Malibu purchased brand new with 205 miles. With regular maintenance and now high mileage motor oil it has been outstanding vehicle. While under warranty I have had to have the head gasket replaced and the catalytic converter due to coolant leakage. The dealership did forget to grease spark plug when replacing 'em and it cost them to repair their mistake for a fused spark plug. It has stranded me only once in all 265K miles when a main pulley froze causing the serpentine belt to break I had replaced two weeks earlier. Head gaskets have been the main issue and took advantage of having the timing belt chained twice so far.
Excellent acceleration! Great handling and Pperformance as I get 33-35 mpg Hwy 25-28 mpg city gas mileage is excellent. Huge trunk. Very comfortable for driving long distances.
Radio & cassette player still work/CD player quit long ago along with Radio's LED lights. I'm willing to loan this model back to GM/Chevy national headquarters to figure out what they did right and then give it back to me with radio/cd player that works and lights up! Poor paint on top of rear bumper