Magnum Wheel Man· Registered
Try telling them it's the new Silverado Sedan, SS sometime. You'd be amazed how many people believe you. Then again, I read the other day that 7% of adults actually believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows, so I might just run across more idiots than most.I just now tell people who ask, "Yeah its a Malibu SS. the SS package gave it Brembos and a ecoboosted 4 cylinder."
That there is funny as ****.[Scene: QT Mart gas pumps]
Him: "Wow, the new Malibu looks great!"
Me: "Thanks, man! I'm really liking it!"
*I glance over at his Lexus ES350, raise eyebrow*
Me: (While getting in my car) "You keep that Camry shiny now!"
*Press start, listen to perf mode come alive and settle into it's lumpy burble as I put my shades on then pull away from pump*
4 yearsThat there is funny as ****.
Personally. I tell them it's a Holden. Nobody knows what that is so I give them the readers digest version. GM made in Australia for only 3 years, this being the last. Corvette engine. BIG SMILE. :devil
I embrace this car as a Malibu with glasspacks.Someone new to autocross came up to my car and wanted a ride at our 9/11 event. I said sure, c'mon just before he said, "I want to compare this Malibu to my '16 Malibu." Before I had a chance to explain to him what the car was, everyone else in grid spoke up and educated him. I still let him ride, and after, he agreed that the SS was no Malibu. :grin
Definitely worth the thread revival. I hadn't seen that before. Good laugh."you keep that camry shiny" is the best rebuttal I've heard on this forum.......I will keep that one in my pocket.
You sir, are are a tasteless loon....Folks it's like so many other cars: a giant suppository. Suck it up and deal with the fact that it's not a good looking car. You drive it for the stick, the engine and the sound, among others. Those who drive it for its looks simply have low standards, and there's nothing wrong with that.
Yup. I kinda like the looks of this suppository. The sounds and acceleration are like no suppository I've ever................oh too much information.You sir, are are a tasteless loon....
Get 'em to repost it correctly!I just saw this in my SCCA regions rundown on autox events...
ITS NOT A CAMARO!
Cool plate, that's one I didn't think of. I ordered "GONE SS" just to make it easy for the uneducated masses. I haven't had anyone call my SS a Malibu yet, but one character thought it was a BMW in disguise. Go figure.Heh. I just ordered my custom CA vanity plate a few weeks ago: "NCE MLBU".
I'd rather explain the Holden badges than the malibu styling.
Most people I've talked to know what the car is, but I've had a couple people call it a Malibu. First time was last year at the NYS Fair when I saw a couple walking towards me from about 20' or so away as I was driving towards them. The wife must have liked the jungle green paint and asked her husband what kind of car that was...I saw him mouth the words to her "it's the new Malibu". I chuckled. The second time happened just a few weeks ago when I was talking with a younger guy in his early 20's who seemed like a car guy (we were talking about EVO's, STI's, and Skylines, so in his defense he likely was more a Japanese import guy). After talking about older Nissans he asks me about my car "that's the new Malibu SS right?" I informed him of what it really is (Holden Commodore imported here) which really didn't look like it registered until I said LS3 and rear wheel drive...then his eyes lit up. It really is sort of a travesty that Chevrolet didn't make more of an attempt to advertise/market these cars, but I totally understand their likely reasons for not doing so. I'm just glad GM let us have them over here, so I'll just deal with the Malibu SS comments and enjoy the ride.