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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
Chevrolet Classic Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.2 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 140 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 22/31 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Chevrolet Classic

  • Though roomy and comfortable, the Classic pales in comparison to the all-new Malibu. A bargain-basement price is this car's only significant appeal.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Smooth ride, comfortable and roomy interior.

  • Cons

    Lackluster interior materials, subpar brakes and steering, not as powerful or refined as its competitors.

  • What's New for 2005

    No changes for 2005.

Full 2005 Chevrolet Classic Review

What's New for 2005

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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

Most reliable car i've ever

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Classic Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

I believe most of these cars were either rentals or government fleet vehicles. I believe mine was a rental. At any rate, I have 165,000 miles on it and I put about 40,000 a year on it. I put new brakes on once, wiper motor and new tires. Replaced the serpentine belt as preventative maintenance and that's about it. They are not very fun to drive and handle like a boat after the suspension ages (not something I care about), but it is a great dependable car that is cheap to maintain. I will buy one for each of my kids when they are old enough.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

I hate this car

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Classic Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

I bought this car in 2006 with only 13,000 miles on it and it has been a nightmare. The first year I had to replace the brakes. There is a short in the system and I have been stranded more than once. I have had to replace the fuel pump twice and the transmission went out at 60,000 miles. Right now the car is parked because it will not start again, due to the short in the system. I am having problems even getting anyone to take it as a trade in. I will never buy another Chevy again after this experience.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Great car for the price

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Classic Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

I had this car from 2007 until recently (Sept 2012) when I was involved in a car accident. It gets good gas mileage for a larger car and doesn't require a lot of extra costs. I drove around 18,00 miles a year for work and experienced no issues. We only purchased new tires when needed and oil changes. The week before my accident we had to replace one headlight but that was it as far as repair costs go. It was a safe car as well, it took the damage in the accident, not me! I will miss this car. Overall, yes, I would reccomend this car. Is it fancy? No, but it is reliable, safe, and pretty decent gas milage.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

First car

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Classic Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

I bought a chevy malibu classic 2005 with 70000Miles for $5000 and i still havent had any problems im the 5Th owner according to the carfax and now i've put 12000miles not alot because i just drive to school everyday

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Wish i never owned it.

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Classic Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

My wife and son drive this car. The carpeting is too short on both sides, tacky. After 55000 miles I've had to change the master cylinder, rotors once pads twice and one caliper. One of the sway bars is broken. The anti-theft system malfunctioned and cost $450 to repair. I hate this car. After the sway bar is fixed, its up for sale. It is fun to drive.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Good/bad car

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Classic Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

I bought this car in 2006 with 30k miles. I had very bad credit at the time, and totally overpaid for this car. The Bad: The things Ive had to replace on this car is the front breaks, tires, heater setting plate, and the module box, so about $2,000 in cost. The carpet it cut too short on both passenger/drivers side but I was able to super glue them down. Sometimes if it rains A LOT then I have a leak on the passenger side. The Good: Overall, Ive had this car for 5 years and it still pretty much runs the same as when I bought it. I don't drive that much daily (only about 10 miles) but when I do have to take a long trip it gets great millage and is a comfortable ride.

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Gas Mileage


  • 22
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  • 31
  • highway
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