Chevy continues its tradition of delivering sporty, fun rides with the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Classic, a 4-door 5-passenger family sedan. With a low MSRP starting at $20,130, this year’s Malibu Classic is available in only two trims: the LS and the LT. Since 2007, the more powerfully-designed SS and the loaded-for-luxury LTZ have been discontinued. It seems that Malibu owners are simply looking for the elements of stable driving enjoyment and sharp looks instead.
Some of the most-bragged about features of this 4-door sedan from its current owners are the spacious interior; the affordable price tags; overall dependability and excellent crash test scores. The 2008 Classic presents owners and passengers with the safety granted by front side airbags and full-length curtain airbags as well. For families on a budget, these cars are a very good choice. Other safety features include 4-wheel anti-lock braking, traction control and a keyless entry system.
The LT trim comes with a 3.5L 219hp V6 that delivers 219 pound-feet of torque via its 4-speed front wheel drive automatic transmission. Its gas mileage ratings are very respectable at 18 city, 28 highway. Pop the trunk and climb inside! This 2008 Chevy gives you over 15 cubic feet of luggage room. That’s more than almost every competitor in its class. The front passenger seat also folds flat so that you can haul even more gear on solo journeys. The remote anti-theft alarm system is equipped with an engine immobilizer to keep those Chevy thieves at bay.
Another feature that stands out on the 2008 Malibu Classic is the electronic, speed-sensing power steering assist system. Sometimes it seems almost too easy to drive this classy looking buggy. Power and pep out of corners and off the jump are better than average; you can definitely tell that there’s an element of power here. The ride is smooth, especially when you figure in the wide front bucket seats and the larger than average cab design. 2 in front and 3 in the rear are all able to ride in stylish comfort and each has their own space.
The Basic Warranty included covers everything for 36 months or 36,000 miles and the Power train Warranty stays valid for 5 years or 100,000 miles. There is also the peace of mind granted to you with a complimentary roadside assistance warranty for 5 years or 100,000 miles. It’s definitely nice to know that if you should ever need assistance, you are covered.
Overall, the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Classic is a worthy competitor in every sense. Respectable power and speed, impressive fuel efficiency, a classy yet sporty design, spacious interior design standards, loads of available features, the highest safety ratings available, and high consumer ratings all work in conjunction to make it a noted player. Of course, Chevy is a world leader in customer service and dealer availability as well. Come over to the Chevy side of life and schedule your test drive today!