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Old 01-29-2012, 04:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My name is Chris, and I received my Bachelor's of Mechanical Engineering from GMI EMI. I focused on fluid mechanics, for the purpose of designing engines.

I have a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS, and there are plenty of things that I'm not happy with. It's rated at 30 mpg highway, which is dismal for a 4 cylinder imho. This site has already helped me get as high as 37 mpg highway. It's hard to p&g because the car is such a brick.

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Old 01-29-2012, 04:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome to EM! I think your 7th-gen 2008 Malibu is better looking than the current one. The proportions are spot-on and the lines are *clean*. I wish the Malibu Maxx had been continued with your-gen Malibu.

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Old 01-30-2012, 10:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks for the warm welcome guys!

cfg, i'd love the station wagon too...the insignia wagon has a Cd of 0.26
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thats a smooth running engine in those cars. 4speed or 6?
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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hi. i have the 4 speed auto. i'd love to swap in an F40 6 speed manual. better in every way than the auto.
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hi. i have the 4 speed auto. i'd love to swap in an F40 6 speed manual. better in every way than the auto.
I don't disagree with a 6speed manual being better:

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Partially through the 2008 model year, the 2.4L Ecotec was offered with a 6-speed automatic transmission.[17] to improve performance and fuel economy
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