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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

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


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Gets awesome fuel economy. Going 55mph on a flat highway, after the car was already warmed up, I was getting 38-41 mpg. I get 31.8 doing low 70's on hihgway w/ moderate inclines. About 26 with regular suburban driving. I think the car has so much power GM probably could have emphasized fuel economy even more. I think GM was smart to make this engine a pushrod style, simpler, more fuel-efficient and more reliable than DOHC.


Best Features

AWESEOME Crash Tests; simlpe pushrod engine, with no belts or complicate moving parts; Much better than expected fuel efficiency; Great bump handling, Sturdy build; Hatchback


Worst Features

Could have a sportier ride/sportier seats, (they should make a G6-MAXX for those who want a sporty hatchback). Where's the Stabilitrack, Why make such an amazingly safe car and leave out this wonderful safety feature?


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Life in Maxx
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By Cobalt ss
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Excellent car with a lot of space, a good look and good performance for the price. A lot of persons said to me that they will consider a Maxx for their next car. No problem except traveling computer, but it was fixed now. I changed the tires for 4 Michelin Hydroedge and the car became more sporty to drive.


Best Features

The hatchback and the cavernous space behind me. And the special look of the car.


Worst Features

Tires, and isolation from the road


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Avalanche to Maxx
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By dennis headrick
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Good handling, good pep, good brakes, very versatile. Good gas mileage. Traded an Avalanche truck for the Maxx. Was tired of 11 mpg in city. If this car is as reliable as my Avalanche truck I will be very satisfied!


Best Features

Adjustable pedals. Telescoping wheel. Side canopy air bags. Six way power seat, back seat travel


Worst Features

Need self dimming rear view mirror. Rear moon roof is useless. Lumbar for passenger seat. Vanity light on passenger side. Beef up plastic hinges throughout


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Must have bought a lemon
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By Davidson C.
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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The day we pick up the car the factory remote starter does'nt work , then the sales men kills the battery try to get it work, then on the third day of owning this lemon (365 km on it ) the transmission starts to act up.(it would'nt go into gear.) And now less then a month later the starter is acting up.


Best Features

Its a nice looking car and has lots of room on the inside.


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A Nice Car
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By Tom Florek
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Just recently bought this vehicle, however had the opportunity to rent a couple for work travel. Good fuel economy, smooth transmission movement. It can get out of it's own way, but not at breakneck speed. A real good family car.


Best Features

The rear sun roof is cute, engine is peppy and smooth, it is pretty quiet considering it is a medium priced car, available XM radio was a God send


Worst Features

Although I like the color of my car (dark silver metallic)I think some of the flashier colors available on the Monte Carlo would be nice for this car


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