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2008 Chevrolet Malibu

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Great Car
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By cardriver18
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I got my 2008 LT Malibu in May 2013. I have to say that it is comfortable to drive and the gas mileage is great. I get about 26-28 driving in the city and 30-35 highway. I mostly have been hitting 31 mpg. This car has had no problems and runs great at 99k miles. I do however plan to trade in this car for a chevy cruze this coming spring.


Favorite Features

gas mileage and the outer design. As well as the Aux Jack for my iphone


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Good car but some problems
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By mikewed
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Car is reliable car, but has some issues. Had to replace both door look motors (both front left, front right). One catalytic converter, 2 wiper transmissions/assemblies. Also sometimes temp sensor doesn't read and AC wont turn on. Other than that car has worked great. Mad about wiper assembly, its just a bad design. I am trying after market to see if it works better.


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2008 Chevy Malibu 2.4 LT automatic
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By cindy88
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Bought the car brand new from a Chevy dealership in 2008. Within 2 years I had to replace the Transmission, Catalyic converter, exhaust system, Right front axle, trunk trim and cupholder (in the back which is never used)..not to name a few more things I cannot find my paperwork for. Needless to say my car now dies at any given time. The RPMS will ramp up and jerk the car forward than the RPMS fall and my car dies. Not sure what the problem is as I had just replaced the battery and the car has gotten worse. Any suggestions?


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this car sucks and so does gm
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By crapmalibu
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Bought my 2008 Malibu in 2011 . And since I pulled off the lot I have had problems . Catholic converter gone shocks gone brakes gone sensors gone steering horrible and so on the list goes and I have emailed and called gm after I tlod them I had to pay $1500 for my exhaust system and they don't even care and it was at there dealership . So much for standing behind your product . That new hyndia sonata is looking very good I'm about to go foreign for the first time in 13 years. Good bye gm [non-permissible content removed].


Favorite Features

Sleek and great looking in and out.


Suggested Improvements

All mechanics of the car take some pointers from ford.


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Worst Car I Ever Owned
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By r0gue13
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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This was a company car that I obtained in early 2009 with 12K miles on it. History prior to me owning all window motors were replaced, 2 around 5k, the other 2 at 8k. I have had replaced 2 catalytic converters(first 1 at 22K), all door lock mechs, door speakers, ecm, front shocks(43k), passenger seat airbag sensor(car was parked for a week while on vaca, came back started car air bag light on) and practically every Oxy sensor and cam sensors in the engine. The air conditioning doesnt work half the time and a rattle in the rear that the dealer cant figure it out whats wrong. This is all before the car had 70K on it. I got rid of it at 87K. Slow acceleration for a 4 cyl. Interior good.


Favorite Features

The Aux jack on the stereo so I can plug my phone in and listen to music. Extra power plug in rear. Center console set up.


Suggested Improvements

Suspension and a more HP/bigger 4 cyl engine.


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