2008 Chevrolet Malibu User Reviews
- $8,904 - $12,194
- No trim specified for this review
- looks, trunk space, mpg
- constant problems, seems like a bad luck car,
Purchased As New
Bought this car new in Jan 08. I now have 48000 miles on it in 4&1/2 years.
CONS: In the first few months I had an issue with the transmission, it seemed like it was revving on it's own and almost died. We took it in they said there was nothing wrong, and I didn't have anymore problems with it for a while, see later in the story. I've had the hub caps replaced due to recall, had some kind issue with a noise in the front wheel area, had replaced under warranty. I didn't have many problems for a while, until last summer. I was about 1000 miles past my warranty and I started getting a power steering message on the information center. My power steering module went out. $750 later I was back in business. Only to have to replace the tires about 4000 miles early for another $750 this summer. Now my transmission is doing the same thing it did early on. I still have 6 months left on the power train warranty, so I took it in to have it looked at, and again they say nothing is wrong. I am going to be so upset if it really breaks down after January. I'm hoping to trade for an Equinox soon.
PROS: Look great inside and out. Everyone constantly asked me (when it first came out) what kind of car it was, and commented on how nice it looks. The trunk is spacious, I wish the trunk lid was larger. I haven't had any problems with space inside the car as some have said, but I'm also 5'2, so I don't need much room.
I loved this car when I got it, but now I feel like I'm just waiting for one more thing to happen. A lot of the reviews were in 08 while the car was still new. I'd like to know what people think after having it a while.
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