An ergonomic wonder with a European feel
No problems have shown, either mechanical or in the fit and finish area.
After searching for my ultimate commute vehicle, I chose the Malibu Maxx for its comfort and quiet ride.
The LT model comes with power seats and pedals (not to mention a steering wheel that not only adjusts up and down, but fore and aft!). It would be hard not to get a good driving position for just about anyone, regardless of their body dimensions. I am a six-footer and there is still more adjustment available even though I can fully stretch my legs.
The only option put on this vehicle was the XM Satellite radio. I would not get another vehicle without this option. It's worth every penny.
The rear hatch is electrically operated only. It tends to re-latch if you open or shut a door after operating the release.
Driving conservatively I can squeeze just over 30mpg on my 150 mile round-trip commute (which includes stop-go and 70mph+ speeds).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th August, 2004