2005 Chevrolet Malibu User Reviews

2005 Chevrolet Malibu Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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"speed" 2 reviews
CONS
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Anthony writes:
2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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4

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Decent and efficient six cylinder motor

Cons

Long term quality

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2005 Chevrolet Mailbu Ls V6 Is Ok — Overall decent car but if you have the money, go for the 2008 and newer body style. Its overall a better car. This car is flawed in several ways. I have driven the newer one and its an improvement over this one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bernard writes:
2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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5

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Stylish, Gas Mileage, Dependable, Plenty Of Power, Automatic Headlights, The Security System Is OK

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Seems to be just a little bit hard to control in a strong side wind and seems to take a few more steering wheel adjustments to stay in the proper place in the driving lane.

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Review Of The 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Ls — I've been driving this car since September of 2005, and it's December of 2008 now, and so far all I've done to or with it has been oil changes, lube jobs, check fluids, change wiper blades, etc. The car hasn't been in the shop at all for anything else yet. I like it and it gets better gas mileage than my Ford, which had a 4-cylinder engine, and this one has a 6-cylinder engine. The Ford did get 30 to 35 at times, on the highway, but the Chevy Malibu gets 35 most of the time, combination city/highway, and it has even shown 39.9 on most trips, with one time showing 42.2 Mpg, but I think that was during a tailwaind. The Chevy Malibu has plenty of power to get going from a dead stop, and in fact, a couple of times the tires even spun a bit when I barely touched the gas pedal, when I wasn't even trying to spin the tires. So far I haven't had any major problems with it, and in fact, the only minor problem I have had with it so far has been when I tried putting the parking brake on last Winter and pressed against the hood release by accident, breaking the handle off. I like the "style" of the rear tailights, and I like the way they look better than the newer models of the Malibu. The car had 8,000 or so miles on it when I bought it and it now has just turned over to 51,000 and no garage bills, other than the oil changes and when I needed to replace two of the tires, one of which hit a nail on the street and went flat on me, so I replaced it along with a second tire and sold the one tire that was still good yet. Sorry, the only pictures I have of the car right now are those taken after a snowstorm, so I uploaded a similar picture/image downloaded from the Internet that looks about the same as what I have, which is Charcoal Grey in color. Performance = Great, except a little hard to hold the road in a strong cross-wind, Quality = So far no squeeks, rattles or any repairs, Appearance = Great, especially the way the tailights look, and I don't know why that was changed in the newer than 2005 models, they don't look as nice to me than this 2005 does, as far as the brake light or tailight lens go, The cost of ownership was nice, except of course when gasoline was over $4.00 per gallon, then it cost over $60.00 to fill the tank, at least at a little less than $2.00 per gallon it's only around $40.00 to fill tha tank, but the gas mileage is nice, especially for a six-cylinder car and it does seem to be fun to drive. I know that the outside rearview mirrors could be slightly different, but that's only a minor thing. One thing though, and that is, I just remembered while typing this, The "lid" on the sun visor, where you open it to see the mirror, broke on the driver's side, also causing the light not to come on, and a short time later, the passenger side broke too, but it's a minor thing which I haven't fixed, just like the broken hood release, which I'll replace soon as I'm using a vise grip or pliers to "pop" open the hood.

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abraxaswny writes:
2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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5

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Fast, relaiable and inexpensive to fix.

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Too small for a large family.

abraxaswny
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A Great, Reliable Vehicle. — This car is awsome. Drives like a tank through the snow. Smooth ride and fast. Great trunk space. I just wish it could truly fit 5 full size adults in it. I couldn't be more pleased. Thanks Chevy for a great all american vehicle!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Curtis writes:
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gas millage

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poor apperances

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05 Malubu — well the malubu isnt very attractive, and its slow on acceleration. but it does get good gas millage though. its a 4 cyl. the interior is typical. but it will get you to point A to B. i do recommend this car if your looking for a nice quiet drive that will get you to places without hassle. on the other hand it is quite pricy.

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Courtney writes:
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4

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Smooth driving and easy on gas

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seats get dirty fast

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My Sexy Malibu — This my first car the exterior is gold and on the in side th interior is begie.Having a cd player makes the car fun to drive when ur blasting some music and letting your hair blow in the wind.Very easy on gas ,Hanling and breaks are touchy

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Shaun writes:
2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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it is reliable

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to many sensors to change when they go bad

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Ok — the car is ok. i like that i will never have to change a belt because it doesn't have any but the acceleration sucks and i haven't found any add ons yet. i would like to upgrade the engine or add a turbo but none are available. so it will just be my boring driving car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Audra writes:
2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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I paid cash!!  no payment for me suckers!

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Cant say I have any real complaints

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The New Addition — Fun to drive. It has the 3.2 L so it has good acceleration. the ac has no real affect on it . Roomie, I havent had any complaints about the back seat and it comfortable to ride in. Great gas mileage. Remote start is nice. Windows will be tinted very soon. Gotta say Im very happy so far.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Josh writes:
2005 Chevrolet Malibu Base Review
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5

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It gets great gas mileage.

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Nothing sucks about my car.

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I Own This Car Now And Would Never Trade It N For Anything Else. — This car handles great. The brrakes are WOW. The build quality is great. The appearance is nice looking. The cost of the car is great in the long run. t is really fun to drive. I have driven other cars and they do not compare.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ben writes:
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Strong roll cage

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Seats are uncomfortable

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Malibu Is A Safe Car In Roll Overs. — it makes for a good car in roll over accidents. it's really built tough. I Absolutely hated the seats. they are very uncomfortable. The Performance was pretty good but I prefer the Galant's acceleration. it was a decent car once you found a a comfortable spot in the seats.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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mbyte writes:
2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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a very complete vehicle with great gas mileage

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only four speed available, don't know how to use the overdrive,don't know why m.p.h. is always orange,don't have owners manual

mbyte
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8.2 — very comfortable,economical,comes with a very nice cd stereo system,very fast car

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:1,000

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2014 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Great Color And Fuel Economy By bearball

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Was Nice For A Year, Materials Started Wearing Excessively By Nick

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2011 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Nice Car By Pat

Nice car, needs more trunk space. Power is great for passing and speeding up on interstate. Braking is great. I realy like this car. Wonderful on short trips. Longer trips is short on luggage space. W... Read More

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