My first new car
By Jamie on
2006 Chevrolet Malibu SS 4dr Sedan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)
This is the smoothest and most quiet car I have ever driven. It is not the most fuel efficient vehicle, and overly-concious driving will still only earn you around 20 mpg... highway driving at 60 mph (on cruise control) will get you 23 or 24 mpg. The rear seats fold down to give a ton of storage space. I didn't notice any wind noise, but I have driven mostly older cars with lots of squealing and roaring. I'm an aggressive driver and it handles well... though it takes a while to stop because of the vehicle's weight.
The stereo is fabulous, and the remote start is awesome for cold winters and hot summers. The message radio that tells me how many miles I have left on my tank of gas, and the mpg display is very handy. 6 CD changer is convenient for long trips.
I don't like how long the center console is, it can be awkward to open or close.