Too true. Folks don't realize just how bad GM / Ford / Chrysler mid-sizers have always done against the imports. Fifth place (and getting converts from owners of those imports) is nothing to sneeze at. It may take a few years, but folks'll see that it's not just the looks with this car, the reliability is also there. At that point the next even better model, based on Epsilon 2, will be here, and have nav, bluetooth, etc. available (how's that for timing? )Give it time, jedi.
Just the fact the auto magazines are comparing the Malibu to the foreign guys is significant.