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Chevrolet Malibu, Future Vehicle, Sedan
#20 of 103 Re: Maintenance is important. [benrey23]
Sep 18, 2011 (4:08 pm)
To sound credible, can you tell us about a couple of real-life cases at your dealership, when the issues were due to "poor customer maintenance"?
Since this is a Malibu board, the cases better be about a 2004+ year Malibu, but if you can't quote such a case, a case involving any Chevy, model year 2004 or later, would be interesting to hear.
(To make it clear: I don't believe your claim and don't expect that you honor my request. If you do, I will appreciate it.)
#21 of 103 Re: 2013 Chevy Malibu [dispencer2]
Sep 26, 2011 (10:19 am)
I shouldn't knock the Camry. It is just like your refrigerator. It is an automotive appliance. People buy it because it is very dependable, rides well, gets good gas mileage and is fairly cheap. It isn't striking in design, the interior is old fashioned looking, it doesn't try to compete with whoever has the most sophisticated electronics and 12 speaker radios, and it isn't exciting to drive but neither was a 1951 Cadillac and lots of people bought them. In fact up until around 1955 there was no interest in any of the big three to build a car that did anything but haul six people around in soft comfort. Toyota has continued this marketing plan and Camry is one of the best selling cars in America if not THE best selling.
Obviously the glitzy cars built by the big three with all kinds of sophisticated electronics haven't outsold the Camry so I guess buyers aren't as impressed as the guys from Motor Trend, Car and Driver, etc.
#22 of 103 Re: Maintenance is important. [malexbu]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Sep 26, 2011 (10:33 am)
Before we get off track, let's remember that this discussion is intended for conversation about the upcoming 2013 Malibu. We have plenty of active discussions for conversation about previous model years. Thanks!
#23 of 103 Re: Maintenance is important. [kirstie_h]
Sep 26, 2011 (6:00 pm)
Has anybody tested the 2013 Malibu?
#24 of 103 Re: New Camry Vs New Malibu [djm2]
Nov 03, 2011 (5:14 pm)
HI ALL: -----------I am looking forward to seeing the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. It is going to have a 2.5 four cylinder engine.
Since the Chevrolet dealer up-dated the software in my 2010 - 4 cylinder Malibu is drives GREAT! ----- I easily get 30 mpg at 60 mph. ----- On a long road highway trip I get 33 mpg with 87 octane off brand fuel. ---- (I still service the engine every 2,500 miles at the dealer, and I use BG / MOA in the oil. ----- I also run a fuel additive to keep the injectors clean.)
I will probably trade my 2007 XLE V6 Camry in the Spring! ------- If the 2013 Malibu lives up to my expectations, I will purchase one! ----- If a Turbo is offered, it might be late in the production year, so as such, I my have to delay my purchase. -------- (I still have some time left on my extended warranty on the Camry!)
Best regards to all!
#26 of 103 Re: First Drive 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco [bwia]
Dec 22, 2011 (9:52 pm)
What's positive in this report, ending with "from where we sit, it wasn't worth it"?
An overpriced, over-engineered car with an untested power plant, compensating odd gizmos and an abysmal fuel economy.
What's positive there, then?
#27 of 103 Looks nice but...(yawn)
Dec 23, 2011 (9:19 am)
I like what I've seen of the 2013 Malibu, but then I liked the '08-'12 version, too. Except for the so-called "Camaro" taillights and a slightly boxier front end, this new 'Bu doesn't look much different from the previous one.
The bigger problem I have with it is the dimensional changes: Shorter, with less legroom, but wider? What's with that? It seems that they're designing the car for shorter and , uh...wider people. And with the Cruze offering decent accomodations at least up front, plus a larger trunk, why push the Malibu down in size? I don't get it.
#28 of 103 Re: New Camry Vs New Malibu [djm2]
Jan 14, 2012 (5:37 pm)
I am still waiting to see the new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. The dealer told me that it would be in the showroom sometime in April.
I stopped at a Buick dealer to see the new Verano. I looked at the "top-of-the-line Verano," and it does not come with a power seat on the passenger side of the vehicle! ---- This is a BIG marketing mistake on the part of Buick. ----- My 2010 LTZ Malibu has twin front power seat! --- What was Buick thinking?
Recently I took a test ride on a 2012 XLE Toyota Camry. I drove both the 4 and 6 cylinder models. This is a very nice vehicle. My dealer is very anxious to take my Camry in on trade because of my style of maintenance. He might have a buyer lined up for my vehicle.
On a trip to Gettysburg PA with the Camry, I managed to get 34 mpg at 60 mph with off brand fuel and no cruise control. ------- That is not bad for a vehicle with 70,000 miles. ------- The new four cylinder Camry is rated at an average of 35 + mpg! ---- This is going to be a hard decision! (Camry vs Malibu) --- I have two excellent dealers.
Best regards. -------- Dwayne
#29 of 103 Re: New Camry Vs New Malibu [djm2]
Jan 15, 2012 (6:18 am)
I saw the 2013 Malibu at the New England auto show yesterday. Compared to the current Malibu it "looks" much bigger, closer in size to the Impala than the 2012. Standing side-by-side to the 2012 the 2013 Malibu looks like a genuine mid-size car compared to the compact like size of the current Malibu.
The interior design, quality and fit and finish of 2013 Malibu is superior to Camry (based on both cars displayed at the auto show) in every respect but when it comes to exterior design I would rate the Camry above the 2013 Malibu. Unlike the other Chevy products that created a buzz at the auto show, the Malibu was anonymous and forgettable by comparison. The Buick Verano is a nice car but pricey (at $28,000) and too cramped on the inside. I donít think Buick will sell many of these as the target market seems ill defined.