Bought the Malibu new. Wife wanted an auto (4 speed), but not a six. Last one on the lot. Offered $18,900 total drive out and the dealer took it. Have put 47,000 miles on it with few problems. Only regular maintenance (tires, oil. air filter). Glad it has the timing chain and not a belt. Had to have the emergency brake replaced under warranty. Per dealer, emergency brake warning chime only works when going forward (not in reverse).
Drives really well. Feels more solid than the Camry it replaced, although I can't be sure it will hold up as long.
Cup holders are too small, too close together. Very annoying. Can't get two large cups in center and tall cups won't fit in door cup holder. Back seat has no center arm rest. Would like to have a lock on trunk release and glove box.