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Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
Sep 16, 2005 (2:22 pm)
Surely there are better and more reliable used Japanese models out there for you to throw your hard earned money at
First of all, chevy is more reliable than toyota, and has benn for about 2 years now. Its only then overall toyota with lexus vs ALL OF GM that the reliablility is different. Second of all, didn't the Malibu do much better in all the quality rankings as of late? This is a very reliable car with a bulletproof powertrain and 35mpg on the hyway.
Also, i agree that the 2000 malibu is not like the 2004, but there are many 2004's out there you can get a killer deal on.
Sep 16, 2005 (2:47 pm)
Historically, GM has trouble with reliability. I lemon lawed a 2003 Malibu for a myriad of problems. The 2004 though is a different story. GM has taken their time and while the 04 MY had its problems, they have worked out many if not all. There are no major powertrain issues, electrical issues, body issues, etc.
#356 of 775 Is this LS 1SB priced right?
Sep 29, 2005 (9:44 am)
Maxx LS 1SB, $23,635 including heating seat and $625 destination fee. $18,641+tax and other fee. said $400 below GMEP. OTD will be around 20,500, I guess. I am asking for $1,000 below GMEP. Waiting for response.
#357 of 775 2005 Malibu LS - dealer clearance
Oct 03, 2005 (2:27 pm)
Just bought my first car via a dealer who was eager to get rid of his 2005's to make room for the '06s. The details are:
Malibu Sedan LS
MSRP $21,265 plus the sports appearance package & side-air bags package (1SB) which brought the total sticker price up to $24,180.
Dealer originally offered a price of $22,245 without me even asking. Through several rounds of negotiation (all done via the phone), final price was $20,429 (16% off of sticker & $1,123 under Edmund's TVM pricing). Throw on top of this the $3,250 cash-back GM is offering on '05s and my GM Card points and I'm driving it off the lot just a shade above $15,100 plus tax.
Looks like dealers are eager to get rid of their '05s NOW.
#358 of 775 Delivery Fee? what is that?
Oct 05, 2005 (8:29 am)
Don't you people ever read or ask question to a dealer? Don't take this the wrong way but with as much information that is out there, consumers are still in the clouds when it comes to buying a car.
Delivery Fee? What are you having the vehicle delivered to your house? It's called the DESTINATION FEE and is included on every vehicle, GM, Ford Employee what have you. This deal is over - thank god.
Per last post: You got the GM employee price plus possible some dealer cash, maybe up to $1000 late last month. Where did you get the $3250 in rebates? So you bought a $24,180 Malibu for a tad over $15K?
I'll call you on this and say you are lying. Sorry - but my friend is a Chevy dealer and we looked, there was no programs like that. Where I live there are practically no Malibu's all sold out. Besides, a 2006 Malibu LS now lists for $17,998 and with rebate the car is yours for Under $15K, and that is with NO GM discount.
Take TMV pricing with a grain of salt, as it's not very accurate, in some cases high, and others low and should be considered like a wild ss guess.
#359 of 775 Re: Delivery Fee? what is that? [clarencehollow]
Oct 05, 2005 (10:29 am)
The 2006 Malibu LS is now the BASE model, so you can't compare the price of a 2005 and 2006 LS. The 2005 LS is a 2006 LT, the 2005 LT is now the 2006 LTZ.
I'd apologize for calling the previous poster a liar!
Oct 05, 2005 (4:52 pm)
Ten days ago, I bought one of these with package 1SB for $19,400 including tax, title, and fees. I got the GM employee discount price plus a $2000 rebate and, at this price, this car is a fantastic bargain.
When I took it out for a test drive, my first impression was that it had a great balance between ride comfort and handling agility---easily the best of any vehicle I've ever driven. GM has come a long way in its chassis engineering during the last eight years (my Dad used to own a '98 Malibu). They've also done a great job improving the fit, finish, and materials quality of their interiors, as this car's interior is just as nice and as well put together as the interior of my Dad's '03 Toyota Camry. Ditto the fit and finish of the exterior body panels---the tolerances are as tight as the Toyota's.
If this Malibu proves as reliable after almost three years as my Dad's Camry has so far, then GM is definitely back in the big leagues.
#361 of 775 Follow-up to pricing on '05 Malibu LS
Oct 05, 2005 (7:17 pm)
In response to your claim that I'm lying, I beg to differ. Here's how the deal broke down:
MSRP: $24,180 (base price of $21,265, $2,290 in options, & $625 destination charge)
Negotiatied price: $20,249
GM Cash Back: $3,250 (check the recent 2005 northeast incentives on GMBuypower.com)
Price before GM Card points: $16,999
GM Card Point: $1,831 (I have the "old" card that doesn't limit how much you can use)
Final price: $15,168
Of course I'm not including tax & title as that varies by state so it's not fair to include it hear as it'll vary from place to place & out of our control. But everything else above was available through either incentives, GM Card point, or good old negotiation. What can I say, I'm a good negotiator. The dealer was eager to move the car off of his lot and was willing to do it at an attractive price to get it out of the way. So that is how I got my 2005 Malibu LS for just a shade above $15K. I'll take your apology when you are ready.
#362 of 775 Re: Follow-up to pricing on '05 Malibu LS [jjpnyc]
Oct 22, 2005 (6:02 pm)
Other than the GM card (which I didn't have), this is in line with what I pad last winter for my LS Maxx. Don't see how that guy can accuse you of lying.
Dec 05, 2005 (4:03 pm)
I purchased a used 2005 Chevy Malibu Classic for just under $9,000 (pre TT&L) today. It was previously a rental car and it has just over 12K miles on it.
It's getting cleaned tonight and I can't wait to pick it up!