2008 Chevrolet Malibu Overview

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Trims

Hybrid
Avg. Price: $11,616
LS
Avg. Price: $10,611
LS Classic
Avg. Price: $8,161
LS Fleet
Avg. Price: $12,080
LT
Avg. Price: $11,322
LT Classic
Avg. Price: $8,590
LT2
Avg. Price: $12,242
LTZ
Avg. Price: $12,503

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Average User Score

4.45 stars

Based on 25 reviews

Great Car To Own by richislas
 — The overall appearance of the car is superior. It was its stylishness that first caught my eye when I purchased it. The car has run great and has handled with the upmost proficiency. The maintenance o... Read More
This Is A Very Good Car, Never Have Any Problem With It by Lifetrials
 — There is no dislike about my car. I would recommend the brand to anyone who would be willing to purchase an economic car. It is not expensive to maintain, fuel efficient and much more. That's my recom... Read More
Nice Car To Drive by s2000power
 — one of the best cars in the market,it very very good on gas ,feels like $ 80,000 car ,i love the ltz trim , i think it a nice car to have .... gm did a very good job with car ,the only thing i do not... Read More

2008 Chevrolet Malibu Overview

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Based on 25 reviews

2008 Chevrolet Malibu

My parents owned a Malibu back in the late 1970s, and my best friend used to say the name "Malibu" sounded like some kind of cow. She wouldn't say that today about the upcoming 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, which has been totally redesigned to seriously compete with once-bigger rivals like the Camry and Accord. Sharing a platform with the Pontiac G6, the new profile is sleeker, with a swept-back windshield and headlamps and the new signature dual grilles that sit atop each other with a strip of steel body in between. The interior is much more upscale, with a dual-pod dashboard that wraps around and the option of two-tone cloth seats. Other additions include a sunroof option that is now 70% larger than the 2007 version.

The midsize sedan grows in size as well, with three inches added to the overall length and six inches to the wheelbase, making it the largest sedan in its class. Legroom now ranks with that of its more popular competitors. The three trim offerings remain the same -- base LS, LT, and LTZ, but the engines have been revamped. The base engine is now a 2.4-liter Ecotec I4 that boosts 20 hp to hit 164 hp with a choice of 4-speed or 6-speed auto tran. The new optional engine is a 252-hp, 3.6-liter DOHC V6 (that's a 35-hp improvement over last year), mated to the 6-speed automatic. All trims come with ABS brakes, traction control, dual front airbags and new side airbags. Stability control is included on the LT and LTZ.

Set to come out in October is a hybrid version of the 2.4 Ecotec, available in the LS trim. This is the first hybrid in a Malibu, and it features regenerative braking and engine shutdown at stops (without sacrificing operation of certain features, such as air conditioning). It's paired with a 36-volt motor and supposedly will get 24/32 mpg. It looks like the 2008 Malibu might finally give its Japanese rivals a run for their money, offering a much better looking and outfitted car to drivers who still want to buy American.

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Chevrolet Malibu Questions

angonzalez
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Chevy Malibu Won't Start

Since I have bought my 2008 Chevy Malibu last August 2013, I have replaced the spark plugs/wires, the battery, alternator, and now the starter and nothing seems to work. I live in Arizona and as s...

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Jeanna Ortiz
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When Ever I Make Left Or Right Turns My Car Makes A Knocking Sound What Cou...

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jaam26
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Why Wont My 2008 Malibu Shift Into High Gear Under Load

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vbowman
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I Have A 2008 Chevy Malibu It Starts Up But It Hesitate To Start Makes A Cl...

This problem just started after having problems with ignition. ..

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mrex04
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Code P0240 Catalyst Efficiency Low. 2008 Malibu Ltz With 3.6. Enginen Light...

Initially I thought it could be the catalytic converter, but the performance hasn't been affected at all. Is it possible to have a bad O2 sensor and still get this code?

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