So far so good with 1700 miles, flawless performance, fun to drive. Very fast with good acceleration. It is my wife's car and she feels very safe and comfortable in the malibu. Of course, I drive it whenever she lets. The ride and performance are really great for the money. Overall a great car.
Extremely smooth 4speed automatic with optional manual electronic shifting. Quiet v6 with plenty of low-end torque. Autostart great for cooling the car down before getting in.
Our rear passenger window had a scratch covered by the window sticker but the dealer replaced it no problem. We also had an issue with paint peeling from the inside of the passenger front door where it contacts the gasket and this was repaired by the body shop also free of charge. Free rental too.