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Hi, My mother is planning to buy a used car. She is ready to buy any kind of car that isn't too small and has an automatic transmisson We've looked at a lot of cars on the internet and right now she is considering buying a 2005 2.2I Malibu in Germany (We live in Sweden). Where we live it is more likely to meet a Rolls Royce or Space ship when riding on a highway so I don't have anyone to ask about the Malibus around here. The car she seems to be in love with has got an extremely low mileage and the price is good. So, if the car is as good as I think it is it is a Malibu in just about perfect condition. Now to the questions: The 2.2 motor. Is it good? I know Chrysler had problems with their 4 cyl engines. Are the GM engines better? Are these motors built by GM in America? I have read some terrifying stories about the electrical power steering of the Malibu. Do all Malibus have this steering or are there models with hydaulic steering? If the electric steering is likely to need service I don't think we will dare buying this car since I don't think the local GM dealer would be able to fix it. Any information on what is likely to go wrong on a 2005 Malibu would be highly appreciated.