Last post on Sep 17, 2013 at 11:00 PM
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Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Hatchback
#5248 of 5257 Gave my Maxx to my daughter 2 months ago...
Sep 01, 2012 (11:52 am)
Got 106,000 fairly trouble free. Steering column fixed, and reimbursed by GM. Blend door replaced under warranty.
Replaced with '13 Kia Rio EX 5-door which is as comfortable as the Maxx, but has considerably less power. Of course I get about 7 mpg more per gallon and have a lot more goodies like UVO hands free electronics, backup camera, folding electric mirrors, etc.
All in all I was very happy with the Maxx. Her car had to be replaced pronto so she could get to work. Sonic turbo and Rio were on my short list. Finally found one Sonic hatch, but dealer ignored me. Drove Honda Fit, which had more room but was a lot cruder in amenities.
Car's still in the family in case I have to haul something the Rio won't handle.
#5249 of 5257 Re: Gave my Maxx to my daughter 2 months ago... [csandste]
Sep 01, 2012 (11:54 am)
Should have mentioned. It's an '05.
#5250 of 5257 traded Maxx
Sep 03, 2012 (4:55 pm)
I fixed my Maxx by replacing the coolant temperature sensor a second time. Apparently the first one was either not the right one or defective. I purchased the "Delphi" brand. Traded Maxx in on a new 2013 Altima.
#5252 of 5257 Should I extend my easy-care warranty
Feb 06, 2013 (3:18 pm)
I have had a 2006 LTZ MAXX since 2008 and have had some issues, but I only have 49,650 miles. I have had the steering replaced and a control arm. I have had minor cosmetic repairs, Other than they can not find out why my rear wiper will not spray fluid I have had no other major issues. My extended warranty is due to expire and because of the low miles they want 2700 for 4 more years. Is this worth the money?
#5253 of 5257 Re: Should I extend my easy-care warranty [flower1962]
Feb 07, 2013 (7:15 am)
On my wife's 2006 Maxx I've personally replaced both control arms within the past few years. Overall it's been a pretty decent and reliable car, albeit a bit "rattly between the steering joint (replaced, but wearing again) and rear suspension setup. She now has about 72K on it. As for your rear washer: are you sure nothing is coming out at all, or is it just not hitting the window? I originally thought the hose plumbing might be bad , but from memory I believe the rear arm went bad and the fluid was dribbling down, not shooting out (look for signs of any fluid coming out or have someone watch. As for your warranty extension, that's a personal thing and I never get them. Assess what expensive damage might happen, but I'll take my chances the V6 and transmission are not problem ridden area and will last. Anything else is under the break-even $2700.
#5254 of 5257 Re: Should I extend my easy-care warranty [comem47]
Feb 07, 2013 (10:58 am)
Thanks for the insight!
The wiper issue has stumped the techs as well, the unit on the back works and the pump in the front. They want $90 to take the interior roof down to see where the problem lies which is a cost to me. The first time the went through a gallon of fluid and still could not figure out where it is all going. I do not have any water on the interior or puddles so it is a mystery!
#5256 of 5257 Malibu Maxx for a big driver?
Sep 07, 2013 (8:26 pm)
I'm in the market for a used hatchback. Trouble is, I'm pretty large. 5'9", about 350 lbs. of largely mid-section weight.
There's a used Malibu Maxx (05) near where I live, but it's far enough away that I don't want to make the trip out there without a reasonable expectation of being able to sit the diver's seat comfortably, so I'm wondering if anyone can comment on whether or not a malibu maxx or similar hatch might be suitable for girthy drivers?
#5257 of 5257 Maxx seat are not strong for heavy person
Sep 17, 2013 (11:00 pm)
I am 6 ft and 250lb, and after 3--4 year, the driver seat bracket welding broke on my 2005 Maxx, then the chair slump to one side and back. Since it is a power seat, needed $450 for a new seat 5 years ago and my dealer's 7 year extended warranty did not cover that (They said it is not mechanical problem, that was BS). The Maxx seat is not designed for heavy driver.