2008 Chevrolet Cobalt User Reviews

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    2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1 Coupe Review
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    35

    Good Everything — Nice looking, decent warranty, great gas mileage, comfortable, good handling, cheaply priced

    Pros: low priced, good looking, special edition revolution package, doesnt that just sound good

    Cons: stock engine is a little weak

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    2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe Review
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    Snappy And Looks Good At The Same Time — factory support for anything but the ss/sc and the ss/tc isnt as good as i hoped for when buying a bowtie

    Pros: comfortable looks good and quick right out of the box

    Cons: plastic syncros in the trans

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    2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1 Coupe Review
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    Amazing Acceleration, Overall An Amazing Car — Great car, great handling, braking, amazing acceleration. it is always reliable. mine is Red and has a spoiler.

    Pros: 2008's have an upgradded* radio, same as in the Yukon Denali.

    Cons: None

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    2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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    25

    Affordable And Easy To Drive — I recently spent a week with the Cobalt and was impressed with its quick acceleration and ease of handling. It performed well on rougher roads and highways alike, and received better than average gas mileage. It does however, feel a little low to the ground and the passenger side seating position creates a significant blind spot for the driver.

    Pros: gas mileage, trunk size, handling, very affordable

    Cons: passenger seating position creates blind spot for driver.  Feels low to the ground.

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    2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT2 Review
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    I Love This Car... It's Practical And Powerful; Standard With A 2.2l — I've always been a Toyota girl with a sweet spot for Chevy's... I fell in love when i test drove this car!

    Pros: It's kind of boring when it comes to looks...

    Cons: This little roadster's peppy for only a 2.2L!

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    2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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    Good A To B Car. Very Reliable. — Great A to B car, has been very reliable. Some of the chrome on the inside is chipping and isn't a very flashy ride. Front Speakers stopped working in 2012 but after replacing seems fine. Gets very good gas mileage.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good if not excellent gas mileage. Very reliable.

    Cons: Can be a bit cramped and is boring to drive...

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    2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1 Review
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    Fun And Econimical — Handles like a sports car. Lots of nice features like power everything. Sips fuel so you don't stop all the time for gas. It does ride like a small car but that is to be expected. Great two passenger or with two small to medium size kids.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Fun to drive.  Easy to park.

    Cons: You would move the seats forward if large people sit in the back

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    Chevy Cobalt — I bought this car in February 2010 and love this car. I have owned other cars but this car is the best by far. Although it doesn't have very many good storage for your sunglasses It is an ok car after all.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Good quality for the price

    Cons: It doesn't have a very good spot for your sunglasses, or your cell phone

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    2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Review
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    Good — First of all, let it be known that I love my car. That being said, the worst thing about it is definitely the build quality of the dash and panels. The dash is mostly tough plastic, if I push firmly on a few places it will bend inwards and make a noise. The body panels are like most other cars, it feels like it can get dented pretty easily in some places (more the rear of the car) , and the spoiler feels like if I pulled hard enough it will just pop off the car. If I push on it it will rock/bend back and forth, though not too badly. With the bad stuff out of the way, we can move on to how fun this is to drive. Although it's a 4 cylinder, it still is pretty quick due to its low weight, and can accelerate respectably. Mine's also a manual transmission, another thing I love, which makes it even more fun to drive. Handling is pretty good, I love keeping it in a lower gear and going down twisty back roads, it can take turns pretty well (even at speed). For highway driving, it's still a good car, it gets 37mpg or more, doesn't shake at all at higher speeds, and doesn't rev too high in 5th (at 80mph in 5th gear, it's at 3000 rpm, redline is at 7000 if I remember correctly). Looks are all opinion, so I won't even bother telling you I like them. I've had the car for 3 years now, and the only maintenance problem it's had was a blown fuse which rendered the AC useless, but it was an easy fix. Overall I feel like this is a great car, especially for the $14,000ish base price, but too bad the horn is nothing close to masculine.

    Pros: Fun, easy on the wallet, great mpgs.  GET A MANUAL.

    Cons: Cheapish dash.  Don't abuse it by punching buttons, one will probably fall out eventually.

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    2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT2 Coupe Review
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    If You Want A Sporty Car, Good On Gas, That You Will Love And Your Friends Will Love, This Is It. — The Chevy Cobalt. Its shiney looks make it look expensive but really people buying this car brand new off the lot isnt worth it. Your better to go buy a used one of these for around 6-10 grand for a basic model and 16 grand at the most for a super charged one. At dealerships this car brand new sells for 21 grand when really you should only be paying 15 grand for it brand new for a base model. Other then the initial cost of the car it does save you money in your pocket when at the gas pumps. It was fuel meter telling you when its low on gas. Its cheap to fill up and doesn't gas munch. Low maintenance I have never had a mechanical problem with this car. i give it 5 stars for safety. It hugs the roads at high speeds, takes corners beautifully, its quiet, safe in winter to drive, always starts even when not plugged in for the night, it warms up fast,if you do get into a snow pile it usually can can its self out. It does get complemented everywhere it goes. Its a smooth quiet ride. Super fun to drive can give speed when needed and can go all day without a problem.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Safe, stylish,good on gas, reliable, smooth

    Cons: Small rear spoiler

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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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