Chevy Turbo Charges the Malibu; MacGyver Gets Stuck in Malibu
The Chevy Malibu is in the midst of a transformation, a modern day auto renaissance that some may label an evolving. The evolving, however, is convoluted, so bear with me. Early next year Chevy is introducing the newly redesigned 2013 Malibu to beat its competitors’ releases in the uber crowded mid-sized sedan segment. But you’ll only be able to get an Eco trim model (2.4 liters and four-cylinders) of the redesigned Malibu until the new new 2013 Malibu is released approximately six months later in a base 2.5 liter Ecotec four-cylinder engine. At the same time, Chevy is releasing a turbo-charged Malibu, presumably to replace the six-cylinder version that will be discontinued. Nothing says manly like a turbo charged Malibu, right?
Nothing says manly like MacGyver, either. Until MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson) gets photographed next to his broken-down Audi in Malibu, looking confused and forlornly touching the back of his head in basketball sneakers.
Those who grew up with MacGyver will find this photograph both nostalgic and depressing. And not because of the over-used MacGyver cliché about (not) being able to fix anything with a paperclip. No, it’s because of how pathetic he looks. Is that really the best Richard Dean Anderson can do at 61?
Also…MacGyver’s first name was Angus.