Junkyard Discover: 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx rear three-quarter in California junkyard, Murilee Martin/The Truth About Cars

The Malibu Maxx was a funny seeking, crypto-station-wagon version of the 2004-2007 Chevrolet Malibu (which was itself based on the Opel Vectra C). It sold poorly and is now largely forgotten, which makes it precisely the sort of junkyard vehicle I like to locate.

Yes, obscure sales flops in the junkyard have stories to inform!

2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx badging in California junkyard, Murilee Martin/The Truth About Cars

Automobiles this new tend to get picked more than quite swiftly, offered that they share components with vehicles nonetheless on the road in large numbers. Common Motors is all about the components bin, so owners of everything from the Pontiac Sunfire to the Buick Rendezvous can do their shopping right here.

&quotYou Got High, Now Go Home!&quot sticker on 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx in California junkyard, Murilee Martin/The Truth About Cars

(*shakes cane at these damn cannabis tourists leaving their tax dollars in Colorado*)

2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx badging with Jesus fish in California junkyard, Murilee Martin/The Truth About Cars

I have rented numerous a Malibu with the LTZ trim level, during my travels with the 24 Hours of LeMons, and I have constantly assumed that LTZ is GM code for Bob Lutz.

You know you are really reaching when the most significant selling point on your auto is the sliding rear seats.

[Pictures: Murilee Martin/The Truth About Vehicles]


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