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2010 Chevrolet Malibu

Day 1

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT
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I picked up my tester this week — a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT — got in and headed back to the office. On my way, I started to feel a little uncomfortable with the driving position so a few tweaks of the seat, a little tilt and telescope on the steering and on I went.

A few minutes later I felt the same: a few more tweaks, seat up; nah, maybe down. Then it hit me, I haven’t driven a sedan in a long long while, since early March to be precise. Since then I have been driving SUVs (except one week in a Yaris at the end of April) and I have gotten used to that high driving seating position. Hopefully I can shake that nasty habit, as for a few weeks I’ll be driving low to the ground, where I usually enjoy it more anyways.

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT
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Back to my tester, the 2010 Malibu. Starting at a base price of $23,995, the Malibu is GM’s mid-sized volume sedan. My tester is an LT Platinum edition starting at $27,760 and adding a power sunroof for $1,195, body-coloured side moldings for $145, XM radio for $260, tire pressure monitors for $65 and a gorgeous tri-coat white diamond paint job for $645.

My tester is powered by GM’s 2.4L four cylinder engine putting the power down to the pavement via the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. This combination is rated to achieve 9.4L/100km city and a striking 5.9L/100km highway.

Some other features on my $30,245 tester include: 17-inch aluminum chrome clad wheels, six-speaker premium sound system with Bluetooth, six-way power driver seat, heated front seats, UltraLux sheer suede seat trim, power windows, remote keyless entry and air-conditioning.

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT
MSRP as tested (excluding destination): $30,245

For more information on Chevrolet and the Malibu visit GM Canada

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