2008 Chevrolet Malibu User Reviews

2008 Chevrolet Malibu Review Ratings

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  • 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" 15 reviews
"ride" 10 reviews
"comfortable car" 8 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"interior" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews
"wheels" 2 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews

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mibarra__S90 writes:
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ Review
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4

Pros

good looking, powerful,

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quality of materials, faulty electronics, water leaks. engine oil leaks.

mibarra__S90
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My Last Gm Car. — bought this car used with 100,000 miles and engine had already two oil leaks. weeks later it was flooded with water, found the A/C drain was miss installed. later got flooded again on a rain storm due to clogged sun roof faulty drain hose. remote controls quit working, TAP monitor quit. starter is gone, top and front lower motor mounts worn out. this is my last chevy car.....

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Greatguns8 writes:
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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5

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Nice overall. Beats imports for comfort and style.

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Can't complain about anything

Greatguns8
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Great Midsize Car. — 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 radio has good sound. Power seat-height adjustment, auto headlights, computerized oil life monitor, and illuminated interior door handles are nice touches.

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DCRealEstate writes:
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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5

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very Roomy, Runs Great, very reliable, great Gas Milage

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no AWD model

DCRealEstate
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Very Nice Car — We have loved this car - runs great has a lot of room even fits my 6'5" son comfortably. this car is very reliable. We have never had any problems in the 4 years we have owned it. Love this Car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kschmidt2008 writes:
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT2 Review
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4

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Very Comforrtable ride

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Moderate room, cargo could be a little bigger.

Kschmidt2008
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Very Nice Ride — This car has been very reliable. Great gas millage, very very nice handling in acceleration and braking power. Stability very good as well. Quiet ride. This car is very comfortable on long road trips. The seats are great. Very safe car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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maliboom writes:
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT2 Review
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roomy, good on gas, reliable and overall great family car.

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not under warranty

maliboom
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2008 Malibu Lt2 — I do not have any complaints except in this design the bumper must be removed to change the headlights. I would like a car under warranty but this chevy warranty was better than the honda I considered. I would have no problem keeping this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lifetrials writes:
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT Review
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Very good in gas, easy to manage

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Nothing is sucks about my car

Lifetrials
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This Is A Very Good Car, Never Have Any Problem With It — 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 recommendation. I think Chevy is one among the best economic to look for on the market if you are looking for something durable and so forth.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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s2000power writes:
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ Review
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it is sexy car with the ltz trim

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made in the usa

s2000power
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Nice Car To Drive — 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 like about it is the hybird it is same fuel mileage as the 4 cyl. malibu , but over all it is a nice car to have

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Jonathan writes:
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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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Nick writes:
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Sound quality of the radio

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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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Bebe8 writes:
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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feel very safe in this car

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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!

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Was Nice For A Year, Materials Started Wearing Excessively By Nick

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2011 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Nice Car By Pat

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