2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Review

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Chevrolet Cobalt

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt

Chevrolet Cobalt Review

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Overview

I f searching for inexpensive, high-value with a new-car warranty, the Cobalt is worth a look.

The Cobalt is quiet and refined for a car. Built on a strong, platform, it delivers crisp and a smooth ride. And with its styling and all-around competence, the competes effectively against the Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Focus.

That#39;s an impressive considering how long those have dominated the compact car

For 2008, the Cobalt offers value and more safety, ever. XM Satellite Radio is now along with AM/FM/CD with an auxiliary input Standard safety features now head-curtain airbags and a tire-pressure

Anti-lock brakes and stability are standard on some models, and on others.

The Chevrolet Cobalt premium features, such as leather seats, a sunroof, and a Pioneer sound system. A vehicle starter is available on with an automatic transmission.

The Chevrolet Cobalt is available in two styles: a two-door coupe and a sedan.

The 2008 Cobalt in LS, LT, and Sport trim levels. are the premium LTZ and SS Supercharged models, at for now.

The 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS and LT are powered by a 148-horsepower 2.2-liter engine and ride on the softer FE1 which includes a 19mm bar in front and a16mm bar in the rear.

The Sport gets a 171-hp four-cylinder and benefits from the FE3 suspension, with 22-mm and rear stabilizer bars, brakes, and 17-inch wheels and tires.

All models come with a five-speed manual and offer a four-speed automatic as an

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Model Lineup

The Chevrolet LS sedan and coupe ($13,675) standard with air conditioning, upholstery, height-adjustable driver#39;s 60/40 split fold-down seat, automatic headlights, rear defogger, tilt column, PASS-Key III Plus deterrence, driver information two 12-volt power outlets, and a AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo with an input jack. New for 2008 is XM Satellite Radio.

These are still fairly models, though, with windows and manually operated Tires are 195/60 on 15-inch wheels. And options are limited.

The LT sedan and coupe get power and door locks, plus upholstery, adjustable lumbar for the driver, and some other LT#39;s with the neutral color now feature woodgrain Options expand to include control ($275), sunroof six-disc CD changer ($295), Pioneer audio ($295), vehicle starter ($190, and automatic transmission), heated seats ($695), and a leather-wrapped wheel ($195).

An option package for LT called 2LT bundles ABS; StabiliTrak; bodyside moldings; 205/55R16 on more stylish, plastic-faced cruise control; OnStar; and a cargo net.

Replacing year#39;s Sport Package is the new Appearance Package ($795), includes a rear spoiler, aluminum wheels, stainless exhaust with chrome fog lamps, white-face gauges, and a steering wheel and shifter A new Chrome Exterior Package is on LT sedans and includes a chrome bodyside moldings and door

Cobalt Sport ($18,875) last year#39;s Cobalt SS. The comes in coupe and sedan styles. In addition to the bigger beefed-up chassis, ABS brakes and Sport makes the seven-speaker standard, along with a shift knob and leather-wrapped wheel with audio and controls.

Otherwise, standard equipment and are similar to the LT.

Safety features dual-stage front air bags, seatbelt pre-tensioners, rear shoulder belts, and the LATCH seat retention system. side airbags are now standard on all as is a tire pressure monitor. and 2LT come with StabiliTrak stability control.

Anti-lock (ABS) are also standard on and 2LT, optional ($400) on 1LT and LS; the includes traction control on with automatic transmission. is standard on 2LT and Sport, and optional on 1LT. It#39;s a good feature because operators direct emergency crews to exact location should airbag go off and you fail to respond.

For 2008 it includes the General Advanced Automatic Crash (AACN) system, making data available to participating 911 to help them dispatch the live-saving personnel and equipment.

For more information such as prices, and photos of the 2008 Cobalt, click here: Chevrolet Cobalt.

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