Last post on Apr 18, 2013 at 6:29 PM
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#54 of 98 Re: Malibu vs Verano [12jjd]
Mar 21, 2012 (2:08 pm)
You made my point! ----- "IF" the Verano is an "up-scale version of the Cruze" it should have all the power accessories! ---- After all, it is a "Buick" not a Chevrolet!
The last four days, I have had the opportunity to drive a 2012 Hyundai Sonata while my 2007 Camry was being serviced and detailed. ---- (I am getting ready to trade this vehicle!) ----- The Hyundai was a rented vehicle. --- I was very surprised as to the quality and performance of the Sonata. The four cylinder engine was very powerful, and the automatic transmission was very smooth. --- Compared to my 2010 four cylinder LTZ Malibu, the Sonata was a race car! It drives like my old 2003 four cylinder Honda Accord! ------ I would love to consider purchasing a "top of the line Sonata," but the dealers in my area of New Jersey leave a lot to be desired in terms of customer relations and service. They are the "bottom feeders" of the automotive sales business!
Best regards. ----------- Dwayne
#55 of 98 Chevy's reputation abroad?
by steve_ HOST
Apr 13, 2012 (10:33 am)
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#56 of 98 Re: 2013 2.5 or 2.0 Turbo Malibu [12jjd]
May 14, 2012 (12:33 pm)
Considering that a spare tire is an option on the new 2013 Cadillac XTS and it was an option on my 2009 Cobalt I assume that it will be an option on the 2013 Malibu. My 2011 Malibu had the spare tire as part of an option package. If a spare tire is a big deal to you visit your junkyard. There are plenty of them there. None of the spares in new Malibus are full size anyway.
Dwayne -you keep comparing the Malibu to a Camry. The Camry is more dependable, has a less attractive interior but unlike any GM car will give you 200,000 miles or more without problems. Your refrigerator, freezer, and desk lamp will also be trouble free for years. Toyotas are appliances with wheels. They appeal to millions of people a year and all in all are a better choice than a Malibu.
#57 of 98 Re: 2013 2.5 or 2.0 Turbo Malibu [dispencer2]
May 15, 2012 (7:24 am)
just handed over a 04 Malibu Maxx LT to my stepson with 195K on it...he has over 220k on it with no problems with it at all...so some GM cars can go 200K......I beleive any car can if you apply proper maintenance principles and change all fluids regularly.....only items replaced on the car...rear brake caliper and two tire rods......everything else is orginial parts....except tires, battery, wiper blades and brake pads....
#58 of 98 Re: Any Other Test Drives? [rmanke]
May 17, 2012 (11:22 pm)
We got lots of mid-size sedens in China including Passart, Camry, Accord, 508 and so on. That's a multiple choise in China, and Malibu really lagged behind its competitors
#59 of 98 Re: Any Other Test Drives? [alakiller]
May 20, 2012 (11:28 am)
more and more cars do not have spare tires anymore because of weight savings fr epa mileage tests and lack of flat tires with tpms.
#60 of 98 2013 Malibu rear vision
May 22, 2012 (5:30 am)
I have read a number of reviews that say the rear visibility
is a potential problem for some. Can anyone comment on this
#61 of 98 Finally Saw a 2013
Aug 12, 2012 (6:21 pm)
In Canada it seems the intro of the new Malibu was later than in the US, but yesterday on a dealer lot was the first 2013 I have seen in these parts. This was badged as an LT and I did not see any "Eco" or "Turbo" badging so I assume it had the new 2.5. Interestingly, it was parked next to a new Regal Turbo, which shares the same platform.
The Regal is a much better-looking car inside and out. The Malibu looks blocky and rather unattractive in front. But where it seems to really fall down is inside. I could only peer though the windows but I was unimpressed with what I could see. This car was black inside and did not have the woodgrain everywhere that I saw in some of the photo galleries on the net. Instead it had what looked like silver-gray plastic pieces with a clearcoat-type finish that I did not find appealing. Add to that the ribbed section across the passenger side of the dash that looks like nothing more than a dust-catcher and it failed to impress. There also appeared to be very little rear seat legroom.
I left feeling disappointed. I remember when I saw the 2008 Malibu upon introduction I was really impressed, and in fact almost bought one. No chance I would buy this car based on the one I saw.
#63 of 98 considered a Chevy Malibu?
by steve_ HOST
Sep 11, 2012 (2:04 pm)
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