Revitalized Malibu Takes on Accord and Camry

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Old 18 Apr 2009, 11:40 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default Revitalized Malibu Takes on Accord and Camry

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=124091

I agree that the Accord is still the gold standard, hard to beat in
the midsize group. The new GM Hydramatic 6T/6L series is a very good
transmission, but Malibu's ergonomics need a few iterations, like the
way of Cadillac CTS. I wouldn't get the old 4-speed and certainly
didn't care for the low slanting windshield. Sure, Camry sells more
because it's always been the cheapest in this group. It's adequate but
you also get what you paid for. I guess Toyota doesn't build them like
they used to.

1st Place: 2008 Honda Accord LX-P
2nd Place: 2008 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
3rd Place: 2007 Toyota Camry LE
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Old 18 Apr 2009, 01:26 pm   #2 (permalink)
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<johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=124091
>
> I agree that the Accord is still the gold standard, hard to beat in
> the midsize group. The new GM Hydramatic 6T/6L series is a very good
> transmission, but Malibu's ergonomics need a few iterations, like the
> way of Cadillac CTS. I wouldn't get the old 4-speed and certainly
> didn't care for the low slanting windshield. Sure, Camry sells more
> because it's always been the cheapest in this group. It's adequate but
> you also get what you paid for. I guess Toyota doesn't build them like
> they used to.
>
> 1st Place: 2008 Honda Accord LX-P
> 2nd Place: 2008 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
> 3rd Place: 2007 Toyota Camry LE


I test drove an Accord once, very nice ride. Didn't buy it as back then you
couldn't get leather without a sunroof, and I needed the headroom. A friend
owns a Camry, and will not part with it. Sister in-law owns a Malibu, can't
get anything for it.



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Old 18 Apr 2009, 02:01 pm   #3 (permalink)
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<johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=124091
>
> I agree that the Accord is still the gold standard, hard to beat in
> the midsize group. The new GM Hydramatic 6T/6L series is a very good
> transmission, but Malibu's ergonomics need a few iterations, like the
> way of Cadillac CTS. I wouldn't get the old 4-speed and certainly
> didn't care for the low slanting windshield. Sure, Camry sells more
> because it's always been the cheapest in this group. It's adequate but
> you also get what you paid for. I guess Toyota doesn't build them like
> they used to.
>
> 1st Place: 2008 Honda Accord LX-P
> 2nd Place: 2008 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
> 3rd Place: 2007 Toyota Camry LE


Bullshit. Up here Honda is the car for ricers and other Asian gang members.
It ride too rough and is too noisy. HELL will freeze over before I buy one.
I will keep an eye on the Malibu, though.

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Old 18 Apr 2009, 03:07 pm   #4 (permalink)
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In article <NrpGl.22730$Db2.12450@edtnps83>,
"Sharx35" <sharx35@hotmail.com> wrote:

> > you also get what you paid for. I guess Toyota doesn't build them like
> > they used to.
> >
> > 1st Place: 2008 Honda Accord LX-P
> > 2nd Place: 2008 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
> > 3rd Place: 2007 Toyota Camry LE

>
> Bullshit. Up here Honda is the car for ricers and other Asian gang members.


Bullshit. Accords aren't. Civics are.
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Old 18 Apr 2009, 04:07 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Sharx35 wrote:
>
> <johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:c1a869ef-7ae8-48d2-b5fb-9d5d3fa6f642@u9g2000pre.googlegroups.com...
>> http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=124091
>>
>> I agree that the Accord is still the gold standard, hard to beat in
>> the midsize group. The new GM Hydramatic 6T/6L series is a very good
>> transmission, but Malibu's ergonomics need a few iterations, like the
>> way of Cadillac CTS. I wouldn't get the old 4-speed and certainly
>> didn't care for the low slanting windshield. Sure, Camry sells more
>> because it's always been the cheapest in this group. It's adequate but
>> you also get what you paid for. I guess Toyota doesn't build them like
>> they used to.
>>
>> 1st Place: 2008 Honda Accord LX-P
>> 2nd Place: 2008 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
>> 3rd Place: 2007 Toyota Camry LE

>
> Bullshit. Up here Honda is the car for ricers and other Asian gang
> members. It ride too rough and is too noisy. HELL will freeze over
> before I buy one. I will keep an eye on the Malibu, though.


