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2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
abraxaswny writes:
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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

Pros: Fast, relaiable and inexpensive to fix.

Cons: Too small for a large family.

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
Anthony writes:
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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

Pros: Decent and efficient six cylinder motor

Cons: Long term quality

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
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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

Pros: it is reliable

Cons: to many sensors to change when they go bad

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2005 Chevrolet MalibuReview
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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

Pros: Strong roll cage

Cons: Seats are uncomfortable

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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2005 Chevrolet MalibuReview
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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

Pros: Smooth driving and easy on gas

Cons: seats get dirty fast

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
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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

Pros: I paid cash!!  no payment for me suckers!

Cons: Cant say I have any real complaints

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu FWDReview
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Lots O Repairs! — after only 30,000 miles its in the shop every other day..., Just after warranty ran out... drives alright, mid-sized car, decent gas mileage, govt crash ratings are average. not really too impressed i love America but the cars are junk

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: looks better than a sentra

Cons: lots of warranty issues and many repairs

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
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My Malibu — The acceleration is great, braking is pretty solid also, and it handles well. It has not needed any repairs since i got it. It looks nice and its my first car so cant complain, it gets great gas mileage and it is fun to drive since it has a V6

Cons: the interior color

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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.

Pros: gas millage

Cons: poor apperances

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
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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.

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

Cons: 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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2018 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

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Car broke down I had to be towed. Family if five were left stranded after four days of ownership. Read More

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car was fairly and competitively priced. sales associate was WONDERFUL. the Malibu LT is luxurious and came equipped with a bose sound system and technology package that is amazing. 9” touch screen... Read More

2017 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

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This car is only missing the driver! Great Car, plenty of features. Great gas mileage! Great ride! Read More

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Purchased a new car, it is really nice. runs goods Read More

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