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By CPTBK124
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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We traded our 2003 Ford Expedition for the Maxx for better fuel mileage. After driving the Maxx for almost 12,000 miles; our family enjoys the ride, comfort and most importantly the fuel economy. We still miss the Expedition, but we are reminded we made the right choice when we are at the pump.


Favorite Features

The hatchback, a SUV trait. Also, the back seats have the same amount of room as the front. The kids enjoys the moon roof in the rear.


Suggested Improvements

I wish the seats were all leather. Not sold on the high tech fabric...yet.


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Arizona review of Malibu Maxx
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By Frank S.
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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No problems to report, no quality issues. Finding the V6 has plenty of power. Ride and handling are great for a car in this price range.


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A lot for the money
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By 4 chevies
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Rebates and discounts got me this $23,150 Maxx LS with preferred package for an even $13,000. I priced them for months and waited until the time was right.This vehicle has a great blend of features for performance, comfort, economy, etc.


Favorite Features

Too soon to tell, but the remote start, reclining rear seats, smooth ride, and economy sure come to mind.If the driver cant get comfortable with power seat & pedals, tilt & telescoping steering wheel, and lumbar seat back,....something is wrong somewhere!


Suggested Improvements

Neutral interior color is very light. Car needs mud flaps. Headrests are VERY uncomfortable


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I love My Maxx
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By mediagrl
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I just purchased my 2004 Malibu Maxx LT last week. A lot of features that are found on luxury sedans came standard on the LT; heated/power leather seats, remote start, rear sky light, and lots of safety features. The Maxx shares the Epsilon platform with the Saab 9-3 so it has a tight, tuned feel. The 210 HP-V6 engine gives the Maxx some power off the line.


Favorite Features

Heated Leather Seats, XM radio, rear DVD player, hatch-back style for cargo room.


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A lot of car for the money...
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By szerfas
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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We replaced our 98 Malibu with this new Maxx. There is an impressive amount of car here for the money when combined with all the rebate. This car is very quiet, responsive and powerful. The construction of this car is much more solid then anything GM we have seen before. Our biggest complaint is some initialy quality issues. We had a squeaky lift gate (dealer has not fixed), and an innacurate gas gage (dealer fixed by replacing tank). I find the reviews including edmunds don't give enough credit to the power with great gas mileage on REGULAR fuel, with the cost of gas very important to us. There are a lot of good ideas in this car and amazing amount of technology.


Favorite Features

Hatchback opening and storeage space. The V6's power and economy. Corners confidently. Quiet and smooth at high speed. Sliding and reclining rear seat!


Suggested Improvements

Overall build quality, initial problems should have been taken care of! Do not integrate stereo with car display system (no way to replace this stereo with aftermarket when it fails or you want an upgrade). Electric power steering does not offer right feedback, needs more work.


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