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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx - Consumer Reviews

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Malibu Maxx, An Excellent Buy
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By R. E. Laws
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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A fun to drive low cost vehicle! The looks are great. Even for a big man, the interior is comfortable. Only drawback, gas mileage could be better; however, since it is so much fun to drive, maybe I am at fault there. Do not care for the thumb operated switch on gear shift lever. Even the instruction manual doesn't explain its operation. Hatchback---great!


Best Features

Looks. Interior Comfort. Adjustable rear seats.


Worst Features

Remove moon roof over backseat. Replace with front sun roof. Develope all wheel drive version.


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Former Ford owners fall for the Maxx!
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By Donna
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Was dreading our transition from bigger vans to car, due to perceived lack of room. Was on a Ford lot looking at used cars and saw the Malibu Maxx and was drawn back to it over and over. Finally gave in and went for a test drive and was SOLD!! Couldn't believe how many luxury features and sportiness the maxx has.We have never driven a more fun vehicle. The back seat area is SO ROOMY and the back sunroofs are fun too. The many ways to arrange the back seats for extra cargo room are great.We are so happy with everything about this car.


Best Features

Sporty, luxury features,cargo and leg room; so many ways to adjust for driver comfort and safety. rear sunroofs.So many automatic features, it took us days to find all of them. Great gas mileage!


Worst Features

Chevrolet should definitely advertise this car more. Every customer feedback forum on every web site says the same.


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MAXXimum Satisfaction
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By NMeiring
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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After test driving this car, I couldn't look at anything else. I had been looking for something that would get good MPG (26.5 in town), have the extras that my Jeep GCL had, but still look sporty. I looked at so many vehicles, my husband called it my new hobby. The MAXX has comfortable heated seats, adjustable pedals, tons of cargo room, a smooth ride, wireless headphones in the back and is FUN to drive. This car deserves a second look and a test drive. Lots of pick up, feel secure with a super safe drive. With a sunroof and the rear skylights, the interior feels even larger than it is. Looking forward to using the remote starter this winter


Best Features

Heated seats, skylights in back, V-6, gas mileage, hatchback convenience


Worst Features

Power seats on both sides, locking glove compartment or lock box under back seat-Compass mirror on all models


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Surprising Car from Chevrolet
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By TallinArk
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I really like this car. Plenty of room, good driving position (I am 6'3") and excellent fuel economy. City driving is 25-27 mpg and highway driving is 35-29 mpg. No lie. I added a K&N filter to my Maxx and got very good improvements in power and economy. Got it through the Employee Purchase program/rebate and got this car gor a great price. Had a couple of problems with it at first (fuel guage and tire) but were fixed by the dealer with no questions asked. Very quiet on asphalt, a little choppy on concrete, but all-in-all quite comfortable. Bridgestone tires will be replaced with Dunlop or Michelin at the earliest possible time. Outstanding safety features!


Best Features

Performance and economy are really good and the interior layout of the car is outstanding. Power pedals and steering wheel adjustments are great. Fits to the "Maxx." Parking ease with electric steering is nothing short of remarkable. Good tunes with standard CD system. Distinctive style.


Worst Features

Larger side mirrors, better factory- supplied tires (I think the Bridgestones on it are awful), radio controls on steering wheel (should be standard). Nothing else at all.


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Outstanding Mileage
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By Dave
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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While the quoted highway mileage is 30 mpg, I have on numerous trips achieved 36+ mpg on tanksfull of gas, even at interstate highway speeds, with the a/c on and through the mountains of Tennessee and Kentucky. Find that the handling is quite stable at low and high speeds and that the acceleration is available whenever it is needed. However, to achieve optimum mileage you need to drive with common sense and sanity. Heavy footed acceleration will decrease mileage by 2-4 mpg quite easily.


Best Features

Like the computer displays which allow me to monitor mileage, average speed and miles remaining on tank.


Worst Features

Rear seat bottoms to fold forward so seat backs can be layed flatter.


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