2011 Malibu LTZ 3.6L V6 Red Jewel Tintcoat
Wow, good score!
I don't think you did badly at all - get the axle seal fixed, touch up/fix up when ya can, & then maintain what ya got.2011 LTZ Silver 2.4, Ebony Interior. Bought from Hertz 11/2011. 36K miles. Paid $15,300.
All the equipment-bluetooth, bose, leather, heat, XM, auto thermostat, window shade--is there. On-Star isn't active. XM is running, I'm a subscriber anyway so will renew when it drops. Car isn't pristine. Cracked enter grille, door dings, scraped under nose and low on right side. Interior is good but has a scraped up LR chrome handle and a couple nicks on door panels. Scrapes are all touched up now, one door ding will be fixed and the others may have to stay.
Chevy mechanic friend ran history and it has had transmission work at 24K. Currently has a leaking axle seal that Chevy dealer is fixing if he ever gets the part. LS2 tires looked to have never been rotated, that is done now. They are in good shape but rears looked almost new and fronts about 1/2 gone.
I'm OCD about cars but I drive 30K a year because family commitments so I can't justify running the wheels off a new car. The car drives nicely.
We'll see how this turns out. I'll let the group now if I have a disaster.
Thanks for the kind words. As I said earlier, we shall see.I don't think you did badly at all - get the axle seal fixed, touch up/fix up when ya can, & then maintain what ya got.
Because you'll drive about 30k a year (Road Warrior!), this may have been a good financial decision. I agree with you: why spend a wad on a new car to drive 2500 miles a month?
So, drive your LTZ with a smile and in style. Drove my rental 18k before I decided to buy it, and I was previously doing 600 miles a week.
It was easy to get over 30 MPG with it, unless I was running over 85mph.
Worked for me!
Same to you, Mike!Thanks for the kind words. As I said earlier, we shall see.
I have a light foot but my highway mileage (running at about 65) is between 27-28 mpg (measured not by the 'puter but by filling up and computing).
Merry Christmas to you and the rest of the folks here.
Thanks for the suggestions. Tire pressures are at 32 cold. I'm not a big guy. No luggage, other folks or livestock.Same to you, Mike!
BTW.... unless you're driving mostly in hilly or mountain country, you should be getting a little better mileage than what you appear to be getting, so, just for giggles:
Double check your tire pressure with a good tire gauge -I run at the recommended 30psi, but I had it at 31psi when I was on the road.
Some winter blend gasoline can really hose your gas mileage. You may want to try a few different gasoline brands.
Are you hauling a lot of luggage or people?
It may be where you're driving or the traffic conditions, but in Florida, I was getting that same mileage (per the instant MPG in the car's computer) at 80+ mpg.
Just a thought!
I use Costco gas occasionally - sometimes it did OK mpg-wise in my F150 (my previous ride), other times, it was wizzwater. About the same in my 'bu.Thanks for the suggestions. Tire pressures are at 32 cold. I'm not a big guy. No luggage, other folks or livestock.
However, we do have winter blend here (left coast) and I've mostly stuck to (cheap) Costco gas. So, I will try some tanks of other brands. Each week, my long trip (260 miles or so) is identical so I should be able to experiment to impact of different fuels.
Do you think I should take my travel trailer off? (that was humor)
Congratulations on your new to you LT. I think you'll find lots of useful information and helpful folks here. My 2011 LTZ is also a Hertz rescue car. So far, so good for me.I just bought a 2011 LT this week from Hertz. A few scratches here and there but nothing I wouldn't probably get while parking in the lot at work. 44,500 miles. Drives like a dream but then again, I've only had it since Tuesday! I have a good feeling about it though and my mechanic gave it the all clear. I'm in love.