GM rebates and other incentives convinced me that I could be happy with this stylish domestic vehicle. The ride is excellent, with the Saab platform. The 4 cyl. is a bit of a dog but the mileage I'm getting is worth overlooking this (28 ave., city.) The seats are comfortable and the instrumentation is easily reached and visually convenient. Real nice sound system for an "aging rocker"! Lot's of backseat and truck space in addition to the spacious front cabin area. Handling is adequate as are the brakes. The Malibu meets my realistic expectations of a quality car. It is not however, my Camry.
Telescoping steering wheel. Sound system Smooth ride
GM could reduce the number of trim lines for the Malibu to simplify the buying and comparison process. All base models should come with floor mats and cruise,for example. A bit more horsepower would be desirable in the base 4cyl. Anti-lock brakes should be standard. Currently not available on base.
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