2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
This was my first new car, previously I owned a '98 cadillac Catera. The performance of the "200" horsepower V6 is incredible, the push button sport shift is precise, smooth, and makes for one fun drive. I am a big kid and like to sit in the back seat w/ my two daughters and play video games on the 7.5 inch LCD DVD screen. It gets way over 30 MPG (I'd estimate around 34) on long highway trips. Last summer we were T-boned @ 30 MPH on the passenger side by a Tahoe, -the car is fine!! This is the first new car my wife/I have ever owned. We couldn't have done better.
DVD PLAYER!! -in a car under $30,000!
Revise the oil life system. (I went about 8,000 miles on one synthetic oil change.)