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Old 01-07-2013, 12:14 PM   #1
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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/au....html?hpw&_r=0

Looks like they are saying it is about average, maybe a grade of C+ or thereabouts.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:10 PM   #2
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Yet the scent of a General Motors committe meeting wafts over the exterior styling, It's as though three different design teams put ideas on the table, which the bosses then blended into a compromise that avoided screaming matches but left everyone grumbling!
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:46 PM   #3
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Ugh... This is the first review of a production Malibu Turbo that I've seen, and it bears the same complaints as the eAssist and 2.5L engines. Worse yet is how the author saw fit to point out that the new turbo is neither as fast or as efficient as the new Accord V6.
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Ugh... This is the first review of a production Malibu Turbo that I've seen, and it bears the same complaints as the eAssist and 2.5L engines. Worse yet is how the author saw fit to point out that the new turbo is neither as fast or as efficient as the new Accord V6.
Heres a couple good reviews on the turbo

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

http://www.autoweek.com/article/2012...IEWS/120809954
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:23 PM   #5
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I don't understand why they say you can't get navigation on the new malibu, you can. They even said they had an LTZ Turbo so I know they could get it with that.
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The first one was a user submitted review--not a professional, the second one was not a review of the 2.0T, just a summary of the Malibu by an author that drove the Eco and 2.5L versions.
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Was the NY Times review by a professional? If so they need to be a little more professional and really check the car out before they review it. That way they would know things like the options the car has, such as navigation... Even non professionals know that.

Another example to reinforce the need of checking things out for yourself. If someone wanted navigation and read that then the Malibu would be off their list all because of a sloppy review that didn't have the facts straight.
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Caveat emptor...
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