The only reason we purchased this car was to tow behind our Class A motorhome. The Malibu is one of only a few cars with automatic transmission that can be towed without expensive modifications. The build quality being a GM product is questionable at best of course. Not much acceleration. A mundane "bread and butter" auto.
Gas mileage (31 hwy, 23 city). Tow-ready from factory
I've had this car a little over two years and I haven't had one problem.The v6 engine is powerful, it rides very smooth, and it's very easy to work on. The only money I have had to put in to this car was gas, oil change, brakes, and a tail light bulb. The A/C blows ice cold and if you take car of it, I recommend this car to anyone.
Powerful v6 engine. Big moonroof, sport suspension, comfortble seats, tinted glass
GM should offer rear vents, heated seats and a much better sound system. If I'm going to pay $16,000 for top of the line, I want it all, and that sound system just won't work. 6 speaker Bose sounds nice.
I've enjoyed my Malibu LS. The only problems I've been having lately are starting and staying charged up. And the radiator seems to run hot. But other than that I have enjoyed my vehicle. I would recommend it to anyone.
I bought this vehicle in 2004 for only $8,000. It was the best purchase I had ever made on a vehicle. I have owned a Mazda and Corsica and had nothing but problems. When I purchased this vehicle it had 17,000 miles on it and I was working at a state agency so I did a lot of traveling. I now have 83,000 miles on it and the only problem I had with it was a couple weeks after I got it the factory CD player stopped working but I was in a the process of getting a CD player installed anyways and all I have needed done is brakes changed twice and oil changes. Mechanically I have had absolutely no problems and it drives smoothly.
I love everything about the vehicle.
The only things I would ask for in the car is better ashtrays because they are hard to get in and out, power seats, and more cup holders.