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Pros: heated seats
Cons: no room in front between seats
Advice: beware of potential power steering loss, and trunk latch problemsThe test drive was wonderful, very comfortable car that handles well on the road.
Pros: adjustable pedals
Cons: sideview mirrors
Advice: good value for the $$good handling,acceleration,ride,good seats, nice view, stops in a direct line, tires a somewhat noisey on rough pavement and need more grip in tight @ fast cornering
Pros: Remote start is fantastic. I hope I'm not wasting too much gas from using it. Also, the hatchback is a must!
Cons: Not a dislike, just a wish-list comment: The remote start needs an indicator to let the user know if successful remote start has been achieved. Also, needs greater range than 200 feet.
Advice: Try the LT if you want, but pay attention to the options packages. They are all different. Odds are, you will find an LS with everything you want and you won't need an LT. Plus, some things, like the DVD headrests, are upgradable later.I wanted this car before I even tested it and luckily, I was not let down. I even test drove the LT first, just to see if I couldn't live with an LS. As it turns out there are very few advantages to the LT. The LS has the same engine, moonroof and powerseats. Depending on the options package, the LT will have XM radio, controls on the steering wheel, etc. However, the main cost for the LT is the leather interior. I must say, in the 2005s, the leather interior was low quality. We test drove an LS and found zero difference in speed, handling, comfort. Over all, a very quiet ride, fast but with a very smooth engine accelleration, extremely practical. Wide wheel base for stability, but still a compact frame overall, very sporty. I am a very satisfied customer.
Pros: Hmm....DVD or remote start???
Cons: I wish the skylights would have been an option and not a standard.
Advice: Drive it !!!!!! Give it some GAS !!! You will love the look and power.WOW! I went from a Tahoe to a Maxx...Big change huh. Well to my surprise, I absolutely love the Malibu Maxx. I am getting the gas mileage that I need and the look and comfort that I want. Lots of room ! Many features. The DVD player is AWESOME for my little twins. The remote start is great ! I call it my 'grocery getter'. I am very happy with the car overall. It also has that 'GET UP AND GO' that I really like !!!! Test drive a Maxx before you make up your mind.
Pros: Fold down back seats
Cons: geadrests to far up
Advice: BUY its GREATGREAT
Pros: Pick-up with excellent gas mileage!
Cons: Height, giant SUV's block the road ahead. I usually go around and pass them.
Advice: Its a great auto for singles, couples, families, economy and style!I never intended to buy a Malibu Maxx. I was a Mercury Grand Marquis fan. A large powerful, comfortable, spacious, and safe were always my prerequisities. Last June, I planned to buy a 200r Mercury Grand Marquis LS, but the price of gas keep rising and the introduction of lowering the back seats to increase space made me change my buying style. Lower the back seats allows me to use my Malibu Maxx as a station wagon of a long ago era. Since I really have more than l passenger; this feature seemed perfect. The Maxx give great mileage, all powers, sunroof, traction control, all controls in the steering wheel, On-Star, CD, data features, include miles left and 2 trip odometers. Even the front passenger seat can be lowered if carring long object. The selves in the read are great for loading and unloading groceries. This is a remarkable medium-sized auto that is very versitile and inexpensive. (Under $20,000 with features everywhere! I have yet to see any magazine or study include the Malibu Maxx in its top 10 or even top 20. Why? Maybe its too good to be true!
Pros: Only redeaming feature is the DVD player in the back seat.
Cons: a grinding noise in the dashboard that has yet to be identified and the poor quality of materials used. Womping breaks, loose trim screws. squeaks, rattles, grease dripping from interior door panels. The car drives like it is 5 years old.
Advice: Have you driven a Ford lately? I used a GM employee discount. My husband has spent a bit of time at the dealership for warranty repairs and recalls.The test drive was ok. I wasn't extremely impressed, but I wasn't mortified either. I did notice quite a bit of road and other outside noise. But I didn't expect too much from a $27,000 car.