I had 3 Malibu's 2006, totaled by a drunk driver.
2006, totaled by a bus. Car accelerated into traffic. I reversed as my choice was a gasoline tanker and a bus.
2011 : This car from day one has been a lemon.
It is getting worse. I have 18 k on the car. I get 21 miles on open highway and 17 in city.
I have been told by GM to put 20 more thousand miles to loosen it up. Door on drivers side leaks and has "been" fixed only to leak worse. At 40 mph there is a dinging in the right rear. At 60 mhp under load the steering column shakes and rattles the whole car. If you let off the gas it quits. Dealer told me this is "normal".
Transmission fluid is dark brow..."normal" too.