2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
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car is good overall

by from chicago,ill on August 17, 2017

Car met our needs, aside for some minor issue ,car runs well, ride is good, some minor body rust, overall car is good.
Car met our needs, aside for some minor issue ,car runs well, ride is good, some minor body rust, overall car is good.
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Car vasly under rated

by from Elk River,Mn. on August 1, 2017

The power is good on this car.The mileage is from 25.7 to nearly 32 miles per gallon.It has been extremely reliable and cheap to own.With the rear seats that go back 4 inches and the hatch that is as ...
The power is good on this car.The mileage is from 25.7 to nearly 32 miles per gallon.It has been extremely reliable and cheap to own.With the rear seats that go back 4 inches and the hatch that is as wide as the car is it has been a great hauler for my wifes crafts and is comfortable in front and back.We have a 2004 malibu Maxx lt which was the top of the line in that year.Traction control abs brakes garage door opener heated seats etc.make it a truly great car.It appears to be bullet proof and at 175,300 miles still drives and handles very well.I guess wagons are out of style lately because I am surprised that It didnt sell better.It has been one of the best overall vehicles I have ever had.I wish chevy still made them as I would buy another one when I needed different transportation.It does everything extremely well.If you need a light hauler that is also a very capable people mover I would highly recommend this car.
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Best features

by from Meriden,ct on July 18, 2017

My family has owned this car for 10 years and it has finally come to its end. It lived a long great life. This is a great family car with lots of space. And has so many features, the console can tell ...
My family has owned this car for 10 years and it has finally come to its end. It lived a long great life. This is a great family car with lots of space. And has so many features, the console can tell you just about anything you need to know about the car. With regular tune-ups this car can last you a long time with very limited problems.
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Very Reliable Ride

by from Caldwell, Idaho on May 3, 2015

We bough a 2005 MAXX and really like the solid feel, acceleration, and room for 5 adults. Also the MAXX is a great car for its capability for carrying a very large load inside when the rear seats are ...
We bough a 2005 MAXX and really like the solid feel, acceleration, and room for 5 adults. Also the MAXX is a great car for its capability for carrying a very large load inside when the rear seats are folded down. I don't know why GM only produced this car for three years. I would like to buy something similar when we decide to get another car. We have put 85k miles on this car with no issues other than the recalls sent out by GM to have fixed. Last note is the power of the V-6 is very nice to have vs. the I-4 in the plain vanilla Malibu.
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Very reliable Chevy

by from Port Hueneme, Ca on November 15, 2013

I've been an owner of this car for about 4 years now. Recieved it at 55,000 miles. My commute is roughly 50 miles a day. This car has been amazing to me so far (knocking on wood) it has about 140,000 ...
I've been an owner of this car for about 4 years now. Recieved it at 55,000 miles. My commute is roughly 50 miles a day. This car has been amazing to me so far (knocking on wood) it has about 140,000 miles now and it's still running pretty good. I use synthetic oil on her and good gas. She's spoiled for being an old car but she hasn't let me down. Not the modern technology kind of car but I can Appricate simple and user friendly. The only down fall I've had is sometimes she won't turn over. I've had the throttle clean up a few times and it seems to do the job. No major leaks,went through one battery, 2 light bulbs. I recommend this car to anyone who appreciates a simple low maintenance car.
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super

by from ohio on October 27, 2012

i sreached for over a year to purchase a good used car for daily driving.and have found it in the maxx. my last used car had over 300000 miles on it and the wife wanted me to get something a bit newer...
i sreached for over a year to purchase a good used car for daily driving.and have found it in the maxx. my last used car had over 300000 miles on it and the wife wanted me to get something a bit newer. i still wanted good fuel mileage so the looking began. the maxx seemed to come up several times while looking. it has all the room i need outside apperance is fine all the bells and whisles on the inside and still get great gas mileage on my half city and half highway drives to work. averaging 25.8 miles on a 30 mile daily trip. the one i bought has 91000 on it and runs great as well as rides great. this is a car i'd recommend to anyone. very pleased with my purchase.
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Love this car!

by from Atlanta, Ga on July 6, 2012

First comment : steering problems are being fixed by manufacturer if your car is under 10 years or 150,000 miles. I only had the problem when I accelerated quickly onto the highway. We call our car Zi...
First comment : steering problems are being fixed by manufacturer if your car is under 10 years or 150,000 miles. I only had the problem when I accelerated quickly onto the highway. We call our car Zippy because it's fast and responsive. I haven't had any problems with it and hope I can find another one with low mile. I've put 110,000 miles on mine in 5 years and it still looks and acts like it did the day I got it.
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Hit the Mark

by from Cleveland, Ohio on November 23, 2011

Bought the car clean with 18k miles 2 yrs old. Trading it in now with 64k miles, 6.5 yrs old. I like comfortable cars with distinctive touchs and this one has plenty - The Good ones: Great power, dual...
Bought the car clean with 18k miles 2 yrs old. Trading it in now with 64k miles, 6.5 yrs old. I like comfortable cars with distinctive touchs and this one has plenty - The Good ones: Great power, dual sunroofs, extended wheelbase providing excellent rear leg room, 30+ mpg for a V6 and a relatively flawless engine in my experience. The Downsides: Electric Power steering which is problematic in multiple ways, mediocre interior style and finish for a 'top-of-the-line' LT version, light bulbs and even sockets burn out inexplicably, Rear Window wiper blade difficult/expensive to replace. I upgraded the brakes and tires to higher-end and was very pleased with the results. Handling performance is "American Mushy" but, this is what I expected. Very convenient interior layout with the hatchback. Electronics center is ok, but kind of primitive. Kids and Wife wont allow me to get another one of these cuz they thought it was borrrrrrrrring. But, I thought quite a bit about it. Fortunately Chevy made up my mind for me by stopping production.
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'05 maxx - 6years later no regrets

by from MN on September 9, 2011

I have owned this car for 6 years now, have no regrets. Bought used with low mile in '05. It had some steering issues early on but GM took care of them. Otherwise it's been just regular maintenace. It...
I have owned this car for 6 years now, have no regrets. Bought used with low mile in '05. It had some steering issues early on but GM took care of them. Otherwise it's been just regular maintenace. It's still a solid ride at 128K. Bought a new car now, but keeping this one around as my workhorse. It's my truck, wagon, sedan. Hold your speed to the legal limits MPG is right there. If you have a heavy foot you'll pay for it in MPG. It has the power to blow past anyone, but it will drink gas fast that way. Just have to get past it's "unusal looks", it's a solid ride. I have hauled alot of big items in this car.
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Malibu Maximus

by from Ogden, Ut on May 14, 2011

Super rad vehicle! Uber amounts of room for both the front and back seats and loads of cargo space. The back seats fold down providing awesome possibilities for car camping. Plus, not only is there a ...
Super rad vehicle! Uber amounts of room for both the front and back seats and loads of cargo space. The back seats fold down providing awesome possibilities for car camping. Plus, not only is there a sun roof but two moon roofs in the back. EPIC! Gear, dogs, groceries, MPG, style, comfort, and a some juice in the throttle, the MAXX has got it all.
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