Jul 01, 2008
Reviewed By Paul Duchene
Price as Tested $28,969
Likes

Benchmark. State of the art, 3.5-liter, 268 hp VTEC V6 is fast enough, 5-speed auto smooth. Handling, brakes and steering intuitively capable, tires big enough to protect rims from curbs. Superb finish inside and out, plenty of room, smart instrument layout, heated seats, decent navigation, XM radio. Almost 30 mpg on the highway and will last 200,000 miles.

Dislikes

Unlocking doors with separate remote press to let passengers out. (Second that—ED.)

Verdict

Supremely capable; the car the Chevy Malibu desperately wants to be. As good as my 1955 Buick Century, compared to everything else at the time.

Fun to Drive
4.0 rating
Fun to Look at
4.0 rating
Overall Experience
4.0 rating
Stats
Horsepower 268 hp
EPA Mileage almost 30mpg

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