2009 Chevrolet Malibu Consumer Review: Excited at first, not anymore.

2009 Chevrolet Malibu - Consumer Review

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LT2 Sedan (2.4L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)

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Excited at first, not anymore...
By michstangfan on


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


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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