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


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My Cobolt is a Canarie yellow 2008 sport with 162.000 miles on it and in mint condition..Stickers from the factory are still on car frame..It is a five speed standard..My entire life I have owned muscle cars but I will tell you that this car will do what u want it to without any complaints..Regular maintenance is the key ..All I have had to replace are brake pads and 1 clutch..Yeah in some models there have been some upsets but if you can grab a 2008 sport 5 speed..Take it


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It's been a great car.
14 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By Gary
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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe LS 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my Cobalt with 100,000 miles on it, so I was expecting it to need some work at sometime or another, and maybe have a leak here or there, but it simply hasn't been the case. I change my own oil and always do a look around underneath the car to check for issues, and I almost always come up empty handed. I now have 157,000 miles on the car, and all I've had to change are the brakes, tires, and a couple control arm bushings. The reliability has been phenomenal. About the only gripe I have is that the interior is very basic and cheap looking

Update: now at 200,000+ miles. Still on the original clutch, and still haven’t had to touch the engine other than regular maintenance and a thermostat.


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Biggest Mistake Ever
3 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By backb
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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe LS 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I thought it would be a good first car, and it was okay, but anything but okay. The day after I got it home it started grinding going to fourth gear every shift and I know how to shift so it wasn't me, and the front speakers didn't work. Took it back into the dealership next day and they had to rebuild third and fourth gear, and put new speakers in. A year later had to go back in for more transmission work because it was hard to get into second, come to find out, second and fifth gear were shot. suspension sounding like it was falling apart on bumps, and hitting brakes made steering wheel shimmy. Do yourself a favor and don't waste your money on this car, so glad I traded it in.


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Great gas mileage


Worst Features

Nicer material.


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An okay car with a few flaws..
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By danielsmith85
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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe LT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I have to say my Cobalt has been a pretty good car in terms of reliability. There's been a few problems but I've had most of them were fixed by my local dealership. At 23,000 miles my power steering pump quit while merging on the interstate, lol wonderful right? (Replaced under warranty) At 51,000 miles my radio would randomly turn off and start working again when it wanted to. (Replaced by GM under warranty) And my door speakers would only work when it's warm outside. (I just had new ones installed from Best Buy.) But besides these things the car has been great. It's fun to drive and has a lot of pep for a 4 cylinder. It's great on trips and I plan to have it for many years to come.


Best Features

awesome gas mileage, and performance.


Worst Features

The interior could use a little improvement. Trim scratches real easily.


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Six years, Too long, Never again.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By sanwich
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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe LS 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought it with 3 miles, It was good on gas, Never should of traded my truck for it. I will start this with how big of a P.O.S this car is and build like so.. 2 days in the Door panels get ripped off by other Interior pieces. 3 months in the trunk no longer latches properly, 4 months random shifting times (lag to shift up or fail to shift down when needed). 6 months all Cobalts reduced to 9995 after I paid 15,995 for mine lol.. Speakers, stuts, Exhaust, and hood prop failures.. and then All the recalls started. "faulty ignition switch linked to 33 crashes and 13 deaths" No thanks, I have since traded and only got 5k for it


Best Features

Gas thats the only great thing about these cars. I went from Missouri to Arizona and back on about 270 bucks.


Worst Features

GM, needs to go back to the drawing board. STOP making cash cows and make quality. Add a transmission dip stick or even a place to add fluid to. Stop hiding batteries, and get rid of all the sealed crap like trans and power steering


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