2008 Chevy Malibu Refuses to be Ignored, Tops J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey

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The Car You Knew America Could Build (but wish they would have about 15 years ago) has just added another trophy to its collection. The 2008 Chevy Malibu received top honors in the mid-size car category of this year's J.D. Power (and his various associates') Initial Quality Survey, beating out the fugly Mitsubishi Galant and GilletteFord Fusion, ranked second and third, respectively.

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For those of you keeping score, that's 30 awards the new Bowtie has racked up since launch, and someone seems to be paying attention: A local dealer friend of ours here in the D says he can't get enough Malibus to sell. Whadda ya want? Ya want 'em quick, or you want 'em right?

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[J.D. Power and Associates] (with h/t to Knoblich)

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ash78
Ash78, voting early and often

@grzydj: taking 20 christing years to catch up to the competition

I also wish this were a from-the-ground-up American design and build, rather than a cherry-picked Opel with a solidly European look to it (as opposed to Chrysler's weird, yet completely American revamp a few years ago). Beggars can't be choosers. That's why I don't beg.