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2008 Chevrolet Malibu User Reviews

2008 Chevrolet Malibu Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 24 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"interior" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews
"wheels" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 24 2008 Chevrolet Malibu reviews.

Paul writes:
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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Looks, handling, gadgets

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acceleration

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08 Malibu — Fun car to drive. GREAT VALUE! The car has some neat features that you would not expect. Great gas mileage, large trunk. I think Chevy did their homework on this car. Could have a bit more get up and go, but it is ok.

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Kyle4801 writes:
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT2 Review
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5

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Really sweet looking, luxurious!

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4-cylinder engine, low ground clearance

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Mom's Car — Performance is somewhat listless, but 0-100kmh is about 7.9 seconds. The build on it is really quite solid and nothing like many older Chevs before it. Build, schmuild, it looks like a budget BMW on steriods! Yet, it's really cheap to drive, if not fun, but it's an awesome car!

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Jonathan writes:
2008 Chevrolet Malibu Review
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4

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Great interior, build pretty well, one of GM's best cars in a long time

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4-cylinder engine is a bit slow, styling issues, not as cheap as it used to be

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A Nice Surprise From Gm...is It Too Late? — Before this car came along, I knew what to expect from most of the American car makers. Lots of power, very cheap interiors, inconsistent build quality and very conventional. This is the first time I actually think GM has made a very good car, its not great as in an epic sort of way but this was long overdue...30+ years in fact. To drive its satisfactory, not all too exciting but not refined to the point that driving got boring. The 4-cylinder engine is not all that quick but doesn't feel as slow as an Avenger or Fusion. The interior is where GM really put its attention, it seemed someone at GM realized we spend more time inside than looking at the outside. There is plastic, but in a Toyota-like style managed to make it integrate very well with the interior design. The chrome pieces are very nicely done. The dash is purely electronic so it seems invisible until its on while GM used some nice colours to go with it. Its these small touches I liked a lot, the auto tranny's shifter for instance has little lights that turn once you set the gear lever where you want it. Big difference from the Impala which relied on the dash to tell you, GM designing that car didn't even have the decency to label P, R, N, D, etc. As for assembly, this is one of the few times where most of the cars are assembled quite well and quite consistently. Still not as nice as Lexus in Japan, Mercedes or Audi but far more competitive with Toyota. To buy, this is a rarity but its not cheap. It costs less than the Fusion and Sebring but it also is more expensive than the Altima. This time your actually buying some quality instead of getting ripped off. Its decent with fuel, never seemed to be an issue. On the looks, this car has a pretty boring front end. The side profile is probably the best part since it sports chrome in the right places something few do at this price range. The rear is where I don't really like it, the tail lights don't look good and don't suit the car. This is probably the only GM product I think is worth recommending. Those who are disillusioned with GM in the past but willing to try once more should take a look at this car. I hope this car sets the standard for GM, they all have to be as good or better than this. Anything less is going back to the bad GM cars that call for the company to collapse.

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Bebe8 writes:
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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5

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feel very safe in this car

Cons

none

Bebe8
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Love The Car — The car handles great has good acceleration, it is a very sound car built for saftey, there are no rattles or squeaks, the car is nice to look at inside and out and gets really good gas milage. We are just very happy with our choice in cars!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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88si writes:
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ Review
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4

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good engine, the car has been reliable, styling.

Cons

still not as good as some imports.

88si
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A For Effort, B+ For Result — i tested this in the large group that i tested when i bought my accord. i think that the car was a pretty good car and it ranked pretty high on my list. it was pretty fun to drive, but not as much as the accord. i was impressed, but the accord (and altima) just appealed more to me. but, hey, consumer reports says the car's reliable so that's a plus.

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Nick writes:
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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Sound quality of the radio

Cons

Everything else

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Was Terrible. — This was a rental car that I ended up using when I went on a company training trip. The power was dreadful, the seats were cheaply made, the radio reception was terrible, the ride was uncomfortable, and the overall experience as one that I do not wish to repeat. Performance: Sluggish, brakes were not very responsive, and the handling was sloppy. Build Quality: Poorly built. The only thing that was nice was the sound quality of the radio when it was working. The check tire pressure light was on constantly, even when the pressures were checked multiple times. Appearance: Nothing special. The design causes terrible blind spots while driving. Cost of Ownership: Thankfully I do not own this vehicle, but the average gas mileage that I got for my 225 mile trip was 26.7 MPG. Fun Factor: Not fun.

