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Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback, Sedan
#423 of 471 Bought a 2006 Chevy Malibu 3 Weeks ago!
Oct 07, 2011 (7:53 am)
I bought my 2006 Chevy Malibu 3 weeks ago with 55,826 Miles on it, and was moving up in the world from a 2000 Ford Windstar. So I was very happy with the Handling, Acceleration, and comfort I have found with my new to me Chevy Malibu. I have been very happy with the lay out of the car, and how simple it is to Adjust everything to fit me perfectly. I like that I can sit all the way back, and pull the telescopic steering wheel out more towards me. Since I have a screwed up back, I really needed a Car that was comfortable, and this is it!
I have been really watching my Mileage these last few weeks, because I really wanted to see what is the best way to drive , to get the best gas mileage. I drive quite a bit and mileage is important to me.
I have found on a 20 Mile highway trip, I scored 44 MPG, Doing 72mph with cruise control! City was anywhere from 21 with A/C to 27 with No Ac and maintaining a somewhat moderate speed. On my very first tank of Gas, I had 372.9 Miles mixed. When I filled up the Tank took 11.8 Gallons, which came out to 31.60 MPG for a Mixed tank. This was way above my expectations! So Far I have 800 Miles on this baby in 3 weeks, and Im only on my 3rd tank of gas. In my minivan I would be putting in my 5th tank right about now, and it was a 22 gallon tank!
I will be Driving to Topeka Ks on Monday or Tuesday , which is a 80 mile one way trip, with only one Toll Stop. I plan to fill the tank before Leaving and when arriving to see exactly what I get on the highway with Cruise control set.
I will also be driving to Mexico City , Mexico in the next few months, and I will come back and share my Real World Mileage for both of these trips.
#424 of 471 Re: Bought a 2006 Chevy Malibu 3 Weeks ago! [chevygirlkc]
Oct 07, 2011 (1:05 pm)
Congratulations on your Bu -- it's a great car.
But you didn't tell us if it's LS (4 cyl.), or LT(Z) (6 cyl.) It makes a difference. 31.6 MPG sounds right. 44 MPG is, alas, a fantasy -- don't trust the computer. Fill up and calculate yourself.
#425 of 471 Re: Bought a 2006 Chevy Malibu 3 Weeks ago! [malexbu]
Oct 16, 2011 (4:39 pm)
Took a trip saturday on back roads of about 90 miles total. Into a 20 mph headwind and the return home with a 20 mph tailwind. None on interstates. 33 mpg avg for the 90 miles. I get 26 city. Drafting with a tailwind, 44 is possible over a few miles at a time. I have to be happy getting EPA hwy on a non-interstate trip averaging 32-33 mph that included dozens of miles in lower gears.
35 psi in tires
So far, highest range plus miles driven on a tank has been 532 miles.
#426 of 471 I love the 2006 malibu maxx ss v6, 5.9 liter engine
Oct 25, 2011 (7:57 pm)
I just got the car about 1 week ago. It drives very smooth and its very quiet. Its way better then a chevy prism. My car has 91,304 miles on it. Im glad I bought it. I dont see a problem with the car at all.
#427 of 471 Re: I love the 2006 malibu maxx ss v6, 5.9 liter engine [technomaster]
Oct 26, 2011 (12:53 pm)
Congratulations on your purchase! Welcome to the GM family! If you need anything please feel free to email me!
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#428 of 471 approaching HWY mpg rating with comb driving
Oct 26, 2011 (6:12 pm)
32.4 on last tank. About 1/3 on highways, 2/3 city. Rating of 26 combined beat by over 20%.
#429 of 471 2011 malibu ltz 2.4l, 6sp auto
Oct 28, 2011 (2:25 pm)
Bought this car in Jun11. Have had it in twice for transmission not shifting into first gear, when
downshifting in maual mode. This car has never came close to mpg rating, highway or city. Level
highway with air off, only 28mpg. Dealer says it is within their limits. They replaced some part
in transmission, but didn't correct the problem. Dealer has stopped working with me on this,
not sure what to do next.
#430 of 471 Re: 2011 malibu ltz 2.4l, 6sp auto [oldtimerim]
Oct 29, 2011 (4:56 am)
has the dealer tried to reflash the ECM. there was a previous issue that sounds like yours another poster had.....the dealership reflashed the ECM with the most current settings and it solved the problems
#431 of 471 Re: 2011 malibu ltz 2.4l, 6sp auto [pao]
Oct 30, 2011 (6:18 pm)
Thanks pao, I have an appointment tomorrow and I'll make sure to ask
them to do a reflash of of the ECM.
#432 of 471 Re: 2011 malibu ltz 2.4l, 6sp auto [oldtimerim]
Nov 01, 2011 (9:11 am)
Can we follow up with the dealership for you? Please email Christina with your name, contact information, VIN, and dealer name.
GM Customer Service