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Great AMERICAN Car
Pros: Overall quality and performance
Cons: Overall nothing welllll maybe just too small cupholders.I love this car great styling, great performance, great fit and finish, overall one of the best AMERICAN cars made. Who says you can't find great cars built by one of Detroits' big 3 I would put this vehicle up against anyones vehicle Japaneese, Korean, or European anytime or any place.
Best Vehicle Ever
Pros: the music selections
Cons: a little crowded for 3 people in the back seatMy wife and I own the 4 cyl Malibu which is very adequate powerwise with good gas mileage. It has many, many features like all kinds of music (no need for CD's), Onstar that takes us to an exact address, info on the dash that gives us mileage, tire pressure, trip mile selection, temperature inside and out, sound speakers front and back adjustable, heated seats, seat belt exteenders, and many more. Excellent dealer service where we bought the car.
Pros: keyless starter
Cons: Engine Light
Advice: If you have a crack on the exhaust because the engine light will stay on and you can not use the keyless starter./rides is very good. Gas mileage is also good on lng trips. 30 mpg or better The best I have done is 33mpg
Pros: The compliments I get from everyone who sees it.
Cons: having to get out from behind the wheel.
Advice: Buy this car and don't look back.We looked at Lincolns, Buicks, Chryslers, Toyotas, Nissans and Hondas and NOTHING came close to this car. We finally got the LTZ in black with the 4 cylinder married to a 6 speed. It's quick, smooth and gets 32MPH. People stop in front of my house and get out of their cars to get a closer look. This car is quite, refined and when you first drive it you will think you are in a $40,000 car instead of one I paid $27,000 for.
Cons: Nothing....well...maybe the missing V6, at least the 4 cyl is better on the enviornment.
Advice: Test drive the V6 and the 4 cylinderThe 2008 Malibu.....I LOVED IT! I test drove the V6 first, it was an LTZ model. I then took the LT1 model for a spin, it's got a 4 cylinder engine, WOW!!!!!!!! The 4 banger is just as peppy as the V6. The fuel economy is better and it costs alot less. The bells and whistles and comfortable interior make you forget about the V6 engine missing! XM satellite radio....OnStar....hands free phone....remote car starter.....navigation......and a beautifully designed interior. Who could ask for more? HOT CAR!!!! The body style is WAYYYYYYYY better than before! I didn't like anything about the Malibu prior to it's body style change.
Pros: steareo six disc cd changer
Cons: all the problems i had from day 1
Advice: dont buy this year malibuwell being that the deal went so fast i didnt get ot test drive the car i just viewed it and bought it because dealership was about to close so i just went on apearance being that it was still under factory warranty. big mistake the next day i smelled something burning and it had a leak in the radiator so it was back in the dealer ship the next day for one week.after the that the brakes went bad they busted when i pressed on them and then at times the vehicle would not start. out of a year of having this vehicle ive been in loaner cars most of the time they could not find the problem finally after one year it took another dealership to fix the problem now it seems like the brakes need to be replaced again.and the sunvisor mirror does not work.this has been a real headache the car has been reposessed for some reason im not to upset about that my credit yeah but do i miss the car heck no that car was nothing but trouble from the beginning and im pretty sure that that wasnt goin to be the end
Cons: No leather option on lower end models like the LS
Advice: This one is an absolute bargain for the amount vehicle you get!I have around 4000 miles on my Malibu already and I absolutely love it! I believe this is the best car I've ever owned. GM, thank you, because you obviously did your homework.