2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Consumer Review: 2008 Cobalt XFE Sedan comments

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By john weiss on


2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


I have only put on 2100 miles and am pleased with how the vehicle runs and the fuel mileage. It is the basic lowest cost Cobalt XFE sedan with air and manual tranny. At 75mph average on the freeway, it will deliver 34 mpg +/- 3mpg depending on with the wind or against. Has turned in 39.7mpg on 160 mile trip driving at 60 mph on freeway. Vehicle was purchased as a run around unit with trips not longer than 3 hours thus comfort (i.e. as in our Town & Country Van) was not a priority. It has fairly predictable handling with a quiet ride and is not buzzy as was found with some small foreign vehicles in this size.

Best Features

Love to mess around with the onboard computer information. Instant mpg, avg mpg, outside temp, tire pressure, trip A and trip B odometer, engine temp, and average MPH. Also like the XM radio but am undecided as to cost per month for it. Car is quiet running and fit and finish is good.

Worst Features

Given the size and cost constraints we imposed on this vehicle, I think this is a good value. I do miss not having an arm rest and cruise control but think the arm rest is probably the one thing that could be done with minimal cost.
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