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post #1 of 32 Old 02-27-2008, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Malibu sets a new record

Chevrolet's Malibu Sets New Record for Mid-Size Car

A Malibu is faster than a Lamborghini. Bet the house. Or in today’s environment, bet your house from 2006. The Lamborghini Gallardo goes from 0-60 in 3.95 seconds. The Chevrolet Malibu does it in 6.5 seconds. Still, the Malibu is faster. But I am not talking about mph. I am talking about shopping activity and Chevrolet has seen the Malibu go from 67,921 new vehicle prospects in October to 236,011 in December. That is an increase of 247%, becoming the number 1 shopped mid-size car three months in a row, including January. This is the first time a domestic mid-size has held the number 1 spot for three consecutive months – ever.

Last month my colleague – Powder Puff Ninny – shared that the Malibu may just be the chosen one in breaking through to import buyers of the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Well, before we get too far down the road let’s take a look at the quality of new vehicle prospects that Malibu is attracting. In other words, how serious are they about actually purchasing a Malibu and how does it compare to the Asian juggernauts?

Compete tracks monthly new vehicle prospects, and since the Malibu launch the results have been a proverbial hockey stick.

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All they gotta do is build em fast enough and this car will be a HUGE success!

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My local dealer can't keep one for me to look at!

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My local dealer can't keep one for me to look at!
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first time ever? how can that be?
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That further goes to show this one guy I know is totally wrong. He kept saying the Malibu must not be selling well because he never sees any on the road. And calls people names if they disagree with him.

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I'm really glad to hear this. I have yet to see any locally, but I'm happy that Chevy is shaking things up for Honda and Toyota.

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