Due to the Malibu starting
intermittently, the PCM had to be
replaced. After only three weeks of
ownership I am no longer confident in
my vehicle, (or the entire line).
Unlike myself you may want to do your
homework before purchasing a new
Malibu. Judging from my problems (and
other consumers, it appears that the
Malibu has electrical problems.
I am very impressed with this
vehicle. The car is very roomy, great
leg room, and great trunk space.
The sporty look is nice for a sedan.
Although the vehicle is good as far as
performance, space, speed, gas milage
both highway and city. I have had some
problems with the steering wheel. The
electical system malfunctioned and had
to be replaced making it unsafe to
drive. The remote start up is a good
option for cold climate areas. I am
also glad the 04 Malibu is in the top 5
as far as air bag safety -with it's
side curtain air bags. I would
definitly encourage the purchase of
this vehicle. You definitly get your
I like the fact that all of the contol
options for the vehicle are at reach
through the radio. I also like the fact
the pedal is adjustable - so that I
won't have to sit up on the steering
I would suggest the brake system be
changed so that the brake lights come
on when you get in your car. Also
althoug everything is at arms reach
through the radio, I think it could
also be a bad thing because you depend
on the radio to set and reset controls
for the car.