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Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback, Sedan
#376 of 470 Re: Poor mileage? [e_net_rider]
Feb 24, 2011 (7:13 am)
Here are the issues:
1.) My 2007 XLE V6 Toyota Camry easily gets 30mpg at 60mph, (on the highway), and in the process has outstanding performance.
2.) The 3.9 Chevrolet engine is NOT a flex-fuel engine, and it does not come close to the mileage of the Camry
3.) I think the V8 Impala has an engine that cuts out cylinders while cruising on the highway. (I will have to do some research on this issue.) ---- [I had an opportunity to drive a 2007 version of this vehicle when I was looking for a vehicle in 2007! ---- This is one "HOT" car and it sounds "HOT!"
4.) I was hoping that the Impala would have a 6 speed automatic transmission in 2012.
5.) I think that the Impala would look great in a dark Cherry exterior color with beige leather interior. (GM needs to "up-date" their color choices!) ---- [A dark green would also look great with a beige leather interior]
6.) With the Camry I get both performance and mileage.
7.) Recently, I rented an Impala and it handled very well in the snow.
8.) If GM installs a 6 speed automatic transmission in the Impala it should be a shiftable 6 speed automatic with controls on the steering wheel! ---- (GM needs to improve and up-date the Impala line and their drive train technology!)
7.) I have both a great GM dealer and a great Toyota dealer!
8.) I like my 2010 LTZ Malibu, (now that I have installed Michelin tires.) ---- This car now can go "head to head" with a four cylinder Honda Accord, or a four cylinder Toyota Camry. ----- (I would like a little more punch in the GM four cylinder engine! GM offers a turbo in the Buick Regal, and this should be offered in the LTZ Malibu!)
Best regards. --------------- Dwayne
#377 of 470 Re: Poor mileage? [e_net_rider]
Feb 24, 2011 (11:39 am)
QUESTIONS: ----- What kind of mileage do you get on the Buick Lacrosse? ----- Does it have a 6 speed automatic transmission? ----- Can you shift it manually? -------- Best regards. --------- Dwayne
#378 of 470 Re: Poor mileage? [djm2]
Feb 25, 2011 (5:58 am)
2, I think both the 3.5 & 3.9 became flex fuel in 2010. The Lucernne using 3.9 is flex.
3, My stepson has SS, maybe 08. He loves it except it won't go past a gas station. About 20MPG on highway.
4, What I find amazing is that in some cases coupling the 6 speed to an existing engine seems to lower MPG. Maybe coincidence with new EPA regs.
5, 09 and prior had many more color choices in some GM vehicles.
8, I found the shift paddles near useless. They are coupled with electronic control of tranny so any shift comes with a delay and if it is considered out of range it won't do it.
Does not the LTZ come with 3.6 standard?
#379 of 470 Re: Poor mileage? [e_net_rider]
Feb 25, 2011 (7:05 am)
Thank you for your response to my comments. ----- Kindly be advised that the LTZ Malibu comes standard with the four (4) cylinder engine, and the six (6) speed automatic transmission. ------ If I was to consider another Malibu, (and a Turbo four was not available), I would most probably go with the 3.6 V6. ----- Think of this possibility; ---- a two door Malibu with a 6 speed manual trans, with either a 4 turbo or a 3.6 V6 engine, and dual exhausts on either engine! ----- If this vehicle was offered with a deep cherry exterior it would be a "smoking machine!" ----- ARE YOU LISTENING GENERAL MOTORS ???????????? ------ Best regards. ----- Dwayne
#380 of 470 Re: Poor mileage? [djm2]
Feb 28, 2011 (5:32 am)
As a follow up are the Michelins holding air better than the Goodyears? Or was it a rim problem?
#381 of 470 Re: Poor mileage? [bdyment]
Feb 28, 2011 (6:56 pm)
I am happy to report that the Michelin tires are holding "Nitro." ---- In addition, the Michelin tires are great in the snow, unlike the Goodyear tires! ----- The ride is a little harder than the Goodyear tires. ----- The handling is very good. ---- If I decide to purchase another GM product, I will be negotiating a "trade of tires" prior to taking delivery of the new vehicle. ------ If I purchase another Malibu, I will most likely purchase the V6! ------ I just got back from Atlantic City, and the vehicle performed very well on the NJ Turnpike, and the Garden State Parkway. ----- The vehicle drives like a much heavier car with the Michelin tires. ---- Quality tires make a "BIG DIFFERENCE!" ------ I have been using premium fuel in the vehicle as an experiment. ----- It seems to be a little more powerful with the 92 octane fuel, especially when passing another vehicle on the highway! ---- I like the performance of the fuel that is sold by the "WAWA" convenience stores! ------
Best regards. --------- Dwayne
Mar 13, 2011 (10:02 pm)
I have a 4 cylinder Malibu and I have always gotten excellent gas mileage. Once in the city I got 30 MPG.
#383 of 470 Re: Poor Fuel Mileage on a 2010 four cylinder Malibu [djm2]
Apr 02, 2011 (3:09 pm)
I have a 2010 malibu with the 6 speed automatic trans, the fuel milage is great but the motor is underpowered for the trans and when I take off the engine shudiders and shakes like it is going to fall out of the car. GM has attempted to repair the problem 3 times and has now refused to acknowledge the problem, telling me that the severve viberation is NORMAL. Buy anytihing but a GM product.
#384 of 470 GM not standing behind their product.
Apr 02, 2011 (3:18 pm)
I purchased a new 2010 Malibu with a 4cyclinder engine and an 6 speed automatic trans and have had nothing but problems with the trans since the car was recalled last June when the car had 200 miles on it. There is a problem with this trans and it the same driveline that is in the 2011 malibu also. GM has recalibrated the trans 3 times and now tell me that what I have is the "Normal characteristics of the car". When I accelerate from a stopped postition there is a severe vibration and shuddering in the transmission. I would recomend not buying a new GM vehicle, they have failed to stand behind their product.
#385 of 470 Re: GM not standing behind their product. [truckdriving88]
Apr 02, 2011 (6:20 pm)
As you know from prior postings, I have a 2010 4 cylinder LTZ Malibu with a 6 speed automatic. ----- I presently have 10,000 + miles on the vehicle. (No problem outside of the original Goodyear Tires.) ---- What was you vehicle recalled for?????? ------- SUGGESTION: ----- Purchase a GM 100,000 mile "top of the line" extended warranty. (I have one on my Malibu!) ----- What is the "Lemon Law" in your State? ----- I can only get 30+ mpg if I keep the vehicle at 55 mph on the highway. ----- If I drive at 60 / 65 I get 27 mpg. -------- My other vehicle, (a 2007 V6 XLE Camry), gets 30 mpg easily at 60 / 65 mph. I have had this vehicle up to 34mpg on a long road trip! ----- GM needs to do some better engineering with regards to this engine & trans in terms of mpg! ------- Best Regards. ------------ Dwayne