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Jessie writes:
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT Review
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3

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has power to it

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really is nothin wrong with it

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Is A Great Car To Have Never Will Let U Down — doesn't have any problems for me runs really nice never had a problem starting in th winter only problem is changing the rear lights u change one the other goesb its a really good car to drive though good car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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vedek writes:
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT2 Review
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4

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Smooth, quiet, roomy, luxurious

Cons

limited turn radius

vedek
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Chevrolet Has Finally Done It Right And Built A Car Which Anyone Can Afford, And Its Quality! — I just bought a Certified Pre-Owned 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT2. My Mother owns a 2008 LTZ and loves it, I can understand why. It is smooth, quiet, luxurious for the price, roomy and good gas mileage. Mine came with a 4 cyl. Engine, which suprised me.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rholthus writes:
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT2 Review
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4

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The car does great on the highway and gets an average MPG of 27.8 between city and highway. Its got enough room for 5 adults and all their luggage for a week. Mechanically this vehicle runs perfectly.

Cons

My dislikes are there are no tinted windows in the rear. The passing power with the four cylinder is not what I am used to coming from a V8.

Rholthus
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Good Car Over All And Wont Be Able To Get A Nicer Car For The Money — The car does great on the highway and gets an average MPG of 27.8 between city and highway. Its got enough room for 5 adults and all their luggage for a week. Mechanically this vehicle runs perfectly. Not enough passing power

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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pattimcg writes:
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS Classic Review
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5

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car has been very good.. hasnt really been to costly other than routine maitenance

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power locks went out in the car .. tends to lock when you open the trunk with the key and randomnly locks and unlocks itself

pattimcg
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Shes My Baby — 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 it wouldn't move from a stop sign in the snow.. but other than that i love the car

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Worth Every Penny By JohnnyMarr

I absolutely love the car! Of all the manufactures Chevrolet has really stepped up. This feels, rides, and is as quiet as my Lexus. I love it! The only issue is the gas mileage is not what I was hopin... Read More

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

I Love It..!! I Would So Get Another One..!! By Donovan

My Hummingbird. Not A Flaw In Her, Amazing Car. My Lil 4-Banger Has Plenty Up & Go. Gas Mileage Is Immaculate. I Love Driving Elle Around Town or On The Open Road, I Know Myself & My Family Are Sa... Read More

Stylish, Affordable And Great Mpg! By trkrus

Vehicle is very comfortable and stylish. 4 cyliders still delivers decent power. Two tone leather is not like traditional leather where you stick to it or are freezing in the winter. Satellite radio i... Read More

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2011 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Fair. By thizzizxenia

I liked the cocoa/cashmere leather seats alot!! The steering wheel is little. The car overall is impressive. Its a clean hybrid. Nice family of 3 vehicle. Fair enough price for overall ... Read More

Sporty By tilly2812

All good this car rides and handles good and get good gas mileage. have own this car now for two years and no problems yet. need to replace OEM tires that have 77000 miles on them. plan on putting the... Read More

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Favorite Car Of All Time! By goldens_4

This Malibu exceeds all my expectations for a midsize sedan. It's very spacious for a family of four. The overall look is very classy with the suede/leather interior and woodgrain trim. The gas mileag... Read More

Great Car But Can Use A Little More Accesories By davenports

The front-wheel drive 2010 Malibu has a four- or six-cylinder engine, which is paired with a four- or six-speed automatic transmission. The base four-cylinder Malibu gets 22/30 mpg city/highway, which... Read More

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Nice Car By Llestarge

50K+ miles so far. Maintenance has been good but not stellar. The radio antenna is very weak. The key fob wore out and cost $200 to replace. There is a small rattle in the suspension on bumpy road... Read More

Great Job For My First Ever Own American Car By farizel

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