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Toyota Camry, Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#792 of 804 Camry, Malibu & Accord
Aug 28, 2010 (6:41 pm)
I own a 2007 V6 Toyota Camry with 58,000+ miles, and a 2010 Malibu 4cyl. LTZ. ----- The Malibu drives like my old 2003 - 4 cylinder Honda Accord, that I had prior to the 2007 Camry. It is so much like the Accord, that I think GM reversed engineered the Malibu from the Accord. ------ I like both vehicles, and I would make the same purchase again. The Camry is VERY powerful. When you accelerate hard, it will pin you to the driver's seat! ------ Both vehicles are very comfortable. I am very lucky, because I have two outstanding dealers in terms of service. The Malibu is now approaching 5,000 miles, and it will be going in for it's second oil & filter change at the selling dealer. ----- I purchased "pre-paid service every 5,000 miles to 60,000 miles when I purchased the vehicle." This service includes a tire rotation. I took this action because I wanted all my service records in one place should I have a warranty or an extended warranty issue in the future.
Best regards. ----------------- Dwyane
#793 of 804 Re: Malibi [vanman1]
Aug 28, 2010 (11:35 pm)
Wow, the Accord and Camry are running neck-to-neck this year- the Accord is still the best-selling car YTD, right? Hopefully it'll stay that way- not that I dislike the Camry- but I think it's about time another car outsold it for a change.
Regarding the Malibu- I've never driven one, but I rode in a few with the new design before and found them to be comfortable and pretty quiet. I think the interior still looks good, and while I think the exterior styling is handsome (except for the rear), I think Chevy is very wise to be redesigning it soon. They'd do well to make the cabin larger and give the exterior a little more pizazz to stand out in the crowd.
#794 of 804 Re: Malibi [serenity185]
Sep 05, 2010 (7:05 pm)
New Malibu is suppose to get a wider cabin and will be very slightly shorter. Also the trunk opening issue is suppose to be addressed.
I have heard rumors that a V6 option may be dropped as government rules on fuel economy tighten. I wonder if we will see the same from Toyota and Honda.
#795 of 804 Re: Malibi [vanman1]
Sep 09, 2010 (8:27 am)
If they choose to drop the V6, then that would be a bad idea. GM struggles to produce a good 4cyl engine. Apparently, because most always choose the V6 in a GM product. Honda and Toyota have been putting 4's in their models as pretty much standard for years. Their 4's are pretty strong and efficient. GM's 4 seem a bit weak.
I don't see Honda or Toyota dropping their V6's. Though, I do see them making less V6's. Seems to be the trend, the new Sonata comes standard with the 4.
If GM pursues this, then they will need to revamp their 4's. I have one now, and trust me, its not too much fun.
Dec 19, 2010 (3:31 am)
You know, I have learned the hard way, to many times, while hoping for good things with the malibu, I am going to wait untill its out 2 to 3 ears before I buy one. I have been burned to many times before by GM
#797 of 804 Malibu's residual values
Dec 19, 2010 (2:12 pm)
It's much more expensive to lease a Malibu than a Camry or an Accord, due to its much lower residuals
#798 of 804 Re: Malibu [Jim1947]
Dec 19, 2010 (4:46 pm)
Um, the Malibu in it's current for came out 3 years ago.
Guess it's time to buy????
#799 of 804 Malibu $179mo Lease Deal
Dec 20, 2010 (6:13 am)
Anyone bit on this?
#800 of 804 the next car i will buy!!!!
Jan 10, 2011 (6:13 pm)
Hi everyone. I have been confronted from being a big fan of Toyota because of the following information that contains first hand experience and lacks bad judgment.
I used to be a big fan of Toyota cars but now I am just a fan. i used to hear that In Africa the most driven cars are Toyota ones.
In 2008 I bought a Toyota car. I loved it because the only things it needed were oil change, gas, and car wash. At that time I was still a big fan of Toyota.
I have many relatives here in San Diego. Each one has a car. My aunt has a Toyota one, my uncle Ford, and my cousin a Honda accord.. Sometimes i drive their cars to get their car's oil changed. The two cars I want to compare here are Honda and Toyota.
Let me make along story short. The Honda accord that my cousin drives has over 140000 miles. If it needs maintenance it would be a cheap one. If u drive this car right now, u will want to buy it for some price. But a Camry car that one of my relatives drives spent nearly 700 dollars for a small problem. When ever I drive her car I always wish not to buy a car like her car.
Now I own a 2005 Honda accord. It has 121000 miles on it. I have been using it for more than a year now. I drive over 50 miles a day and occasionally I go to Los Angles. The only things i been doing and do are change my oil every 3500 miles, changed my transmission oil every year, and make sure my air filter is clean.
I love driving this car because it is fun to drive, makes u feel so comfortable, fuel efficient, beautiful outside and inside, and makes me feel like I am a celebrity. If u ask me wat my next car would be I will tell u without thinking that it should be a Honda accord 2006 or later.
every car runs smooth when it is new but if you want to know the best car out there u need to look at a car that has more than 115 000 miles on it. If it is still runs smooth and cheap to maintain, like the two Honda accord i know, then that is a car u want to buy.
my choice is and always will be a Honda Accord.
#801 of 804 Re: Agree with above, and add... [vanman1]
Feb 02, 2011 (6:13 am)
"GM's 2.4L is a nice little engine, definitely one of the best 4 bangers around!" ------- (Compared to what vehicle???????)
Kindly be advised that I own a 2010 four cylinder Chevrolet LTZ Malibu and a 2007 XLE V6 Toyota Camry. ---- I have also owned a 2003 four cylinder Honda Accord!
The Malibu four cylinder engine does not come close in terms of performance and MPG as a Honda engine! ---- The truth is that GM is not capable of building a "high quality four cylinder engine!" ------ The GM engine lacks "passing power at 60 mph", and it does not get the advertised fuel mileage. ---- (This translates into the engine being a fraud!) ---- I have 8000+ miles mileage on my new four cylinder Malibu, and I am VERY UNHAPPY with the fuel mileage numbers, and the quality of the original equipment tires! ------- (My Honda & Camry came with mileage friendly Michelin tires.) ---- The fit and finish of the vehicle is GREAT, but the performance is not up to a Honda, Toyota of a Hyundai four cylinder vehicle. ---- GM did not do their homework on this vehicle! ----- They have the basis of a GREAT vehicle, but they did not finish the job! ------ Wake Up GM! ----- The foreign name plates are building better engines! ----- Why?
Best regards. ---------- Dwayne