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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt

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08Bolt
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By Murphalo
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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I love this car. It's reliable, gets great gas mileage, and really is fun to drive. Has a great look to it, and the stereo system is great.


Favorite Features

Speed adjusted volume adjustment on the radio is really cool, big trunk fits mine and and my buddies golf clubs. The dashboard is sharp and has a clean look to it


Suggested Improvements

Arm rests would be nice, seats could be a little more comfortable, and the turn signals get stuck on.


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My 08 Balt
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By Christian
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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I've had my Cobalt a little over a year now, its a fun little car, but ii was expecting more from it. I added new rims/tires and a new exhaust because the appearance was somewhat plain. The inside looks really cheap, Chevy needs a major upgrade on the interior. I have yet to see the mileage Chevy says it gets, a little frustrating. I'd say its a good beginner car, but not really able to compete with other cars in the same category, it just falls short.


Favorite Features

I love the back end of the car, very eye catching, and the gauges are nice.


Suggested Improvements

Better rims and tires. The front end is def a little plain and unattractive. The INTERIOR looks so cheap, major work here. And sometimes the handling is too sluggish and unresponsive. Bigger gas tank.


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First Car
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By Vicious
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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Sport 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Definitely has the 'fun-to-drive' factor! For my first car, I'd say it was a tasty pick. Test drove it before I even got to a Scion TC and immediately fell in love. Easy to drive, looks sharp after being washed- especially with tinted windows. Only problem I ever had was running the stereo too long without the car being turned on so the battery died, easy jump though. Plastic grille on the front popped out once, but I stuck it back in. Turning signal sticks. Parking brake cable sticks out on the bottom as well. No big deal. Overall I still love it!


Favorite Features

Acceleration, power everything, mp3 jack, trunk space, sunroof, spoiler/overall body style, fog lights, information display.


Suggested Improvements

Real arm rest, gas tank access on driver's side!! More roomy/ attractive console, stock dual exhaust would be cool! Better stock rims- they're too fake looking.


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Falling apart already...
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By dgw2jr
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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I got it as a rental for work. Pulls hard to the left. Tire pressure is good though. Vibrates when braking as if a rotor is warped. Not acceptable for a car with only 30k miles and built in April of 2008. I don't expect it to last as long as my 1992 Sentra.


Favorite Features

CD Player and sound system has aux in for my iPod. Good bass response from the speakers. I also like the trip computer which allows you to instant gas mileage and tire pressures. Steering wheel cruise control is nice.


Suggested Improvements

Remove the bridge from the bottom part of the steering wheel. I usually put my hand there when I'm cruising down the road. Also, I cant see a thing out of the back window and rear side windows. Huge blind spots!


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Not bad
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By Rickey Miller
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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I was expecting better fuel economy. But I only get about 25mpg avg (city and hwy). It's a fun car to drive, and I'll likely put some work into it once the warranty is up, but for now it has little power and poor mileage. Spend the little extra for the LT. I regret that I didn't.


Favorite Features

I love the radio included. XM, mp3/wma, and how it does it's presets. Its neat.


Suggested Improvements

Make the armrest standard! Really, it seems silly to not have an armrest. Granted I saved a bit by buying it off another site, but I couldn't live without it now that I put one in. 4 wheel disk brakes would be nice too.


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