"Had a myriad of minor problems with the Malibu over 12 mo period. Had at least a month of shop time. Gas mileage never came close to predicted figures. However, it was a smooth and quiet ride, albeit somewhat underpowered."
"i bought this car about 4 months ago, and it has lived up to the chevy legend. great on gas mileage. i get 34 on the highway and 24 in the city. my car has the 4 cylider, but dont let that scare you. it has great get up and GO!!"
"The ride is excellent, car is powerful enough to get you around slow moving vehicles in a hurry, mileage is great, handles well in all road conditions. Somewhat sluggish braking but is good. The styling of the car is excellent although getting in to the vehicle can be a bit tricky, head room once inside is excellent. A very good vehicle for the price paid."
"When I upgraded from my old 4-banger Camry, my primary requirement was a modern DOHC V6. The Chevrolet Malibu's 3.6L is a genuine performance motor sourced from Cadillac, and it shows in the ridiculous low end torque. With a set of halfway decent tires, it'll easily best any car in its class (and a few more surprising ones) in performance. Handling is tight and impressive as well for it's comfortable ride.
I love the design inside and out, though my one complaint would be the lack of fog lights on the 2LT trim topping $25k even before the engine package. Kinda silly on an otherwise luxurious car.
It's been rock solid reliable, a pleasure for highway cruising, and a blast on twisty back roads with the paddle shifters. Love my Chevy."
"I PURCHASED A 2011 CHEVY MALIBU BRAND NEW AND I LOVE IT, IT HAS GOOD PICKUP, AND RIDES SMOOTH. THE CAR IS VERY QUIT, AND HAS A BEAUTIFUL SLEEK DESIGN WHICH IS WHAT DROVE ME TO THIS CAR WAS THE DESIGN. IT IS VERY ROOMY. THE ONLY DOWNSIDE ABOUT THE MALIBU IS THE QUALITY OF THE SEATING DUE TO WHEN YOU SIT ON THE SIDES OF THE SEAT AREAS AFTER GETTING OUT OF THE CAR IT LOOKS FLAT, AND THE CAR IS ALL PLASTIC INSIDE.. THE DOOR PANELS AND EVERYTHING WHICH COULD HAVE SOME FABRIC ON THEM, AND THE TRANSMISSION FOR THE 4CLY COULD BE A LITTLE MORE SMOOTHER, BUT ALL IN ALL IT SEEMS TO BE A PRETTY GOOD BUY AND SOUND AUTOMOBILE."
"I love the ride and the how quite the ride is.
Have the LTZ nice sound system.
I like the look of the car inside and out.
Would like a little more width in the car overall.
Would agree with others the trunk opening needs to be wider."
"Bought new in May 2008, other than scheduled maintanance has not been in shop for anything. Highway mileage is always over 30 mpg but the city driving is what's impressive, never falls under 23mpg and the average speed is usually under 24 mph. Will buy another when this one is wore out."
"I would stay away from this car. I leased one (thank God) for 3 years. It has just under 24,000 miles.
The steering motor was defective and caused the wheel to jerk back and forth when I was driving it. It was only fixed after I printed out forum posts and brought the car back in to the dealer for the second time,
The battery died for no reason on another occasion and twice the radio/cd player did not start when the car was turned on."
"I love this car it drives so smooth.very comfortable.reliable.looks like a mercedes for the price gas is good.onstar and phone is great.This car i recommend to all why have a 800.00 a month for mercedes instead buy this plus american made"
"This is an incredible car. It's been a long time since I saw a GM product that caught my eye but the Malibu is sharp and sleek. And offers a lot of standard features that are hard to beat, as well as a lot of delicious extras. It's extremely comfortable to ride in, making it a great car for road trips or day-to-day driving. My fuel mileage has been impressive so far. This car is a dream to drive - I love it!"