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

    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

    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 migration_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

    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

    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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