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Grocery Shopping – The Great Equalizer

No matter who you are or where you live, you will eventually have to go grocery shopping.
There are some go-getters who grow most of their own food and may just buy toilet paper or hairspray but even they need to go to the store occasionally and pick up “a few things”. For a family these “few things” can multiply quickly and after a marathon shopping trip,  it’s important to have a vehicle that can transport all of your bounty without smashing the delicates.

On the surface it might seem like the medium sized Chevy Malibu wouldn’t be able to accomodate as many groceries as an SUV or a minivan. So Chevy asked me to spend $100 shopping and then write about getting it all home in the Malibu and I am here to tell you that not only is it possible, it actually holds them BETTER. Let me explain: in my minivan, I have a narrow but deep well in which to stow my purchases. This means that I can transport a scooter or bicycle with ease but several bags of groceries eventually get stacked on top of each other for the ride home. In our SUV, there’s plenty of space to put the grocery bags but they roll and shift around with nothing to contain them. In both of these vehicles, I have eventually ended up with squished and bruised produce and even some broken eggs.

Not so in the Malibu. I was able to fit everything in the trunk which is deep but also long. I had plenty of room for my $100+ in groceries AND for the other few things I picked up at the warehouse store on the way home. The trunk even has a feature where you can lay down the backseats and use the whole space from the trunk through the back part of the car. I didn’t have to do that with my groceries (not even close!) but next time I’m hauling a bike or a scooter, I know I have options.

My family has really enjoyed the bells and whistles available with the Malibu (they insist I call people just so they can talk to them on the bluetooth enabled in the car!) but it’s important that any car we drive be able to accomodate all of our *stuff*. And the Malibu did that perfectly.

For more info on Polly and the Chevy, check out Gotta Love Chevy DFW.

The Girlfriend Getaway campaign is being sponsored by North Texas Chevy Dealers who gave a few chosen bloggers (like me!) a 2010 Chevy Malibu to test drive for one month and then asked us to blog about our experiences. Girlfriend Getaway has given us some fun missions to accomplish with gift cards to help us as we go. Stay tuned!

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