By mnfish on
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)
Bought car used in 2007 for $12,400 with 18k. Been driving it for over three years at 30k miles a year. Have 109k on it now and have had no issues. Replaced brakes once, tires once and had two easy fixes, one for a wheel bearing (covered under the power train warranty) and another steering linkage replacement, covered under warranty as well. Car is fun to drive, has plenty of get up and go with the 2.2 4cyl. The under coating has also started to go, and I have some surface rust in the wheel well started, but this is due to some paint being chipped.
Great power for the 2.2. Great gas mileage (30-35 on the highway).
undercoating could be improved, steering linkage could be improved. Makes noise but this doesn't affect the car, just has some play in the linkage.