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Toyota Camry, Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#785 of 804 Top 10 Best-Selling Cars June 2010
Jul 02, 2010 (5:34 am)
1. Ford F-Series: 46,502
2. Chevrolet Silverado: 30,994
3. Toyota Camry: 28,435
4. Honda Accord: 26,792 (includes 1,848 Accord Crosstours)
5. Honda Civic: 26,474 (includes hybrid)
6. Toyota Corolla: 21,876
7. Chevrolet Malibu: 20,720
8. Ford Fusion: 18,412
9. Hyundai Sonata: 17,771
10. Honda CR-V: 16,041
I was expecting to see better numbers for the Malibu becuase I see a lot more of them on Boston roads and parking lots. Cars.com says the Malibu's interior is aging rapidly (too much hard plastics) and is being left behind by competitors. Also, the Malibu's price base MSRP has gone from $19,995 to $22,000 making it a relatively pricey model in this segment.
#786 of 804 Re: Top 10 Best-Selling Cars June 2010 [bwia]
Jul 03, 2010 (6:32 am)
The issue with a few GM cars is that they put on the pretty facade, but it gets old fairly quick. They sometimes overdo it. The Malibu is a classy looking car, but for me its no different inside and out than a previous model. Just a new pretty face. Some of the new model GM's have a new look, but when you take them all apart, are they truly new? I would say more than likely not.
I do think if you park a new 2011 Sonata next to a Malibu, the Malibu is going to look slightly dated. I think comparing them all the Malibu is going to look a little overdone.
Sounds like I am disliking the Malibu, but now that it is mentioned that the Malibu has aged already, I would agree. But, then again, I think the Accord and Camry has aged a bit too when compared to other sedans. But, I would pick another car before moving back to a GM product. Too much risk involved, not willing to support GM's money problems. But, thats just me.
#787 of 804 Re: Top 10 Best-Selling Cars June 2010 [bvdj84]
Jul 03, 2010 (8:31 am)
GM's money problems? I hate to tell you they have plenty of money, and a good share of it is yours. How do you expect them to pay you back if everyone has that attitude. At least we are keeping the profits here in the U.S. instead of supporting everyone else but us.
#788 of 804 Re: Top 10 Best-Selling Cars June 2010
Jul 04, 2010 (5:45 am)
Honda has even cut a few features off the their list too. This is their way of saving a bit of cash. Like a light in the glove box, or a LED overhead light, or a engine cover over the 4cyl engine. Apparently, they don't offer these on the recent year model Accords.
So it seems all company's have their share of cost cutting.
#789 of 804 Re: Top 10 Best-Selling Cars June 2010 [bvdj84]
Jul 04, 2010 (7:11 am)
Either you have to raise the price of the car which is a no no in this economy or you have to cut something. It is always better to cut something invisible so to speak as to say cheapen the radio or make power something optional for example.
#790 of 804 Re: Top 10 Best-Selling Cars June 2010 [bwia]
Jul 06, 2010 (1:53 pm)
".....Also, the Malibu's price base MSRP has gone from $19,995 to $22,000 making it a relatively pricey model in this segment. "
Yeah, but if you look at what people are actually paying for the base model, it actually comes out a little cheaper. My wife's cousin picked up a base LS for $16,995. That left her enough extra cash to have them install aftermarket heated leather seats for $1500. I think that the aftermarket leather is actually quite nice, too.
Jul 21, 2010 (6:41 pm)
If the Malibu has "aged" the Accord and Camry must be ancient.
I still find the interior of my Malibu LT looks fantastic compared to most cars and people riding with me always mention their surprise as to how nice it is.
I think some people are just searching for something to pick on. Malibu is a great car, I don't regret my purchase ever.
#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.