I purchased my 05 4 months ago. I've been in for repairs for 3 items; 1/ Loose front left strut that was replaced. 2/ Shifter assembly was replaced , the manual shift mode was inoperative. 3/ Rattling sound in the steering column, It's true that GM says they do not have an effective repair yet for this problem. Hopefully the car will be reliable from now otherwise I will sell it when the warranty expires. I decided to buy the Malibu and save the 4 to 5 thousand dollars over what a comparable '05 import would have cost. The car is a great deal used but I wouldn't buy it new as the depreciation is high.
Ride, handling, fuel economy, V-6 power,room, seat comfort, body stiffness, adjustable pedals, driver info center
Improve the styling and overall reliability.Improve elecric steering feel. Eliminate front folding passenger seat rattle. Fix the steering column rattle.