2008 Chevrolet Malibu Top Comparisons

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ FWDReview
Jason writes:
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Amazing — i have a chip that increased HP and this thing flys i getting subs and a whole alpine system fast car but only goes 115mph then it stops feeding gas stock is pretty good can be a luxury, chopper, or sports car

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: its a clean fun car

Cons: front wheel dr

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
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Malibu 2008 Ls — appearance inside out is the best and the way it handles is very smooth. The interior quality is very good for the price the car was 19,000 but with taxes and few extras came out to 24,000 the car is very responsive but it has a restricted top speed of 115mph that sucks the traction control is very resposive but you cant feel a big difference when its off so w.e. still I would recomend this car I love the interior and ONSTAR ofcoutse

Pros: rides good and looks good

Cons: had troble with transmision a few times

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
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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.

Pros: Looks, handling, gadgets

Cons: acceleration

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT FWDReview
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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!

Pros: Really sweet looking, luxurious!

Cons: 4-cylinder engine, low ground clearance

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2008 Chevrolet MalibuReview
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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.

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

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

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ FWDReview
s2000power writes:
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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

Pros: it is sexy car with the ltz trim

Cons: made in the usa

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2008 Chevrolet MalibuReview
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Malibu 08 — the car is gorgeous but it lacks power on the ecotec even though its pretty responsive sometimes wish I had more power traction controll its there but it dosent really help and I love xm and onstar also the quality of the materials used on the dash makes it look more expensive

Pros: build quality, onstar and xm

Cons: performance, traction control

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ FWDReview
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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.

Pros: good engine, the car has been reliable, styling.

Cons: still not as good as some imports.

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
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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.

Pros: Sound quality of the radio

Cons: Everything else

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT FWDReview
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Amazing Car — It's got ALOT of pick up for a 4 cyl. Mine is metalic black. It looks very pimp. Interior is stylish, black cloth seats, and silver accents. Onstar included, as well as XM radio. I love driving this car! You get A LOT for what you pay for the car.

Pros: lots of pick up, smooth ride, stylish

Cons: seats are alittle hard, but not uncomfortable.

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2018 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

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car was fairly and competitively priced. sales associate was WONDERFUL. the Malibu LT is luxurious and came equipped with a bose sound system and technology package that is amazing. 9” touch screen... Read More

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Its a car that is easy to love. Im so happy with my choice. Its quick, efficient and fun to drive. Read More

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It was the basic Malibu. But the exterior looks amazing and handles well. Read More

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General Motors came out with a winner on this line of Malibu. Styling, amenities, and just the pure fun of driving this back again! The styling is very up-to-date and The price point is very affordabl... Read More

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