The vehicle runs very well, starts up immediately, even in cold temperatures.
2004 Chevrolet Malibu is a good car if you take care of it by driving correctly and getting the required servicing for the vehicle such as oil changes. I use mid-grade or 89 octane in the vehicle since it has become high in mileage at ~ 149 000 miles currently. The vehicle has never required a tune up and starts up each time just fine. With most or many vehicles nowadays there is some repair that is needed eventually and I believe this car needed the front wheel bearing replaced and the key lock cylinder. The seats are fairly comfortable with a cloth covering and polyurethane foam inside which is standard for most mid-grade vehicles. With 149 000 miles on this vehicle it is almost unheard of but true is the fact that the ball joints and tie rods have not needed replacing and this could be attributed to the driver of the vehicle and manner of driving of the vehicle.