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Old 12-24-2012, 02:23 PM   #11
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Default Re: Motor Trend: new Malibu is worst/most disappointing new car...

The final word comes in sales, and the Malibu is pretty much bombing.

I'm just hoping that GM is embarrassed enough by the reception of both the press and market that the refresh addresses several key issues.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:37 PM   #12
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Motor Trend is just one place to give bad reviews. Plenty more give it good reviews including myself.

Check out Edmunds or Autoweek just to mention a couple

http://www.edmunds.com/chevrolet/mal...ewId=972052610

http://www.autoweek.com/article/2012...IEWS/120809954
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:56 PM   #13
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The final word for me comes when I buy what I want.
Sucks for Chevrolet about the sales and it may sound mean towards them but I don't care about their sales. I care about what I want.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:32 AM   #14
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Wow, this thread has garnered a lot of responses in a very short time! Good comments from all. This is what makes a forum a good place to go to get unadulterated input. Keep up the good work, guys!

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Old 12-25-2012, 04:41 AM   #15
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Let the numbers speak. GM has suspended production of the Malibu because it hasn't met sales targets and they are doing an early refresh. When I first saw it I thought it butt ugly, my mind hasn't changed. Take a look at the competiton: new Fusion and the 2014 Mazda 6 trumps the dowdy, pig snout Malibu. Just my feelings on it looks, also the fisher price interior doesn't have a refined, elegant look. And here is another last place review from a Canadian publication: http://www.autos.ca/car-comparisons/...family-sedans/
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:16 AM   #16
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When I first saw it I thought it butt ugly, my mind hasn't changed
Unlike you, I've always thought the gen 7 and earlier are FUGLY. I would never had considered one based on the appearance. Now that being said, It's my opinion and does not reflect the opinion of others. :-)
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Let the numbers speak. GM has suspended production of the Malibu because it hasn't met sales targets and they are doing an early refresh. When I first saw it I thought it butt ugly, my mind hasn't changed. Take a look at the competiton: new Fusion and the 2014 Mazda 6 trumps the dowdy, pig snout Malibu. Just my feelings on it looks, also the fisher price interior doesn't have a refined, elegant look. And here is another last place review from a Canadian publication: http://www.autos.ca/car-comparisons/...family-sedans/
Odd.......everyone loves the look of mine, including me

To each his own, I guess
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:36 AM   #18
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Looks are subjective, not everyone will like the looks of a certain car. The wife and I happen to think the 2013 Malibu is the best looking car in it's class thus why we bought it.
At least you are basing your opinion of it's looks on your own thoughts though, White Diamond, and not relying solely on what a magazine thinks of it's looks which is the way it should be.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:36 AM   #19
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i keep jumping into these threads. We now have close to 2,000mi on our '13 LTZ and will have another 300+ by the time we get home Wed. We are still very happy with our purchase.
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:18 PM   #20
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You should start reading Motor Trend Wingr1800 that way you could have saved all those miles driving such a horrible car. Forget that you are happy with it, that isn't important, the sales numbers should mean more to you than happiness...

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