2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I purchased my Malibu Maxx in Dec of 2005 and already have 50,000 miles of trouble free, economical and handy driving. I say handy because the interior layout of the Maxx accomodates a 8 foot ladder with room to spare. I have averaged over 38 mpg several times driving I95 in Florida. I have rented a Dodge Caliber while traveling and find that it is no comparison to the Maxx. The Caliber is noisy and the interior is not nearly as nice as the Maxx. With the deals out there I highly recommend the Maxx. An excellent value that is underappreciated by most buyers.
Interior room is fantastic. MPG is phenomenal. A great basic car for urban use
They have addressed the performance issue with the SS model. Would like to see other interior color choices however. Black interiors or not everyone's favorite