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My new Malibu
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By J
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LTZ 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I really like the and love all the gadgets that it came with. This interior lighting is rather nice as is the maintenance display information.


Best Features

Tire pressure in display, sunroof, satellite radio, interior lighting, and nice 6 cylinder engine.


Worst Features

Increase gas tank size to 18 or 19 gallons with all 6 cylinder engines.


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Beautiful Car
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By erk
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LT 4dr Sedan w/2LT (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Have owned the Malibu for 10 months and 12,000 miles and have loved almost every minute. Very comfortable ride, very good mileage, excellent interior and awesome deluxe sound system. Truly the best car that I have ever purchased. Only concern is the electric power steering, which started jerking and acting eratic at about 10,000 miles while on an extended 2,500 mile trip. It took 2 trips to dealer to get steering problem corrected. Hopefully this is an isolated problem and not a reoccuring problem similar to earlier Malibu's with electric steering problems.


Best Features

Premium audio sound system is fantastic. Mileage is about as advertised at 30-31 highway and combined 24. Computer readout on cars condition & performance is great. Interior design & finish are first class for the price. Exterior fit & finish (Dark Red) are excellent. A great car for the money.


Worst Features

The electronic steering is certainly a question mark for reliability. Cup holders, arm rests could be improved.


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Great but could be greater
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By rodger Chinery
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LTZ 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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We've had the Malibu 3 months and a couple of thousand miles for two medium trips and a lot of city driving. Comfortable and quiet and smooth but not as quiet or smooth as the LT we tested at the same time. I think it's the tires - LTZ sportier but if an absolutely smooth quiet cruiser is what you want, I'd recommend the LT. Mileage isn't great but is what it said we'd get. 17 city upper 20's on highway (at mostly 80)


Best Features

XM radio worth the extra money. I don't have a lot of CDs just floating around the front of the car. The back seat, our daughter says it's really comfortable


Worst Features

There is a blind spot to the passenger side rear caused by smallish rear window and high headrest on passenger seat. Even with the most extreme playing with rear view mirrors it doesn't really get covered I do a lot of contortions just being sure no one is there


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Great vehicle overall...so far
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By 08malibu
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LT 4dr Sedan w/2LT (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Got the LT2 with 6 cylinder/6A about a week ago so far a great vehicle. 500 miles since having it. A lot of car for the money. Hopefully will be reliable in the future. Great looks, nice interior, amb lighting is nice touch at night, seats could use more side support, trunk is huge but opening is way to small...can't fit double stroller into trunk, radio could use more power. OnStar is OK, engine smooth. 6A transmission jumpy in stop and go Boston traffic. Heated seats are great but buttons hard to find, remote start nice feature, great looking car, love the adjustable pedals for wife, plenty of room in front for myself, 6'4, 220lbs, back seat plenty of room for 2 car seats. Time will tell.


Best Features

Exterior new design, power, ride, standard safety features, heated seats, adj pedals, remote start, ambient blue lighting, gas mileage 23 MPG combined so far, great compared to Nissan Xterra that we traded in so we're very pleased with 23MPG


Worst Features

Trunk opening design, fog lights option on LT2, full size spare tire, additional side support on front seats, lumbar adjustment on driver side front seat is poor design, very cheap feel, auto climate control, extended warranty is non GM, stero could use more power...doesn't seem very loud


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Bang for your buck
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By Colleen
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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We'd been thinking of getting a family-friendly sedan, and when our tiny convertible was totalled in an accident, we settled on the base 4-cyl 2008 Malibu. The pick-up in the Malibu is not that great (but keep in mind, we got the 4-cyl!), but the fuel economy more than makes up for it. We've been averaging over 30 mpg, combined highway and city (about 50/50), and we easily get 35 mpg on the highway. The car is fairly comfortable. It's not the sexiest car in the world, but for the money, it's a bargain. I would definitely buy another.


Best Features

Fuel economy! Nice trunk space. Decent legroom in the backseat. 10 year / 10k mile warranty


Worst Features

The worst thing about the car are the ugly plastic hubcaps. Replace them with some real rims!! Also, the headrests for the rear seats impose on the rear view. We took those headrests out (since we rarely have anyone sitting in the back).


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