I know, but it just seems like this car has had more and quicker than any car I've had.I had the steering rack replaced on my LTZ due to grinding issues and unusual steering response - everything seems fine now. It does seem to catch grooves in the road pretty easily but I've had a few cars like that. As for quality concerns; EVERY car I've owned has had issues. My new Acura CL had a few unsolvable squeaks and rattles, my GTI had a couple rattles and a quirky transmission, (I have also owned Mazdas, BMWs, Fords...). I would say the Malibu has the fewest annoyances of the many cars I have owned. I really think getting ANY new car is a bit of a gamble especially as the miles add up.
At least your steering rack solved your problems.
I tried to convince the dealer about the tires, but they put the rear on the front also and still the same issue, so... yea.