2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Consumer Review: Didn't Last Well

2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx - Consumer Review

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Didn't Last Well
By ChevNoMore on


2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Fleet 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Bought with 42k miles. Right away, started to have trouble starting and the headlights wobble causing a flicker effect (I've noticed this on many other Malibu I've seen at night). Both things were fixed, light problem started again soon after. Drivers door doesn't always stay open, has shut on my leg many times! Around 50k started to shudder at moderate speeds and when braking. At around 60k CD player started to not accept and/or not spit out CDs. The best part: 60k, 5 year old car, a pin shears off, the timing chain snaps, and $4000+ worth of engine damage- almost the bluebook of the car!!! Chevy covered some of the repair costs, but not enough in my opinion- it was a manufacturing defect.

Best Features

Roomy. Backseat has cup holders, moonroofs, and split-folding, sliding, reclining rear seats. Engine decently powerful.

Worst Features

Make hatch latch easier to find/more apparent. Overall: build a decent reliable vehicle, or at least take responsibility and improve the customer service when something this bad happens.
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