2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2 3.6L V6 from North America
Great car, great value, great deal!
Alignment seems to be off now, I'm getting it checked out next week.
My brakes appear to be slightly warped (although I'm known to do this to ANY brake setup I have ever had).
The down shift programing could be better, but functions fine.
I love the car from the inside out. The interior is top quality and really looks expensive. The accent lighting, while annoying at first, has been helpful from time to time.
I love the steering, quietness and overall quality of the car. The gray color I bought hides dirt very well and even the wheels look nice dirty.
I don't understand why the whole center light doesn't illuminate when you open the doors. (It is divided into a half circle that illuminates the majority of the car. However there are two reading lights on the rear half of the circle that only illuminate when you push them on.)
Not many accessories/options available. I had to buy a custom spoiler from the dealership since Chevy is not currently offering/making one.
I wish there was more to distinguish between my car, with the V6 over the V4. Most of the changes are just mechanical, with the only external changes being the wheels and dual exhaust (compared to single). I would have liked to have seen fog lights, a spoiler, or other easy exterior modifications for setting my car apart from the weaker V4 model.
Overall, I'm just picky and no one car has everything I want/like. I'm very satisfied with my car and have not second guessed my decision at all. I think anyone who is considering a mid-size car should definitely look at the Malibu. You will be amazed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th April, 2008
13th Apr 2008, 21:50
Just a question. Why go with the 2LT and a V6 rather than an LTZ? Wouldn't that have solved the anonymity issue regarding what engine it had? Was there a big price difference? I know that Chevrolet will be offering an LTZ 4cyl (with the 6 speed automatic) in the future but for now "LTZ" means "V6"....OK,OK there were three questions :)