2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.4 from North America
Best 4dr car you can buy for less than $19,000
Warped brake rotors - dealer fixed under warranty.
Door seals rubbing paint off pillar - dealer says it is normal. I call B.S. I filed a complaint with GM, but it has gone no where. This is a common problem, check the Chevy Malibu message forum and you will see.
My Malibu LS with the 2.4 liter is a nice car for the money. It's not fancy, not that fast or all that great in handling, but for $18,500 it's the best car you can buy.
I bought this car to haul the family around, and it does that very well. Two car seats fit fine in the back, even those space robbing rear facing infant seats.
My 2yr old son sits behind me with plenty of room for him, and plenty of room for me in the drivers seat.
Being 6-1, I had a hard time finding a car that could do this.
BTW, a Colt 1911 will fit in the dash clam shell storage compartment.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th November, 2009
Yeah, mine's doing something like that with the seals as well. It could be dirt, but paint wouldn't surprise me. I am sure one can get something that wouldn't rub off that will protect the paint or metal. This car is far from perfect, but for the money it's a good car, and let's face it, GM has to do this step by step, it has to keep money rolling in from older models before it can improve or design new ones. They have done very well at this in my book, just look at their late 90 cars, and they have some such as the Regal and Lacrosse that make the Malibu look real cheap!