2005 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

4 out of 5

I bought a 2005 Malibu and am amazed at the quality!

Sep 30, 2007

I LOVE the car.......I bought nothing but Toyotas for years...the Malibu is the best car for the Money you can Buy!

2005 Chevrolet Malibu Base Trim


Malibu Maxx

Jul 28, 2007

This is a highly reliable vehicle w/many optional configurations. Given the gross driving conditions around here, the vehicle is very forgiving of minor distractions, and often sudden moves to avoid an accident. It is forgiving of reckless drivers of any age.

Given the mild use of this vehicle, one can only appreciate and rate the remarkably sure-footedness by the 'close calls' of normal use - really rugged road conditions are seldom encountered.

Interior dimensions are comfortable and everything is within reach. Coffee cup holders are poorly designed and the locations lead to driver distractions.

Everything else about interior design suggests "driver convenience" and "quality."

Thr price range is the only "out of tune"

characteristic of this vehicle. It can easily rise into the mid- upper twenties -a bit steep for the typical "average driver" looking for good, reliable, around town transportation that is practical and fun for occasional on-the-road excursions.

Given the flat foor access through the rear hatch, one can forgive the price gouging. Persons with even mild physical problems will find this vehicle easy-to-use. The rear hatch support system seems to be either too weak to hold the rear door up, or it takes "two men and a boy" to close it. Something in between maybe?? The rear wiper is well-designed and more helpful than most.

Given the measurements of an all-around good town & travel option, this is one of the best on the road. But watch the acceleration - it is ticket-tempting.

The SS powerplant is one of the best ever built - probably a bit too much raw muscle for such a quick reaction vehicle. just don't have quick starts and high acceleration too close together, or the front end will try to get away from you -it is a strain to control and makes it difficult to maintain a safe edge.

Please enjoy pleasant, and SAFE, driving!!

2005 Chevrolet Malibu

Review of 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

Jul 28, 2007

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