Pros: What do you like about your 2006 Chevrolet Malibu? Simply an easy car to drive. Comfortable, Quiet, Roomy, Good Gas Mileage, Nice instruments, Many power options are included in the base model, Reliable, Trip computer and Oil life Monitor, Regular maintenance tasks are easy, Bright headlights, Large trunk and rear seats fold down opening to trunk, Larger than expected rear seat room.
Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Chevrolet Malibu? Small Glove Box, Interior show dirt and stains way too easily, Wiper control is confusing, Sunvisors break easily, Front suspension components wear out, Engine is noisey under load, Paint on radio controls wears off, Drink holders could be located better, Interior materials are cheap, Center armrest feels poorly made, Dome light switch feels cheap,
2006 Chevrolet Malibu Review: This is a 4 cylinder, Mid size, Family Car. It is not a sports car. I wanted it to be quiet, comfortable, roomy and get good gas mileage. It has delivered slightly above average in all of these areas. Again I must say, it is simply easy and comfortable to drive and does not fall short in any area. I have over 100,000 miles on this car and I don't think I've spent more than $1,000 on repairs. I'm excluding tires and brakes and oil changes from this figure.
The car has a few minor flaws but hell, it's a cheap car to buy. It is true, that if you push hard on the gas, the engine gets loud and sounds rough but it's only a 4 cylinder and when you take it easy, the engine is quiet and smooth.
I am a conservative driver and I am very please with this car. I would rate it good to excellent on long trips and I have often seen 43 mpg U.S. whiie on interstate highways.