2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
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Good car, but....

by from Vancouver, BC on December 24, 2008

We've owned the car since March 2007. I like driving this car. It has great get-up-and-go. With good tires, it is really great in the snow. Good gas mileage, too. I prefer to drive a standard, but thi...
We've owned the car since March 2007. I like driving this car. It has great get-up-and-go. With good tires, it is really great in the snow. Good gas mileage, too. I prefer to drive a standard, but this car doesn't come with a standard transmission. My husband loves the car, but there are some issues. The brake rotors keep warping under normal use, we've had 2 sets put in over the past 30,000km. Apparently, this is a problem with most Chevrolet automobiles lately. There is a service bulletin regarding the steering. Our steering problem was fixed under warranty. Now at under 80,000 km, either the HO2 sensor or the MAF sensor has gone. I also don't like the limited visibility thru the rear window for backing up, and the wide windshield posts have caused some sightline problems on occasion. There are some fairly sizable blind spots. We've had customer service problems with GM Canada regarding the rotor problem. They admit there is a problem with poor quality from the manufacturer, but are reluctant to do much about it. After a lot of complaining, we finally got some resolve, but we still needed to pay some shop time. The passenger seat is not as comfortable as the driver's seat. The center storage unit it too tall to rest your arm on. For a vehicle that won best car, it could be a bit better.
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'06 Malibu Maxx LT - This was THE ONE

by from Michigan on April 14, 2010

I had looked for months online and on lots for a new car. I had my heart set on getting a hybrid like the Saturn Vue until I test drove it. I test drove dozens of cars but nothing felt right until the...
I had looked for months online and on lots for a new car. I had my heart set on getting a hybrid like the Saturn Vue until I test drove it. I test drove dozens of cars but nothing felt right until the Maxx. The first one I saw was gold and it turned me off but I kept looking and found my black beauty. I have had this car for over a year and put 12000 miles on it traveling out of state with very little work needed. I have had to replace the cd player and the factory installed dvd player due to user (child) error. The tail light and blinker needed replacing but the cost and time was extremely minimal. The wheels needed alignment and the rear wiper button needed to be replaced. As this car was still under factory warranty, I only put $100 into it. No car is going to be perfect but this was one of the best cars in its class for the money. Pros: Fun, sporty, stylish, but still a good family size vehicle and gets good mpg Cons: Rear window is small, minor issues with standard features,
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LOVE my Chevy - Malibu Maxx

by from Alabama on December 12, 2011

I really love my Chevy Malibu Maxx. I can't understand why Chevy has dicontinued it. Well, I can; when I think abt it, it is so close to an Impala, I can easily see it eating into Impala sales. In my ...
I really love my Chevy Malibu Maxx. I can't understand why Chevy has dicontinued it. Well, I can; when I think abt it, it is so close to an Impala, I can easily see it eating into Impala sales. In my opinion it is better than an Impala. B4 buying I read a bunch of Reviews and they were all great. Great interior & exterior styling, with an eye to detail. I love using the Audio controls on the steering wheel which I initially thought so OTT (over the top). I use them all the time. I love to sit in the reclining back seats & relax while I am waiting for my child to finish a Piano (etc) lesson, look at the sky thro' the Moonroof, or eat in the back seat w/her, setting up our little table etc, again in-between church & extracurricular activities. The adjustable shelf in the rear is great. Again, can be set-up for an outdoor picnic as a table etc. Long live my Maxx!
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Malibu Maxx

by from Chicago, IL on June 12, 2011

I cannot understand why Chevy stopped making this car! It is like a little SUV, but gets great gas mileage and can fit a big dog and lots of kids. I love it and would buy another one if it were availa...
I cannot understand why Chevy stopped making this car! It is like a little SUV, but gets great gas mileage and can fit a big dog and lots of kids. I love it and would buy another one if it were available. It is built on a Saab chassis and I feel very safe while driving it. I heard it did well in all the crash tests, also. I put 80,000+ miles on it in 4 years and feel I received great value for my money. Buy American! The ONLY suggestion I have is I wish the rear window powered down like the old fashioned station wagons. The Yellow Lab would appreciate the fresh air.
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2006 Malibu Maxx LTZ

by from Columbus, IN on June 11, 2012

Delighted with this car. It is a roomy, comfortable ride. Car handles well. Love the adjustable pedals in addition to the adjustable seats. My only complaint with this car is the gas mileage. I get ty...
Delighted with this car. It is a roomy, comfortable ride. Car handles well. Love the adjustable pedals in addition to the adjustable seats. My only complaint with this car is the gas mileage. I get typically 22 - 23 in town; 29 - 30 on the road. My only other complaint is that Chevy decided to discontinue this model. :(
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Surprisingly fast, excellent quality and packaging

by from Los Gatos, CA on April 2, 2007

I really like my Mailbu Maxx. I bought one of the first ones 3 years ago. It has been a great car. I have not had a single problem with it. I was surprised at the passing speed on the freeway. Just ta...
I really like my Mailbu Maxx. I bought one of the first ones 3 years ago. It has been a great car. I have not had a single problem with it. I was surprised at the passing speed on the freeway. Just takes off when I punch it to get around some cell phone talker/driver. The packaging is really well thought out with ease of use of controls, DVD player, two sunroofs, etc. This is the best mid-size vehicle on the market.
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This car is awesome!!

by from Sacramento, California on April 27, 2007

After my Lincoln Town Car was recently totaled, I didn't think I would find another car that would excite me. I was wrong. My 2006 Malibu Maxx is the greatest little car that totally fits my budget ...
After my Lincoln Town Car was recently totaled, I didn't think I would find another car that would excite me. I was wrong. My 2006 Malibu Maxx is the greatest little car that totally fits my budget and my image! It has a classy look and I love it!!
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Wow super impressed!

by from Dover NH on March 24, 2009

Talk about awesome and amazing! This care out performs any other car in its class and beyond in my opinion~! I had a volvo prior and was very reliable but not comfortable and def not enough storage ro...
Talk about awesome and amazing! This care out performs any other car in its class and beyond in my opinion~! I had a volvo prior and was very reliable but not comfortable and def not enough storage room, but HELLO this car has that and then some, the standard features are the best, remote start and security a bonus! This car handles great, the turns are amazing! I love the ride, rides like a small cadilac no joke! Im o impressed and I am a very bug guy about 375 lbs and holy cow there is alot of room, more in this car than the ford explorer I owned way back, this by far beats anything I have had for comfort and reliable, the only downfall is that they dont make it anymore which is a true shame, so if you can get ur hands on one, test drive it and see for urself!
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Great car! (Though watch for one MAJOR issue!)

by from Pittsburgh, PA. on October 10, 2011

I had owned this car for 3 years and placed over 60,000 miles for work with this car. The ONLY warning I could offer is to beware of the electronic power steering. There is a known issue, and fix for ...
I had owned this car for 3 years and placed over 60,000 miles for work with this car. The ONLY warning I could offer is to beware of the electronic power steering. There is a known issue, and fix for this. Once this service had been completed, I had NO other issues with this car other than standard maintanence. It handled very well, even through the winter driving. The car is very comfortable and has lots of room.
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So far so good

by from Oregon on August 17, 2006

I've only put 400 miles on it, but it's a great car for the money. Lots of standard features, very quiet and performance is more than adequate with the 200 hp V-6. GM has come a long way, especially i...
I've only put 400 miles on it, but it's a great car for the money. Lots of standard features, very quiet and performance is more than adequate with the 200 hp V-6. GM has come a long way, especially in fit and finish (particularly in the interior). Go drive one.
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