My wife and I are looking to Purchase a new vehicle in the next month or so. We've driven the Malibu, the Fusion, and the 200 and we are now looking for real world owners opinions. I have joined forums for each of the (3) cars listed above in an attempt to get some real world feedback from owners.
Please let me know your likes and dislikes on your Malibu. I have a father-in-law who owns one, but he is so pro GM that if the car was a pile of aids, he'd never admit it. I'm looking to hear from owners who are not biased toward one brand or another. My wife and I currently own a Ford and a Jeep, and being that we're from Detroit, we stick with the big 3. But, out of those 3, we buy what we like. I hope to chat with some people that share the same view we do and offer honest opinions about there Malibu.
I'm looking forward to hearing your comments.
Thank you in advance,
EDIT: I should add that the Malibu we are looking at is a 4 CYL 1LT
Last edited by onebudweiser; 03-02-2012 at 12:21 PM.
I like my car. Just make sure you get the V6. Well worth the little extra money.
Care to explain? I've driven both the 4 and the 6, and the 4 has ample power for daily driving. So I'll save the 1000+ dollars and get the 4 unless someone can sway ne with mechanical issues or something
What kind of driving do you project over the life of the car? Mostly highway, mostly local or mixed? I use mine to commute 15 miles RT and getting over 40 MPH usually attracts drivers of Crown Vic's or Chargers along with a donation to the local coffers. So, the 4 is fine for my driving. If the commute were along highways instead of secondary roads, I'd have looked toward the 6.
If you have a Hertz Local Edition (or similar) nearby, talk to the manager to see if they can set you up with renting one of your choices for a weekend. Think of it as an extended test drive without the sales hype.
2011 Malibu LS 2.4L A6
Gold Mist Metallic
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