2008 Chevrolet Cobalt
There are 9 user reviews for the LT1 Sedan trim shown below
- Good handling, fair mileage, Great dashboard info, great value
- ineffective cupholders, not great storage space, weak stereo
Purchased As Used
For a compact car that is modestly priced, this car provides good value. I traded in my dying 2001 Volvo s80 for a used Cobalt. While the Volvo was more comfortable and had better quality of materials(the seats were awesome), the Cobalt offers virtually everything that the volvo did, for much less. The dashboard computer is great, it allows you to track your mpg, tire pressure, etc. the car handles good. power is not a concern for me, it is fine. The mileage for me so far has been ok. I'm not getting 30mpg, more like 22-25. However, I have a hilly commute on mostly local roads, in traffic, so that no doubt is a large part of the drop in mpg. Overall quality has been good. I have a couple of small complaints, none of which is a dealbreaker: The stereo, while it offers XM, is user friendly, and easily adapts to Ipods, offers generally substandard sound quality. that is a shame. The trunk is good for a compact, and because the seats fold down, you have enough space to fit larger objects (if you can get them through the small trunk lid, a problem all sedans seem to have these days). The bigger problem is that there is very little storage space within the cabin. And most importantly for me, the cupholders are ineffective. I'm a coffee drinker, and the first time I went on my morning commute, my coffee mug fell out of the cupholders like 10 times (basically every turn). I ended up holding the coffee mug in my hand. The cupholders were too low and wide, and had an opening in one of the side walls that the cup fell out of durign a a turn. A serious, and potentially messy, design flaw for a commuter car. I basically created a homemade cardboard coffee cozy type thing to keep the mug in place. it does the trick. but now there's an ugly cardboard cupholder in my car. other than that, the car is good, and is a competitive option in the subcompact category. If like me, you're inclined to buy American (when you can buy American without sacrificing much, if any, quality), than this should be on your short list....read morehide
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- Good gas mileage, ncie ride, good sound system (has XM)
- small trunk opening
Purchased As Used
Overall, very pleased with it. Nice interior, good comfortable e ride. Getting abt. 32 mpg on highway. I bought a very clean used Cobalt with 11K. miles No complaints
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- Good fuel economy
- none, really
I rented this car for 3 days for a road trip in the southwest. I drove a little over 1000 miles and I got 42.0 MPG!! At one point, the average was as high as 42.7 MPG. For certain stretches of semi-decline, the car was teetering on Prius territory. We averaged about 60 mph the whole way, which probably contributed to that as well. Cruise control also played a big role.
If you're comfortable with the windows rolled down and no air conditioner (and it was very comfortable, I assure you) this car will shock you at how fuel efficient it can be!...read morehide
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- Good MPG, Good price
- Not the most spacious car, but not too bad either
We are very please with our purchase of the Cobalt. I highly recommend it because it will save you some gas $. I rides well and has great features like the MPG, tire pressure gauge, miles until empty, oil life, trip counter, etc.
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- I have been getting 31 MPG, I do about 800 miles a week.
- It does hesitate when coasting.
The Dealer gave me a great deal ended up getting $4000 off the cost of the car. I went from a SUV to this was hard driving so close to the ground but the comfort level is great. I love this ride. With as many miles as I drive I need something comfortable.
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- Understated, good MPG, great value, quiet, smooth
- Cloth seats didn't have enough side support
I rented this from Budget for a few days. It was this or the PT Cruiser. Obviously one should choose the Cobalt. I don't like the break lights on the coupe and thought all Cobalts looked like that from the rear. The 4-door's break lights are actually quite nice which allows my eye to actually look at the rest of the car. It's not bad. Not the best looking car in the world, but it's well done I'd say.
Anyway, I drove this car thinking it would feel like a Cavalier. Nope! It was smooth, it held itself well on sharp, quick turns, and the stearing was weighted perfectly. I had to do A LOT of parallel parking and the turning radius on this thing is incredible making it easy to park and do the occasional illegal U-turn direct from the parking spot.
If I wasn't dead set on a rear-wheel drive car, I'd consider buying one of this (with a manual) for my upcoming car purchase. It's really quite a steal and you can get a loaded one for under $20,000 - that's with the 170hp engine. I drove the 148hp engine and it was plenty and it was smooth. If it had had an extra 20hp, it'd be perfect....read morehide
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Never bought it, it is awesome. Nice smooth drive. Very Nice. Cool. Fast. Cheap. Nice.
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- Fuel economy, engine power, trunk space, seat comfort, ride and handling, price, styling
- Rear seat legroom a bit small with front seat back
Bought this for a second car. Gas mileage is awesome with the 2.2 automatic setup at 35-37 overall. Cam get almost 2 week out of a tank of gas! The power of the 2.2 is better than expected. The front seats are comfortable and I love the full information center that tells the mileage, outside temp distance to empty etc. Kudos for the driver seat height adjuster which some other small cars lack. The spilt folding rear seat comes in ver handy and the trunk is bigger than expected. I also love the outside appearance of this car. It looks so much better than the boring Toyotas and Hondas or the weird looking Elantra....read morehide
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- Great gas milage, rides smooth, quiet and fast. Great radio.
- could use more height in head room. Plastic seat adjusters, Color and feel of the seat are ugly.
I went from a Ford to the Chevy and I love it! It has excellent gas milage and it rides sooo smooth! I have had no problems with it. The seats could be make a little better though. But good car over all. Will buy another Chevy !
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