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Worst Car I Ever Owned
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By r0gue13
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

Suspension and a more HP/bigger 4 cyl engine.


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Was a nice Car
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By bcarmichael1
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Overall I enjoyed my car when I first bought it in 2008. I have had to take my car in four times in the last three months. Things that have gone wrong in the last 2 years: replace door locks (driver side front and back), keyless remotes, exhaust and cam solenoids, emergency brake, tires, brakes, OnStar system, Intermediate shaft in steering column, and numerous sensors. I am happy that I bought the extended warranty. I recently have had to put new brakes on the car and new tires. The car only has 55,500 miles on it. Will never own another GM product.


Best Features

The extended warranty, OnStar system, design of the interior.


Worst Features

Improve overall quality of car.


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Worst Car Ever!
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By Worse Car
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I am currently leasing this car and hate it....I have had issues with the locks not working on every door, and issues with the drivers side door not opening from the inside or outside. The doom light has been making noise and every time I take it in they can not find what is wrong. Now I need new brakes and rotors and my car is only two years old. Plus there is a knocking noise in the steering wheel. I hate this car.


Best Features

Gas mileage is good.


Worst Features

I do not even know where to start. I have had issues with this car since I started leasing it in May of 2008.


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Traveling Student
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By MASPharmD
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought this car used at the end of June 2009 w/ 22,000 miles on it, right after GM bankruptcy and got a great deal for. The major attraction to me was MPG and it had an appealing interior, better than camry, altima, or accord and was priced way less. I purchased it to replace my Jeep Liberty b/c I was going to be traveling 50 miles to and from pharmacy school starting in the fall of 09 and the gas for my jeep would have bankrupted me. Overall, I love the car and have had few problems with it after driving it over 25,000 miles since June 09. It is a good car and looks way more expensive than it cost. Would recommend it to anyone.


Best Features

Interior lights, two tone interior, sleek exterior, smooth ride, MPG, stereo system


Worst Features

More powerful engine(but MPG would probly suffer) Next time will go with 6 cylinder engine.


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Not a good purchase
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By msouth85
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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We bought our 2008 malibu with 4 miles when we test drove it. After driving across country a few times, at roughly 26k, the vehicle information control module had to be replaced. Now at just under 40k, the catalytic converter is plugged. Also, when cold the transmission will not shift out of first under heavy acceleration, causing the car to say service traction, turn off the traction control, and make the transmission shift very hard. This is the first chevy we have bought, and it will be the last.


Best Features

On-Star


Worst Features

better quality parts all around, better fuel economy


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