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Thoughts on a Used 2013 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 2.0 Turbo

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Thoughts on a Used 2013 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 2.0 Turbo

One of my family members offers me to take over a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 2.0 Turbo that has around 50ks on it.
The car was purchased in June 2013 with 0% finance for 6 years, and I would have to pay for the rest of payments which is around $410(tax included) per month if I take over the car.
The Malibu is fully loaded with heated leather seats, bluetooth, touch screen GPS navigation, power sunroof and of course a turbo engine, but the turbo engine requires premium fuel.
Im going to lease\finance an entry level sedan(a Honda Civic for example) if dont take over this Malibu, and Im not sure at this point if this Chev Malibu is worth taking over.
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East Gwillimbury
Brand new civic!...seems like you are already hesitant to take the Malibu because of the premium fuel
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LTZ is the top of the line model. I would say price wise it's a good price.
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LoveRFD wrote: LTZ is the top of the line model. I would say price wise it's a good price.
+1. I'd much rather drive a fully loaded Malibu than a Civic.
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the turbo will blow up at 100k due to GM cost cutting
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44 months remaining at $410 a month equals $18,040 total payable. It's not a bargain by any means, but you will have to decide whether the known history of the vehicle and the equipment level makes it worth it. I'd rather have the Civic, myself - I've never driven the Malibu but most Chevrolets are mediocre at best and they suffer from high depreciation.
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george__ wrote: the turbo will blow up at 100k due to GM cost cutting
The GM 2.0 turbo has been around in form or another for a decade. The LNF could easily sustain 260hp. The LHU in the Regal GS could be flashed to 300 ft-lbs of torque. The LTG is uses in the ATS and current Regal with higher boots pressures. It's a solid engine,
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I rarely see the current Malibus on the road and whenever I see them, its always an old person driving it. The previous generation was much better than this one.
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george__ wrote: the turbo will blow up at 100k due to GM cost cutting
clueless.
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I believe 2013 is the orphan year, the car had another redesign for 2014

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