2008 Chevrolet Malibu
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My first NEW car

by from Kansas on April 8, 2011

The first car I ever purchased new was the 2008 Chevy Malibu LT. Originally, I wanted a Honda Accord, but as soon as I sat in the Malibu, I was in love. The remote start and heated leather seats seale...
The first car I ever purchased new was the 2008 Chevy Malibu LT. Originally, I wanted a Honda Accord, but as soon as I sat in the Malibu, I was in love. The remote start and heated leather seats sealed the deal, also. The interior is so stylish--my only complaint is the cup holders are small. I've had my car for almost 3 years and people still think it's a brand new car. There is way more leg room in the front and back seats than my mom's suv. The 4 cylinder is lacking a bit in acceleration but it more than makes up for it at the pump--I never spend more than $40 to fill up (even with $3.50+ gas prices). Overall this has been the best car I've ever owned and would recommend it to anyone!
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probablyfordnexttime

by from wi on January 9, 2013

only 60k miles and already had 3 lock cylinders replaced.car needs both lower ball joints replaced.i just picked up a low beam headlight to replace a faulty one. turns out that the only way you can ac...
only 60k miles and already had 3 lock cylinders replaced.car needs both lower ball joints replaced.i just picked up a low beam headlight to replace a faulty one. turns out that the only way you can access the headlight lamp is to REMOVE THE FRONT BUMPER. it will involve 29 screws,bolts or fasteners being removed and the dealer reportedly charges people 300 smackers for the job. what a joke. ford here i come.seats also very uncomfortable on long trips.
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I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS CAR!!!

by from Fairfield, CA on February 18, 2011

I was driving a rather unimpressive Chrysler Sebring which circumstances forced me to buy at the time before buying my new Malibu. From the moment, I first seen this car I knew I wanted it. Once I tes...
I was driving a rather unimpressive Chrysler Sebring which circumstances forced me to buy at the time before buying my new Malibu. From the moment, I first seen this car I knew I wanted it. Once I test drove it, I was sold. It is super smooth everywhere, nice quiet ride, great stereo system, and the fuel economy deserves an honorable mention though it could be better. The 2008 4 cylinder model gets about 2-3 less MPG than all the later models, then again I hear that the newer 4 cylinders are weak so that could be why. I have tinted the windows, added chrome door handles, and changed the basic LS wheels which were very dull plastic covers. The only complaint that I have about this car is that there needs to be much more technology in it or at least a space to add a nav system. Other than that this car is going to be mine for a while! I'd put this against an import any day!!
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BEST ALL AROUND CAR I HAVE EVER HAD !!

by from EAST AURORA, NEW YORK on July 29, 2010

I HAVE A 2008 2LT MALIBU. I HAVE HAD MANY CARS IN MY 59 YEARS, AND I MUST SAY THIS CAR IS THE BEST. I DRIVE MAINLY CITY DRIVING AND THIS MORNING WHEN I CHECKED IT WAS AVERAGING 25.3 MPG. IT IS QUIET, ...
I HAVE A 2008 2LT MALIBU. I HAVE HAD MANY CARS IN MY 59 YEARS, AND I MUST SAY THIS CAR IS THE BEST. I DRIVE MAINLY CITY DRIVING AND THIS MORNING WHEN I CHECKED IT WAS AVERAGING 25.3 MPG. IT IS QUIET, SMOOTH , AND EVEN GREAT IN THE WINTER. MY PARENTS ARE COMFORTABLE IN THE BACK SEAT, AND WE ENJOY ALL THE FEATURES INCLUDUNG THE TURN BY TURN NAVIGATION WHICH IS EASY AND WORKS BETTER THAN MY PORTABLE NAV. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WOULD BUY A FOREIGN CAR OVER THIS. { I HAVE HAD A FEW JAPANESE CARS IN THE PAST,AND WOULD RATE THIS BETTER OVERALL } THANK YOU CHEVY FOR SURPASSING THOSE OTHER GUYS!
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only one complaint

by from east texas on February 16, 2011

appears to be the best car i have owned so far.but the engineers put harley davidson sized brakes on it! at 50k they were metal to metal, and we are old people who always get 100k out of brake pads.ot...
appears to be the best car i have owned so far.but the engineers put harley davidson sized brakes on it! at 50k they were metal to metal, and we are old people who always get 100k out of brake pads.other than that i havent spent a dime on it in 90k!
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DRIVES LIKE A DREAM

