I just bought an 09 Malibu LT1 today. Dove Gray, 2.4 4cyl with the 6 speed transmission, sunroof and remote starter. This is the nicest car I have ever owned. The fit and finish are great. The ergonomics are outstanding and it is nice and quiet inside. I am coming from an 02 Pontiac Aztek, so I don't need to say much about the improvement in looks. I love this car.
My very first car was a 1982 Malibu classic that I loved and will always have a special place in my heart. It ran reliably but had numerous persistent leaks and fit/finsh issues espcially with the doors. I drove it from 90-92. I will always love my old Bu, but it was flawed in quality and handling. The Malibu I drove home today is a totally different story. I'm looking forward to being in these forums for years to come!!!