Ok lets do some math. Carry the one I got $26200 ) Sticker on the Malibu was 35k+ I paid 33 and change. All that matters is that I am comfortable with it, thanks for caring. But I felt good about the deal. I did better than I thought and was willing to lose more to get rid of the underpowered golf cart. I hated the car shortly after purchasing it. No offense to those who have them and love em, I was not that guy.
mzodarg, satisfaction is the key and it's crucial. Glad you finally got what you wanted and it worked out out to your satisfaction.
Still loving my ECO but you guys who have black interior, i feel for you. This is a bitch to keep clean looking. Had to satisfy the wife when we opted for that color. So far, that is the only gripe i have with this car.
Last edited by MyMalibu13; 12-08-2012 at 01:50 PM.
You ain't kidding about the black interior. I washed the Malibu today and I need to go wipe down the interior, it is dirtier than Oprah's face after eating a couple dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts. I don't mind the dirt as much as how easy the scratches are to see on the black.
I guess it's like the exterior of a car being black. When it is clean and scratch free it is beautiful but the problem is you have to keep it looking that way.
Since I had an ECO 2SA I have something to compare it to, The LTZ is definitely a little rougher and the suspension is stiffer with a tad bit more road noise. The power, push start, passive lock and unlock, a trunk with room in it and the my link system all make up for the difference in the ride.
Gas mileage has been acceptable so far, city driving I'm averaging 22.4 MPGs with only 600 miles on the vehicle. I've yet to take a trip with any distance so I have nothing to report on that.