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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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Its All About Value
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By Malibu Maxximum
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Hatchback LS 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Wow. I have been driving 25 years and
this car has been a very pleasant
surprise. Solid. Peppy. Base V6 Maxx LS
really is pretty loaded.

My sister in law has 4 cylinder Camry.
She spent $2500+ more, but got much
less. Now if this car is as reliable as
many of the recent GM makes, that would
certainly make this car a steal.


Best Features

Split rear cargo area. Reclining / sliding rear seats. Rear moon roof. Miles to travel, temp, and mpg readout is pretty cool too. Adjustable pedals and telescoping steering wheel simply marvelous.


Worst Features

The head rests were indeed bothersome. I quickly found a fix - on the first day I swapped the front and rear head rests. No more problem.


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We Will See How Good It Is!!!
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By Robert Lamason
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Hatchback LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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So far the Malibu Max has been a good
car to drive. It seems to have quite
a bit of get up and go. The rear view
is not so great, but it will do. The
car rides good for a car. Priced right
with the discounts and easy to deal
with the dealership in my case as I
will not hassel over price and I did
not have to, which is one very good
reason I liked the deal!!! Hope the
car holds up well as I have not
purchase a new car for many years.


Best Features

Good over all so far: about 2000 miles on it now.


Worst Features

Rear vision is somewhat restricted!


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All that wears a Bowtie...
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By The Cap'n
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Hatchback LS 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

We purchased our Malibu Maxx after
discovering it was a twin under the
skin with the Saab 9-3 and the Vauxhall
Vectra wagon, which we drove in the UK
on vacation. There are a lot of sneaky
neat features on this car, and while
not a top of the line Mercedes, it is
fun, manouverable, and a lot of car for
the money. Worth a look.


Best Features

Remote start, hatch releases. The sneaky little map pocket on the front of the driver's seat. Cargo cover. Auto- headlites which can be overridden.


Worst Features

Cloth seats could be a bit cushier, but they are comfy enough, even on road trips.


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Will not buy again
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By Craig
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Hatchback LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I've driven my Malibu for 7,500 miles
now and if I could get out from under
it without taking a bath it would be
gone tomorrow.

I drive 120 miles daily and this is
the most uncomfortable car I have ever
owned. The seat bases are far too
short hitting me mid thigh and
causing pain in my legs after only 20
minutes of driving. The electric power
steering is a poor choice and needs
more boost at highway speeds. An hour
of driving and my hands are cramped.

The suspension works great in town but
on smooth blacktop it sets up a
harmonic vibration at 45-65 mph that
shakes the entire car...very poorly
designed.

Tranny does not shift into high
without letting off the gas.


Worst Features

Start over with a clean sheet of paper.


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Great Car
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By rwa000
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Hatchback LS 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

We have always had either large
vehicles or sports cars , this vehicle
fits both of our needs and is fun to
drive. We did have a problem with the
head rests but all you have to do is
take them out and turn them around,
very comfortable and pretty fast


Best Features

Tilt, Power pedals , Cargo space and preety quick, reached 125 mph with no problem


Worst Features

better stereo and larger wheels


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