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2009 Chevrolet Malibu

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As good as advertised, if not, better.
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By mjm
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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It is very quiet and comfortable. The interior is top-notch. The ambient lighting is just right. Gas mileage is good, I can get 34 highway, 24 city. The stereo sounds great, great channel separation. I keep hearing bad things about the trunk... the opening is smaller than most, but is large. I fit two adult bikes in the trunk, when I folded the seats down! I don't have to use a bike rack:) If you are thinking of a Camry, or Accord, take a look at this one, because it is indeed quieter than those. The build quality is excellent. The gaps in the body panels are minimal and consistent. The paint job is perfect, with not too much orange-peel, like I've seen on the camry and accord.


Favorite Features

Air pressure monitor, Hands Free calling, USB+aux jacks, Power/heated Seats. 120v outlet, auto Dimming rearview, Storage compartment on top of the dash, Climate Control, steering wheel stereo controls, IPOD info shows up on stereo, remote start, On-Star diagnostics of car sent to my email.


Suggested Improvements

body-side molding option for LTZ, backup warning system, dual-climate control, relocation of USB port to the center-console


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One Classy Family Hauler
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By Bill
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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The model we bought is not as indicated since the drop down menu did not let me select the V6 LTZ. We bought this Malibu with all of the options available including even the extra cost Red Jewel Tint paint that has a nice subdued gold metal flake built into the paint color. This is one very classy and upscale looking car especially with the two tone (mocha w/cashmere)leather interior. The car has gotten many compliments especially once people have ridden in it. It is very quick for a family sedan and the V6 seems to always be loafing unless pushed.


Favorite Features

OnStar, 110V rear seat port, feeling of very solid build and especially with doors that close with that distinctive bank vault sound. Quiet, smooth w/firm ride not the mushy ride I experienced on a comparably equipped Camry. Seats provide good support without the hard feeling of the Accord.


Suggested Improvements

Provide more options for upscale wheels although the ones on the LTZ model are attractive. So far we really love this car!


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I know why people DO love this car
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By JeffH
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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Everything with this car has been a pleasant experience up to now. We love the interior of this car. The 2 tone look is very elegant looking. The ride is exceptionally quite. The car handles with ease. So far we are getting over 25mpg with mixed city and highway. We have not had any problems with the car up to now.


Favorite Features

Interior Design / Gas Mileage / Bluetooth / Heated seats


Suggested Improvements

Nothing we can think of at the moment.


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I'd Buy One Again in a Second!
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By David T.
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I replaced an old Jeep Cherokee with the Malibu because I needed something with more room and much better gas mileage. I don't regret it for a minute. It drives so much better than the Honda Accord and Hyundai Sonatas that I test drove. The interior is vault-like quiet, the 2.4 with the 6 speed transmission has plenty of power. The quality feel of the switch gear is first rate! I've been getting 22 mpg in town and between 31-35 on the highway depending on conditions and speed. So what's not to like? I love the looks of this car (LT1), but when I bought this, there was no aluminum wheel option. I understand there is now.


Favorite Features

XM radio, 6 speed automatic, On-Star


Suggested Improvements

Standard 6 speed automatic and aluminum wheels.


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Couldn't be happier
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By p&dflorida
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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This is the second Malibu we have purchased and we are as happy with this one as previous. Quiet ride with exceptional interior room. Love all the aspects of the car. Have not had any problems with it.


Favorite Features

Clean lines inside and out. Center Console was made for two people with all the cup holders. 4 cyc is as peppy as the 6. My favorite feature was the salesman.


Suggested Improvements

Getting in the front drivers side is a little tight. Could use more door room


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