To Buy or Not To Buy: '08 Malibu Classic
This is my first post on the board. Let me first say it's great to find a very dedicated forum to a car I'm thinking of buying - it's a tremendous show of confidence. It's also been good to troll around and discover what current owners think of their vehicle.
Anyways, to my question...
I've been used car shopping for the past few weeks, and a relative has brought my attention to his workplace, who are trying to sell off their fleet of vehicles. In it, there are a number of Malibus: from what I gather, they are '07 Malibus and '08 Malibu Classics. I've been able to gather that the Classics are "fleet" versions (I think just like the '07? Same model, new year?). Unfortunately, I don't have access to see the vehicles, nor has my relative had the opportunity to drive them. I'm thinking about getting one, because the price is rather good, and I know they have been treated decently over the past couple years.
My questions are pretty general: Should I buy one? Is it worth the risk getting it sight-unseen? What is the difference between the '07 Malibu and '08 Classic "fleet" vehicles vs. standard retail versions? Do I still have the same interior amenities, i.e. radio control from steering wheel, aux port for ipod hookup on radio.
It'd be great to find someone who has an '08 Classic, but I haven't been able to find anyone yet. You guys are the experts, so any advice/information would be so very helpful!