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Old 11-11-2015, 09:19 PM
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Someone over at VWVortex made this quick chop a while back that I think does wonders to clean up the Malibu front end. Changing the hood shut-line is impractical from a repair perspective, in that the way Chevrolet designed it, a low-speed crash would mean the metal would not take the brunt of the impact and you'd likely be able to get away without a new hood. But even just moving up the bowtie badge and flipping the foglights helps a great deal:

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Facelifted for 2019.

https://www.netcarshow.com/chevrolet/2019-malibu/



A step back. The face was already the weakest part of the Malibu's design, and it's even more the case now. The lower grille is too large and busy, and there's too much chrome going on everywhere.

It's too bad the front wasn't tweaked to more closely resemble the new Traverse, which has the best version of the Chevy corporate face.

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The two-grille look is simply terrible.
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Old 04-08-2018, 02:07 AM
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The two-grille look is simply terrible.
Definitely the grille to use if you want to kill off a car. Or send it to the rental lots.
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Old 04-08-2018, 10:06 AM
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Changing the hood shut-line is impractical from a repair perspective, in that the way Chevrolet designed it, a low-speed crash would mean the metal would not take the brunt of the impact and you'd likely be able to get away without a new hood.
You have a point, but your point is not the one of car manufacturers. The main reason for the high hood shut-line is pedestrian 'safety'. Car manufacturers do not care about how expensive it is to repair your car after you damage it slightly. If they did, there are many other areas where they would do it right, not only the hood.
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Old 04-08-2018, 02:16 PM
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Definitely the grille to use if you want to kill off a car. Or send it to the rental lots.
There's a lot wrong with the Malibu's styling. The line that begins on the front fender and strangely drops to the rear wheel is just strange. There there is the line that begins on the rear flank but disappears as it's going forward and which looks like it was supposed to meet the line that begins on the front fender.
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Old 04-08-2018, 03:21 PM
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There's a lot wrong with the Malibu's styling. The line that begins on the front fender and strangely drops to the rear wheel is just strange. There there is the line that begins on the rear flank but disappears as it's going forward and which looks like it was supposed to meet the line that begins on the front fender.
Like Mercedes and BMW, lines for the sake of them.
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