Consumer Review Video - 2005 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L 4 Cyl.

Car Displayed: 2005 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L 4 Cyl.

The 2005 Chevrolet Malibu is a somewhat easy car to maintain. The oil dipstick is quick to find and easy to remove, allowing you to reliably check your oil levels. Monitoring the engine coolant system isn’t a problem on account of the open access to the reservoir, as well as the upper radiator hose. The spare tire and jack kit are packaged together, allowing for quick removal and easy set-up in the event of a flat.

However, the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu has its downsides. Multiple fasteners and portions of trunk lining will need to be removed to access the tail lights, which won’t allow for reliable bulb changes. Unlike similar models the air filter housing is secured by multiple torx bolts, which will hinder a quicker replacement. Monitoring the transmission fluid levels may be a problem as the vehicle lacks a dipstick and has a deeply-situated, hard-to-reach cap.

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