It is a cold morning and I auto start my car to get a little warm air flown. This is by far one of my favorite features in my Chevy Malibu. Since the return of the Malibu, in 1997 to the market I have owned three of them. I leased one the first year it returned to the market. It is the fifth generation of this car, it was first produced in 1964 as a subseries of the Chevy Chevelle and in 1978 the Malibu became its own line.
I was pregnant with my son and it was a great for carrying around all the baby gear. The trunk was roomy and held more than I could image. As a new mom storage in the car is something you look for. Even as my children have grown older I still look for that hidden storage in a car. Maybe that is because my car is my second home.
The Malibu received a model change in 2008 and took the market by storm. I remember my Dad driving one of the first ones off the truck that arrived at Lafferty. I loved the new look and I began to count down my days till I got out of my leases so I could get back into the Malibu, I was driving a Chevrolet Equinox at the time.
The Malibu has receives numerous awards here are just a few:
· 2009 Malibu - US News and World Reports - #1 Affordable Midsized Car out of 23 Affordable Midsized Cars
· 2009 Malibu – Named an All-Star by AUTOMOBILE Magazine for the second year in a row (2008 and 2009)
· 2010 Malibu – Top Safety Pick- Named a 2010 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
· 2012 Malibu - Fourth year in a row as a Best Buy from Consumer Digest
· 2008 Malibu - North American Car of the Year at the North American International Car Show
· 2008/2009 Malibu- Best Family Car by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com
By the time I write about the new changes of the 2008 Malibu the new 2013 model will be in the showroom.
|2013 Chevy Malibu|
Go figure I stopped down at the dealership today and yes there in the showroom was a new white diamond 2013 Malibu ECO. Some new features in the 2013 Eco are the energy that runs the car. Not to be forgotten is the beautiful interior as well. The 2013 Eco introduces a new technology called eAssist Technology. I took this right from the Chevy website, I wanted to make sure I got everything right J “The 2013 Malibu Eco introduces eAssist, a state-of-the-art technology that intuitively makes it possible to conserve energy when it's not needed. Stopped at a red light, sitting in gridlock traffic, running your air conditioner-eAssist seamlessly supports or compensates the flow of power through the ECOTEC® 2.4L direct injection engine and its 15 kW electric motor-generator to conserve power when it's not needed, which in turn saves fuel.” The new aerodynamic exterior of the car cuts back on the resistance to help better your mileage as well. Let me make one thing clear when I hear that word aerodynamic I get a little nervous, not to worry this is one sharp looking vehicle. Here I thought the new look of the 2008 was beautiful, this one is one high class looking car with out the high price tag.
Chevy has been coming out with a handful of practical and great looking cars. So much is happening right now that you got to stop by and take a tour of our almost finished revamped dealership and test drive some of these new cars we have on the lot. There is something for everyone.
For more information on both the 2012 and 2012 Malibu’s check out these sites: