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Used Chevy Malibu

The history of the used Chevy Malibu is an interesting one. It was revived for the 1997 model year as a front-wheel drive sedan. Revived from what, you might ask? Well, it was first released in 1967 as a top-line version of the mid-sized Chevrolet Chevelle. Originally, it was available in a variety of body styles, like a four-door sedan, two-door sport coupe hardtop/convertible, and a two-seat station wagon. But, the used Chevy Malibu for sale today didn’t find its roots there. Those roots began with that 1997 model-year revival as the mid-size five-seater sedan you’re likely more familiar with today.

The generation that we’re discussing in particular is the 7th generation. Fully redesigned for 2008, there was no mistake or quarreling — like with so many who argue about car generations — when it came to labelling this model year as the start of a new generation. Thanks to the revisions to style, refinement, and performance, the generational gap was clear. More importantly, the 2008 Chevy Malibu went from being the last-resort sedan to the one that everyone wanted. It’s much roomier, more powerful, and notably reflects much higher quality than the previous 6th gen model. Catching the eye of plenty of consumers with its unique exterior styling, the interior offered high quality to match.

There’s no better example I can think of to represent the phrase “zero-to-hero” than the 7th generation Chevy Malibu. Models from 2008-2012 are great buys because those years represent the turning point for this mid-size sedan. But also because Chevy just kept building on the initial success of the 2008 model, which is no doubt the driving factor behind the success of the Malibu in 2016. It’s safe to assume the Malibu will experience the same level of success (if not more) in 2017 as well.


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Chevy Malibu at McCluskey Automotive

McCluskey Automotive has been serving the communities throughout the tri-state region for many years with the same focus: customer satisfaction. While we care about the quality of the used cars we sell, we care more about your experience at our dealership. Ensuring that you get the best service possible when you’re here, and years later down the road when it comes time for maintenance and repairs. We have a massive inventory of makes and models, including plenty of used Chevy Malibu models for sale. We take that quality and customer care a step further, and offer a lifetime powertrain guarantee on our used vehicles. We also have nationwide vehicle search. So, if we don’t have the pre-owned model you’re looking for, we can find it.

If you’re looking for something different to drive, and want to experience a different level of customer satisfaction, then McCluskey Automotive is the place for you.

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2008 Chevy Malibu

2008 Chevy Malibu

This is where it all started. Until 2008, life for the Malibu wasn’t easy. Before 2008, the competitors were outclassing the Malibu in every category possible. It got no respect in the car world, and certainly wasn’t the top pick of consumers.

If you want to own a pivotal point in history for the Malibu, then that reason alone should compel you to buy one from 2008. For those who aren’t history buffs, the overall quality of the vehicle, combined with an affordable used price, should be enough to convince you to purchase one.

With four trim levels to choose from: the LS, 1LT, 2LT, and LTZ, there is something for everyone. The trim and price scale well with the quality and luxury you end up getting, especially when buying used. Not to mention, there are plenty of optional packages that were added for 2008, which means there’s even more of a variety when buying used opposed to new.

The new suspension that was tacked on, combined with the base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (169 horsepower/160 lb.-ft. of torque), or the 3.6-liter V6 (252 horsepower/251 lb.-ft. of torque) make for a dynamic, smooth, and fun driving experience. The chassis rounds out that fun by striking an excellent balance between handling and ride quality. The four-cylinder provides a great ratio of power and fuel economy, but the V6 is where you’ll find the real power. So if you’re craving a mid-size sedan that’s higher on the horsepower scale — for greater affordability — a 2008 Malibu should do well. For others, the 2.4-liter proves sufficient enough.


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  • 2009 Chevy Malibu

    2009 Chevy Malibu

    Unlike most other vehicles on the market, Chevy decided to give the sophomore year of the new generation a few key changes. The six-speed automatic becomes more widely available with the four-cylinder engine and the 2.4-liter engine is now standard on higher trim levels, as opposed to the V6 engine. Whether that’s good or bad, it’s still a key change. Bluetooth connectivity is another welcome addition to the options list, and stability control is standard across the entire lineup. Thanks to the bold move by Chevy to alter its fresh generation model, the Malibu remains not only relevant and refreshed for 2009, but also approaching the front of the pack as well.

    Performance has even increased and fuel mileage on some of the trims has gone up to 22 mpg city and 32 mpg highway, thanks to the the six-speed automatic now paired with the 2.4-liter engine on some trim levels. The ride is still balanced and handling remains sharp.

    On the inside, the cabin is plenty roomy. It’s also attractive, and the luxury only goes up with the ascending trim levels. The result is a mid-size sedan that looks very high-quality, as opposed to mass-produced for rentals or businesses.

    Again, the Malibu experiences all-around success. With very minor — almost negligible, honestly — downsides. For those who want improved fuel economy and a model that has an automatic transmission more readily available, the 2009 will be a better choice compared to the 2008.


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  • 2010 Chevrolet Malibu

    2010 Chevrolet Malibu

    Not much has changed for the Malibu in the 2010 year. There were a few minor changes, most notably the six-speed automatic transmission was even more readily available. Standard on all but the base LS model means you won’t need to pay extra unless you grab a used LS from 2010. So unless you enjoy driving a stick, I’d suggest buying a used 1LT trim simply for the transmission alone. Across all trims, this helped improve fuel economy as a whole. E85 fuel compatibility further boosts the fuel economy of the 2.4-liter engine, and it can now return up to 22 mpg city and 33 mpg highway.

    Compared to the 2009 or 2008 model, it’s clear this is the way to go. Considering you’re able to get better fuel economy on a higher trim level. However, if you like driving a stick and don’t mind the decreased fuel economy, then you’d be better off buying a used 2009 or 2008 model because you can get the base trim for even less money.


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  • 2011 Chevy Malibu

    2011 Chevy Malibu

    In 2011, the Malibu still remained a top contender in the ever competitive mid-size family sedan market. Therefore, it only received a few minor changes. These included new wheel designs and a standard six-speed automatic transmission across all models. Even if it was considered minor, having the six-speed automatic standard on all trim levels is no doubt a pivotal power play. Since fuel economy and price are two of primary things shoppers look for in this segment of vehicle, being able to buy a base-trim Malibu (new or used) and still receive the same amount of fuel economy as a higher-level trim is a good advantage. More specifically when buying used, you’re able to save the most amount of money possible in both areas — starting price and fuel economy.

    This is the primary reason to purchase a 2011 Malibu, and you’re going to get the most bang for your buck with the combination of newfound efficiency (on the base trim) and lower price. If you want more power from this year, then upgrading to the V6 is still an option.


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  • 2012 Chevy Malibu

    2012 Chevy Malibu

    With the new generation launched in 2013, there were virtually no changes made. A few new option packages were included that take some of the higher-trim features, rope them together, and make them available for lower trim levels.

    So, unless you want a more upscale luxury feel on your base trim Malibu (if you can even find a used model that has had the optional packages added), then go for the 2011 model.


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