Rides too rough? You'd hate a real sports car. Most cars seem to pitch
and wallow excessively to me.

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Old 18 Apr 2009, 04:19 pm   #6 (permalink)
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"Nate Nagel" <njnagel@roosters.net> wrote in message
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> Sharx35 wrote:
>>
>> <johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:c1a869ef-7ae8-48d2-b5fb-9d5d3fa6f642@u9g2000pre.googlegroups.com...
>>> http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=124091
>>>
>>> I agree that the Accord is still the gold standard, hard to beat in
>>> the midsize group. The new GM Hydramatic 6T/6L series is a very good
>>> transmission, but Malibu's ergonomics need a few iterations, like the
>>> way of Cadillac CTS. I wouldn't get the old 4-speed and certainly
>>> didn't care for the low slanting windshield. Sure, Camry sells more
>>> because it's always been the cheapest in this group. It's adequate but
>>> you also get what you paid for. I guess Toyota doesn't build them like
>>> they used to.
>>>
>>> 1st Place: 2008 Honda Accord LX-P
>>> 2nd Place: 2008 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
>>> 3rd Place: 2007 Toyota Camry LE

>>
>> Bullshit. Up here Honda is the car for ricers and other Asian gang
>> members. It ride too rough and is too noisy. HELL will freeze over before
>> I buy one. I will keep an eye on the Malibu, though.

>
> Rides too rough? You'd hate a real sports car. Most cars seem to pitch
> and wallow excessively to me.
>
> nate
>
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4 cyl. Camrys certainly suffered from that, at one time. However, my 6 cyl.
99 Japanese make Camry doesn't pitch and/or wallow.
If I WANTED a sports car I would NOT buy any Honda product.


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Old 18 Apr 2009, 04:19 pm   #7 (permalink)
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"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
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> In article <NrpGl.22730$Db2.12450@edtnps83>,
> "Sharx35" <sharx35@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> > you also get what you paid for. I guess Toyota doesn't build them like
>> > they used to.
>> >
>> > 1st Place: 2008 Honda Accord LX-P
>> > 2nd Place: 2008 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
>> > 3rd Place: 2007 Toyota Camry LE

>>
>> Bullshit. Up here Honda is the car for ricers and other Asian gang
>> members.

>
> Bullshit. Accords aren't. Civics are.


Same dif. A ricer is a ricer is a ricer.

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Old 18 Apr 2009, 05:11 pm   #8 (permalink)
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In article <YtrGl.22748$Db2.21089@edtnps83>,
"Sharx35" <sharx35@hotmail.com> wrote:

> >> Bullshit. Up here Honda is the car for ricers and other Asian gang
> >> members.

> >
> > Bullshit. Accords aren't. Civics are.

>
> Same dif. A ricer is a ricer is a ricer.


Just like a Corvette is a Chevette.
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Old 18 Apr 2009, 05:40 pm   #9 (permalink)
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"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
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> In article <YtrGl.22748$Db2.21089@edtnps83>,
> "Sharx35" <sharx35@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> >> Bullshit. Up here Honda is the car for ricers and other Asian gang
>> >> members.
>> >
>> > Bullshit. Accords aren't. Civics are.

>>
>> Same dif. A ricer is a ricer is a ricer.

>
> Just like a Corvette is a Chevette.


Both put together, resulting in junk.

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Old 18 Apr 2009, 06:30 pm   #10 (permalink)
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"Sharx35" <sharx35@hotmail.com> wrote in
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> If I WANTED a sports car I would NOT buy any Honda product.
>



Then what would you buy in the same price range as an equivalent Honda
product?


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