2009 Chevrolet Malibu User Reviews

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    2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ Review
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    55

    Its A Practical, Good Looking Car, Thats Fun To Drive. — Fuel economy is great, CarGurus is wrong on this one. I get 35+ on the highway with the 4cyl. This is one of the best cars I've owned. The interior is Quite stylish and practical. The back seats is plenty big for tall adults. The trunk is quite spacious (dont let people tell you the opening is too small, because its not that bad)

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Fuel Economy, Quietness, Features

    Cons: Electronic Steering

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    2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ Review
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    45

    Great Car For The Money And Its Not An Import. — This car is fun to drive. I would highly recommend the V6 as opposed to the V4. The paddle shifters are fun to snap up and down the gears as well. The handling has been stellar since I increased the psi in the tires from 30 psi(which is came with) to 44 psi. Also to note you are able to turn off the traction control for even more fun with this car. I has room enough for kids or adults in the back seat and the trunk is spacious. The only complaint I have thus far is my wife and I both drive the car and it doesn't have a setting to adjust profile for multiple drivers for seat position and mirrors. The Bluetooth phone option is also very clear and convenient. I also got the windows tinted which greatly improves the look of the car. I think it handles better than the Camry with the same acceleration.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Snappy and Responsive

    Cons: Unable to set seat and mirror profiles for multiple drivers

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    2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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    The Malibu — When my Tribute was wrecked I had this for a week for a rental car thanks to Progressive Insurance. I really liked it, the blue cabin light were a really neat touch especially at night. Overall the car was great to drive, but was hard to get in and out of since I am pretty tall.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Outer Appearance, Blue cabin lights, MPG ok

    Cons: The lowness of the car

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    2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT2 Review
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    Wonderful Drive; Great Color; Very Smooth Drive And Handles Well. Great Buy For The Money — like it; great interior. fun to drive. don't like the light titanium interior. Inside of car is too bright. I wanted to buy an American car to help the industry, and to show Obama he can't kill the American car indistry

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Color and options

    Cons: Interior color  

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    2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT2 Review
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    2009 Malibu Lt2 Is A Great Choice. — Last 2 cars I owned were a Toyota Camry and a Honda Accord. I compared the Malibu to both and chose it for a variety of reasons (looks, price, performance, price and gas mileage. The interior is beautiful! it truly has a sporty/upscale look of more expensive sport sedans. I never expected to buy a Chevy but took a look after many of the reviews I had seen online. This car way exceeds my expectations. Just returned from 1000 mile road trip and did as good as 34mpg. The 4 cyclinder suprised me with it's power and quietness and makes it a joy to drive. Big Kudos on wind noise as I have never experienced a better vehicle at reducing wind noise. GM has made huge strides with the Malibu. I love it inside and out and would highly recommend it.

    Pros: Looks, especially interior, features, mpg is great!

    Cons: none I can think of.

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    2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ Review
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    Move Over Toyota, And Honda — My new 2009 Malibu LTZ is a joy to look at both inside and out. Beautifully designed and appointed. It has all the bells and whistles. From a performance standpoint it is smooth, solid, and quiet. The six speed transmission gives this car a lot of pep. You can feel and smell (yes smell) the quality of this car. GM and the Chevy engineers appear to have gotten dead serious about making the Malibu a very competative high quality mid size package. This car is the real deal. Most of my driving has been city with a few 30-50 mile highway trips. I've been averaging around 29.8 mpg since my March 18th purchase.

    Pros: Plenty

    Cons: I have not found one yet

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    2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT Review
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    Fast 4 Cylinder — I can't imagine how fast the V6 must be, our car has the 4 cylinder matched with the 6-speed automatic transmission and got 33 mpg on the first road trip. It's fast, sharp, and comfortable to drive. the seats have bolsters and hold you as well on a trip as my corvette. We have about 6,000 trouble-free miles.

    Pros: styling and mpg

    Cons: cupholders too close together

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    2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ Review
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    2008 Malibu Ltz — I have the 4cyl. 6 speed. The acceleration, while not stunning, can only be explained as smooth. The brakes instill a lot of confidence. The build quality is fantastic and the ride is nothing short of luxurious. I'm still getting used to the car, so the fun factor is still increasing. It handles much better than I originally realized. The electrically assisted steering was odd at first, but I've found it to be very responsive. It carves out curves with poise for a family sedan.

    Pros: phenomally quiet and smooth ride

    Cons: single zone climate control

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    2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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    My 09 Malibu 'mommy' Car — It's great for my kiddo. Lots of good saftey features. It gets decent gas mileage, better than my G6 GTP. It's a 'mommy' car, though. no acceleration, no style. At night, the interior looks like a space ship! It's all grays and silvers with blue LEDs all over. Most of all, though, my boy looks safe and happy. Plus he can see out of the windows, now!

    Pros: Safe, reliable, good MPG

    Cons: slow, plain, boring

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    2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ Review
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    Nice Car — 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 roads. On the other side the gas mileage on the road has been great. Handling is good once I replaced the lousy hankook tires. The car is quiet and comfortable even over long hauls. I have driven all over the country and it performed well.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Quiet, Fuel Efficient, reliable,

    Cons: Large turning radius,  weak antenna

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

    All Around Great Vehicle By nbrotsch

    Chevy did not do a great job with the redesign of the Malibu. Its a vehicle that is just there. Its not there to get everyone head turning. but you have a great powered vehicle with great gas mileage ... Read More

    2014 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

    Great Mid Sized Car With Good Power And Excelent Gas Millage By chevy3359

    I like that the car has automatic stop when I am stopped for awhile that really helps on the gas. I like that it has automatic start for the cold winters. I also like the 2 year worry free maintenance... Read More

    Torque !!! By Rich

    Very good looking car and great performance. Quick through the turns and fun on the highway. Not exactly a family car, who needs a baby with whiplash ?!? Hidden compartment really isnt hidden anymore ... Read More

    2013 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

    My Malibu By bobadams79

    This is the 2nd Malibu I have owned and have had great luck with them. I would like a little bigger back seats and higher fuel. But, everyone wants higher gas mileage. The Malibu is a safe car as well... Read More

    Great Color And Fuel Economy By bearball

    just purchased. so far no issues as this was purchased for my son to get back and forth to work. his ride from trenton nj and back to home(south plainfield) as well as to bayonne nj a few times a week... Read More

    2012 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

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

    I don't like that it's a Chevy, it's been the first Chevrolet I've owned and have had some problems with the electric power steering (seems to be very touchy) and chevrolet has been recalling too many... Read More

    Malibu Great Commute And Family Car With Sporty Flare By GGB55

    The looks and styling are great for this vehicle. Comfort is great for front seat passengers with the power seat options. Build fit and finish is excellent even with the abundance of plastics in the i... Read More

    2011 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

    Simple Commuter Vehicle By tdv0991

    This is a great car, and i think it looks very nice also. The interior is simple, and a little bland. The overall ride quality is great, very smooth on long trips and tons of cargo space. I would reco... Read More

    Nice Car By Pat

    Nice car, needs more trunk space. Power is great for passing and speeding up on interstate. Braking is great. I realy like this car. Wonderful on short trips. Longer trips is short on luggage space. W... Read More

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