2009 Chevrolet Malibu Consumer Review: Much Better. Now refine it!
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu - Consumer Review

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LTZ Sedan (2.4L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)

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Much Better. Now refine it!
By Richard G on

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

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I purchased the 6 cylinder LTZ version of the Malibu and was impressed with its styling, quality, and the price. GM has finally built a car that is on par if not better than its Asian competitors. Remember I said a car and that's the Chevy Malibu. Fortunately for GM Toyota beat itself which only leaves Honda and Hyundai to contend with. The Malibu is quick and dangerous off the line which great horsepower and nerve racking torque steer and wheel spin. Horsepower and front wheel drive system are not good bedfellows. The interior quality is good and the exterior design is very good but could use some tweaks. The engine is quiet but does groan nicely. Overall I recommend this car.

Favorite Features

Onstar, well worth the fee for peace of mind. Radio is good. Engine. Exterior design esp with Red paint. Price with rebates. Horsepower.

Suggested Improvements

Torque steer. Xm radio not worth it. Tighten gaps around hood. Cup holders are practically useless cramped in console. Trunk opening too narrow. Gas mileage well below EPA. Almost as bad as my Dodge Durango. Refine drive train and engine for smoother acceleration. Dealers need improvement.
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