2008 Chevrolet Malibu Overview


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Avg. Price: $8,719
Avg. Price: $7,948
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Avg. Price: $6,855
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Avg. Price: $8,770
Avg. Price: $8,777
LT Classic
Avg. Price: $7,733
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4.45 stars

Based on 30 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
Great Midsize Car. by Greatguns8
 — More features on base model, like heated mirrors, would have made it more competitive with camry, but it's good as-is. Very quiet, quick in the city, solid brakes, nice feeling of switches. Standard r... 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

2008 Chevrolet Malibu Overview

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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

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Shut Off While Driving

What is the cause of the car shutting off while driven? Everything had power to it but the car will not turn over. I have replaced the fuel pump, battery spark plugs, cleaned the throttle body, ch...

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2008 Malibu Will Crank But Won't Start

2008 Malibu cranks but won't start the fuel pump has 60 psi tested with a fuel gauge air filter is new but I don't think it has a spark, this started happening after my wife hit something on the road ...

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My Headlights And Radio Dont Work After I Got A New Battery

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Kenita Ellis Gee

Car Won't Start On Say Nothing When U Turn The Key

My car won't start it won't say nothing when u turn the key but everything coming on

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Have A 08 Malibu Ltz And The Brake Lights Are Sticking And Go Off When Brak...

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