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Dash Lights Flickering
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By jim from cincinnati
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Know that GM does not stand by their product....I have taken this car into the dealership several times and left in there for a week only to have them tell me they cannot reproduce the problem. The dash lights intermittently will illuminate very bright and the gauges will not work....temperature; speedometer; fuel gauge; light signals, etc. all do not work....this is a safety issue but GM can't replicate the problem or they don't want to admit it is a problem. 18 months ago I thought they had fixed the problem and told me my radio was the issue and charged me over $800 for a new radio.....I WILL NEVER OWN A CHEVROLET EVER AGAIN....JUNK...JUNK...JUNK


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Good car for getting around
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By Connor Sweeney
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I have had this car for almost 6 years now and got it with 72,000 miles on it. I now have around 158k miles on it. Here is a list of Pros and Cons

Pros
-Interior is good looking
-gets around 22-25 mpg (in town)
-stock speakers are nice and loud

Cons
-The turning radius is terrible where it handles worse than a truck
-the parts inside the vehicle are all cheaply made so they break quicker
-seats are a little uncomfortable for longer rides. The seats fold inward where it creates a divet where the back seat and the butt seat connect (not good for lower back)
-no lumbar support.

Here’s what I’ve had to fix so far
-all new door lock actuators (prices at $350 a piece professionally)
-turning signal knob
-catalytic converter and exhaust manifold
-tire rods multiple times



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I'd rather have my 1972 Ford Pinto Back!!!
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By Timothy Keller
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Where to start??? $140.00 to change a headlight at dealership. No access without taking the whole front clip off. Designer certainly doesn't have this car. Engine light comes on if the wind blows the wrong way. I've had a number of recall notices. Most of which tell me not to do anything until I experience the problem listed in the recall, steering, electrical, fogged up front glass. All of which may be too late by the time the problem happens. Traction is good if I never get any rain or snow. I almost got rear ended by a dump truck because my brake light didn't light up. luckily there I was watching in the rear view mirror and quickly pulled off the road to avoid that collision. Oh, and I was now able to to have that fix under the recall. Without going on and on, about the problems I've had with this car, I'd just like to say GM should buy everyone of these death traps back from the people who spend their money on them. C'on, who did GM have to payoff to allow these vehicles to be sold to the public. They knowingly put the drivers and everyone else on the roads in danger. I'll never own another GM vehicle!!!


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It's been a good car
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By Bruce Stevens
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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Bought new 2009 LTZ leftover in Aug. 2010 has 158,000 miles on it and has been basic maintenance. Headlights bulb replacement is poor design. Steering light came on a couple of times but has been fine since. Handles great, rides great, better than my Jag. 28 mpg avg. 30-32 on long trips. I would buy another Malibu.


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Great reliable car
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By Jenna Smith
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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Purchased used with 82,000 miles has been a great reliable car, has 107,000 now after 2 years and all I've needed to do is regular preventive maintenance, has had a couple non-serious recalls that I sent to garage to fix, but looking at purchasing a new Malibu while mine is still worth almost what I owe on it.


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