The Malibu LT2 is a good vehicle with great gas milage. Being slightly smaller than the 2006 Impala, it is well worth the savings to purchase over the Impala if you do not have children or large passengers. Appealing to the eye, fun to drive, good gas mileage, a little noisy on the road, but a good car.
Movable pedals - adjust for me (6'5") and the wife (5'1").
The Malibu could stand to have some of Buick's road noise reduction materials/design added to it, especially in the suspension.