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Old 05-23-2012, 06:47 AM   #1
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I have read a number of reviews that say the rear visibility
on the 2013 Malibu is a potential problem for some. Can anyone comment on this

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I have read a number of reviews that say the rear visibility
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I haven't come across posts about the rearview of the 2013 Malibu. However, we do put the rearview camera on the 2013 Malibu Eco 2SA as a standard feature.

I have had a chance to take this vehicle for a test drive and I found the rear camera wonderful.

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Old 05-23-2012, 04:48 PM   #3
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Drove the loaner 2013 Malibu over to the dealers to pick up our new 2013 Malibu and yea the back is kind of hard to see behind you. Glad we got the back up camera for my wife hehe.
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:54 PM   #4
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If it's any consolation I think it's pretty tough seeing out the back of the Gen. 7. But that's not what you asked, but perhaps it runs in the "family."

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Default Re: 2013 Malibu rear vision

With a month of driving under my belt, I can't say that rear visibility is all that bad (although in my case I'm comparing it to a 2009 Impala and various Camaros that I have previously owned). It's certainly a relative thing, based on what you're used to. That being said, the backuP camera IS handy...
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Can anyone provide a comparison between the Gen7 and Gen8 cars' rearward visibility? The camera is something I would've liked on my 08 LTZ, even though I've adjusted to mostly using the mirrors since owning it.
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Well the 2013 is gen 8 I think but I can give you a comparison of the gen 6. We had a 2006 and it seemed much easier to see out of it from the back and sides. Maybe I just need to get used to this new car though.
I drove our 2013 around about 50 miles tonight on the highway and out in the country and I have to be honest it seemed harder to see out of it plus the headlights didn't seem to be that bright on an old country road.
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Headlights might need a slight tweak upward. Some Gen7 owners have reported lousy vision at night as well, but most (IIRC) were able to adjust the lights just a little and see quite well. My Gen7 puts plenty of light on the roadway but I've been tempted to raise them a smidgen.

Gen7 started the smaller rear window that continues to the 2013 Gen8, plus they added head restraints that obscure even more. My solution was to pull the restraints and place them in the trunk. A lot more visibility with just that move! Getting used to using mirrors was easy since I've driven pickup trucks and other cars with poor rear visibility and I almost never look over my shoulder to back up. I check my mirrors several times and back slowly, constantly looking out both side windows and all 3 mirrors.
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Any idea how to raise the headlights some? I think that is exactly what it needs.

I see this thread which may help http://www.chevymalibuforum.com/foru...ead.php?t=1956
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I just went out to the car and looked under the hood and saw one screw that looks like it will adjust the light. Not sure if it's up/down or left/right



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