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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

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Cute Sporty Car
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By VJF
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought used with 30,600 miles. Have had the car since 12/13/05. Drove in rain/snow/ice mix first day. Handled well, felt secure with traction control. Like the look and handling of the Maxx. Drove over 400 miles during the holidays with cruise at 70 and got 32.5 mpg. Have difficulty getting comfortable in the rock hard seat. Have only two electric adjustments. But the pedals and steering adjustments do help. Three adults in the back seat amazed at leg room even tho a little tight on seating and were impressed with sunroof and spacious interior.


Best Features

Automatic headlight setting. Alarm and locking device. Message and info center. Ease of parking. The hooks for grocery bags. Cruise on steering wheel. The clip on the window. Plug in in the console.


Worst Features

Improve the comfort of the drivers seat, too hard. Interior noise reduction. Maybe different tires than Bridgestone.


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To the Maxx
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By Amazine
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Our 1994 family Mini-van had to go. Serve us well for those years taking road trips up and down the east coast. I was in the market for another Mini- van until I saw my Maxx on the lot. Never thought I would buy a hatchback or even look at a wagon type vehicle. I narrowed my choices down to the vibe (too small),the new Mazda 5(first year) and the Ford Freestyle. I just love the Maxx from the very first test drive. It has alot more power and it handles extremely well. I went with the LT over the LS, it was money well spent. The heated leather seats, fog lights,traction control,volume controls on the steering wheel,manumantic,the fold flat rear seats are fantastic.


Best Features

Power,handling,lots of interior room. Driver information center. Fits my 2 boys in the back with all their luggage for a weeks vacation.


Worst Features

If I had to point something out it would be MPG? 21/29 I don't think it's bad especially since my minivan wasn't that great. Oh and those shades in the back for the skylight will drive you nuts. Don't use them.


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Maxx
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By kierkito
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Been very happy with it. Only thing I wish I could add is remote start and heated seats. When you buy one in WI they come standard but this car was a rental in Florida. Don't they want heated seats too?


Best Features

Sporty looking wagon...I dont feel like I'm driving a grocery-go-getter


Worst Features

Being able to add remote start once the factory has built the car, GM is unable to without voiding the warranty.


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You gotta buy this car!
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By Mark Z
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Here it is, one year and 30 thousand miles later. The car has performed flawlessly. I am surprized at the average 35 miles per gallon I get on the highway doing 65 Mph. Comfortable and quiet too. Lot's of pep from this adequate engine/weigth set. The negatives: The starter randomly sticks and and the car overcranks. The plastic housing on the passenger side front seat came loose. That's it. I am looking to buy a new one now.


Best Features

The great fuel economy 25/35. All of the controls are easy to reach while driving.


Worst Features

Put a little grabber on the bottom of the rubber cup holders so they don't come loose with a large drink.


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Maxx at 7,500 Miles
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By juswheels
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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We purchased our new 05 Maxx in June of this year. We haven't been a GM customer for a number of years but after a lengthly test drive, we decided to come back to GM. So far we've traveled about 7,500 trouble free miles. Not one problem or complaint. On the highway, I've consistently averaged 33 MPG and around town in the mid 20's. I am absolutely pleased with the Quality, Handling, and Design of this car.


Best Features

Rear Hatch, great utility with the fold down seats, adjustible rear shelf/table, etc. Well thought out interior design.


Worst Features

Not much. I am not a great fan of the large chrome stripe that runs through the front grille. Prefer the new "floating" bow tie on the 06 SS Maxx. Like I said, not much.


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