Comment Of The Day: What Malibu Hybrid? Edition

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I really like the Chevrolet Malibu. It’s a competent commuter sedan in a world suffering from SUV-itis. And like Patrick, I was totally and completely unaware that Chevy had been building a hybrid version that was capable of 49 damn miles per gallon in the city. That’s within spitting distance of Prius numbers in a sedan that actually fits adult humans.

GM has a history of building cars that it should rightly be proud of, and then completely ignoring them. I should know, I bought one of GM’s large and totally unloved sons.

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For pointing out a thing I totally agree with, I’m awarding MP81 with today’s COTD victory. Congratulations. Don’t spend it all in one place. 

Jalopnik contributor with a love for everything sketchy and eclectic.

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My wife wanted to test drive a Malibu Hybrid last year. I also had no idea they even made one until she found it online (same for the diesel Equinox).

Our nearest Chevy dealer had one hybrid in stock. They wouldn’t let her test drive it, because they had it in the main show room and didn’t want the hassle of taking it out of there. So my wife realized this must be an exceptional vehicle that you don’t even need to test drive and reached into her purse and-

Got out the keys to the car we drove to the dealership and drove away. She test drove an Accord Hybrid a few days later, and we bought it instead.

The engineers at GM must spend half of their working days fighting the urge to strangle everyone in their marketing department.