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Mid-size sedan market compels GM to reduce Malibu's price

GasBuddy Blog -- For GM to react so quickly --in February-- suggests they see a vibrant market for mid-sized sedans this year and they wanted to give the Malibu its best shot right now at competing in a crowded field of good quality vehicles.

Or, as Nathan Bomey of the Detroit Free-Press says, they're cutting the price of the Chevrolet Malibu in an acknowledgment that it's falling below expectations in the ferociously competitive segment.

Either way you interpret GM's move, it could mean opportunity.

GM confirmed Friday that it had reduced Malibu's price by $345, $415 and $770 for the LS, LTZ and LT models, respectively.

The company cut the price for the Malibu Eco and 2LT models by $300.

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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 3:59:00 AM

how about an over all lowering of vehicle prices?
Sherri0622
Rookie Author Arkansas

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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 11:12:57 PM

it is worth a look, but the price-cuts listed in this article need another look also! As listed, they're not large enough to justify a trip to the dealership!
Zing20
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 12:07:23 AM

Cut the price some more, and more will be sold.
nicebuttco
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 1:29:20 PM

Wow
JDchefF
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:04:34 AM

Interesting, but still not interested in one.
coughlin
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 8:46:09 AM

They should have done it initially.
Alanj44
Sophomore Author Birmingham

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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 6:39:22 AM

The haters are going to hate,.. While I'm not a Mailibu buyer, I am looking forward to that Impala SS, the Holden one..
bell013
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 5:09:49 AM

Won't effect me.
RUNNLATE
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 3:00:39 AM

Hertz rents me the LTZ model almost every place I travel. Great car! But...at home, I drive an Audi!
ovillaone
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:57:46 AM

government motors vs toyoto and honda...good luck
WilW
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:55:56 AM

Compete with the Accord? I don't think so.
vulcan96
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:54:26 AM

they have improved greatly...
Z06KY
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:50:53 AM

We don't buy GM anymore, but the trucks are great.
fratt
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:46:16 AM

Old news.
tomok
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:45:10 AM

Mid-size sedan market compels GM to reduce Malibu's price? GM has to do something to stimulate vehicle sales, the Malibu will Not sell itself. There are other much better vehicles available and at a better price.
I will drive my vehicle into the ground before buying anything new, used, EV, Inbred, Plug In, diesel, hydrogen, alternative fuel, CNG, concept and certainly NOT a GM, Ford, Chrysler, Fiat, Prius, Tesla, Leaf, Volt, Peugeot or an NYC/Hurricane Sandy Special 'exploding submarine' Fiskar Karma Inbred!
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
sleuth696
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:45:02 AM

figures
hybridaholic
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:41:52 AM

Great cars.
D4444J
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:39:32 AM

Not so much of a price drop.
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:38:47 AM

Huh?
Jamer
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:37:51 AM

Old article.
SnickersDog
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:36:52 AM

Cool.
OldMan322
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:32:57 AM

"TDImons" Yes
otherdave
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:32:27 AM

Shhhh! Don't tell Uncle O. He'll just give them more money.
E350
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:31:02 AM

Gee, that might pay for the add on dealer charges.
TDImons
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:27:13 AM

IMHO, GM and Chrysler are where the Koreans were 10 years ago. They can't compete on quality (thanks UAW)so they need to offer more content than their competitors while undercutting their price by several thousands.

If I was in the market for this class of car, after looking at the Fusion and Sonata why would I go to a Chevy dealer.
F22Raptor
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:25:59 AM

hohum
Beboper
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:20:06 AM

old news
UseLessGasFolks
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:18:30 AM


My brother just got one a few months ago. Nice car.
MyRedSky
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:16:54 AM

or, the Malibu is crap. I choose answer B.
rmwarriors
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:15:13 AM

This car is ugly, looks cheap interior wise, and fall short in almost all areas compared to it competition. I do not see how this car will sell unless it gets deep discounts.
jmg144
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:11:54 AM

Overall, is there less demand for mid-sized sedans?
joko0
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:11:24 AM

How about a reduction in gas prices?
mrjames1818
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:11:08 AM

Trying to stay with the competition
wshutton
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:09:57 AM

Seams like a nice car. This just doesn't seem to be much of a discount.
jetlagAK
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:07:40 AM

Still not happy about govt. motors.
ldiggy
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:06:28 AM

Sounds good to me.
djgunrunner
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:04:32 AM

The market won again.
djp071158
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:01:54 AM

How many tankfulls of gas is this?
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 1:57:26 AM

Sounds good.
RayJ03054
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 1:56:56 AM

$345 to $770, that's less than the amount my taxes went up on January 1st. I'm sure GM is not worried, obama will bail them out again with our money.
Pozole
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 1:54:29 AM

...may have to go even lower...
pepinoNC
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 1:47:43 AM

OK
Glock26
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 1:42:36 AM

Good!!!
iFueler
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 1:40:55 AM


proper pricing can move just about anything
twobroke61
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 1:35:25 AM

wow what a big discount LOL
GoGoGoodyear
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 1:32:32 AM


I'll take "Not A Very Popular Car" for $300 Alex.
WantLowLowLow
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 1:28:43 AM

Wow, what a deal! I am getting one today..... NOT. LOL
SilliesRock
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 1:23:54 AM

That, and the fact that it's an ugly car no one really wants to buy.
Tiernan2012
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 1:23:36 AM

At least some prices are headed in the right direction...
badharley
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 1:22:40 AM

Try lowering the price by $1,000.00.
furiousfowl
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 1:22:15 AM

GOOD
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