2005 Chevrolet Malibu consumer reviews

$19,200 starting MSRP
side view of 2005 Malibu Chevrolet
84% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value 4.3
  • Exterior 4.0
  • Reliability 4.2
Explore the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

My Malibu Maxx!

My Malibu Maxx has been all over with me, I love it! Pros: Roomy, fast, reliable Cons: passenger window doesn’t work, from day 1 this car has had stubborn startups when hot.


Do your research before purchase

Purchased used march 4 2022 In a month the transmission went out costing me a tow bill found a used tranny reasonable price more big expense to install it at a real mechanics shop the car lot are scammers they switched cat converter for a pipe now the check eng lite is on perm. Have to get a new cat conv.so far it's running good my 05 classic motor died timing chain fell off in Feb.


I absolutely love my 2005 Chevy Malibu LT

With over 100,000 miles it takes me where I want to go! It will be a classic. Male consumers tell me, "I like your car."


Never had any problems

Older model Malibu still comfortable and reliable perfect car if you not looking to spend a fortune and ride in style and know you can depend on



Horrible! Stopped in the middle of the wrong- less than 15 minutes after leaving the dealership. Multiple dashboard codes popped up. Not starting - the car start bursting in smoke


Best Car I've Owned

I bought this car as a new 2005 model (i think I actually bought it in Dec 2004). I've had many cars over my driving live but the 2005 Malibu is my favorite. I got rid of it in 2016 when I traded it in for a 2016 Silverado. At the time it had a little over 200k miles. For that last 5-6 yrs I only put may 8K a year on it (used my company car) I really cant say I have had any major issues other than normal maintenance wihch I performed myself. I had the 6cyl engine which had lots of power and got on average 30-34 mpg which is basically what it was rated for. On the inside everything worked perfectly, I had the upgraded seats which were nice. The front seats were very roomy, the back not so great based on my passengers but unacceptable. I've had some decent cars in the past (current), nothing that I would say any were a lemon, junk or that I regretted but the 2005 Malibu was in a class by itself. Chevy did good


It is an excellent car

I love this vehicle. It has new breaks, new alternator, new work on radiator and pumps, new oil change etc. I have put a lot into this car. It is a make and model that did not use a timing belt so you so not have to worry about that!


Most costly car for repairs I've ever owned

Engine died at 93,000 miles thanks to a pulverized catalytic converter that destroyed 3 out of 6 pistons, costing 6,500 in Engine replacement and labor costs. Mechanic claimed such occurrences are one in a million but somehow I doubt this to be true. Aside from my being the supposed one out of a million, this car (bought used) seems to require wheel or axle related repairs regularly. Currently at 103,000 miles and kind of wish I'd bought something other than a Chevy.


Very reliable car

This car is very gas saver, Confortable. And safer runs amazing definitely is a very reliable car . The finished is very nice the space is perfect


Ok car gets me to where I need to be

It's an ok vehicle I think I got mistaken only cause I had my two babies with me the car I paid for should have only been 0-90$ literally according to KBB