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Chevrolet Malibu Review: 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT1 added safety features

Big cars with elegant and stylish look have been the new face of automobile industry. However, people have always had a soft corner for small passenger cars. This is even evident with the soaring sales figures of such cars across the globe.

With the growing demand of the small passenger cars, numerous car makers have introduced different versions of cars at different times of the year, sometimes modified from their previous one or at times only changing its outlook. One car that ranks very high in redesigned version of its previous model is 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT1.

As the automobile industry has evolved towards a more usability approach, 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT1 has taken the centre stage, technically, physically and all other cars in its genre are getting eroded away from its competition in a gradual manner. Armed with an impressive dossier, this car goes one step further in terms of safety features than its predecessor.

It can be said without any doubt of hesitation that the special forte of this car is its safety features. With height adjustable seat belts, cutoff sensor passenger airbags and dual front pretensions this car is a treat to drive. Again, 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT1 is also outfitted with rear and front side curtain airbags, dual stage driver and passenger airbags and seat mounted side airbags in the front. This supplements to the safety features in its previous versions.

This car also incorporates some of the best known rear and front crumple zones, door beams with side guards, trunk anti-trap device and rear & front 3 point seat belts to better safe guard both the passenger and the driver.

If we are talking about safety features and we do not mention its security features then the description would be incomplete. 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT1 is equipped with state of the art locking and anti-theft system. Its locking system is fully tested, experimented and prepared for any sort of unforeseen events.

Considering the technical aspect of the car, it is also not far behind its customers. 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT1 is armed with high-tech vehicle tracking system with ultra-modern PASS- Key 111 engine immobilizer. On top of that, this small car also features vehicle anti-lockout facilities, automated powered programmable door locks and vehicle anti theft alarms.

Apart from the safety features, other features that make 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT1 stand out amongst other cars is its braking and traction system. Studded with 296 millimeter vented disc front power, 276 millimeter solid disc rear power and 4 wheel anti-lock brakes, this car is exclusive in itself.

The steering of this car feels good to grip and is of the right size. Steering is available with tilt and telescopic columns assisted with pinion variable and power rack. Furthermore, you will get highly developed entertainment, navigation and communication system, cozy and comfortable seats, spacious storage, quality interior and exterior lighting and other lucrative features that will persuade you to buy this car.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT1 is just a great example of amalgamation of innovation with technology. Though almost similar, it outperforms its predecessor basically on safety and security quotient.

Tech Specs

Body: Four door sedan

Engine: 2.4 liter I4 169 hp

Transmission: 4 – speed automatic

Torque: 160 ft/lbs

Power: 169 hp

Tires: SBRP225/50R17 BSW


For: Good on value and economy

Against: There is no option for dual climate controls

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