by laurie28 on May 9, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my Maxx in late 2004. Steering issues every year. GM kept replacing steering. Finally used a "redesigned" component that solved the problems. Tire rods replaced. Recently had loss of power steering. started working after I stopped the car. Chevy will not check it out at no charge. New brakes after 1200 miles. Back seat lever broke off. Driver seat power adjustments broke. Remote start quit working. Key fobs with new batteries still won't open or lock doors. Hatch back won't open and when to Chevy 3 times to get it fixed. One thing. Great handling and acceleration!! I won't buy another GM vehicle. Ever.
by webber1 on May 6, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Have had many cars and makes over the years. The Malibu Maxx is one of the best I've owned (into my sixth year with 80K). Normal maintenace only, couple of wheel bearings, tie rod, ball joints, new steering rack and tail light assembly. Car is into its ninth year and still drives and looks great. (I have treated it with rust proofing every other year) Would consider moving up except there is nothing out there to replace it, so I keep driving this one of a kind car and loving it still.
by maxx_girl on Feb 19, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I have had many cars, new and used, from MBZ's to several other GM cars, and although my MBZ 300 was a work horse, I have never had a car I love more than this. Reliable, attractive, lots of leg and head room, can fit tons of stuff into it, great mileage on the open road particularly, just a great car.
by Watson on Sep 6, 2008 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
My wife and I bought it brand new. We haven't had any problems since our bumper to bumper ran out. Warranty covered the rear defroster poking outside of the exterior glass (replaced rear window), the steering knock (chevy extended a recall on the electric steering up to 70k), the left rear running light (twice) and the front brake rotars warped and had to be turned at 32k (I had to fight the dealer on that one).
by Barb on Dec 17, 2007 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Great car. Turns heads. People ask me what kind of car it is! I get 32 mpg on the highway, including in that figure is stop and go around Chicago. Car has a ton of room. I would recommend the car to anyone! Great fun!
by Malibu Maxx 2005 on Oct 17, 2007 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I was reluctant to purchase this vehicle due to several reasons. However once sitting behind the wheel and driving it, I was immediately sold. This is by far the best car I have ever purchased, in the meantime I have test driven many different make and models for comparison. None can reach the Maxx with its performance level and comfortability. It handles very well even with high speed, acceleration rate is excellent. One of those secret jewels, once you drive it you'll love it. In 2.5 years twice in garage for warranty covered issue. Suggestion: purchase leather only if you have children or buy waterproof seat covers. The light beige cloth material stains very easily. Stains won`t come off.
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