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    2006 Impala

    Not much of a chop, but something I don't understand... I chunked this attachment into the mix in another Impala discussion and it went unnoticed, so I figure I'll try it out here.

    As much as I'm barely a fan of the Malibu--I am a fan of the design characteristics. I just think the Malibu's proportions aren't what they could've been.

    So, I'm wondering why GM would abandon the aesthetic and cram the bowtie into the upper grille slit. Why not this.......?

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    I dont like that. The current Malibu fits in with the rest of the current Chevy line IMO. And I believe that it will be recieving a facelift when the Impala/Monte are replaced. Once all the cars are on the same page I think you will see a common theme among them. I think they are reserving the crossbar treatment for the SUVs/ Trucks. Just my 2cents
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    but didn't they just show the face-lifted malibu and the only substantive change was under the skin for crash performance?

    i can appreciate if they're abandoning the crossbar (it's missing on the uplander--also a quick-fix product). but i'm sensing no strong design direction if so.

    i mean...now that it's fairly established, get rid of it... oh, wait, that does sound like chevy

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    Full-width chrome bars look good on trucks, not cars. I'm glad it's being abandoned on the car side.

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    Re: 2006 Impala

    ackenda ,

    good effort there .. it fits the Malibu nicely

    I agree w/ citric though, I think the big bar is a bad idea on the car models...the Malibu was a major mistake in design.

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