2013 Malibu - without the "Bangle Butt"

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    Smile 2013 Malibu - without the "Bangle Butt"

    Here is my go at adjusting the overall good Malibu to truly make it "Camaro-like!"

    Feeback appreciated

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    Re: 2013 Malibu - without the "Bangle Butt"

    Hmmm. Interesting.

    Can you blend in the trunk deck more into the c-pillar so its not looking like an Avenger?
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    Re: 2013 Malibu - without the "Bangle Butt"

    Muuuuuuuuch better! Nicely done! 100 times better! Glad to see I'm not the only one that noticed the BMW / Camry-esque Bangle Butt... What can you do with the stubby / tall Epsilon front end?

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    Re: 2013 Malibu - without the "Bangle Butt"

    Yeah really nice, if I had my way the back window of the back door would curve in just a little at the end, to take the sharp corner off it.. and less Toyotary.

    Well done.

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    Re: 2013 Malibu - without the "Bangle Butt"

    I would have to see it from other angles, but it looks like a definite improvement from this angle.

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    Re: 2013 Malibu - without the "Bangle Butt"

    I still see a disgusting crease between the taillights & middle high 3rd brake light that needs removing. It runs the length of the rear end across.

    I agree w/different angle(s).
    I'd like to see a side profile angle....nose of the car on the left & the rear of it on the right.



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    Re: 2013 Malibu - without the "Bangle Butt"

    The bangle butt does not bother me as much as those lego lights.

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    Re: 2013 Malibu - without the "Bangle Butt"

    It looks boring now. The Bangle butt which gives the car rear shoulders is supposed to be inspired by the Camaro.


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    Re: 2013 Malibu - without the "Bangle Butt"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Burns View Post
    It looks boring now. The Bangle butt which gives the car rear shoulders is supposed to be inspired by the Camaro.

    I see no bangle butt on the Camaro.....

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    Re: 2013 Malibu - without the "Bangle Butt"

    hmm.. the production model rear looks great to me... it doesn't need any changes imho... for now..

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    Re: 2013 Malibu - without the "Bangle Butt"

    Quote Originally Posted by chevytodd View Post
    I see no bangle butt on the Camaro.....
    Don't look at me, that was according to GM.

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    Re: 2013 Malibu - without the "Bangle Butt"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Burns View Post
    It looks boring now. The Bangle butt which gives the car rear shoulders is supposed to be inspired by the Camaro.

    I actually used the Camaro as a reference to make this

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    Re: 2013 Malibu - without the "Bangle Butt"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Burns View Post
    It looks boring now. The Bangle butt which gives the car rear shoulders is supposed to be inspired by the Camaro.

    IMHO the "bangle butt" makes the rear end far too busy and "tacked" on

    the profile and the rear just don't seem to match up for me ...

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    Re: 2013 Malibu - without the "Bangle Butt"

    I was skeptical about removing the bangle butt (I'm a fan of the trait) from the Malibu but this actually does look better. Good job.
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    Re: 2013 Malibu - without the "Bangle Butt"

    Maybe a future Malibu SS model can have a full width spoiler that imitates your 'shop.

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