2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Consumer Review: Surprising Car from Chevrolet

2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx - Consumer Review

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

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


I really like this car. Plenty of room, good driving position (I am 6'3") and excellent fuel economy. City driving is 25-27 mpg and highway driving is 35-29 mpg. No lie. I added a K&N filter to my Maxx and got very good improvements in power and economy. Got it through the Employee Purchase program/rebate and got this car gor a great price. Had a couple of problems with it at first (fuel guage and tire) but were fixed by the dealer with no questions asked. Very quiet on asphalt, a little choppy on concrete, but all-in-all quite comfortable. Bridgestone tires will be replaced with Dunlop or Michelin at the earliest possible time. Outstanding safety features!

Best Features

Performance and economy are really good and the interior layout of the car is outstanding. Power pedals and steering wheel adjustments are great. Fits to the "Maxx." Parking ease with electric steering is nothing short of remarkable. Good tunes with standard CD system. Distinctive style.

Worst Features

Larger side mirrors, better factory- supplied tires (I think the Bridgestones on it are awful), radio controls on steering wheel (should be standard). Nothing else at all.
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