I test drove a 2005 Malibu LS on a whim because I didn't like the back end of the Impala (Those plain circles!). I ended up getting in the car and compared it to any good quality export. The salesman gave me the keys and we took it for a test drive. I was so impressed, I had to drag my wife in a few days later. She never liked American cars, especially Chevy's. Despite her resentment, once she got in the Malibu, she loved it, too. We drove around for ten minutes and that was all it took. Chevy really did a great job n the Malibu! We've had it for four months now and we love it!
Style, finish and layout were all there. A quiet ride in a well engineered car. The imports got some competition with the Malibu!
Headlamps could be redesigned to look a little better.
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