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By malibu13
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LT2 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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I am very disappointed in the trunk opening and very, very disappointed in the gasmileage for a car rated at 48 mpg that gives something between 25 & 35 mpg depending on the length of drive and weather conditions. Why no driving lights on the LT2 model?


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3rd Malibu, Dissapointed
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By randy394
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LT2 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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Iíve been such a fan of Malibus that this was my 3rd one (also owned í04 and í06 Malibu LTs), but sadly, Iím not very satisfied this time around. At first, I was in love with this car. However, after 9 months, that satisfaction has turned to disappointment.


Best Features

Donít get me wrong, there are many positives to the car. For starters, the car looks fantastic. The leather/suede seats are quite comfortable and the controls are easy to use. The quality of interior materials is nice as well. Thatís where the positives end, unfortunately.


Worst Features

My biggest frustration is probably the trunk. The opening is extremely small. I bought a new printer and the box wouldnít fit. I also couldnít fit my suitcase in it. Plus, the trunk floor is so weak that it sags down into the spare tire. The performance is disappointing. Granted, I came from a V6 201HP to this I4 169HP, but this car is very sluggish. Its adequate, but doesnít hold a candle to my í04 and í06 models. The stereo isnít anything to brag about either. Itís clear, but lacks any umph. Also, a minor nuisance is the controls for the heated seats digs into my left leg. Lastly, there are many blind spots, especially in the rear.


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Malibu 2009
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By waistband
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LT2 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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I bought this car in 2010 and haven't looked back runs great not a glitch anywhere. the main reason for buying this car was gas milage. on hwy i get about 6.6/100 . i have 60.000 ks on the car the only thing i replaced were the front tires, had the brakes checked at the same time and there were only half worn. I did look at the fusion, but price wise the mailbu was cheaper.


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Excited at first, not anymore...
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By michstangfan
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LT2 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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Off the bat, I loved this car. Wanted a nice looking car that was fun to drive and good on gas, not to mention affordable. Interior and exterior styling are great and you can't beat the price. After driving the car for only 3 months now, it has been a nightmare. Windshield leak warranted an entire replacement of the windshield, heated seats stopped working, security light randomly comes on, transmission glitches and needs to be serviced monthly, wood (plastic) trim pops out of its clips. Biggest problem, high beam headlamp already burnt out and you have to remove the entire front end to access the bulbs! Oh and oil changes, forget doing them yourself, you'll need a special tool.


Best Features

Bluetooth, ambient lighting, leather/suede seats, lots of storage.


Worst Features

Cheap interior plastic scuffs easily, mileage is not as advertised unless you baby the car, reliability has been nothing short of terrible. Will be selling this car shortly and going back to my Ford. Can't stress this enough GM, quality, quality, quality! Never again...


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By LoveChevy
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LT2 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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I am 5' 2". I have the seat all the way up and almost completely forward. The steering is QUICK. Driving a GEO Prizm for many years was very different. Blind spots left and right passenger. As you can see I don't drive much but I have been told it is a car that can rack up the mileage and is still very dependable. Drove from PA to NM and it was very comfortable.


Best Features

5 Star Crash Rating. Just beautiful. Interior is great to look at and all the instruments are easy to reach. The LT2 has heated seats.


Worst Features

Blind spot for everyone is the left and right rear. This is due to making the car a 5 Star Crash Rating so this may not be something that can be corrected as 5 Star is very important. Give it Hill Hugger as taking foot off break you go forward and backward even on level ground.


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