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Very nice car
Pros: V6 motor
Cons: Rear view mirrorsThis may very well be the best car overall that I have ever owned. Fit and finish is outstanding. I'm amazed at how quiet the ride is at interstate speeds. It's fun to drive, handles well, has great performance and mileage considering the V6. The ambient lighting at night is unique and wish it had more in the rear passenger area. The 6 speed transmission takes some getting used to when driving the hills and curves in our area. It lugs down too much in drive mode, but I quickly got used to using the manual mode with shift paddles when driving in those areas. Only dislike is the rear view mirrors are too small and field of view in backing up is very limited.
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: Fit and finish.
Cons: Small trunk opening.You get alot for you money with the LTZ . Excellent comfort, styling, fit and finish, power, and handling.
Best by far over previous models
Pros: Standard Turn-by-turn navigation is outstanding.
Cons: After six months, I have ound none.This year they removed the point protruding from the door pillar that would gouge tall persons getting in the front seats leaving a big black and blue spot on their thigh. The car gives a quiet and smooth ride. Mileage is great.
Cons: Fit of some body panels.It is a much better car than I expected. It does everything well and some things very good indeed.
an outstanding car
Pros: gas milage, engine performane
Cons: radio equipmentthis 2003 Chevy Malibu ia a great performer, with very good milage,average comfort, excellent engine workout and good suspension system.