Two weeks ago we purchased this car for my wife and now with 657 miles on the clock we continue to be thrilled. She wanted an American car. The quality of this Malibu will stand up to any competition foreign or domestic. A recent trip over Thanksgiving saw 34 mpg. The car is solid, well equipped even as a base model one up from the price leader, very comfortable even in the back seat, fun to drive, and very well assembled. The ride is incredibly quiet with outside noise well insulated. This is in very way a quality car and proof that the US can produce world class vehicles. In its Imperial Blue Metallic finish, this car looks beautiful standing still.
Built in Michigan with US supplied transmission and engine, exterior styling, interior comfort, handling, build quality with excellent fit and finish inside and out,fuel economy, OnStar security, sound system, quiet ride, overall excellence in craftsmanship.
Only minor: Assist grab handles like the ones in my '09 Subaru Forester would be nice as would a rear seat center arm rest.
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