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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-03-2004, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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My 1995 s320 went to the body shop this week for some minor paint, key scratches, and dent, goof opened door and dented my car.
What I learned is that it is no fun to drive a 2005 malibu. this tinny piece of crap rides rough and banged me on the knee twice as i was getting in to the cramped little thing.
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If that is the case,... don't EVER try getting in a 190[:D][:D]
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Heh, funny you should mention it. My closest friend has a 1971 Austin Mini Cooper... about the complete opposite of my w126 1990 300SE. The Mini is about as long as my hood, and 2/3 the width. Driving that thing takes some serious adaptation skills. It's right hand drive, and a manual, so learning to shift with your left hand is quite tricky. And with it's 10" (I think?) wheels, it's hell to go over speedbumps. However, it can easily take corners at 60 mph that my Benz can barely squeeze around at 20, so that's always fun. When he drives the Benz, he always stops far too close to the car in front of us, not used to the weight the w126 has. Good times.
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Malibu rentals--[xx(]

not that my story is comparable, but I once was in an accident in my Dodge neon, They gave me a Malibu rental and all I can say is....

*NEVER* again.

The thing sucked gas(3 tanks in 2 weeks) handled badly, looked like junk and well, it was a chevrolet. but it did have a fun radio that showed the station name instead of just the frequency!

i once read a comment that i feel is apt:

the engineers at chevrolet once again amaze us with their new v6 that miraculously combines the power of a 4 cylinder with the fuel consumption of a v8.

thats the best summary of the malibu that one could ever write.

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OH GOD! LOL RENTALS SUCK!

I got a Chevy Cavelier when my 2002 S500 went in for its service appointment! How funny!
I went crazi!

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Heh, funny you should mention it. My closest friend has a 1971 Austin Mini Cooper... about the complete opposite of my w126 1990 300SE. The Mini is about as long as my hood, and 2/3 the width. Driving that thing takes some serious adaptation skills. It's right hand drive, and a manual, so learning to shift with your left hand is quite tricky. And with it's 10" (I think?) wheels, it's hell to go over speedbumps. However, it can easily take corners at 60 mph that my Benz can barely squeeze around at 20, so that's always fun. When he drives the Benz, he always stops far too close to the car in front of us, not used to the weight the w126 has. Good times.
u'v really have to throw the cars weight around, to make it do what u want....! [8D]
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Funny! Ironically I had a Malibu this weekend as a Hertz rental and found my experiences to be different. Not only did I get 30 mpg over 240 miles (it had a V6) my parents who drive an S500 and E500 wagon both commented how solid the car rode. My dad even joked about getting one and my mom only confirmed that remark! [:0]

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I recently had a Mitsubishi Galant as a rental while my car was in for service.

No offense, but although the engine was peppy, it was loud. The shape of the body made it ackward to determine the front/rear bumpers were. The feeling of the interior trim plastic felt rough and well, like plastic.

I will definitely NOT have the Mits on my wish list. Ironically, I think DCX has a partnership with them.


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Funny! Ironically I had a Malibu this weekend as a Hertz rental and found my experiences to be different. Not only did I get 30 mpg over 240 miles (it had a V6) my parents who drive an S500 and E500 wagon both commented how solid the car rode. My dad even joked about getting one and my mom only confirmed that remark! [:0]
Once that is truly confirmed I am gonna cry.

dealer:"Just curious, what automaker are you coming from?"
parents:"Mercedes-Benz."
dealer:"Wow, could you please hang on a second?"
parents:"Sure!"

the dealer runs into his office makes a quick call to the press and Chevy headquarters saying that former S-Class owners have decided to switch to the Chevy Malibu.

Man, if that really does happen, please tell us so we can cry together![:(]

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I will cry.... seriously.

My sister and her husband are over for two weeks from the Netherlands... their rental is called Chevy Cobalt. Loud, the seats suck and even the stereo is tinny (did not expect that in a US car). Next time they can borrow my ride.

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