July 11, 2016 |
An old country song makes the case that "happiness was Lubbock, Texas, in my rearview mirror. " The extensively redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Malibu makes the case that leaving Lubbock in the new model sure beats escaping in its predecessor. This handsome new midsize sedan is nearly 300 pounds lighter than the previous Malibu (helping mileage) and has a longer wheelbase (helping ride comfort). And, it is now available with two efficient new turbocharged, direct-injected gas engines. But the real quantum leap for 2016 is the introduction of the first Malibu Hybrid, a roomy, peppy family car that has EPA mileage ratings of 47 mpg city and 46 highway.
May 30, 2016 |
2016 Chevrolet Malibu 2LZ: An American classic sedan gets an update. Price: A base price of $22,500, much ballyhooed in TV ads I've seen, shows GM is still aiming for the value market. The test model, however, was $34,285, with $2,490 going to two options packages emphasizing safety features. The base for the 2LZ is $30,920. Marketer's pitch: "The car you never expected. " Conventional wisdom: Oddly enough, Chevrolet also is carrying over the old 2015 Malibu design as the 2016 Malibu Limited.
February 21, 2016
Here are some other father-son teams who've done a movie together . The Smiths. Philadelphia native Will Smith, 47, and his Malibu, Calif.,-born son Jaden crashed a spaceship together in After Earth from Philadelphia director M. Night Shyamalan. The Stillers. Ben Stiller and Jerry Stiller most recently appeared in Zoolander and also share credits for The Heartbreak Kid , Heavyweights , and Hot Pursuit . The Douglases. Douglas men from three generations - Kirk, Michael, and Cameron - had screen time in It Runs in the Family . The Hankses.
May 1, 2015 |
IF YOU'RE looking to make some money, becoming a surgeon was a good way to go. But with health-care costs out of control and malpractice insurance through the roof, being a surgeon may still be better than being a fast-food worker, but the real money is in playing a surgeon on a hit TV show. Now that Patrick Dempsey is splitting with both "Grey's Anatomy" and his wife, Jillian Fink , the couple are putting their Frank Gehry -designed Malibu home on the market.
January 19, 2014 |
It looks as if the Malibu, Chevrolet's midsize sedan, has been "Civicked. " When the redesigned 2012 Honda Civic was roughly received by the automotive press, Honda didn't wait around several years for the usual mid-cycle refresh. It immediately went to work addressing the shortcomings and came out with a significantly revised version of its compact sedan the very next model year. Chevy has done the same thing with the Malibu it had redesigned for the 2013 model year after journalistic disappointment and disappointing sales left the GM division's marketeers feeling faint and nauseous.
February 24, 2013 |
The Malibu began life in 1964 as the Chevelle Malibu. The Beach Boys were in flower and this was your father's kind of Chevrolet. It was among a number of '60s machines worshipped at the altar of muscularity. The 1968 Chevy Chevelle Malibu convertible, for example, was available with a 427 cubic-inch V-8 that developed 435 horsepower. Button that engine to a four-on-the-floor manual gearbox and you could engender enough standing start tire smoke to shut down three miles of I-95. (And if your dad ever owned that 427 ragtop, I bet he wishes he still had it. NADA Guides says that car, in nice condition and equipped with options like the Rally Sport Package and the L89 aluminum heads, has a retail value of $63,000.)
November 2, 2012
* MALIBU COUNTRY. 8:30 p.m. Friday, 6 ABC. I'M NOT sure what it is about Reba McEntire that screams "wronged wife," but the singer-actress embarks on her second sitcom Friday in a role that once again has her starting over after marriage to a cheater. In ABC's "Malibu Country," she's doing the leaving, taking her kids and her mother (Lily Tomlin) and fleeing Nashville, Tenn. - and her country star husband - for the Malibu, Calif., house she never even knew she had, hoping to restart the singing career she put aside years earlier.
November 1, 2012 |
Welcome to Malibu Country , the land that time forgot. Reba's sitcom, getting a late and lethargic jump on the new season, is supposedly set in the present, but it's enveloped in such a strong '70s and '80s haze, you'll swear you're watching it on Betamax. The premise is that Reba (the country singer formerly known as Reba McEntire) is a country singer named Reba McKenzie who put her career on hold to raise her two kids, Cash (Justin Prentice) and June (Juliette Angelo). Too bad the title Carter Country was already taken - by a '70s sitcom starring Victor French and the immortal Guich Koock.
August 4, 2010 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Brandon Graham can buy a couple of beach houses in Malibu with his new contract. The Eagles' top draft pick, who signed a five-year deal on Thursday, will make $22 million in base salary with just under $14 million guaranteed, according to league sources. Graham, the first defensive end chosen with the 13th overall selection, said that he wants to wait until his second contract, however, before he buys his dream home. "I rented a house in Malibu just before I came here and I was just like, 'This is unreal,' " Graham said Tuesday.
February 4, 2007 |
When the 2008 Philadelphia International Auto Show opens its doors in about a year, General Motors will likely have lost its status as the number-one automaker worldwide, and Ford its status as the number-two automaker in the U.S. market. The 2007 show opened yesterday, and new cars on display at the Pennsylvania Convention Center through next Sunday will be the chips that decide which company is the king of the automotive world. The experts are betting on Toyota. "Ten years ago, that may have been unthinkable," Jesse Toprak, an analyst with Edmunds Inc., said of the idea of Toyota's surpassing Ford Motor Co. in the domestic market.