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    Default Company Car Change: Malibu or Impala?

    So they dropped a bomb on us this week and will be changing our Company Car Allowance to a Company Car. This means I'll stop receiving a monthly allowance for my car, and simply get a company car. The bad news it that it'll be a Malibu or an Impala - super lame on both accounts.

    Which one would you guys choose? My initial response was to obviously go with the Malibu, but since it will be 2013 models, it would be limited the 4cyl engine. Whereas the Impala (while terribly ugly) has the 3.6L V6 with 300hp. So I'm stuck trying to decide between to crappy cars.

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    Impala, more of everything to take the dullness away compared to a Barbie Malibu, as well, the Impala is nice and new, not many to be seen other than in your company lot and every rental car lot.

    Whichever is the newest body style, I would go with.
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    That fricken sucks...going from a Legacy to an Impala or Malibu. Either one I think you will be driving a boat.
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    Make sure it's 2013 impala if thats the way you go, since I think thats the first model of the new refresh.

    I'm currently in a 2012 Impala rental with my Ralliart in the shop and it's big, slow, doesnt corner and the interier looks like ass (and thats comming from someone with a crappy mitsu interier).

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    Isn't 2013 a new body style/redesign for teh Impala? If tht's the case..i'd totally go with the Impala.
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    Malibu is all new for 2013, all the review i've read have been very positive. Impala is all new for 2014, it was just unveiled at the NYAS last week and is suprisingly good looking. But you get a 2013 so go with the malibu.

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    Thanks for the input guys. It will be the 2013 LS trim of either vehicle. I just don't think I can stomach the ugly ass Impala. I've heard good things about the 2013 Malipoo...but it will still be a serius downgrade from the legacy, at least I'll have no out of pocket expenses at all with the new car.

    the new 4cyl Malipoo engine in the 2013 is supposed to do pretty well. Here's hoping.
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    I would say Malibu. I have test driven both and found the Impala to be very uncomfortable to drive.

    I Felt blind driving it and was more difficult to maneuver.

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    I would take the Malibu if is the 2013, they finally got rid of that ugly back end, the new one is much more easy to look at lol..

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    Malibu is actually quite hot looking this time around.

    2013 Malibu > 2013 Impala.

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    If the new Impala isn't out by the time you need to get the car, get the Malibu.

    The current impala is the most depressing car in existence or primarily built for non car people.
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    Originally posted by Xtrema
    That picture is at its very best. Like a chick whos is normally a 2, but looks like a 6 on her wedding day.

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    The 2014 impala is worlds better than the old one. They are moving it upmarket and let Hyundai and Toyota have the bigger slice of the fleet car pie. Too bad they wont let you wait for a 2014, it looks great so far.




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    What are you going to do with the Legacy?

    And I'd fight for the 2014 Impala, to be honest. That is a real shitty deal...just explain that the car you drive is important, and that if you're going to be forced to go with a Chev, you want to wait for the new model.

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    Originally posted by Xtrema
    Malibu is actually quite hot looking this time around.

    2013 Malibu > 2013 Impala.

    Especially



    vs

    There's no way those are LS trims. LTZ on the Malibu for sure, don't know about the Impala but I suspect the same.

    Either way the OP is going to get stuck with something near a rental car. I guess if I had to pick it would be the Malibu.
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    Originally posted by jonnycat
    If the new Impala isn't out by the time you need to get the car, get the Malibu.

    The current impala is the most depressing car in existence or primarily built for non car people.
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    I get depressed when I have to drive impalas at work... god damn they suck loads of ass

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