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CutsBEER
Aug 18, 2008 at 8:00 pm
Can say i want this car, But i can see why people would, Its retro design makes it look pretty sweet.
 
 
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scc24540
Jul 20, 2008 at 1:36 pm
haha trophy time, nice bu
 
 
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MONGOOSE
Apr 29, 2008 at 3:31 pm
That's a nice lookin Malibu u sport there!
 
 

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Mountain Cat

1997 Mercury Cougar

Owner: Gambit

  • Mountain Cat: 15 pts (win)
  • MAXX: 10 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 5
  • Ended: Nov 13, 2011
 
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Extreme

2003 Chevrolet S-10

Owner: Gambit

  • Extreme: 15 pts (win)
  • MAXX: 5 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 4
  • Ended: Nov 13, 2011
 
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Goldylocks

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier

Owner: HottLips

  • Goldylocks: 3 pts (loss)
  • MAXX: 12 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 3
  • Ended: Oct 10, 2011
 

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT (MAXX)

Trophies: 11 Give a trophy Last updated Dec 24, 2010  

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About

I suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, so it was nearly impossible for me to scrape the ice and frost from the windshield of the minivan I used to own. My husband suggested that we look for a smaller car, since our kids were grown and gone. I said that we needed room for CoCo (our Chocolate Labrador), so Jim (my husband, AKA corvairjim here on Motoropia) suggested a few cars that were smaller than a minivan, but still had sufficient room for a big dog. The MAXX was tops on the list, but we looked at a few others, like the Pontiac Vibe/Toyota Matrix. That was OK, but Jim didn't fit! The "Crossover" SUV's seemed too big and thirsty. We test-drove the MAXX, and were sold on it right away. We got the LT with all the trimmings: XM Satellite stereo with a 6 disc CD changer in the dash, remote start (No more windshield scraping for me - HOORAY!), and heated leather seats. I've always wanted a car with a sunroof, so we got that too, in addition to the fixed moonroof over the back seat that all MAXX's have.

We used to take Jim's parents with us to see the local Minor League baseball games on Saturday nights (The four of us have Saturday season tickets to the Reading, PA Phillies). The ride and the seats are so comfortable that the folks would fall asleep on the drive home just about every time! There is plenty of room in the back seat for his dad, who is still over 6 feet tall at 80. They have recently moved about 40 miles from us, so they're on their own to get to the games now!

On a trip to South Carolina with our daughter, Becky, she drove the car and commented that it almost seemed like the car was driving itself.

Specs

She's a mid-size hatchback sedan, with a 3.5 liter V-6 and a 4-speed automatic transmission. I don't know how fast it is 0-60 or in the 1/4 mile, but I do know it is plenty quick enough for me! Even though the EPA says she should get about 28 mpg on the highway, we regularly see over 30. The best was 32.7 mpg which I had seen on a trip to Florence, SC New Year's weekend 2006, when my daughter and I shared the driving.

Factory Options

LT2 Package: Includes Automatic Air Conditioning, In-Dash 6 Disc CD Changer, Rear Window Wiper and Roof-Mounted Spoiler, 3.5 Liter V-6 Engine, and Driving Lights, 16" Alloy Wheels with Premium All-Season Tires, Cargo Area Shelf, Cargo Net, and Cruise Control.

Power Sunroof and Fixed Rear Skylight W/ Shade

Heated Leather Seats

Remote Start

Security System

XM Satellite Radio

Fold Flat Passenger Seat

Mods

None at all... She's factory original!

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