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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan

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Reliable, son drove for 3 1\2 years
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By Kenneth Ausbie
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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The Malibu is the work horse for Chevrolet.


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Team Malibu All The Way
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Jonathan Ubben
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LTZ 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Bought my 2008 LTZ 2.4L used in February 2011 with 28k on the clock. Soon after, the electric door locks failed - would not stay locked. Replaced under warranty. March 2012 the drain tubing from the sunroof came loose and ended up filling the passenger footwell with water. Self-diagnosed and repaired with a bit of silicone putty and super glue. New tires at 77k. Routine oil changes and brake fixes - but one time in North Carolina the front calipers wouldn't fully release. $200 to re-build the calipers. At 85k, replaced timing chain and intake/exhaust solenoid valves @ $1500. Around 88k, the service air bag light came on. The dealer has told me the seat-heater melted the passenger sensor module and both need to be replaced @ $1100. Currently unresolved.

Now the good stuff: This is the best car I've ever had. I've found myself wanting more power at times, especially when climbing mountains across the country, but the 2.4 is sufficient. Great mileage, also. I've been getting about 25 mpg combined with mixed city/highway driving. Seats are totally comfortable - 7,200-mile cross-country road trip @29 mpg with zero complaints. The front doors do open a little bit far, but they have three stages where they stop. #2 is a good opening point. It's still a little bit difficult to tell exactly where the back of the car is when backing in somewhere, but I've gotten used to it. Not looking forward to the labor-intensive process when a headlight goes out, but I changed foglamps myself without issue. I would buy it again (but I would get the V6).


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Terrible Product Quality
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Bill
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Door locks two down and two to go....at $300 a pop, passenger airbag failed just before warranty went out and chevrolet they never fixed it; tire pressure sensor failure, headlamp replacement is a human factors nightmare....have to remove the entire front end to replace a headlamp bulb.


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buyer beware
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By brenda duran
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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low miles and multiple times in shop. Headlights go out frequently- bulb cost a few bucks but must have mechanic replace. Door locks don't work. Catalytic converter bad- shocks bad- overall value HORIBLE!!


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Good car but some problems
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By mikewed
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan 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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