by from S.CAROLINA on August 17, 2009

THE MALIBU LT IS SOOOOOOOO SMOOTH TO RIDE IN, SAVES ON GAS AND HAS SO MANY COOL FEATURES. I LOVE THE ADJUSTABLE BRAKE PETAL, THATS A NEW ONE TO ME. PLUS HAVING ONSTAR AND ADJUSTABLE SEATS AND HEIGHT O...
THE MALIBU LT IS SOOOOOOOO SMOOTH TO RIDE IN, SAVES ON GAS AND HAS SO MANY COOL FEATURES. I LOVE THE ADJUSTABLE BRAKE PETAL, THATS A NEW ONE TO ME. PLUS HAVING ONSTAR AND ADJUSTABLE SEATS AND HEIGHT OF SEAT AND BACK COMFORT IS SO COOL TOO.
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Love Driving Hate the Reliability

by from Schoharie, NY on May 7, 2012

I have a 2008 fully loade Malibu LTZ with a V6. It is a super fun car to drive but I have had nothing but problems since the day I bought it. I bought it certified preowned with 43,000 miles on it. Wi...
I have a 2008 fully loade Malibu LTZ with a V6. It is a super fun car to drive but I have had nothing but problems since the day I bought it. I bought it certified preowned with 43,000 miles on it. Within the first year I have had the following replaced : Tie Rod, both front wheel bearings, steering shaft, tire pressure monitor and all four rotors and all four brakes. I now have owned it for about a year and a half and the door locks won't work on the drivers side the tire pressure monitor is gone on another tire and the tempreature of the engine is now acting up. Future models may be good but stay away from the 2008. Also it is horrible in the snow.
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Chevy Malibu is car to buy...

by from Stevensville, Michigan on May 11, 2010

After waiting 25 years to buy a new car... I am very happy with engineering and design of the new Chevy Malibu.... GM has made the changes to bring me back into the Chevy line I use to love so much. ...
After waiting 25 years to buy a new car... I am very happy with engineering and design of the new Chevy Malibu.... GM has made the changes to bring me back into the Chevy line I use to love so much. This family sports style car gives you the best of both world.... Congrats to GM and there engineers..... Artist2007
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2008 malibu ls review

by from ocean,nj on July 9, 2008

i purchased my 08 malibu about 4 months ago. i got my ls in gold with the brown and gold interior. 4cyl auto. no sunroof. standard audio. personally i wasnt taking a colbolt. im 6 foot 2 and have a de...
i purchased my 08 malibu about 4 months ago. i got my ls in gold with the brown and gold interior. 4cyl auto. no sunroof. standard audio. personally i wasnt taking a colbolt. im 6 foot 2 and have a decent amount of room. car doesnt accelerate very quickly off the line but takes off after second gear (only 4 gears, weird?) i get 23 mpg hw. ride is very smooth but the suspension is far from sporty. could use bigger brakes. standard audio tuned correctly has a great sound. interior scratchs easy but cleans up nicly with a wet rag. climate control woulda been nice, ac is either cold or warm. trunk is big. it is a really nice car. my only complaints are the brakes and power. if you care about fuel econemy get the hybrid, cause the 4cyl is slow for the mpg. i do believe you get bigger brakes on the lt. unless u cant spare the extra loot get the lt1
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Kind of dumb for GM...

by from WA on April 16, 2008

This car isn't as good as the 2008 Honda Accord I test drove. The Honda has WAY better interior, better resale, a better reputation for hardly breaking down and running forever, and Honda has a better...
This car isn't as good as the 2008 Honda Accord I test drove. The Honda has WAY better interior, better resale, a better reputation for hardly breaking down and running forever, and Honda has a better ride. Plus, people have figured out ways to disconnect OnStar if someone were to steal the car. It has been back to the shop a couple of times for the alternator acting funny, and the Check Engine light keeps coming on and GM said there is nothing wrong with that...LOL So I really think GM didn't make the best car... My car is fully loaded w/the V6. Should've bought the Accord...
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