After renting one of these cars I knew it was a good fit for us. Plenty of passenger and storage room; comfortable during long trips; great performance; and the right whistles & bells. The interior coloring seems a little odd at first, but grows on you. The telescoping steering wheel and pedals make it easy to accommodate all the drivers in my house. Gas mileage is what I expected - not great but given the size and performance it's well within expectations. Overall this is car a well built, performance is much better than expected for a "middle-class" car, and there is plenty of room.
I love my new Chevy Malibu. It is fun to drive and I get better gas mileage than I expected. All the buttons on the dash are easy to reach, and the control panel even lets me know if there is a chance for ice on the roads. If there is one draw back, its that there are no pockets on the back of the seats for misc. items, and the door pockets are too narrow. I couldn't even fit a small umbrella in the door pocket, but over all my Malibu is the best car I have ever owned and would not hesitate to purchase another one in the future.
I am very pleased with the purchase made. I have been searching for over a year to find a classy car that fits my style and remained within my budget. That was a very challenging task for me, but the wait was worth every second. The car that I purchased was fully loaded, I mean all the bells and whistles, and the leather and wood grain features really gives the car a classy, elegant appeal. The service was great. There was no one trying to force me into something I wasn't interested in or outside of my budget. I really enjoyed the experience of shopping at CarMax and will refer all my friends and family as well as return to purchase future vehicles.