2008 Chevrolet Cobalt consumer reviews

$14,410 starting MSRP
side view of 2008 Cobalt Chevrolet
81% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.9
  • Interior design 3.9
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 4.1
  • Reliability 4.1
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1.9

Worst car I ever owned

This car has only 86,000 miles security system has it locked there are a whole lot of people with this issue and no one can solve the problem so my car just sits worse car ever

3.0

Constant Front End Issues & Rust

Struts, Sway links, Tie Rods, Control Arms, Ball Joints, even a Rack & Pinion. All have been fixed at least once, some multiple times. Lost a pair of brand new 70,000 mile BF Goodrich Tires to excessive inside wear after about 10,000 miles, due to a recurring issue with the left front control arm. Another thing to consider is the rocker panels & hood are heavily prone to rust. Replaced the hood, but rocker panel replacement takes a clear back seat to the multitude of other [recurring] issues that have to be prioritized first. The positives are the gas mileage, and the motor really doesn't give you issues in my experience. I'd rate it 7.5/10 as a budget neighborhood vehicle, but if you do a lot of driving this car gets a 5.5 /10. Absolute money pit.

5.0

Best car I ever owend

This car met all of our needs it has Am Fm Xm CD player radio Also on star cruise controls radio controls on steering wheel as well As oil life tire pressure sensors and trip Mileage

4.9

Runs excellent, very low miles & very clean.

This car is excellent if you want a car that will last you for a very long time. I’ve had it for a couple months now, gave me no problems then or now.

3.0

Lots of shortcuts

I drove this car for 11 years. The engine never gave me any issues and I kept up with all regular and scheduled maintenance. The interior design is terrible. So many small things started falling apart. The button on the shifter knob broke off one day and i constantly had to put it back on. Then the lights for the shifter would only work if I hit the shifter. The power windows started seriously struggling and the right rear power window worked here and there (hardly ever used it). The stupid trim on the side started to turn brown. The aluminum foil wrap on the door handles started to peel, causing a very sharp edge which will cut your finger. Front speakers constantly needed to be replaced. Had to replace headlights because the water proof seal failed. Would randomly have insane power draws which would make headlights dim, dash lights dim, and fans to slow down...i had no extra accessories connected to the battery. My clock also constantly needed to be adjusted after just a few years of owning it. At 120,000 miles the car would vibrate when stopped. Motor mount was fine and a tune up had been done according to maintenance schedule. Before I go on even further about all the little things chevy failed on with this vehicle ill just wrap it up. The engine is great and has enough power to make it fun to drive. The interior is the most boring and cheaply made interior for that year of an average sedan. The electronics of that car were stuck in 1997. Literally the only difference in the head unit is they added an aux cord and took out the cassette player. If you can get one for under 3k and it is in good condition with less than 120k miles on it then buy it. I wanted to stick with chevy when I got my new car but they are way behind when it comes to sedans. If you want a sedan, go with Honda or Toyota. Youll be happy you did. Oh and last thing...THE FLOOR MATS IT COMES WITH ARE ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE. LIKE WHO DESIGNED THESE? HEY CUT OUT SOME RANDOM SHAPE AND THROW EM IN THERE!

2.7

Just a car.

Service traction light is on, so they are saying we need a new or rebuilt engine, we bought the car used April 2016 75,000 miles now has 128,000. Have it serviced every 2,500-3,000 miles, this is not what we were expecting 4 years later. Not worth putting the money into it won't get that value back out of it. No more Chevy's we had problems with a Chevy S10 engine went out in it. Wow. Should have learned from the first one.

1.0

Piece of xxxx car

xxxxty car underpowered noisy broke doen all the time it was a real xxxx whoever says this car is good is obviously high dont buy this crap

5.0

Sleeper

Loved car, Chevy- so reliable. Owned sport trim- 2.4l NA, handles awesome, is under estimated- then doubters shown. Awesome stock radio- Pioneer, stock 10” for alittle bump Car rides lows is about my only con

4.6

A good car for now.

It's a great little vehicle. Need to get a bigger car in future due to the fact i have growing kids. Its a great size if you have little kids as far as a starter vehicle. I needed a car to get me from A to B now and so i am happy with that.

4.6

Very reliable!!

This car gets me everywhere. Never have to worry about it. Gas saver and commuter at it's best! Great deal as well. Willing to negotiate