2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Consumer Review: Great Car

2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx - Consumer Review

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LS 4dr Hatchback (3.5L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Great Car
By Steve on


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


This is the best value I have ever owned in a car. I purchased for $13,400 2.5 yrs ago and still worth 10- 10.5k, just got 33 mpg on a 200 mile trip going 62mph. Great handling and acceleration. Quiet motor, hasn't seen the dealer since I have owned it. Purchased with 11k, now has 52.5k. Chose over an Impala since designed and handled like a more expensive import.

Best Features

MPG 30+ in the summer, handling, large interior space, most comfort and leg room in a back seat for any mid size car.

Worst Features

Get rid of the canvas type seat. Many cars seem to be going with this type of cloth. Would rather see a firm yet soft cloth. Rear brakes need pads a rotors at 45k and I am a pokey soft braking driver?
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