I think the 2008 Malibu could have what it takes to steal some Japanese thunder.

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  1. GReddy EX

    GReddy EX Guest

    No, seriously :)

    These are older pics, but it's growing on me already...

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    Also, along with that, there's this news today...

    GM could move next Impala upmarket

    General Motors might move the next-generation 2009 Chevrolet Impala upmarket in order to prevent overlap with the 2008 Malibu, according to insiders cited by Automotive News.

    There's speculation the front-wheel-drive Malibu could steal sales from the new Impala, which is widely believed to be based on GM's new Zeta rear-wheel-drive architecture. The source told the trade publication it's too early to know how GM will position the new Impala, but a market analysis following the launch of the Malibu should give the automaker a good idea of what steps to take.

    The 2008 Malibu will be unveiled at the Detroit auto show in January. The most recent spy photos show a vehicle with a significantly bolder exterior design than the existing Malibu. The next Impala will seen an even more significant styling change, possibly introducing retro elements similar to the 2009 Camaro.
     
  2. SirLumina

    SirLumina New Member

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    Yeah I posted these a few months ago. It looks a billion times better than the current one.
     
  3. GReddy EX

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    Yea, I think I saw them when you posted them and almost made a repost back then :mamoru: But then I searched and was like "damnit!"

    I'm just glad they're finally bringing some of this front end treatment into it...

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  4. BLoG

    BLoG Scented Meat

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    Not with that faggot checkerboard paint job it won't!




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  5. CLOT

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    looks like a is300 from the back
     
  6. borborygmus

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    I saw FWD and stopped reading
     
  7. SirLumina

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    :mamoru:

    They'll never be able to overtake the Camry though because they'll release it without a 4 cylinder right off the bat, when the 4 cylinder does finally come it will be too raspy and might still be mated to a 4 speed tranny, etc.
     
  8. wcbjr

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    Been there, done that.

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    Steal is right.
     
  9. GReddy EX

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    Yeah, but who the hell buys a Legacy? :o I was honestly SURPRISED to see they even have em in the U.S. for the 2007 model year.
     
  10. Mr. Kitty Litter

    Mr. Kitty Litter OT Supporter

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    Looks too long.
     
  11. Strife

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    Do not want.
     
  12. jaydub

    jaydub Every calling is great when greatly pursued.

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    if by thunder you mean loud farts, then maybe.
     
  13. Yoritomo

    Yoritomo dad's jar chimer

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    They said the same thing about the 97 Malibu.
     
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  15. 1.8

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    Looks like a maxima kinda. I still wouldn't buy that shit though, too big/heavy no matter how you spin it.
     
  16. quakefiend420

    quakefiend420 If you can read this, you're too close

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    i had an 06 malibu as a rental, they gave me the one with the 4 banger :ugh:

    motherfucker is slow as shit, feels like i had a carload of people and a trailer on the back when it was just me
     
  17. mucky

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    Damn it, they're using those ugly quad round tail lights like the Cobalt coupes. And I highly doubt the Malibu will be a retail sales hit especially when you count in that the Accord is ready for a renew for the 2008 model year.
     
  18. mucky

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    Also, GM competes way too much with itself. IMO, the Malibu will probably steal more sales away from the Pontiac G6 or more likely the Saturn Aura than it will from the Camry or Accord.
     
  19. dmora

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    LOL AT RX8
     
  20. trueimage

    trueimage Money from dirt OT Supporter

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    didn't you used to yap about renault's? sftu
     
  21. GReddy EX

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    You have GOT to be kidding me :hsugh:
     
  22. nosaj

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    needs more orange paint
     
  23. GReddy EX

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    I really don't think so. Look at the raised section under the checker mask...

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  24. 1.8

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    about?
     
  25. GReddy EX

    GReddy EX Guest

    What the FUCK are you talking about?

    You must be confusing me with "RenaulyFreak" You avless noob piece o' shit. :ugh:

    IL+1
     

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