The Maxx is the right size for driving around town, running errands, and weekend trips. Recall Date 2014-07-21 Description Dorman Products, Inc. The total number vehicles being recalled is now 1,131,113. Except for some silver-painted plastic and chrome glints here and there, the Malibu is as dark inside as a film bag. What body motion there is during quick driving gets restrained by the suspension to small, controlled movements. It's clever, because it transforms the Malibu sedan into an unusually functional blend of wagon and hatchback. The supportive front seats are dressed in a black vinyl-and-cloth mix accented by a cross-hatch pattern that looks like it belongs in a mid-'70s Porsche.
More judicious control gets the Maxx through a quarter-mile of asphalt in 15. The total number vehicles being recalled is now 1,131,113. The steering wheel is adjustable for reach and rake, and the pedals are adjustable, too, so there's no trouble finding a perfect driving position. From 70 mph, the Maxx comes to a halt in 191 feet, a few feet below average for this class. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-553-6000.
The automatic's computer doesn't hate to downshift, so you rarely feel the need to take over. Cabin noise at idle and at 70-mph cruise are both below a Nissan 3. Bulletin 14118 covers model year 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura built from October 1, 2007, through January 31, 2008. This service was required just once again, prior to our turn in at nearly 20,000 miles. It will accept 23 cubic feet of household miscellany--seven cubic feet beyond what the sedan's trunk can carry, five cubic feet less than what a Subaru Impreza wagon will hold. After toggling into and out of overdrive a few times, the novelty wears off.
There's a gratifying wallop of power at low revs; disable the traction control, and you can bark the front tires at step-off. The recall began on August 18, 2014. It's like riding in a limo back there, almost too nice to waste on children. What's more, the front-passenger seatback folds flat so you can carry a nine-foot-long ladder and never expose its rungs to the elements. Most everyone liked the simple radio and climate-control knobs and buttons, although resetting the trip odometer done through the radio, of all places was a hassle. This is still a 60-degree iron-block pushrod V-6-and you were expecting.
That's because too many items attached to it are in motion. A variable-length intake plenum optimizes airflow, and a new variable-valve-timing system rotates the cam to crack open the intake valves and yes, the exhaust valves, too earlier or later depending on the motion of your right foot. That engine, by the way, is made by Honda, which knows a thing about squeezing out horsepower. The manufacturer distributed an Interim letter to customers on July 14, 2014. If you want to shift yourself, there's a rudimentary manumatic. I pressed the button on the fob, and a few minutes later, I jumped into a warmed-up Maxx, the heater blowing much welcome hot air.
On our handling loop, our test car proved a determined understeerer, but it never embarrassed itself, despite its suburban M+S tires. The key fob if applicable , should also be removed from the key ring. Our man Jeff doesn't care. The Maxx's hatch swings up to expose a cargo floor roughly 32 by 40 inches. We could drone on about idle quality and interior materials, both of which are better in a Honda or Toyota. Years ago, Paul Simon demonstrated that a one-trick pony can be profitable. The recall began on August 18, 2014.
With a thick spear of chrome splitting its face, the old Maxx looked as if it were wearing orthodontic headgear. True, the Maxx is already a Gauloises-smoking bohemian at the Chevrolet of baseball, hot dogs, and apple-pie fame. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 Chevrolet , 1-800-762-2737 Pontiac , 1-800-553-6000 Saturn. When you do, the button quickly becomes second nature to your fingers. We'd be hooting even louder if this 3. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders. Need to know the texture of the road surface? Lutz's talent hunt still has a way to go.
Even Chevy is joining the handling religion. The four-speed transmission never draws attention to itself except during throttle-induced kickdowns, which are a titch more disruptive than we'd prefer. The recall began on August 18, 2014. There are no overhead hand grips for front-seat occupants, and the trim around the skylights appears to have been cut out with dull scissors. For many buyers, that would be true, if they felt as polished and sophisticated as the others. The Maxx visited the dealer at 7483 miles for an oil and filter change, tire rotation, and inspection for a slight pull to the left that had been present since delivery. Although this car is six inches longer in wheelbase than the sedan, it is a half-inch shorter in length.
In the past decade or so, Americans have embraced hatchbacks pretty much in the manner they have embraced ringworm and scabies. The recall began on September 9, 2014. For starters, they're on tracks and can be adjusted through nearly seven inches of travel. The Maxx wasn't the car our staff lusted after for high school reunion duty, but it seldom spent a night in the garage. Granted, it does try to aim itself under hard acceleration, tugging at the rim with torque steer, but the change in steering hardware is definitely applause material. As I was leaving the office one night, I noticed it was raining. The recall began on July 17, 2014.
Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, Saturn at 1-800-553-6000, and Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668. He lives in the Long Island suburb of Plainview-we're not making the name up-with his wife and new baby, his antique Cadillac, an Oldsmobile Alero, and a Chevy Malibu company car. Slide 'em fully astern, and you'll create 41 inches of legroom. In any given driving session, the steering feels tight, loose, heavy, and light. As long as the Maxx's front tires weren't yowling, we could pretty much place the car wherever we wished.