Fairly average car, doesn't break down
Dealer serviced some wiring in the driver's side door for a recall. While at the dealer having the oil changed, they opened the hood while the windshield wipers were sticking up and out. This dented the hood, and they needed to keep it for a day to replace it. Poor engineering of the position of the wiper arms.
A lot of small squeaks and rattles when driving.
Nothing major to report.
It's an average car, nice looking, and fairly cheap. Huge rebates swayed me from a "better" Accord or Camry into the Malibu.
My average fuel economy is 33 MPG, with the highway window sticker saying 30. Aside from the irritating rattles, the car has been excellent.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd September, 2012