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#4596852 - 12/07/17 08:06 AM I did it. I went & bought a 2015 Malibu.
Eosyn Offline


Registered: 07/15/11
Posts: 529
Loc: Michigan
I found a decent 2015 Malibu 1LT that was in the right color (silver), right mileage (31.5k) and most importantly, the right price ($13k OTD). They installed a remote start for me too thumbsup

Only thing is, the rear driver tire pressure monitor isn't working so I have an appointment with a Chevy dealer to fix it, along with a front-end realignment, on Monday. It still has the original warranty, so I don't anticipate any problems with the work getting done. shrug

Got it for the wife for Christmas and she is loving it. .and me too! Here are pics:














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#4596860 - 12/07/17 08:16 AM Re: I did it. I went & bought a 2015 Malibu. [Re: Eosyn]
double vanos Offline


Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 1885
Loc: 5600 feet elevation, Arizona
Nice car! And at that price, I donít think you could do any better! Good job! approved
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#4596864 - 12/07/17 08:19 AM Re: I did it. I went & bought a 2015 Malibu. [Re: Eosyn]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 10024
Loc: ROCHESTER, NY
Niiiice! You'll enjoy that car. I've driven several of them and liked them.
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#4596865 - 12/07/17 08:19 AM Re: I did it. I went & bought a 2015 Malibu. [Re: Eosyn]
AZjeff Offline


Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 2643
Loc: PV Az
Well done! And still time to buy her something else that fits under the tree.
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#4596895 - 12/07/17 08:47 AM Re: I did it. I went & bought a 2015 Malibu. [Re: Eosyn]
frankbee3 Offline


Registered: 12/22/16
Posts: 34
Loc: New Hampshire
I think the Malibu is a great car!

This may not be relevant, but in 2007, my wife and I had an older Mercedes Benz. We were going on vacation from San Diego to Montana and Idaho.

We rented a 2007 Chevy Malibu and did a lot of driving.

The Malibu was the finest highway car that I had driven at that time and since. The car had great air conditioning, plenty of power, was roomy quiet and comfortable. The best part was, at 75 mph, with A/C on, in cruise control, the car averaged 31 MPG.

I have thought about that car many times since.

I normally drive pickups and my wife has an 08 Subaru Outback which seems luxurious to me.

If I ever buy a car, I will likely buy a Malibu. Great car, great price used, and perfect freeway machine.

You did well with that purchase..
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#4596896 - 12/07/17 08:48 AM Re: I did it. I went & bought a 2015 Malibu. [Re: Eosyn]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2750
Loc: Wet side WA
LOL December in Michigan and no snow on the ground better get that OIC done now before Mother Nature kicks in.

Nice looking car by the way.



Edited by JohnnyJohnson (12/07/17 08:48 AM)
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#4596900 - 12/07/17 08:51 AM Re: I did it. I went & bought a 2015 Malibu. [Re: Eosyn]
Huie83 Offline


Registered: 02/19/09
Posts: 506
Loc: Minnesota
Nice car, I like this body style and interior much better than the current generation. If I needed to shop for a replacement for our 2010 Impala, this would be it. That 2.5 engine with the 6 speed is a great combo. Congrats!


Edited by Huie83 (12/07/17 08:52 AM)

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#4596905 - 12/07/17 08:54 AM Re: I did it. I went & bought a 2015 Malibu. [Re: Eosyn]
Throt Offline


Registered: 11/15/14
Posts: 905
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Love the exteriors on these. The interiors not so much. But all-in-all a nice looking car! 13,000 with 31k miles. Excellent! It's got at least 150,000 miles left in it.
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#4596908 - 12/07/17 08:55 AM Re: I did it. I went & bought a 2015 Malibu. [Re: Huie83]
Throt Offline


Registered: 11/15/14
Posts: 905
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Originally Posted By: Huie83
Nice car, I like this body style and interior much better than the current generation. If I needed to shop for a replacement for our 2010 Impala, this would be it. That 2.5 engine with the 6 speed is a great combo. Congrats!


When the current gen came out I was truly disgusted. But they've really grown on me and it was a solid contender against the Sonata in my sig.


Edited by Throt (12/07/17 08:55 AM)
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#4596922 - 12/07/17 09:03 AM Re: I did it. I went & bought a 2015 Malibu. [Re: Throt]
Huie83 Offline


Registered: 02/19/09
Posts: 506
Loc: Minnesota
Originally Posted By: Throt
Originally Posted By: Huie83
Nice car, I like this body style and interior much better than the current generation. If I needed to shop for a replacement for our 2010 Impala, this would be it. That 2.5 engine with the 6 speed is a great combo. Congrats!


When the current gen came out I was truly disgusted. But they've really grown on me and it was a solid contender against the Sonata in my sig.


Honestly, besides the looks, i'm not sold on the 1.5 turbo engine they are putting in the current gen Malibu. A close friend has a Cruze with the 1.4 turbo (same engine design) that has had lots of issues with only 73K on the odo. It's leaking oil from the front variable cam unit, the oil feed tube for the turbo is leaking and the turbo is starting to sound like it has marbles rolling around in it. I'm thinking the turbo is on it's way out. These are also known for having various plastic issues for pieces used on the engine such as the thermostat housing leaking or cracking early.

It's a shame because the car drives really nice, the power from that 1.4 is surprising. I was just shocked when I popped the hood to take a look around and found leaks all over. And not small ones, think the whole underside of the car covered in oil type of leaks.

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#4596956 - 12/07/17 09:26 AM Re: I did it. I went & bought a 2015 Malibu. [Re: Eosyn]
fenixguy Offline


Registered: 02/08/17
Posts: 307
Loc: NC
Other than the infotainment screen + all those buttons giving me a heart attack, that's a sweet ride.

I rented a 2012 Malibu once and it was a great riding/driving car. The interior looks much nicer in yours.
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#4596966 - 12/07/17 09:40 AM Re: I did it. I went & bought a 2015 Malibu. [Re: Eosyn]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4399
Loc: The Midwest
Being that you live in Michigan, I'd invest in some Husky or Weather Tech floor mats
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#4596974 - 12/07/17 09:44 AM Re: I did it. I went & bought a 2015 Malibu. [Re: Eosyn]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10115
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Nice car and a nice price.

As skyactiv said above, get a set of Husky Liner floor mats, Amazon usually has a good deal. I've got some in my Sonata, one of the best things I've ever done. My carpet still looks new and I can get in with muddy or dirty feet and it doesn't grind into the carpet or floor mats. When I detail the car I pour the dirt out and wipe down with a rag and they look new again.
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#4597024 - 12/07/17 10:37 AM Re: I did it. I went & bought a 2015 Malibu. [Re: Eosyn]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 10587
Loc: Buffalo, NY
Great looking car and not a crazy amount of money. You did well!
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#4597137 - 12/07/17 01:15 PM Re: I did it. I went & bought a 2015 Malibu. [Re: JTK]
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Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5250
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Are there any parts on that car which have "SAAB" embossed on them, or is that completely over?

Might a turbo engine option still be the SAAB engine?

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