2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5 V6 from North America
Driving with Your energy
Nothing. I've driven it too short time.
The car is, in my humble opinion, for ones who like a bit faster drive. May the target audience be youngsters looking for comfort or mid-aged looking for sportiness.
It feels stable when cornering near limits. The car sings along with Your energy in one of those days when feeling really good (or bad). Relatively big body has some characteristics of a ship though, so don't loose attentiveness.
The engine, 3.5 V6 is ready to pull. It can give You much of a fun, but automatic transmission unfortunately eats it up to some extent. I haven't tried stick-shift, but still think that the compromise in the car is best balanced with automatic.
Comfort features are more than enough for me. But how it handles bad road conditions, needs a discussion. The thing that in automotive can never be balanced is unfortunately comfortable driving versus fast driving. It is no problem for me to feel bumps if car handles as well as Malibu. But people struggling between sportiness and convenience should decide their preferences before going out for a such corner-lover.
As a summary - if You consider Yourself a person with energy and You don't mind a few bumps on the road (on any road in Your life) then Malibu seems a good choice for You.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th June, 2005
15th Jun 2005, 09:04
I doubt that many "youngsters" are going to be interested in a Malibu.
Unless by "youngsters" you mean those under the age of 50?
16th Jun 2005, 07:04
The reviewer should try to stick to reporting facts and objective observations, instead of talking about the car singing along with your energy, wth that means. This review has nothing useful to report on the car.