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forget malibu barbie, it’s malibu mama!

i was recently invited to the mandarin oriental hotel in washington dc for general motors’ ride & drive event. it was a great opportunity to hear all about chevy’s new vehicle and also to give the new 2008 chevrolet malibu a twirl.

Chevy Malibu LS


Chevrolet Malibu LS

here are some basics about the 2008 malibu:

  • it’s a nice looking midsize vehicle and it represents gm’s answer to the honda accord, toyota camry, and nissan altima.
  • the hybrid model starts at $22,790.
  • it has a great looking interior with six color combination options.
  • comes with onstar with turn-by-turn navigation.
  • also has xm satellite radio. need i say more?
  • head-curtain side air bags and front-seat thorax air bags.
  • equipped with standard theft-deterrent system.
  • and for some odd reason, the malibu comes with two handy-dandy 3-prong outlets which could be used to hook up a cell phone, laptop computer or as martin hayes, vehicle performance manager for the malibu, suggested, a blender. well, alrighty then!

okay, i’m not going to lie. i had no idea at all what this vehicle looked like before attending the event, but you know, i really dug the shape of it once i saw it parked in front of the hotel.  although i’m not a huge fan of the grille (it seemed a bit too manly for my taste), i definitely thought that in terms of how the vehicle looked, it was something that i would consider.

Malibu Hybrid

Malibu Hybrid

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