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Avg. Price Paid:$8,043 - $11,051
Original MSRP: $19,900 - $27,095
MPG: 22 City / 30 Hwy
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Recalls & Reliability

These scores and this review are from when the car was new.

Review Last Updated: 3/10/09

Recalls

There have been no safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

Reliability

Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.

Dependability Ratings1 2008
Overall Dependability
Powertrain Dependability
Feature & Accessory Dependability
Body & Interior Dependability

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Warranty

Chevy Malibus come with a three-year/36,000-mile basic limited warranty and a five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

  • "While Chevrolet offers the same basic three-year/36,000-mile warranty as Toyota does for the Camry and Honda for the Accord, GM's powertrain coverage is the longest at five years or 100,000 miles, versus five and 60,000 for the competition." -- Newsday
  • "The 2008 Chevrolet Malibu -- which shares GM's global mid-size platform with the Saturn Aura, Saab 9-3 and same-size German Opels -- offers a stiff, solid, quiet-riding structure and precise build quality." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Personally speaking, it's been a long time since I gave a strong endorsement to a GM midsize sedan. That drought is over. From everything I can see of the new Malibu, it is a winner. I'm not foolish enough to believe it will soon knock either the Camry or the Accord out of the box, but anyone who ignores the new sedan, simply because it wears a Chevy bowtie, is doing themselves a disservice." -- The Car Connection
  • "Padded surfaces are found throughout, though the padding is surprisingly thin--or nonexistent--in areas such as the door tops and armrests where elbows may rest. We noticed no squeaks or rattles in models we tested, but a few uneven interior and exterior panel gaps mar otherwise solid assembly quality." -- Consumer Guide

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