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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS FWDReview
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Solid, Economical, Ballanced, And Fun To Drive. —

This is a good solid car with a good balance of qualities. The hatchback gives it a lot of utility, as well as a definite styling advantage over the sedan. Although the engine dates back to GM's 1980 X-Cars, and sounds a little coarse, it's eager and willing delivering sharp performance with outstanding gas mileage - I average over 30 on the highway and have seen as high as 36.7 on a 444 mile trip. The car is well sized, and its dimensions help deliver spritely handling from its lightly weighted variable electronic power assist steering system. The interior offers a nice two-toned appearance from the beige/brown/woodgrain color package - far "warmer" than the grey color package, though could use more storage options - especially in the cargo bay. The seats are very supportive and offer driver lumbar adjustment standard. The air conditioning is a little weak for a car with so much window area on days over 90 degrees. The rear seat slides is split adjustable with slide and recline functions and a fold down armrest. The auto transmission engages smoothly, and has a manumatic feature that really helps in decelerating, or commanding a prompt downshift. Very firm brakes from the four wheel disc system with antilock, they provide a highly linear feel without the "air brakes" affect some cars give when pressing the brake pedal. The audio system includes a comprehensive trip computer and offers extremely good sound for a stock factory system with good bass response, and distortion free treble, however the CD player does not read MP3s, and the system could use a few extra watts of power, and the speakers sometimes audibly "crackle" with too much bass.

Pros: Good all-round balance: performance, utility, economy.

Cons: A little cheap in the plastics department and hard rubber armrests.

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS FWDReview
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05 Chevy Malibu Maxx Ls — If u r a Chevy fan u might like it better than me. It over all ISN"T a BAD car, it's just not really what I wanted. If it where a comparable Ford, in the same condition, I would be slightly more satisfied.

Pros: Decent avarage car. Great on gas, Lots of room, Good sounding stero.

Cons: A prety avarage car. Nothing that stands out in a crowd at all.

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS FWDReview
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2005 Malibu Maxx Ls — Great family car! First four-door hatchback I've ever seen. The side curtain airbags keep the kids safe in the back seat and they even have two sunroofs to let the sun in. Each side has a retractable shade, so if one kid is hot and one wants their sunroof open, everyone stays happy. The back seat also has a separate cd player/radio so the kids can listen to their music on the headphones and you can listen to yours. Great acceleration and handling. The best part about it is the gas mileage. A V6 that is averaging 29 mpg! Plus, it's fun to drive and looks good.

Pros: Too many to list.

Cons: Remote start issues.

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT FWDReview
Molly writes:
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I Love My Car — Performance - ~ V6 Engine ~ Excellent braking, I should know I 've had to slam on my breaks. ~ Handling is great, not too easy, but not too hard to turn Build Quality- ~ No repairs have been needed yet and nothing is not working. The exterior is very strong and will withstand a few minor fenders and hits. Appearance- ~ A green hatchback that is excellent for tailgating. The inside is tan cloth with a middle gear changer. NOT A STICK SHIFT. Cost- Cheap. Fun- This car is so much fun to drive. I can fit so much stuff in it and I can fit a bunch of my friends. the seats in the back and the passenger seat recline and fold for even MORE room.

Pros: Steering, Handling

Cons: Look

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS FWDReview
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Great Versatility — Car is almost like a pickup truck! Fold down the back seat, fold the front, and you can fit some long lumber in there. Comfortable ride, decent fuel economy, great versatility. Sun visors don't stay in place, one or two misc squeaks/rattles.

Pros: Versatility

Cons: Sun visors

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS FWDReview
Vorice writes:
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Who Needs A Truck When You Have V - 6 Malibu Maxx — I own an 05 Malibu Maxx LS V-6 and enjoy the 3.5 liter V-6. I tend to show off at the red light when there is competition. My maxx provides excellent gas mileage in the city and awesome gas mileage on the highway. I travel to New Orleans every other weekend from Dallas and I can make my round trip on two tanks of premium gas. I recently sold my 94 corsica with 128k miles so with that said I will upgrade to an Impala SS when my Malibu hits 100k. I currently have 70k miles on it and I have not had to take it to the dealer for any major repairs except for two brake jobs where I damaged a front rotor.

Owner for 2 years, 5 months

Miles Driven per Year:32,000

Pros: 3.5 liter V6, versitility, comfort , gas mileage, handling

Cons: Front grill

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Reviews

Review By Xxdriverzxx

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