2008 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Overpriced

Chevy has announced pricing on the entire 2008 Malibu line, including the Malibu Hybrid. To get the 2 MPG more ( compared to the regular Malibu ), you have to pay a whopping $2795 premium over the LS model – yikes. Hybrids are all about economy – they have to save you money to make any sense, unless you bleed green. Let’s face it – most of us don’t, and are in it for the money. Asking me to pay $2795 to get not even a 10% increase in fuel economy is nothing short of insulting. And that price premium doesn’t even buy me a modern transmission – the same archaic 4 speed auto sends the power to the wheels. Just when you think GM is doing something right, they go and prove you wrong. This, folks, is why GM has been in a downward spiral for years. Not health care costs, not the union, this. Products that don’t compete – on price or performance.

Published on September 7, 2007 in Chevrolet

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