Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2005 Chevrolet Malibu?
Gas mileage excellent for this size car. Can maintain 32 mpg at 65 mph.
Sound system very good.
Tight body rattle free, and all body parts fit nicely, and good paint finish.
All havc controls work perfectly.
Cons: How would you improve your 2005 Chevrolet Malibu?
Spend more time and money to correct the many defects most owners relate to. Bulbs burning out, premature rear brakes wearing out, rack and pinion problems, rattling noise in steering column (dealer charged $100 to grease), my garage does free at oil change time.
Needed wheel alignment at 26,000 which dealer would not do free, causing premature tire wear and replacement at 30,000 mi. Unheard of for a new vehicle.
Seat upholstery stains too easily, always have to clean it. Seats also too hard, but this is common in all cars this size, unlike the comfort of my mini van seats.
2005 Chevrolet Malibu Review:
Overall, after reading the others reviews, I can't complain. As everyone knows, even Toyota has their share of problems. Maybe if GM were to be more concerned with quality, and being more responsible when it comes to recalls, I would consider another GM product. They have to do better before I will buy another car.
I have 95,000 miles on mine, and will probably keep it for another few years. It is running fine and hope it continues to do so. All manufactures have their share of recalls in all sorts of products not just cars. If they don't address those issues, they lose.
Rate this review: