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Is the new 2008 CHEVY MALIBU really just a SATURN AURA that had cosmetic surgery?

I think I read somewhere that the new Malibu is built on the same platform as the Saturn Aura. If so, why are they referring to it as bigger than the older models?


  1. The Aura,Malibu and G6 are all built on the same platform IE, the engines ,trans ,are about the same.the difference is what you can see,interior,body style price If I had to choose I would go with the Saturn.

  2. Yes, when two platfors get completely different bodies we call it a top hat. When two very similar bodies get different badges, like the Sliverado and Sierra, we call it a re-badge. The Malibu is essentially the same car as the Aura, which came out 2 years ago. That is why i don’t see why people are making such a big fuss about it. The Aura is a good car, but they didn’t do anything to really improve the car, and I personally think the Aura looks better. The Aura is a few inches wider and longer than the old Malibu, so yes, the Malibu did grow in size.


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