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GM cuts Malibu prices as sales lag

USA Today -- General Motors has cut prices on the Chevrolet Malibu in an acknowledgment that the model is falling behind its competitors in the ferociously competitive midsize sedan segment.

GM on Friday confirmed that it had slashed the Malibu 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 $300.

The basic model is now $22,805, including destination charges.

That compares to $23,030 for the lowest-price Toyota Camry and $22,470 for the least-expensive Honda Accord. Camry and Accord are the two best-sellers and the major competetion for any maker selling midsize sedans.

"It's no secret Malibu has had a hard time competing and has witnessed a sales slump of late. Pricing is one way to get in the game and ....


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millerin
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:15:43 AM

a good car!
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Straitliner
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 6:41:09 AM

Go Chevy ,Ford, and Chrysler. At least you didnt buy a piece of junk foreign car.
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mnrick041
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 3:30:04 AM

They would have to cut the price a lot more to get me to buy a Malibu. I test drove 3 of them back in 2011, walked off the lot and went to a nearby Ford dealership and bought a 2012 Fusion which in my opinion is a much nicer car. I still have the Fusion and there is no way I would trade it for a Chevy.
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 1:05:53 AM

Go Chevy...
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Amplion
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:41:48 PM

GM NEEDS TO WORK ON SAFETY & QUALITY !!!!

CAMRY, ACCORD, MALIBU: ALL ARE OVER PRICED & ALL NEED BETTER QUALITY & SAFETY !!!
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Zonk
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:34:08 PM

GM maybe should first start with quality and then adjust price.
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granitestater
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:19:59 PM

Never thought of the Malibu as an economy car.
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silverfox63
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:07:01 PM

Even at that price, people cannot afford a new car.
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69Bonne
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:05:22 PM

Big deal, $300-$700. Put another zero behind it. Drove one recently when I was on a trip. It was a nice ride, and good gas mileage.



[Edited by: 69Bonne at 2/10/2013 12:06:39 AM EST]
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JasTheAce
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:03:34 PM

chevy's are terrible
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N5EXY
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:03:31 PM

That is why it has always been called a Mal-a-boo-boo, MG_Sputnik!

[Edited by: N5EXY at 2/10/2013 12:07:08 AM EST]
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MG_Sputnik
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:59:02 PM

That's because the car sucks!
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:57:46 PM

desperation.
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lasriog
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:57:11 PM

Nobody called it an economy car granite, the article clearly states midsize sedan
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clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:56:56 PM

from the article...

GM on Friday confirmed that it had slashed the Malibu 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 $300.

The basic model is now $22,805, including destination charges.

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my comment...

Not enough money to make a difference to anyone seriously concerned about price. Very small discount.

And for a GM? No way.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:55:57 PM

the car has little going for it compared to the competition.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:52:19 PM

America lost its reputation for quality and value in the 70's out of stupidity and I don't see the grossly overpaid corporate directors getting any smarter or having any incentive to regain Americas reputation.
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granitestater
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:51:58 PM

I wouldn't call it an economy car.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:50:20 PM

GM is #1 automaker in U.S. (more cars sold in U.S. than any other automaker in the world) and #2 in the world only because Japan has a closed market and U.S. automakers almost cannot sell in Japan
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:50:16 PM

so does jeep...
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:49:11 PM

gm sucks
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:48:03 PM

So many stupid posts by people who do not have a clue
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:44:48 PM

Soon they will have to cut the prices to all of their vehicles
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:37:20 PM

Auto makers are cutting the price on several models by thousands, goes to show how their greed is out of control by asking so much over cost!
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:33:22 PM

They're not expecting another bailout, are they.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:32:41 PM

drop it to 1980's prices and i might consider it
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:32:26 PM

go bankrupt and get it over
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bvrbill
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:31:37 PM

They're not expecting another bailout, are they.
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emtrob2012
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:31:17 PM

lets face it....GM will never be better than Toyota...

American can makers can never beat Japan. the reasons ? 1)unions 2)they people of Japan takes great pride in what they make...its a different in philosophy
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:29:56 PM

cut sell
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:24:01 PM

They have to make a profit, but expenses are high. People have to learn to get by on a liveable wage and all will survive, but on inflated wages we all suffer in the end costs.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:17:12 PM

well...
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:16:48 PM

I'm still a proponent of American built. I hope cutting prices helps. But the surest way is to build the best car.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:14:36 PM

They'll need to cut them more than that
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:14:24 PM

Gee, they have to cut into their profits and bonuses.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:12:57 PM

sorry but the chevy not as good of car.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:12:37 PM

Sale....
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:11:10 PM

Lots of sales out there
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:07:48 PM

Supply & demand
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angieoke
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:07:41 PM

maybe needs to go a little lower, who can buy a new car with gas prices so high????
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:07:26 PM

They should sell these cars as compact if they want them to sell.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:02:16 PM

price it at 16,000.00 & GM will see a run...
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:01:33 PM

So, make them with quality and price them accordingly. If that means lower prices for them to sell then I see nothing wrong with that.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:58:17 PM

Government waste.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:57:47 PM

When they aren't selling, you price them where they will.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:54:51 PM

Garbage in, garbage out.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:53:39 PM

@drz614 - We are! Better to support American companies than foreign.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:53:15 PM

GM needs to get its thinking straight. Make a few cars well... not a lot of cars so so. Personally.. I think the Cruze is stealing sales from the Malibu and they can't see it.
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barbs24
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:49:43 PM

I still don't want one. Sorry
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:45:18 PM

why aren't the union folks buying these cars?
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