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08 Chevy Cobalt
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By Chosen1
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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I got my Cobalt 3 months ago and I haven't had any problems. It handles great and is the best small sized car from GM. FINALLY GM has learned how to created a small car with great quality.


Best Features

Sunroof, large trunk, good stereo system, and power windows


Worst Features

More space in the back


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Best bang for your buck
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By gregp1
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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Traded in a 2007 GMC 4x4 pickup due to a job transfer and a 60 mile a day drive to and from work. Took a while to get use to smaller size, I am a 6'2" man, but after a week it is comfortable. Mileage is super, 28 mpg average with spirited driving. Ride comfort is great with SS seats. Handles like it is on rails. Turbo 4 cylinder is fun, runs better than most V8's. To bad GM is stopping production, this car puts a smile on your face.


Best Features

Turbo charged 4 cylinder, super suspension, great tires, and overall great looks.


Worst Features

Center arm rest and console in stick shift cars. Auto dim inside rear view mirrors


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LOVE it!
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By SCMCGirl
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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my Cobalt a year ago and still LOVE it! I had always driven v8's so was a little concerned about going to a 4 cyl, but was very surprised with how much power it actually has. It also handles very well. I live on back country roads and it takes curves wonderfully. Plenty of trunk space makes traveling easy. Also has a GREAT stereo system. The remote start is also great for warming up or cooling down the interior before getting. The back seat is a little tight though.


Best Features

Remote start, sunroof, large trunk, stereo system and cruise control.


Worst Features

Ability to lock power windows, more room in the back seat.


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Bad in accidents-Not Safe
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By LindaA
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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I am sad to say that I just had an accident in my March 2008 Cobalt. My Cobalt and a Mini Van collided at very low speeds and my car had $7,700 worth of damage. I could not believe how bad the damage was for low speeds of under 25mph. Air bags did not deploy. It was at a residential intersection. I have another 4 years to pay on this having taken out a 5 year loan. I am very upset about it all. I will not buy another Cobalt if they should be available.


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Up against Honda
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By Rolin
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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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A tall order to stack up against my '75 Civic, but Detroit has finally come abreast of Honda--not to win, of course, but at least place or show. At $9999 this basic model had just what I wanted, including a tight 5-speed manual trannie, almost as buttery smooth as Honda. (Power windows are over-rated anyway.) The caster is a bit too strong, the steering ratio is a bit too sharp, and the steering wheel is a bit too small, so it won't drive itself like a Civic. If you're making a sharp right, be advised to keep a firm grip on the wheel, 'cause it will snap back in the direction it's pointing in a hot lick. But Hey, it's from Detroit! I started with a '49 Chevy, and I'm back home.


Best Features

Information display, Fold-down rear seats (open to trunk), Good sound proofing. Zippy performance and comfortable to drive. This car will make a great graduation present for your high school kid: he or she will love it.


Worst Features

With some miles on them, the cheap plastic wheel covers begin a death rattle at low speeds that will sound like the frame is falling off. Two solutions: 1) roll up the windows; 2) put strips of double-backed foam tape around the wheel cover rim to bind it to the wheel. My wish list: cruise control.


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