3rd May 2008, 22:24

I am a GM fan. That being said, you sound like a dealer as the V6 review also stated the previous car was a Grand Am. Either way, I love the looks of this car. All my life GM has failed, not because it couldn't, but because it wouldn't. Now finally it is doing well.

I am interested in the mpg on this model; what do you show, and be reasonable, I will dismiss any overly optimistic hype.

4th May 2008, 12:26

Oh no, please don't dismiss the answer. Anything but that, please no...

5th May 2008, 10:40

I rented a 2008 Malibu and put 300 miles on it, driving 75 on the interstate and 55 on curvy, hilly roads from Phoenix to Taos. My average mpg was 26.

8th May 2008, 17:09

The mileage will improve with more miles, a switch to full synthetic oil and a K&N high-flow air filter. I've done this with my last 6 or 7 new cars at around 2500 to 5000 miles and experienced an increase of from .5 mpg to 3 or 4 mpg after I had about 6000-10,000 miles on the cars. My brother's 3.5 Impala gets just over 30mpg running 75 on the interstate with the air on and 4 passengers. I'd think the Malibu should get even better.

27th Aug 2008, 22:33

My Malibu LS with the 2.4 liter is a very nice car for the money. It's not fancy, not that fast or all that great in handling, but for $18,559 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 gobbling rear facing infant seats.

My 20 month 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.

GM hit a GRAND SLAM with this car. Now they just need to get all their other vehicles up to this level!!!