2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Rather nice car really, there are some glaring if rarely dealt with design problems (the rear sunscreen system is scary, as are a few areas fingers rarely go. Lots of pickup all things considered, if you floor it you will find all the acceleration you need. The automatic isn't great at times, sometimes sticking to too low a gear. I get consistently better then the EPA gas mileage as long as A/C is off. Explaining how to work the back seats fold down/recline function is comical, but it is more that people don't expect such a "front seat" thing then anything wrong. Overall, I am happy so far, it rides, and handles well (though new tires are boon). On smooth roads it is shockingly quiet.
Turning everything off and listening to all the tires whine, and other engines on smooth interstate is kinda fun. Also has a very good electronic UI (you can roll up/down the windows car off, etc)
Better automatic (or a manual option), More efficient A/C, existence beyond the 07 model year.