2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I purchased this car used from a dealership, with 32k miles on it. I also own a 2005 Malibu sedan. I immediately noticed a clunking sound coming from the steering column when turning the wheel at low speeds. This is a sound I also noticed in my 2005 Malibu. I took it back to the dealer and they had to lubricate the intermediate shaft in the steering column. The shades to the sunroof also broke, so they ordered new ones for me as well. The car is comfortable, rides well and has good acceleration with the 3.5 liter V6. I don't understand how some people here are getting 29 mpg however, because I am getting about 18 mpg in mostly city driving. Disappointing mileage.
Roominess, comfort. Fold down rear seats allows you to carry a lot of cargo. Good engine performance.
Steering column problems. Sunroof shades are cheap. The remote lock sometimes doesn't want to work.