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Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Hatchback
#3837 of 5257 Re: Maxx SS: Is it worth the extra $$$? [redmaxx]
Sep 30, 2005 (10:57 am)
Yeah, i wonder if the "Ultra Lux" is another word for "Ultra Suede". We have a couch in ultrasuede and it's pretty easy to clean. Liquids stay on the surface and don't get absorbed too badly. Also, our cats can't really tear it, although they do occasionally put nicks in it with claws when we're not around.
I was checking the Malibu site and saw that the LTZ now has 17" rims. That sound like a worthy upgrade. Too bad the SS doesn't have a 5 speed. Maybe in 2007? Still waiting for the local Chevy dealer to get the 2006s in stock.
Anybody have OnStar? Can you get an insurance discount if you have it?
#3838 of 5257 Re: Maxx SS: Is it worth the extra $$$? [blucheez]
Oct 01, 2005 (6:52 am)
I have Onstar and get a discount with Allstate not sure exactly how much but every little bit helps. And everyone who rides in my car loves the hands free phone.
I have the leather interior also and love it I have so far had no trouble keeping it clean. I do believe that the ultralux is ultrasuede. I did have the perma-plate done by the dealer inside and out when I bought it and that helps too.
#3839 of 5257 Re: Found you!! [comaxx]
Oct 01, 2005 (6:55 am)
Did you ever find out what "check dab" stands for? I used to get that on the first Maxx we owned and never found out.
#3840 of 5257 Give the Maxx another try, there's no better car
Oct 01, 2005 (10:29 am)
FWIW my Maxx LS has given me 14 months of trouble free service. The only time it's been back was for a brake recall, and for oil changes. The car is rock solid, drives like a dream and is both comfortable and safe.
My other car is an '05 Accord which is inferior in almost every respect despite its much higher sticker.
#3841 of 5257 Re: Found you!! [maxxoliver]
Oct 01, 2005 (2:56 pm)
DAB = Digital Audio Band (i.e., XM). This message indicates that the radio thinks that it has lost communication with the XM receiver (which is a different electronic module). Dealers have a PI with recommendations if they see a vehicle with this complaint.
#3842 of 5257 Re: Found you!! [e2helper]
Oct 01, 2005 (4:22 pm)
Thanks e2 for all your help
#3843 of 5257 Re: Found you!! [e2helper]
Oct 03, 2005 (5:55 am)
Thanks for the info. I thought it had something to do with the XM radio. I was getting random error tones (you know, the beep-beep-beeps you hear when the tailgate is ajar) every few minutes, but there were no error messages on the display except for one brief "check DAB." The next time I started the car, I saw a message that said something like "Loading XM," so it must have self-corrected.
#3844 of 5257 Michigan to Cape Cod, and back
Oct 03, 2005 (5:52 pm)
Just an update on my great '04 Maxx. I just got back from a 1,700 mile round trip from Michigan via Ontario, Canada, to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Great ride with driver and passenger and luggage and miscellaneous items. Averaged just over 30 MPG with average speed around 70- 75 MPH. I spent 7 - 9 hours per day behind the wheel with total comfort for the whole driving time. Still love this car!
#3845 of 5257 malibu sunroof wind deflector
Oct 05, 2005 (2:46 am)
Would like to know if I should get the deflector installed. Have many questions, 1 being does this deflector have drainage holes when parked on a hill, does the water back up and in the winter freeze? Could someone comment on this fo me. I am scheduled to get this put on in a week and am changing my mind....
#3846 of 5257 Re: malibu sunroof wind deflector [princess4]
Oct 05, 2005 (3:29 am)
the deflector simply mounts on the leading edge of the roof line ahead of the sunroof...it is held down via two clamps on the rim of the opening of the sunroof.a rubber gasket makes the contact wtih the roofline..and the clamps simply screwdown with a slight pressure holding it in place...there is no need for drainage...as mine never collects water under the deflector..if you are parking on a hill facing down...Im sure there will be some collection of water under the deflector if it rains....but I would think it would be an issue..even if it freezes.....just my opinion.....mine has been through one winter already.....and I had no problem with it at all..If you want to see a pic of it installed...go here http://home.att.net/~p.oswald/wsb/html/view.cgi-home.html-.html
and click thru the photos