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  1. there's a couple that are interesting, but we don't need more brands here in the US, I don't think.
  2. yeah, the 'fix' didn't fix the problem. PLUS, now this The following recalls have been found for your 2016 Chevrolet Malibu E2 Program Title: Stochastic Pre-Ignition (SPI) Causing Cracked Piston Program Description: Certain 2016 and 2017 model year Chevrolet Malibu vehicles equipped with a 1.5L LFV engine may have a pre-ignition condition that could cause piston damage. If this condition occurs, the vehicle may perform poorly and oil consumption could increase. In addition, a service engine light may illuminate indicating an engine misfire. If the condition is present, and the repair below is not completed before multiple pre-ignition events occur, a piston may be damaged and the engine may need to be repaired or replaced. Repair Description: Reprogram the Engine Control Module (ECM) and change the engine oil with ACDelco dexos 1 Full-Synthetic motor oil of the part number as indicated in the parts section. (In Canada use the exact Mobil 1 part number specified in the parts section). It is very important that only oil with the correct part number is used in this repair. What was a love affair with the new ride has me quickly losing enthusiasm and confidence this crap is borderline unacceptable.
  3. 2.5 - 3.0 turbo v6 should be the base motor.
  4. i made them check the dipstick before i went out the door. The receipt says 5 units of oil again. I mentioned several times to be sure to put the right amount in it and that the 1.5 takes less oil than the other malibu engines. got 44.5 mpg in my short stint in the hybrid. I will elobarate on that in a little while. So they replaced the oil pan, etc. But if the engine is overfilled and it blows out the engine seal i would hope that Chevy is getting on the horn with all these service departments and telling people to friggin check which motor!!!! I'm gonna look up the filter no. when i get home and see if they got that right too.
  5. I don't get the sense that anything stunning is under the camo. Caddy has not much clue lately about breaking any new design ground.
  6. rocking a loaner 2016 Malibu hybrid same color with about 70 miles on it for the day while they are fixing an 'oil pan leak' on my 1.5. i'm not convinced this is a defect, i truly believe they got the oil quantity wrong on the last oil change and it blew out something. Should be interesting to see if they screw up the oil fill again.
  7. yes to the diesel error and to the size thing. Defelt is on to something. I like the Mazdas but they don't give room. The 6 is tight in the rear. The 3 is almost useless.
  8. this would sell bigly here. I like the C pillar and beyond treatment here.
  9. HMMMMMMMMM CHECK THE OIL I PERHAPS SHOULD DO and that occasional burning smell, thought it was heated seats too warm
  10. when did LaNeve resurface at Ford? it's like these auto execs get shuttled around teams like people shuttle players on their fantasy football teams.
  11. the other bit i will add here while its relevant to tiny engines in this thread. my tiny turbo 1.5 in my malibu gets stellar gas mileage when the weather is warm and nice. Takes a much bigger hit to mpg in winter conditions. I have probably had 20-30% drop most of the time this winter, sometimes more.
  12. You hit it on the head dfelt. It's just like why all door knobs became levers. Twisting and grasping is very difficult for more people than others realize.
  13. The great AWD pony car experiment, should be interesting to see if challenger taps a market nerve. Pony cars are toys and that's why their sales are tanking in the age of CUV's