Ideal Rental Car - Not a car to own
By solistide on
2002 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)
Probably the plainest, drabbest vehicle that can be called a "car", an ideal vehicle for a rental lot -- doesn't stand out. Drives like a log on wheels, changing lanes is arduous, odd ignition placement: hard to reach in this car, blocked by oversized steering wheel. Horn pressure points on the SIDES of the wheel instead of the CENTER, and out-of-the-way placement of the drive stick. Problems I've had: ABS & brake system must be reset by dealer after any hard braking. Terrible handling, poorly designed seats, significant road and engine noise. But, it is also VERY safe, like putting an extremely heavy helmet on a baby's head when he first learns to walk.
Plain, no one in their right mind would want to steal a car like this. Low insurance cost.