2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS 4dr Hatchback (3.9L 6cyl 4A)
Bought a new 2006 Corvette at same time. Maxx is my work vehicle. Gas mileage is low (approx 22 mpg overall), performance is great. Suspension can be a bit tricky near the limit. Brakes were typical Chevy, poor. Replaced with aftermarket calipers/disk/pads. No surprise here as almost all Chevy brake systems are weak. Overall, very nice car for the money. Maxx will run circles around all the midsize sports sedans until you get into M3's, S4's and turbo stuff like a WRX. I am happy.
Hatchback design with the shelf and sack hooks. Car is dog ugly but highly functional.
Not much to say here since car is discontinued. Obviously, brakes need help. GM needs to understand that like power, there is no such thing are too much brakes.