these days of high gas prices, smart shoppers are looking
for value, fuel efficiency and all-around savings. If
you want a good, old “Made in America” sedan,
we found out that the Malibu contains desirable features,
delivers performance and roominess, yet remains fairly
efficient. You can expect many miles of trouble
free service with this family sedan, which undergoes
final assembly in Kansas
City. While the entry-level LS model with the 144
horsepower four-cylinder engine starts at $17,000 and
the performer SS prices out in the high 20s,
we figure that the middle of the road LTZ is a great
is updated and somewhat sporty for the 2006 lineup with
the low form air dam, large fog lamps, and the rear
spoiler. Proportions are balanced with a spacious interior.
Dash and operation are no-nonsense and intuitive. Remote
keyless entry and vehicle starter system, adjustable
pedals, 6-way adjustable power front seats with heat,
a fold-flat passenger seat, lockout protection, leather
wrapped steering wheel, and automatic headlamp control
are some of the smart, standard features on this cruiser,
along with front, head and side dual air bags for safety.
Operation is effortless in full automatic, but more
aggressive drivers can take advantage of the Driver
Shift Control and the electronic range select mode.
As with all General Motors products, you’ll get
service for one year and XM
satellite radio. It is home friendly, equipped with
the Universal Home Remote Operation, and for added protection
comes with a theft deterrent Pass Key III system.
the LTZ, you’ll save at the bank, at the pump
and with your insurance company; what are you waiting
a review of the 2008
Chevrolet Malibu LTZ
3-Year/36,000 Mile Limited Warranty; 6-year/100,000
mile corrosion protection warranty.