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Great car value-wise & gas mileage
Pros: gas mileage
Cons: how it handles on icegreat car for city driving-great gas mileage and does wonderfully on trips, very manuverable & sporty
Incredably roomy rear seat
Pros: roomy rear
Cons: sun-visorsAll the seats slide backward and forward. Even when moved toward each other there is still more legroom than most other cars. Bad: sun-visors, automatic lights(outside), front seat is uncomfortable, computer controlled systems sometimes slow. Good: power and drive responsiveness, stability, cruise control, sound system. automatic lights(inside). Rear hatch- lots of room in the back.
Pros: V6 engine and 32 mpg
Cons: Interior finish is blandV6 performs well along with good handling and a quite ride. Performs well in the city and has a decent road feel on the highway. Plenty of power for passing and the electronic shifting in low range is a great feature. Plenty of head and leg room with the 6 way drivers seat and adjustable pedals.(driver-6'6')
Advice: don't buy itVery cheap and poorly made. Less than 26000 miles and the suspension sounds as if it will fall off. Numbering has been worn off of must radio controls, and steering is lumpy, suggesting the suspension noises are also problems with the steering mechanism. Ragged cuts on the headliner make it feel less classy than my friend's Hyundai. Handling is fair, although upclassed by its serious competitors. Steering too light at low speeds, feels very artificial and lacks feedback. Brakes squeak and grind, and headlights leak water.
Pros: SPOILER & ALSO THE RADIO IS VERY GOOD.
Cons: I LIKE THE WAY IT HANDLES.
Advice: GIVE IT A TRY.WE BOUGHT THIS USED MALIBU (HAD BEEN A LEASE) 3 WEEKS AGO. IT HAD 8100 MI. ON IT. SO FAR WE LIKE IT, ALTHOUGH IT IS A LITTLE ROUGHER RIDING THAN WE THOUGHT. WE HAD DRIVEN 4 OTHER MALIBU'S & I ESPECIALLY LIKED HOW THEY HANDLED. THEY ALL HAD BEEN USED, & EXCEPT FOR THIS ONE, HAD ABOUT 25,000 MI ON THEM. THE SEATS ARE A BIT FIRM BUT I LIKE SITTING HIGHER UP. WE HAVE BEEN GETTING ABOUT 22 MPG IN TOWN, & 32 MPG WHEN WE TOOK IT ON THE FREEWAY ONCE. OVERALL, A LITTLE BIT BETTER THAN OUR OLD 1995 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX. AS OF NOW, WE THINK WE MADE A GOOD CHOICE.
Pros: the potential of motor 3.5 lt.
Cons: The material of sun visors
Advice: take care with the minimal noise afther they increasingMany NOISES!!!We buy this car in august of 2005 and start to make noise when turn left of right direction also some noise make at 65 miles/hr. in the windshield, the mirror in the sun visor don´t working; 3 time the car go to the deealer but the noises continuos increasing now start to make noise the suspension and the dealer say this is normal!!! Could you belived??
Advice: buy itexcellent