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2005 Chevrolet Malibu

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 32/Comb 25 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2005 Chevrolet Malibu Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.1
Out of 10

Based on 973 Ratings for the 2004 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.4/10
    Quality
    8.2/10
  • Reliability
    8.6/10
    Performance
    8.5/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.4/10

Dependable, functional comfortable car

By on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 176,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "mileage, flexibility of use and passenger space"

Cons: "best for four adults, or young family of five"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought my Malibu Maxx in 2004, and have driven it for 11 years. I have 175,000+ miles on the car and no major repairs(except for an accident-not my fault-to the rear of the car). I have had an excellent experience with my car. the back seat has a surprising amount of leg room, and even my tallest friends are comfortable. The roof is tall enough that I can sit comfortably in the front seat (unlike my seabring) and see out the front without crouching, or hitting my head on the ceiling when I sit up straight. The hatch back makes this vehicle able to haul large amounts of stuff, and I have even had ten foot long pipes and boards in the car when I put the passenger seat down. Also, it has more ground clearance than many smaller sedans, and gets 26 city and 32 highway, which is pretty competitive with smaller, less functional cars."

Great at First/Disaster Now!

By on Sunday, April 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliable at First, Comfortable, Lots of Space"

Cons: "Continuous Jerking Unresolved Jerking Issues."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"This was a great car at first. I owned it for 3 years and all of sudden, one day my car jerked and shook for several minutes. The screen read "Traction Control" and "Engine Powered". I was so afraid the first time, so I cut the car off and started it back and it worked fine for several months. The jerking started again and I took it to Midas. These guys claimed it was my throttle body after reading the engine light code. So they replace the throttle body and this issue happened once a week for 3 weeks. Then they claimed it was my "Re-learn Position" that needed to be set. Finally, they set it and it was fine for months, but it happened again and they claimed it was my "Gas Pedal Actuator". So I had that replaced. Overall after researching, I believe it is the transmission, the ECU or Throttle body sensor. This problem happens at least 5 times a year now. To avoid wasting money, I just cut the car off and sit for 5 minutes and then continue my day. After this car dies, I am going to purchase a Nissan. P.S. I took the car to Two Chevy Dealerships and they could not find the problem."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

Love my Malibu Maxx

By on Saturday, April 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 151,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Good size, good features"

Cons: "Don't make the model any more. No AWD"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I don't understand why they quit making this model. I have owned my 2004 Maxx for 8 years without any major issues."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Great, Reliable Car at a reasonable price

By on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 122,319

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Reliable, sunroof, heated seats"

Cons: "Weird thing with turn signals."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I loved my car. I purchased it new in 2004. It hardly required any service. Oil changes, new tires and a few tune-ups. The only little quirk was when the first rain would come (and it the Bay Area there isn't a huge rainy season) one or two turn signal bulbs would burn out. Sometimes I would have to replace the bulbs twice during the rainy season, but otherwise the car ran like a champ . . . until I got rear-ended and shoved into the car in front of me, totaling my car. I am going to get another one because it was such a great car."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Great car for me and my small family

By on Saturday, February 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 58,300

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great Price"

Cons: "Back seat not wide enough for three car seats"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"I have nothing bad to say about this car. Very reliable and gas efficient. I have grown out of this car but it has been dependable and easy to afford."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Very very good car

By on Monday, February 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 164,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"When I bought this car,everyone said it was not good car. right now I have eight years with the car and I can say, it's excellent car."

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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