2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
My girlfriend at work had bought one, and after sitting in every single sedan on the market ever made for the 2002 model year with my Mother, I went down and bought one. I have not been dissapointed. I have a loaded LT. The cargo carring is great, road trips are not bad - NYC -> Chicago in a blizzard with 4 adults and one little white dog & loaded to the gills with luggage. Trip wasn't bad, and got 32MPG in all that. Wish it had a 5 speed & a better generation Traction control (Hubby has a '00 BMW 528, his is *nice*) but other than that - she's great.
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