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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Overview

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Hybrid
Avg. Price: $12,045
LS
Avg. Price: $10,788
LS Classic
Avg. Price: $8,649
LS Fleet
Avg. Price: $10,647
LT
Avg. Price: $11,472
LT Classic
Avg. Price: $8,838
LT2
Avg. Price: $11,738
LTZ
Avg. Price: $13,049

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Average User Score

4.45 stars

Based on 24 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
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
Shes My Baby by pattimcg
 — I enjoy the car has been very good.. comfy and holds 3 people nicely in the backseat which i was looking for.. not to thrilled with the traction control when i took it to ny in the winter time because... Read More

2008 Chevrolet Malibu Overview

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Based on 24 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

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How Much Transmission Fluid Does 2008 Chevy Malibu 3.5 Need?

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What Can Cause The Car To Shake And Shutdown?

I have a 2008 Chevy Malibu and I have had it in the shop for transmission/torque converter replacement, power steering replacement and replacement of control arm on driver side, but now the Car jerk...

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Why Is My 2008 Chevy Malibu Ltz, Revving Up Extremely High The Rpm's When I...

89 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 months ago)
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2008 Malibu I Replaced The Starter And The Car Still Will Not Start Or Even...

i went to gas station car was fine shut it off . came out car acted like the battery was dead tried to jump it nothing we replaced the starter and the car still will not crank dont do anything

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08 Malibu Classic My Car Was Running Shut If Off To Go In Store Came Out An...

went to the store car was running fine came out to leave not even 10 minutes and it wont crank .. battery is fully charged have all lights radio everything just wont crank

196 views with 3 answers (last answer 9 months ago)