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2008 Chevrolet Malibu

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr 4cyl
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought my Malibu pre-owned with 53k,this car caught my eye with the black metallic color and tinted windows along with chrome wheels, very sleek, sharp look, this is a 4cyl, runs great! great ride so smooth, love the interior great i average around 33mpg highway design and so spacious, gas mileage is and 24-26 in town, the bright lights are amazing so bright and covers a broad area for a car, love the small details such as the accent lights, cup holders, compartments, I am 28 yrs old and was skeptical at first if i should get a smaller sportier type car but after driving this i loved it and the exterior look is so sleek and sharp,I am so pleased absolutely love it, this is a keeper.


Favorite Features

Keyless start, Interior design with black & silver, adjustable seat and gas/brake pedals, digital info. of average mpg, mpg remaining with current gas supply, spacious inside, chrome wheels,, spacious trunk, the bright lights are awesome, safety features with the multiple airbags, fuel efficiency,


Suggested Improvements

Improve the visibility out the rear window, popping noise when letting off the brake pedal, despite these minor details I highly recommend this car!


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Wiley
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By Wiley
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I posted a review in November of '09 and I must admit that I thought highly of the car. In fact I loved it. That changed quickly. I was having problems with my brakes squeaking, now my steering wheel is making noises and when I make a right turn, something is scrubbing. My car has been in the shop for three weeks and I don't think they know what's wrong with it. They say they may have to replace my steering column. They call to ask was my car vibrating, I told them no, so I guess it is no. I have never had this many problems, especially with a brand new car. I will have had my car for 2 yrs. come July and I'm having all these problems now, thank God it's still under warranty.


Favorite Features

The whole style of the car inside and out.


Suggested Improvements

brakes, and steering column


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Trouble from the word go!
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By Britt
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought my Malibu brand new in 2008 and owned it for 2 years before it caught fire stemming from the catalytic converter. The car first had a valve in the transmission not opening and closing. Then the catalytic converter and entire exhaust system went out. The door lock motor went out. My car went through 3 catalytic converters which were replaced by the dealership and 3 days after the last replacement the car caught fire and burned to the ground. I would not suggest this car to anyone. Beauty only goes so far! If you do purchase this vehicle please buy GAP insurance through your dealership!


Favorite Features

Interior and exterior design, comfort level, the dim green lights that come on at night, and the sound system.


Suggested Improvements

Everything mechanical!


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so far so good
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By scotty
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Have put on 10000km so far on this car.Bought it used at 50000km. All in all its a great car, only issue so far is water in the headlight and squeaky front brakes, The tranny shifts rough sometimes. It will be interesting what the long term reliability of this car will be. great ride great gas mileage, 4 cyl works perfect. i wanted a turn key operation kinda car and so far so good.


Favorite Features

engine, radio, seats, ride, looks, heater


Suggested Improvements

6 speed which they have for 2010 4 cyl better visibility out the rear window


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2008 Nightmare Malibu
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By Melody
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Purchased in May 2008, first shop visit was in May 2008. At 26K miles, the TRANSMISSION has been repaired! I have had numerous problems with this car, I have a LONG history report that I would post up if I knew how. Steering column, clunking noises, transmission, back bumper popping out, side panel popping out, squeaky brakes, etc! & today at 36,042 miles, the check engine light is on so the car is in the shop yet again! I just picked it up on Saturday at 29,800+ miles & last night at 36K "Bing" on comes the check engine light. I've had it with this car, too many problems! I was in love with it at first, but now it has become a nightmare! I am a very unhappy & unsatisfied customer!


Favorite Features

Blue dim lights that light the car up at night.


Suggested Improvements

I have quite a big list, all from the dealership for proof. Brakes, not even a year old and can't get rid of the squeak! Bad quality, bumpers keep popping out! So many!!


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