2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Consumer Review: Not my '71 Malibu

2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Hatchback - Consumer Review

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Not my '71 Malibu
By cmeastern on


2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


While this is not the hi-performance,
head-turning, muscle of our dark blue
2004 Maxx has drawn looks, even from a
group of teen boys who said it was "a
cool car." The technology is quite a
step up from the 1991 Grand Am it
replaces, or our 1994 S-10 Blazer, so it
has taken some getting use to, and a lot
of checks of the owner's manual to
figure out everything in it. It handles
almost as good as our 1987 Z28 and has
very good acceleration for a V6 of only
3.5 liters (big step up from the
Blazer's 4.3-liter V6.) Got about 33 mpg
on our first 900-mile trip at mostly 65
mph four-lane travel. Very quiet, low
road noise. A fog light optio

Best Features

Front power sunroof is fun. Got model w/o DVD, but the rear radio/CD plug-in access in handy for those with diverging music tastes. Seats surprisingly comfortable though spartan and slightly hard, but overall door panels, interior, etc. seemed not as lush as the Grand Am we rep

Worst Features

Don't like the dimmer switch. Too far away to conveniently push forward and pull back if you have smaller hands. Weak center console hinge will fail early, its latch is too far back to conveniently use that arm to open it unless seat is fully back. Should offer rear deck spoiler and/or
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