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    Re: Cars.com review of 2013 Malibu

    Spot on. But, I disagree with the previous Gen Malibu being "bland" as he called it. I don't know why but, in the interior shots that damn cheap looking wood grain stuck out at me like a sore thumb.....

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    Re: Cars.com review of 2013 Malibu

    Quote Originally Posted by chevytodd View Post
    Spot on. But, I disagree with the previous Gen Malibu being "bland" as he called it. I don't know why but, in the interior shots that damn cheap looking wood grain stuck out at me like a sore thumb.....
    I disagree with him too. I think the previous Gen Malibu is pretty good looking esp in ltz trim.. You should read the Motortrend review though, they said the previous Gen Mali has more of the "looks more expensive than it is" sheetmetal than this new one.... (pg. 3)

    http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...ook/index.html

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    Re: Cars.com review of 2013 Malibu

    Interesting review. I'm a little worried about the rear seat comfort but everything else seemed good.
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    wow!! I want! GM really did a nice job on this car, I hope it does well!

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    Re: Cars.com review of 2013 Malibu

    Typical of any mid size sedan.

    Rear leg room is never there is your driver is 6 feet..


    I hope a spark can allow malibu to carry a V6

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    Re: Cars.com review of 2013 Malibu

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Typical of any mid size sedan.

    Rear leg room is never there is your driver is 6 feet..
    It looked tight back there for both leg and head room.

    Quote Originally Posted by chevytodd View Post
    Spot on. But, I disagree with the previous Gen Malibu being "bland" as he called it. I don't know why but, in the interior shots that damn cheap looking wood grain stuck out at me like a sore thumb.....
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    I disagree with him too. I think the previous Gen Malibu is pretty good looking esp in ltz trim.. You should read the Motortrend review though, they said the previous Gen Mali has more of the "looks more expensive than it is" sheetmetal than this new one.... (pg. 3)

    http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...ook/index.html
    He called the rear-end treatment of the 2008-2012 Malibu bland. It is. He said the back doesn't look like a vehicle from the Chevy family. It doesn't.

    He didn't call the whole car bland.

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    Re: Cars.com review of 2013 Malibu

    Yeah, people are right. The new Malibu looks more masculine. It looks like it wants to flex its muscles and ejaculate on the floor. I think this is more like a "pre-view" than a "review" but it's OK. It's a good thing they test rear seat room. He could have lifted the trunk as well though.
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    Re: Cars.com review of 2013 Malibu

    If anything the 2013 looks more bland from the side view compared to the 2008-2012. It's the rear end that looks better IMO on the new car. The interior also looks more upscale on the 2013 even with all the whining about the wood grain.

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    Re: Cars.com review of 2013 Malibu

    I've never been a fan of the rear half of the current Malibu. The rear end is indeed bland even though the car in general looks good especially in the LTZ trim.
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    Re: Cars.com review of 2013 Malibu

    The rear end of the current 'Bu looks bland and unfinished; same goes for the front fascia to a lesser extent.

    The front and rear of the new 'Bu are a nice improvement; otoh, the new greenhouse is step back - looks bland and a bit too Camryish.

    As for legroom - TTAC just did a comparison.

    Combined legroom (the sum of official front and rear legroom numbers) for the “big six” midsize sedans are as follows:

    Hyundai Sonata: 80.1 inches

    Toyota Camry: 80 inches

    Nissan Altima: 79.9 inches

    Chevrolet Malibu: 79.8 inches

    Honda Accord: 79.7 inches

    Ford Fusion: 79.4 inches
    http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...dans/#comments

    Not much diff. here except for maybe the Fusion, but Ford models of late tend to be on the smaller side interior room-wise.
    Last edited by YEH; 04-25-2011 at 02:17 PM.

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