2005 Chevrolet Malibu Overview

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Overview

The 2005 Chevrolet Malibu was one of Chevy's most popular entries in the midsize sedan class (although the hatchback version, the Malibu Maxx, never quite got the same traction with buyers). The '05 Malibu was designed to provide family transportation and comfort at an affordable price; competing with cars like the Ford Taurus, Honda Accord, and Toyota Camry, the 2005 Chevy Malibu distinguished itself with a range of options and luxury touches.

Three trims were available for the '05 Chevrolet Malibu: an entry-level Base trim as well as the more upscale LS and LT. The Base model came with a 145-horsepower inline-4 engine; LS and LT models boasted a 200-horsepower V6. And it's that engine power that gives the 2005 Malibu its popularity with drivers. Unlike many family sedans, the Malibu can really open up on the highway.

Another selling point is the popular OnStar option. Once again, this appeals to the family segment in particular; people concerned about safety were eager to invest in the instant-communication road service system.

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    My Battery Went In 2005 Chevy Mailbu Had Autozone Put New One In. Now My A...

    I had a battery die on my 2005 Malibu. Luckily I was next auto zone and they replaced it. Funny thing they jumped the car and it started but the ac would not work. When they replace the battery the...

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    2005 Chevy Malibu Won't Start

    I have a 2005 Chevy Malibu 2.2 ecotec. In the morning you can walk out there and start it right up with no problem what so ever but.. if you kill the car one time that's it. You have to wait hours...

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    Transmission

    Car runs fine just started not shifting into high gear. What can be the problem?

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    2005 Malibu Lt

    My car has had some issues lately with the done lights not coming on when the door is open. I have noticed people saying there's a done light override but my car doesn't have that it also doesn't h...

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    Inertia Switch

    How do I turn on/off the inertia switch in 2005 chevy Malibu and where is it located

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