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Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#408 of 775 I'm buying A Malibu 2003 (Phoenix, AZ)
Jun 06, 2006 (3:20 am)
I'm buying a Chevy Malibu 2003 with 96.000 miles and I would like to know if the conditions and price the dealer is giving me are within the average to this kind of car.
To start, the car is in very good shape. It never has been involved on an accident or crash, even minor crash. It still keeps its original paint. The interior is clean.
As I mentioned before, it has 96.000 miles which from my point of view are too many miles to a four years old car.
Now, the price. The dealer is offering me a price of $6700 after 40 months financing, which means monthly payments around of $170.
Should I buy an extended warranty?.
With that amount of miles, will need to do mayor motor replacements?
Can I just "don't worry" for at least one year regarding mayor mechanicals problems.
I'll really appreciated if can I have your opinions about these matters.
Thanks a lot.
#410 of 775 Re: I was a bit concerned about buying a GM car... [concertkey]
Jun 06, 2006 (4:07 am)
you really have to compare what is covered and the class..the prices listed..are those for the bumper to bumper covers all components and basically everything but tires, wipers and batteries...with varying levels for your deduction....which is GMs best plan
not familiar with toyota warranties....but a 7/75 for 520 seems very good...is that a third party warranty or is that directly through Toyota?
#411 of 775 Re: I was a bit concerned about buying a GM car... [pao]
Jun 06, 2006 (6:44 pm)
That warranty is a Toyota warranty with a $0 deductible.
I was considering purchasing a GM warranty because our 2004 Malibu has started to creak when the steering wheel is turned and/or the car starts to move. It is intermittent, however, which is harder to diagnose. I will post this problem in another forum for help before taking it back to the dealership this summer.
#412 of 775 Re: I was a bit concerned about buying a GM car... [concertkey]
Jun 07, 2006 (3:52 am)
well if you got that warranty for 520..you got one sweet deal..most of the toyota forums are saying the 6/100 is running 1300 or so with a high of 1900....which runs higher that some of the GM warranty
Jun 07, 2006 (1:43 pm)
I'm sorry but $6700 for an '03 Malibu (last body style) is just too high. You should be able to do better than that.
#414 of 775 Re: I'm buying A Malibu 2003 (Phoenix, AZ) [mariorami]
Jun 16, 2006 (12:22 am)
I'm a father that just turned 50. Got a son, 18, and a daughter 23. A year ago i got my daughter a used malibu classic 2004 with 11k miles, paid around 9k i believe.
After hearing constant complaining and whining about the interior design for a one year old car, [the shift selector was a common one] i decided to let her do what she wants with it. [ mind you she's not spoiled in any way, at the time had two more years of law school left at UF left, Go Gators!]
Anyways, long story short, she got a decent trade in value for it and got an 06 scion TC....MANUAL! at first i thought that after 23 years of parenthood i made my biggest mistake. Turns out, quite the oppsite. She learned stick in a little over a week and enjoys the car in gainesville everyday.
The point of my post, i'm surprised how many of your are actually happy with this car, i would've never guessed, with GM's future and all. Personally, soon after she traded in her car, i got about a measly 65% of what i paided for my 2005 Explorer and got a Honda Pilot...opinions???
Doesn't matter how devoted American car lover are, the numbers lie...pilot gets slightly better gas milage, stlying, less recalls, and actually holds value.
#415 of 775 Malibu Maxx SS
Jun 18, 2006 (4:09 pm)
I'm starting to look at the Maxx SS, It's been a long time since I bought a Chevy. Can anyone tell me what a good price would be for a 2006 Maxx SS now. I'm looking at the base SS no options, Edmunds shows the invoice price to be 22,758 w/dest. Can I expect to get it for much less than invoice.
#416 of 775 Re: I'm buying A Malibu 2003 (Phoenix, AZ) [unctarheel1]
Jun 19, 2006 (9:33 am)
You mentioned she bought a 04 Classic, that is a leftover 03 only sold to rental companies and is NOT the same car as the redesigned 04 and newer. There is no comparison to the newer Malibu and the 03 and previous models (and 04 classic).
The Malibus that people rave about on these forums are most likely the NEW design, 04 and newer, NOT including the "classic"
Just thought I'd mention that in case you werent aware.
#417 of 775 Leftover 2005 Malibu Maxx LS
Jul 06, 2006 (6:29 pm)
There is a local dealer that still has four leftover 2005 Maxx's. One of them has MSRP of $24,965. What would be a reasonable price for this car considering its over a year old? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.