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I just rolled over 80,000 miles in my 2017 LT and got one of those we need you car ads from my dealer. I usually ignore those. Still working from home I decided to visit to see what offers I can get. Turns out the offers are good. They gave me a bit over $9000 for my 2017 LT and I got a 2018 Premier with 32,000 miles for $13,500. I paid about 4800 out of pocket after fees. $4800 and a Malibu with 80,000 miles seems like a good trade for a 2018 Premier with only 32000 miles. They had like 7 used 2.0 cars on the lot and maybe 2 dozen LS and LT. They seem really stocked up on used Malibus. I'm not a huge fan of the black but it was the best balance of miles and price and had a better cared for interior. A couple of the other Premiers had really bad scuffs and scratches on the wheels.

I've put about 800 miles on it so far. Impressions... I really prefer the Premier seats over my old cloth. It isn't nice leather like a Cadillac XT6 I was recently in but just feels better. I think the seats are softer. The engine takes off considerably faster and can actually put me back in the seat a little. The 9speed is smooth as silk. I think the 2.0 idles louder than the old 1.5 but at least auto stop is gone. On the highway it seems to do really well and I get like 35 mpg going 70. It gets about 20 around town but I am probably still enjoying the push a little more than I should. Average is about 26 as advertised.

I'm thinking about some tint and a tune from trifecta.
 

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That seems like a really reasonable tradeoff. You dropped 50,000 miles and gained 100 horsepower as well as a bunch of luxury touches for less than $5,000. Enjoy the new (to you) premier!

2.0T is the only way I'd go, personally.
 

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I think that's a heck of a good deal. Congrats and enjoy!
 

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I think that's a heck of a good deal. Congrats and enjoy!
EVERYBODY jump on the Pemiers. THE RENTAL CAR COMPANIES are going broke think about it. Leather. Cross drilled crank,300 + hp 3100 pounds. Less than 20k Pobaby cheaper soon, I swear ny 2XX is the best 9 gen yet, and the fastest, and quickest, get the tune and GM suspension...
 
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