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    Malibu Rated #1 in Initial Quality

    Malibu Rated #1 in Initial Quality!
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    JD Power released their 2008 Initial Quality Survey today showing that the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu was ranked the number-one midsize car for initial quality. This makes 30 awards the car has won since launch.

    http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2008-...-study/841805/
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    This goes to show that the people saying domestics have just as good or better quality were not just blowing hot air.

    Average problems per vehicle in 90 days:

    Toyota = 1.04
    Honda = 1.10
    Ford = 1.12
    Chevrolet = 1.13
    "But you are right, the Camaro gives the most bang for the buck" - Simon says

    "Despite all the hype surrounding Ford's new twin-turbo, all-wheel drive sport sedan, our long-term Pontiac G8 GT would put it on the trailer." - Edmunds

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    Congratulations Malibu!

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    It looks like GM has finally committed to competing in the mid size car arena - in a genuine way. After driving a new Malibu - compared to the G6 I was stuck with as a rental a week prior - I'm amazed they are on the same platform.

    Great design, class leading ride/handling, and now - the first indications of excellent quality.

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    Finally some good news!
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    Finally, some good news!
    If all of the parts for Hondas and Toyotas are made in the US, then why did they have shortages after the tsunami in Japan?

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    It seems like with every new GM vehicle the gap is closed more and more.

    The G6 helped close the gap, the Aura closed it most of the way and now the Malibu has slammed the door shut.
    "But you are right, the Camaro gives the most bang for the buck" - Simon says

    "Despite all the hype surrounding Ford's new twin-turbo, all-wheel drive sport sedan, our long-term Pontiac G8 GT would put it on the trailer." - Edmunds

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    Wow, no Toyota or Honda in the midsize segment...of course, try to tell that to one of their perspective buyers...
    If all of the parts for Hondas and Toyotas are made in the US, then why did they have shortages after the tsunami in Japan?

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    Now there is NO reason one should consider any other midsize family sedan but the Malibu. It has proven GM can and does build the BEST midsize car out there.

    Can anyone give a logical reason why someone should buy an accord or camry over the Malibu?

    Let's go down the list;
    Resale value - Per KBB, Malibu = Camry
    Awards - Malibu has more than the camry got last year or the accord has gotten this year
    Quality - This JD Power report says it all
    The Looks and dynamics of the car- Unless you are hiding under a rock, no other midsize standard family car has gotten this much praise in recent years for its looks or the overall way it performs.

    For all those out there that said they would love to buy American if GM, Ford or Chrysler would build a quality product worth buying, now is the time to put your money where your mouth is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osv_alero View Post
    Now there is NO reason one should consider any other midsize family sedan but the Malibu. It has proven GM can and does build the BEST midsize car out there.

    Can anyone give a logical reason why someone should buy an accord or camry over the Malibu?

    Let's go down the list;
    Resale value - Per KBB, Malibu = Camry
    Awards - Malibu has more than the camry got last year or the accord has gotten this year
    Quality - This JD Power report says it all
    The Looks and dynamics of the car- Unless you are hiding under a rock, no other midsize standard family car has gotten this much praise in recent years for its looks or the overall way it performs.

    For all those out there that said they would love to buy American if GM, Ford or Chrysler would build a quality product worth buying, now is the time to put your money where your mouth is.
    Don't forget 33 mpg hwy in 2009...I think the top of the midsizes...
    If all of the parts for Hondas and Toyotas are made in the US, then why did they have shortages after the tsunami in Japan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlotteFirebird View Post
    Don't forget 33 mpg hwy in 2009...I think the top of the midsizes...
    Yep. Right now the Malibu LTZ 4-cylinder is at 32 MPG, which is best in class. 33 MPG will just be even more best in class.

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    hey the pontiac grand prix also did well!!!

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    Re: Malibu Rated #1 in Initial Quality

    I've been keeping my eyes on the Malibu ever since it came out. I don't like to buy the first year of a major redesign so a company can work out the kinks. Unfounded or not, it gives me peace of mind. I'm a little disappointed in the size of the rear seat. Granted, if it were my car, I wouldn't be sitting back there. But I don't want to worry about anyone else that has to sit back there. I also question GM's technology with hybrids. If Ford can make a small SUV get 34 mpg in the city, why can't GM make a sedan that beats it? Beyond those two gripes, it seems to be a great vehicle.

    I do have one other question I can't seem to get answered at the dealership. Does anyone know if it can be towed with all four wheels down? My next vehicle must be able to do that.

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