We were pretty sure, based on the images we saw of the Malibu, that it was going to be a winner. We're not 100% sure long-term, however, since we thought the Aura was going to do a lot better than it appears to be doing. Also, the previous Malibu was soooo snore-city that the '08 was surely ready for some shopper love.
We did find this article Malibu delivers (as promised) a bit odd with the
Nothing is more boring for a newspaper than a company actually doing what it said it would do.What's a newspaper? Who is reading them? Oh, no one.
General Motors Corp. promised the world it was going to make a fantastic midsize sedan. We scoffed.
The company said this car would have a world-class interior. The press snickered, while toying with different headlines: "Malibu busts" or "Mali-Snooze."
We were wrong.
Anyway, congrats to GM on successful launch of the Malibu. Even though it's only one month. And reliability is still an unknown. And Alison won't return our calls.