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Worth the money
By David Leptich on 07/06/10 09:54 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I bought this car in July 2006 with 13,000 miles. I now have 87,000 miles and am looking at my first set of brakes and new tires. I have had some front end work done both under warranty and last year for tie rods. This car gets about 34 miles to the gallon on rural roads. The interior controls are well placed and good to use when driving. The seats are comfortable in the front and serviceable in the back. Trunk room is good and the rear seats fold down for extra cargo room. I paid $13,500 used and I am pleased with the car.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Like it a lot!
By jojodancer on 06/12/10 13:17 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet Malibu SS 4dr Sedan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Interior could use some spicing up, it handles very well, kinda BAD on gas averaging 19.5 mpg (city & highway)but I guess that comes with those SS badges. Very fun to drive! Did have some issues with the intake manifold gaskets, be sure to have them checked out b4 purchase or be SURE to get an extended warranty that covers gaskets and other small inside of the engine parts.
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2 of 9 people found this review helpful
well I wish I had a ...
By bw on 05/30/10 14:29 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Got 153,000 on this 06 Malibu beginning to have steering problems and other issues still owe so if can't resolve might see how safe in a high speed crash
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful
electiric power steering
By David on 05/25/10 17:13 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Review

I just don't understand why the Malibu was built so cheap.I had to replace the I shaft twice and replace both inner tie rod end and bought at least three sets of tires. Why is that I bought the new Malibu because was tired of working on cars all the time, but guest what I still am. There is no reason for this. When my steering was going out I had to shut the car off to reset, unless I was driving down the road. This is a safety issue but the general motors will not recall this darn problem. Both I and my wife been fighting with gm but not response back to us. But I will turn this problem to nhsta. Some one needs to get this problem taken care of.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
It's A Sad Story
By Joan on 04/28/10 18:54 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Purchased this car in July of 2006 brand new.When I took it for a test drive I instantly fell in love.Little did I know what I was headed for. Turned into a full blown relationship with the dealership.I don't blame them.The service department is great!!! 9/06-Rustproofing was done. It's rusting. 1/07-Crankshaft was replaced. 11/07-Need new tires already. 10/08-Steering I-Shaft replaced, new rear brakes. 11/08-I-Shaft replaced again! 8/09-Replaced strut mounts, bearings and ball joints. 3/10-I-Shaft,ball joint,shaft kit and alignment.Tires are "Cupped" and need replacing due to road conditions. Bull, researched and found the problem is due to the struts and suspension.
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Good car, but a pain
By malibultx06 on 04/12/10 15:51 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Well it does get 33 mpg, it is safe, runs great. Everyone fights to drive it the radio is good. The price was right, bought as a demo. Had a steering clunk had it fixed under warranty at 20k now at 48k having the same issue. The service notice is 06-02-32-007f. And if it hasn't happened to you just wait every Malibu owner has had the same issue and it cost $400.00 to fix and the service manger at my dealership said it last about 5k to 20k miles depending on driving habits.
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excellent crash safety
By carbanks1 on 01/09/10 14:42 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Review

I had my chevy malibu for only 3 days when I was involved in a head on collision at highway speed. I was able to correct the skid almost completely before I realized the cruise was still set at 65mph. I tapped the brake to deactivate it, which caused the car to spin into the other lane of traffic. I was hit head on by another car with no injury at all whatsoever (I didn't even get whiplash). The airbags didn't go off, which was probably a good thing in my case. Although the car was totaled, I was safe.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
HORRIBLE!!! STAY AWAY!!!
By chevy55tool on 12/18/09 12:37 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Review

I bought this car for my wife with 25,000 miles on it. Within the first 3-6 months, the car began falling apart. We noticed that the entire front steering/suspension would dangerously shake when braking; The electric power steering now locks/unlocks at its own behest(EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!!!) which is a lawsuit waiting to happen; the front tires wear down at a ridiculous rate; the windshield/dashboard make a very annoying rattle when going b/w 45-65 mph, the CD player overheats; the sun visor wont stay upright; the dome light switch is very difficult to deal with; I love old classic chevys, but what a pile of dung for this day and age. Extremely disappointed.
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Love this car!
By Concord River on 11/21/09 08:58 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I'm happily surprised with the performance of my used Malibu. I bought it with about 60,000 miles last summer and have loved driving it since then. The only problem was a quarter fell into the seat belt clip and it was a little difficult to get out.
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nice car
By sj on 09/09/09 10:30 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Review

For the money this has been a great car. Bought with 6K miles and only a few issues that so far the dealer took care of. Tires did wear quickly but that's not cars fault. Gas mileage is excellent. At 35K miles now, we'll see how the next 30K go... Had considered Camry but got a fully loaded 6 cyl for almost half the price..
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