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#67 of 179 Another New Maxx owner
Aug 15, 2004 (10:43 pm)
Hi, My name is Alex. Im 20 years old and I picked up my Maxx about a month ago. I had looked at the Maxx at NYIAS, as well as test drove the car. I was surprised that this car had so much low end torque, and quality is much higher then past GM cars. So I went into the dealer and put pen to paper!
I got a 2004 Malibu Maxx LS in Black with the 2 tone grey interior with metalic trim. Gave it that sporty feel I guess? Im not too into "wood".
I wanted a cool little 5dr hatch, and Chevy pulled through! Good thing, because I coudldnt see myself in a Vibe! That Toyota motor is worthless, IMO.
Anyway, I love my Maxx! Good handling, good power, and good style. Im very impressed with GM. I would like to see that SS model with teh 3.9 V6 and 6spd manual.
Has anyone tried to make a seperate web site dedicated to Maxx owners?
#68 of 179 Re: Another New Maxx owner [bigals87z28]
Aug 16, 2004 (4:59 am)
Alex: as one who owns both cars, I do think the Maxx is far superior to the Vibe. I do like the Vibe, and the engine should last a long time.
As for the website, genvibe.com is one of the great success stories in having someone build a website and having owners share their Vibe lore. I encourage you to take on the role of Maxx Master, and build us a site.
#69 of 179 Re: Another New Maxx owner [bigals87z28]
Aug 16, 2004 (5:52 am)
here is my website I set up to for my maxx FYI....I will look into where I can set up a chat space as well..outside this one.....space is the issue of course...cheers and enjoy the new maxx
#70 of 179 Malibu Owners Chat?
by KarenS HOST
Aug 16, 2004 (1:52 pm)
We would be happy to set up a chat for you here in the Town Hall! Respond here or send me an email and I'll see what can be set up.
Aug 16, 2004 (2:01 pm)
Hi Karen -
I, for one, would enjoy a chat area, but with so few Maxx owners out there, would there be enough demand to warrant the space? One can only hope!
#72 of 179 Re: Malibu Owners Chat? [KarenS]
Aug 16, 2004 (4:35 pm)
would like to see a chat area set up as well..with our small but growing Maxx owners here..let us know
#73 of 179 Re: Welcome Madmadam [madmadam]
Aug 16, 2004 (5:08 pm)
Hello, Madmadam -
With respect to the sales of the new Malibu, I think sales are reasonable for a first year.
GM reported Malibu sales of 23,979 units in July, and 90,133 units from January - July (see GM Press Release of 3 Aug 04).
Just for fun, I did some predictions based on historical data, and here is what I have:
Based on all months, annual sales are predicted at 183 thousand units. Based on July results, annual sales are predicted at 288 thousand units. Using a more realistic three and two month basis, then predicted sales are 207 thousand and 237 thousand, respectively.
I have also noticed that the Malibu Classic is reported separately, so these numbers appear to be Malibu and Maxx sales only.
My personal belief that the reason you don't see many Malibu's on the road is that we're distributing less than 100 thousand units across a land inhabited by 300+ million people. There are several in the small backwater region I live (northwest Illinois - a long way from Chicagoland).
As word gets out about how good this car really is, then I think more people will move to it.
Interesting note on the sales figures - in July, the Impala sold 23,976 units to the Malibu's 23,979! I wonder if Malibu sales are pulling Impala customers??
#74 of 179 Buyers Poll How old are you if you bought a Maxx
Aug 18, 2004 (7:04 am)
#75 of 179 Re: Welcome Madmadam [oldcorvettefan]
Aug 18, 2004 (4:55 pm)
Thanks Fan--I have noticed a few Impalas in my area. I sure hope the MAXX builds a following. It's a wonderful car and has much to offer a wide range of consumers.
#76 of 179 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Owners: Meet the Members [jmax4]
Aug 27, 2004 (5:16 am)
I just got my car back yesterday after the dealer having it for three days...to fix the tranaxle or something.(there is a bulletin on this..noisy steering column at accelerating)..I really didnt understand what they were doing..thank goodness I have a mechanic for a husband that knew what they were doing....I also brought up the rough idle again and ONCE AGAIN (third time)....they could find nothing wrong!!! SOMETHING IS WRONG..the car is still idling rough. What do we do...we are paying good money for these cars...they shouldnt run like 10 year old cars! If anyone has any advice please let me know. Should I contact Chevy and let them know that I am not happy with thier car????