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#1119 of 1514 Re: Annoying Shrieking Brakes [bandit08]
Oct 22, 2008 (7:46 am)
"The rotors had to be turned down twice as well. They tried to tell me that all brakes and rotors these days are made cheap and all cars have this problem. My boyfriend did say that Chevy brakes are cheap. I have owned foreign cars up until I bought the Malibu and I had never had this type of problem."
I have a 2006 Malibu Maxx and the brakes have been trouble free with nice, firm pedal, no squeals or squeaks, and at 40,000 miles still a lot of wear left in the original pads. Meanwhile, our 2002 Honda CRV has had to have 3 of the 4 calipers replaced, plus pads and rotors replaced twice inside of 100,000 miles. The calipers became partially seized causing pulling to one side or the other, and in the case of the left rear, the brake was always applied to some degree causing the entire aluminum wheel to get hot to the touch. It's never been off-roaded, so I'm not sure just how the grime made its way past the piston seals...
I imagine your Malibu's brakes were not representative, just as my CRV's haven't been. Nevertheless, we both have had problems that we wouldn't have expected form these autos, so I can sympathize.
#1120 of 1514 Re: I was [guss]
Oct 22, 2008 (5:44 pm)
Cars aren't moving anywhere really and it has much more to do with the sliding markets and economy than GM itself.
#1121 of 1514 Re: I was [guss]
Oct 22, 2008 (8:10 pm)
True, same thing happening at mine, where the Malibu was one of the "quick" cars that was out in a few days after hitting the lot. Bizarrely, the last ones they moved were during Employee pricing and then today mine even though it's a no money sale as a lemon replacement.
Not that people don't want them, but the screwy economy and now lack of GMAC anything, etc. doesn't help. Have to offer either a big discount or awesome financing to get anyone even looking, really, anymore it seems.
#1122 of 1514 Hit and run ~~ $1,100 damage
Oct 23, 2008 (5:49 am)
My wife went into Walgreens for ten minutes when she returned there was a huge scratch and white paint marks around the rear passenger door. It would appear that a pick-up truck was the culprit. Funny thing is that the parking lot was empty yet that brute violated her car.
No eye witness means bad news as the insurance company will not pay the deductible and the $1,100 damage estimate is not sufficient to bring the car back to its original condition. The 2008 Malibu has only 7,900 miles and it was in showroom condition as I had just washed and waxed it.
Any tips for dealing with the insurance?
#1123 of 1514 Re: Hit and run ~~ $1,100 damage [bwia]
Oct 23, 2008 (10:15 am)
Check to see if Walgreens has an outside security camera for the parking lot. If so, they should have a video tape of the incident
#1125 of 1514 Re: Hit and run ~~ $1,100 damage [sidewinderz]
Oct 23, 2008 (11:22 am)
Check to see if Walgreens has an outside security camera for the parking lot. If so, they should have a video tape of the incident.
We did ask them but unfortunately this particular Walgreens does have a security camera.
#1126 of 1514 Re: Hit and run ~~ $1,100 damage [bwia]
Oct 23, 2008 (1:49 pm)
Sorry to hear about it.
#1127 of 1514 Re: I was [beach15]
Oct 23, 2008 (1:51 pm)
Luckily up here, GMAC credit is still loaning 0% to 2.5% up to 60 months on most cars and trucks. They used to do 72 but that was cut out, I got 0% for 72 just days before it was canned.
Still no big credit crunch here.. yet.
Oct 23, 2008 (6:13 pm)
if you are talking about canada . the deal is over there too. there is another malibu forum and there is a post of a canadian being told that the 0.9% they promised was cut off and they had to take 6.7% instead but gm did lower the price of the car to compensate. so i am afraid the cheap interest is over in canada also