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By Ken
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2017 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Less than 25,000 miles and car will lurch forward on occasion from the stopped position due to gears (automatic) not engaging. Also will stop hard due to gears shifting too soon which results in reverse not engaging unless you shift off and then back to reverse a second time. Sad thing is I am not getting any error lights so waiting to see what the dealership tells me. I’ve found with Chevy dealerships if there isn’t an error code they tell you there is nothing wrong.


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A great buy if used, there are better new cars
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By Eric
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2017 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LT 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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GM apparently bought several Toyota Camry midsize cars and tore them down to the nuts and bolts trying to figure out how to make a car that hit all the same marks as the Camry, which has been the best-selling midsize car for over a decade now. They pretty much succeeded in capturing the essence of a Camry -- a boring but roomy and comfortable midsize family car with good room and merely adequate acceleration and handling. Actually, it handles pretty well for what it is, the acceleration is merely adequate at best. BUT: In the years since GM designed this car, Toyota has stepped up their game significantly, the new Camry comes with safety features that you can't get on the Malibu for the same price. The new Honda Accord has a similar sized turbo engine but significantly better build quality and typical Honda crisp handling as well as being slightly roomier, and again, for the same price. AND, the Malibu depreciates badly, its value basically sinks by $12,000 the moment you drive off the showroom lot, unlike the Accord or Camry. BUT: This car is queen of the rental fleet and the rental fleets dump their Malibus onto the used market after they're barely broken in. Thus you can get a barely broken in Malibu as a GM Certified used car for a pittance compared to any recent-vintage Accord or Camry. As a used GM Certified car, the Malibu makes a lot of sense -- reasonably economical, roomy, drives decently, gets you from point A to point B. Don't expect fun, but that's not what GM was aiming for. In short: The Malibu is a bad buy as a new car, but I liked it enough and the used price is ridiculously low enough that I'm about to buy one after having rented one and driven over a thousand miles in it.


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Loving it
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By Cynthia Larson
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2017 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan Premier 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)


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Lots of leg room! Trunk room, Fancy, techie stuff too, hands free cell phone, Navigation system, Onstar and all the fun stuff. The car is low to the ground so gets a LOT of road noice. When you are on the phone the radio and air conditioner turn off so you can hear on the phone, so maybe not so good in a hot climate if you talk a lot. It's got the get up and go you need even with a 4 cyl.


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VERY DISSATISFIED
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By DANNY
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2017 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LT 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Bought the car with 359 miles on in in december of 2017. From day one I have a vibration hum from the rear end only when a person is sitting in the front passenger seat. Noticed it had a sweat line on the passenger rear head liner so I took it in for service. They said the fixed the hum too by unbolting the a/c compressor and retorqing it to the new specs...Did not fix the vibration. I have been noticing several new things latley, fuel mileage has gone from 35 to 24, has loss of power on take off until the turbo kicks in, has engine vibration at idle, almost stalls out sometimes when going from reverse to drive. On friday sep 22 the check engine light came on and it was put into limp mode. Had it towed to the dealership and on saturday they told me in was fine and was just low on oil, I asked where did the oil go then? They argued with me further and said it was fine and there is nothing wrong with it. On sunday morning the light again came on and it again went into limp mode, when I stopped at a light the car died and wouldn't restart. Had it towed to the same dealership and now they are saying it has a blown motor. Say it has metal shavings throughout the engine. The dealership has not been helpful at all and has argued with me through this whole process. I told them they should have looked into it more closley on saturday instead of arguing with me. The car only has 65k miles. As soon as it is done I'm trading it in. I will never own another gm product again!


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Good looking, very roomy and economical
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By andy
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2017 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LT 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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I think the title explains it all... and performs well considering the small engine.


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