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Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback, Sedan
#281 of 470 Re: Actual MPG For New 2010 Malibu [e_net_rider]
Oct 23, 2009 (12:58 pm)
17 " Firestone tires are on my 2010 Malibu 2LT. I calculated this 32-37 MPG based on both what the trip odometer was reading, along with the math of last fillup, miles driven etc. This was calculated with the cruise control on for an extended time (1-2 hours) set at 72 MPH. As far as the memory seat positions, my 2 LT does not have this; not sure about the LTZ. I also wish the trip odometer had the number of gallons used. But- other than this- for a car in this price range, the standard features & options make this a well kept secret by Chevy.
#282 of 470 Re: Actual MPG For New 2010 Malibu [john178]
Oct 24, 2009 (4:58 am)
I admit that for a Malibu it does have a few toys, but that is old thinking, especially by GM. At least in the Ford lineup, in the previous body style of Town Car, you could get nearly every feature of the Town Car as an add to a Marquis. One you definitely could not get, AFAIK, was the extra insulation for quiet ride.
To get seat memory it seems I'd have to move to a Buick or Cadillac.
I now see why you got over 30MPG (72MPH). The last few times I've hit the road, interstate, most places you would get run over doing less than 80MPH. There is one stretch of I-95 midway between Savannah and JAX that they enforce speed more carefully. Even with four lanes each way it often can not handle capacity and is accident prone so most set cruise at 79MPH.
#283 of 470 30 MPG every tank
Nov 25, 2009 (9:22 pm)
After 17 months and 25,000 miles, I still love the Malibu more than any previous care I've owned (BMW 5 series, VW Passat, Mazda 3). It is not pretentious or expensive. It is very comfortable, roomy, even fun!
With the 4 cyl, 6-speed, I have gotten 30 MPG every tankful since the day I drove it off the lot. Every time. If you can believe the trip computer, it says that my around-town driving yields around 24 MPG, and my interstate driving yields from 33 MPG (doing 70 mph) to 43 MPG doing 55.
Great car. My first American car and I don't regret it at all.
#284 of 470 Re: 30 MPG every tank [yesamalibu]
Nov 25, 2009 (9:30 pm)
I find that interesting. I'd love to know your secret. Right now, the DIC on my car is reading 20.9 and that includes a fair amount of interstate (freeway) driving.
#285 of 470 Re: 30 MPG every tank [phil53]
Nov 26, 2009 (9:35 am)
are you resetting you DIC after each fill up?
#286 of 470 Re: Sunroof on 2010 Malibu
Nov 26, 2009 (8:58 pm)
I am about to purchase a 2010 1LT but not 100% sure about the sunroof. First, does it open into the car or does it go up outside of the car? Second, is it worth having? Any problems with it. My previous Jetta had a sunroof and I liked it but often left it closed because of wind noise but I like the extra light. Don't like sunroof that tilt and open up instead of in.
#287 of 470 Re: 30 MPG every tank [pao]
Nov 27, 2009 (6:35 pm)
#288 of 470 Re: Sunroof on 2010 Malibu [jlbgator]
Nov 27, 2009 (6:37 pm)
It tilts up and slides back. It is not exactly quiet, but it's a lot less noisy than the one in our 2000 Beetle. I almost never used the one in the Beetle because of the noise. On nice days, I occasionally use the one in the Malibu. I do like the extra light and visibility it affords.
#289 of 470 Re: Sunroof on 2010 Malibu [jlbgator]
Nov 30, 2009 (7:38 pm)
I just went outside to check this out myself- the sunroof goes outside, not inside the car. The sunroof was an $850 optio, and I have not experienced any wind noise. I actually purchased two new Malibus (family cars) because I liked the 1LT (without sunroof) so well I originally purchased (2010); the second was a 2LT with the sunroof (2010). For the money I paid for this car, I couldn't be happier. However, if I had to do it all over- I would forego the sunroof for the LTZ package- to get the automatic climate control and leather seats. There is not a lot of price difference between the 2LT and LTZ. My next car will be either another Malibu or the new Buick LaCrosse. Believe it or not there are many similarities between the two- even though a loaded LaCrosse is about $10,000 more than a loaded LTZ.
#290 of 470 Re: Actual MPG For New 2010 Malibu [e_net_rider]
Nov 30, 2009 (7:59 pm)
Don't know about the seat memory for the LTZ, but on my 2LT, I have 17" Firestone tires.